A Clean Bill of Health: The Importance of Regular Pet Wellness Exams

pet wellnessWe know that we’ll probably outlive our pets, and it’s this fact that helps us walk alongside them for as long as possible. Thanks in part to modern veterinary research and medicine, however, pets are living longer than ever. Instead of managing health problems after they develop, it’s now recommended that a pet be seen for routine examinations and diagnostics to prevent health problems. The result of supporting general pet wellness every 6 months? Pets and their owners get more of what they’ve always wanted: extra time together.

Lifelong Health

Younger pets need a bit more help in the beginning. To be sure, establishing the foundation of lifelong health is more successful when it’s done early on (it also helps with the creation of a positive vet experience during the sensitive period of development). We address vaccinations, microchipping, spaying or neutering, and parasite prevention, but we also take on behavioral needs, nutrition, lifestyle, dental care, and exercise.

The health of puppies and kittens is sustained through regular visits, and the average is twice a year.

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The Ultimate Dog Care Guide for Working Pet Owners

working pet ownersYour dog knows the routine; in fact, he has come to expect it. He watches as you perform your daily rituals of showering, dressing, making coffee, and getting your supplies together. His tail wags hopefully as you tell him to “Be a good boy! See you tonight!” Although you can’t see him, he’s surely listening as your car drives away and he settles in to await your return in the evening.

Thanks to our society’s prevailing view of pets as family members, working pet owners often worry about their pets’ emotions as well as their own. According to a study by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) in 2000, 75 percent of working pet owners feel guilty about leaving their pets home alone while they are at work.

Dogs are pack animals and there’s no doubt they need exercise, mental stimulation, and companionship each and every day. With a little bit of planning, it’s entirely possible for working pet owners to meet the needs of their dog and enjoy the many benefits of pet ownership.

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Pet Microchipping: How Technology Can Bring Your Pal Home

As pet owners, the thought of our pets becoming lost or wandering away from home is truly frightening. Despite our best efforts to protect our pets, accidents do happen and even the most well behaved pets can become separated from family.

Sadly, many lost pets are never reunited with their families, but you can greatly improve your chances with pet microchipping.

The Sad Truth

According to statistics from the pet microchipping company Home Again:

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