The general development of the pet is slower than usual. Slow development in larger breeds of dogs is quite normal. However, when it occurs in small breed dogs or cats, it may be a sign of various care or health issues. There are many things that can cause slow development in pets including lack of stimulation, poor nutrition/improper diet and intestinal parasites (worms). However, other things that can contribute to slow development in dogs and cats are neglect and various illnesses.
Causes of Slow Development
Slow development may be due to malnutrition, lack of stimulation, or intestinal parasites.
Slow development is more normal in larger breeds.
Treatment for Slow Development
Take your pet to the veterinarian. Make sure your puppy or kitten is socializing with other puppies/kittens, interacts with your family, feels loved, gets exercise, and has a healthy and filling diet. Bring your pet to the veterinarian for regular check ups and take preventative measures such as flea and heartworm vaccinations.
When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.