Just like humans, dogs need proper care and nutrition when they are pregnant. They also need check-ups and regular exercise. Always remember that a healthy dog is far more likely to produce healthy puppies.
Most dogs serve in the role of companion animals. There are many dogs and pets, however, that have a specific job aside from being lovable and wonderful creatures.
What “job” does your dog have? Is your dog a service animal? Does your Canine help you on the farm?
Back to school can be a tough time not only for parents and students, but household pets as well. During summer vacation pets get to spend more time with kids, maybe sleeping late with a teenager, chasing Frisbees with middle or elementary school children or even hiking or swimming with the whole family. Back to school means its time for more firm schedules and quieter households. Pets suddenly go from lazy breakfasts to the frenzy of kids eating on the go while searching for homework papers, lost books and misplaced backpacks often followed by frantic dashes out the door and then abrupt silence and time alone.
Is your pet doing things you don’t appreciate? Is he or she in need of a little behavior training? Don’t feel bad! There are many dogs out there that could benefit from a little extra training. Whether you have a puppy or an older dog that never received crucial training strategies, many different types of training are equally important.
So you know the importance of having a pet with proper identification and that might include a microchip, but how do you know that it is working properly? August 15th is National Check the Chip Day. AVMA and the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) joined together to create “Check the Chip Day.”
Summer break is coming to a close. Kids are chomping at the bits to go back-to-school (just kidding), but what about our furry family members? How will they cope with the schedule change? There are several ways to make the transition back-to-school run more smoothly for everyone.
How do you know when your pet is actually a senior? Is your cat or dog showing signs of aging? Has he begun to slow down or act differently from when he was a little one? This might be completely normal, but sometimes hard to accept for pet parents.
15 things to watch out for or question with aging pets:
Hot town summer in the city.
Back of my neck getting dirty and gritty. – Joe Cocker
by Dr. Phil
Amongst the showers and lightning strikes, warm humid weather has arrived with a vengeance in Vermont. Looking at the national weather, high temperatures are also affecting many other states. Below are a few important ways to protect our pets from sun, heat and humidity during warm summer months.
Have you ever thought about what your pet might say to you if he could speak? July 23rd is officially (or unofficially) Parents’ Day! To celebrate, we are writing a letter to all of the wonderful pet parents out there – from the perspective of your pet. The innocence of pets is so precious. If they could verbally communicate with us, do you think they would explain why they do what they do? Perhaps what we view as slightly negative is actually their way of telling us they love us!