Almost everybody loves to keep a pet, it could be a cat or a dog, or something more exotic. Pets can be loving creatures, but also need a lot of care. There are a few things to keep in mind when having a pet. As far as pets are concerned, cleanliness is a priority. Both cats and dogs are susceptible to pests like ticks and fleas, as well as skin infections. These pets come into contact with various infections through the soil. Infection can also spread through contaminated food and soil, and the result can be a worm infestation, especially tapeworms which are highly dangerous. Therefore, cleanliness should be given prime importance. It is best to get high-quality foods as far as dog food, or cat food is concerned. Also, some foods like onions, chocolates, and coffee should never be given to pets as they are highly dangerous and can cause serious problems. The food tray should be kept clean, and any wasted food should be thrown away and not kept for the next day. It is also good to give baths to your pet dogs on a regular basis and ensure that it is free of any kind of infection, as well as ticks.