April 20, 2015

Responsible Pet Care

Taking care of a companion animal requires time, commitment, and especially love. 

Follow the links below and learn about pet care responsibilities before you adopt.

  • The ASPCA describes how to plan for a new animal in your home, and what things to consider ahead of time.lil pup



  • Pet Safe has advice on choosing the right animal to join your family and how to keep them happy and healthy.



  • Why Spay and Neuter your pet? The Humane Society describes the many reasons for reproduction control in animals including pet overpopulation, heath, and behavioral reasons.


  • Vaccinating Your Pet  Vaccines help prevent many illnesses that affect pets. Vaccinating your pet has long been considered one of the easiest ways to help him live a long, healthy life. Not only are there different vaccines for different diseases, there are different types and combinations of vaccines. Vaccination is a procedure that has risks and benefits that must be weighed for every pet relative to his lifestyle and health. Your veterinarian can determine a vaccination regime that will provide the safest and best protection for your individual animal.

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  • Common Household Dangers for Pets Many common items are poisonous or unsafe for your pets to be around.  Make your home animal-safe by following this guide from the Humane Society.


  • Cat Health Care Keep your feline friend happy and healthy with this information from The Humane Society.


  • Dog Health Care Some dogs require special attention or treatment. Learn about diseases that affect dogs and common health care concerns from Web MD.


  • Traveling with Animals Choose the safest and most comfortable travel option for your pet by following the advice given by The Humane Society.

  • Grooming Pet grooming is often overlooked as an important part of animal health care.  Brush your dog every day or two and bathe him once a month.  Don’t forget to take care of their teeth and nails for a healthy pet. Special care may be needed for some breeds; consult a groomer for more information.


  • Disaster Preparedness for Pets Planning ahead is the key to keeping yourself and your pets safe if disaster strikes. Follow these tips to make an emergency plan for your pets.

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