5 Tips to Help Your Pet Get Ready for Spring

Spring conjures up thoughts of warmer weather, deep house cleaning, green grass, and blossoming plants. It’s a welcome reprieve for those of us who are ready to pack away our snow shovels and trade out our snow boots for flip flops. While it’s true that April showers bring May flowers, spring weather also brings us new things to consider for our pet’s comfort and health. Is your pet ready for spring? Here are a few things to consider:

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4 Steps to Help Your Pet Recover from Spay and Neuter Surgery

Congratulations! You’ve made the decision to spay or neuter your pet. While it can be difficult to think of your beloved companion undergoing a surgical procedure, try to remember why you are doing it in the first place.

So what comes next? When your pet returns home, he or she will require a little extra TLC. Follow this guide to help your furry friend get back on their feet in no time.

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5 Reasons to Spay or Neuter Your Pet

When to have a dog or cat spayed or neutered is a subject of debate in the veterinary and rescue fields, but all tend to agree that it is a healthy and positive choice for pets. The month of February is nationally recognized as Spay/Neuter Awareness Month. With shelters experiencing overcrowding, in the month of February, consider these top 5 reasons why you should spay or neuter your pet.

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CRITTER CHATTER: Pet Dental Health

 “Oh, the shark, babe, has such teeth, dear

And it shows them pearly white”

Bobby Darin, Mack the Knife

by Dr. Phil

February is National Pet Dental Health Month and a good time to be reminded that in addition to good nutrition, grooming, exercise and veterinary examinations, regular home oral hygiene is important to promoting pet wellness, longevity and reducing the need for drastic veterinary dental procedures involving general anesthesia. Veterinarians estimate that 85% of dogs over the age of four are suffering from periodontal disease, a painful oral condition that can lead to tooth loss and even infection that could introduce bacteria into the blood stream with potential to affect heart, kidneys and liver function.

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Kicking Pet Odors to the Curb

As pet lovers, the concessions we are willing to make to keep our companions in our homes are nearly limitless. Arranging our homes so they have access to their comfiest sleeping spots while we’re at work. Keeping only pet-safe houseplants. Wearing only colors that compliment/disguise our pet’s fur (or at very least, eradicating most of our black clothing).

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New Year’s Resolutions for Pet Owners

Want to drop a few pounds? Pick up a healthy habit or drop an unhealthy one? Get more organized? These are all common New Year’s resolutions you might hear around the water cooler in January, but what about our four-legged family members? Healthy changes aren’t just for humans- maybe Fluffy or Fido is ready to make a change for the better as well. Read on to find out how to make 2018 the healthiest year yet for you and your furry friends.

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Why Pets Do Not Make Great Holiday Gifts

It’s hard to resist those adorable furry faces! We totally get it. Giving the gift of unconditional love (a.k.a. a cuddly puppy or kitten) seems like a great idea, yes, but there are so many things to take into consideration before buying someone a pet. Whether it’s for your household or someone else’s home, take time to make sure this is exactly what he or she needs.

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7 of our favorite pet-lovin’ blog posts: Please enjoy!

Are you a pet lover like us? Do you own a pet or just happen to love them? Below are 7 of our favorite pet-lovin’ blog posts. From why pets eat their own feces (yuck), to the many reasons to love a mixed breed dog, we cover a wide range of topics to help pet parents and their furry friends! Do you have a topic you would like us to write about? Feel free to email us any suggestions or questions you might have: welovepets@21stcenturyahc.com.

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