We all love our pets, and one of the best ways for us to show them our love is to shower them with food, right? Unfortunately, that is one of the worst ways to express our love for our four-legged friends. Obesity is linked to many diseases, which can either cause them directly or increase the severity of an already existing condition. Below are 5 questions to ask your vet about pet obesity, and some constructive ways on managing your pet’s weight.
This month we would like to discuss obedience and exercise. We all want our dogs to be well behaved, and even though some seem to come with perfect manners, that is not the case for most dogs. Just like children, puppies learn social skills and manners from their mothers, as well as other dogs and puppies in the pack. Once a puppy or dog is in our care, it is up to us to be their pack leader and teach them appropriate boundaries and behaviors. Consistent socialization and exposing your pet to new experiences can be fulfilling for both you and your dog.
Dogs not only need physical exercise to help them stay happy and healthy, but mental exercise as well. Mental exercise helps to keep them from getting bored and destructive and has also been shown to burn just as much energy as physically activity. Environmental enrichment has many benefits and can not only keep your pet busy and out of trouble, but can provide an improved and more fulfilled life for your pet
Click the link below to find ideas on how to provide your dog with socialization and enrichment activities that fit you and your pet’s lifestyle!
September is National Disaster Preparedness Month.
Although it is a good idea to be prepared for any natural disaster that may hit, we are coming into the height of hurricane season here in the south and we would like to make sure everyone has the tools they need to be prepared for an evacuation situation. Having a plan, as well as an emergency kit prepared, will mean that you can handle any situation quickly, confidently and more efficiently. Below are some tools to use as guidance on how to plan and prepare for a disaster that includes your pets.
Some tips and tricks on what to put in a “go bag” for your pets, and how to prepare them for your evacuation:
Click the link below for a handy checklist on pet disaster preparedness:
For more information on how to prepare your entire family for a disaster, visit: