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Watching a pet suffering is something that all pet owners would like to avoid. One of the most difficult decisions that you will need to make is knowing when to euthanize your pet. Unfortunately, as difficult as it may be, it is a necessary part of the animal’s life. There are several factors to consider before putting your beloved pet to sleep. It is important to know the right time to go through the process.
It is National Chip Your Pet Month, a wonderful time to reunite pet owners with their lost pets! Statistics from the American Humane Association estimate that one in three pets go missing at some point in their lifetime. Along with that, nearly 10 million cats and dogs are stolen or lost in the United States each year. Out of these, only 22 percent get reunited with their owners, according to a study by the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Pets are an important part of many people’s lives. They can be like members of the family. But pets can escape the home, wander off, or get lost. It is agonizing to search for a lost pet. Owners can put a pet collar with a tag on a pet, but sometimes that collar can slip off. Without a collar, neighbors and pet shelters can have difficulty identifying the pet, but a pet microchip can solve that problem.
Heartworms are a common concern for pet owners. Heartworms in dogs can be very serious as the larvae can grow in the animal’s blood blocking major blood vessels. Heartworms can be contracted through a single bite from an infected mosquito. If not treated, dogs can experience serious organ damage that can lead to death. It is very important to get immediate treatment if you notice any symptoms.
When life gets busy it can be tricky to make time for what we view as non-essential appointments, such as dental check-ups and eye tests. Something that may get overlooked or delayed is your pet’s visit for their vaccination boosters. If your pet has previously been vaccinated, it is easy to think that being a few days or weeks late with their appointment is not anything to worry about. However, it could have bigger consequences than you expect.
Have you recently got a new puppy or kitten? As a new pet owner, you must be excited. Part of being a pet owner is ensuring that your pet has everything it needs, such as food dishes, toys, treats, and a bed. It is equally important to have your new furry friend checked by a veterinarian.
The fall season means cooler weather and a great outdoor environment. The vibrant colors and earthy smells are enough to drive anyone out of the house. Being outdoors is not something that only humans enjoy, pets also love the fall environment. This makes it the perfect time for taking long walks with your pet. Before you head out, there are some safety measures to consider.