Summer Kick Off: Fun Summer Pet Activities

The sun is out and your sunscreen is on. It’s time for some fun in the sun with your best four-legged pal. But have you made your summer pet activities bucket list? If not, let Wellesley-Natick Veterinary Hospital help with some fun ideas. 

Water Fun

If your dog likes to splash around, buy a kiddie pool and invite your friends with dogs over for a pool party. Make sure all doggy participants get along, and provide plenty of fresh, cool drinking water.

Or, frequent a river, lake, or otherwise safe body of water. Playing and swimming can be great fun for dogs as well as humans! If you’re boating with your dog, invest in a doggy life jacket.

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Does Healthy Pet Food Really Exist?

Responsible pet ownership can cover a lot of ground, but when it comes to boosting your pet’s longevity, you can break it down into three departments: genetics, daily care/maintenance, and nutrition. You can’t really do much about their genes, but this information is good to know.

Daily care cultivates a high quality of life through exercise, oral health, and grooming. Lastly, nutrition reinforces the building blocks of a long, healthy life. Of course, you want to provide a healthy pet food, but what exactly does this mean?

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School Daze: Separation Anxiety in Pets

Separation anxiety in pets can increase when school starts.Whether you have younger kids or older ones heading off to college, it’s normal for everyone to go through an adjustment period at the start of a new school year. Pets feel the change as well, especially if they’ve enjoyed a pet-centric summer for the past 3 months.

Separation anxiety in pets is quite common this time of year. An estimated 15-30% of pets regularly experience symptoms. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways you can help support your furry family member!

Where is Everyone?

Pets thrive on routine, so a sudden change in the daily schedule can be confusing and upsetting. The hustle and bustle of preparing for a new school year and the sudden departure of key family members can leave a pet feeling confused, anxious, and left out. Continue…