Monitoring an animal’s health and well-being.
Animal owners know their animals better than anyone else. Thus, they should ensure that they have a good understanding of what is normal for their animal so that it is easier to recognize what is abnormal.
Effective monitoring of an animal’s health and well-being includes three main responsibilities:
- Taking proper preventative measures and learning to recognize early signs of disease.
- Knowing when to seek professional advice about a problem.
- Becoming knowledgeable about potential health issues and common diseases.
Keep these responsibilities in mind as you complete the topics in this module. Before you jump in to the rest of the module take 3-5 minutes to complete the following activity.