A stray dog can be a threat to public health safety, therefore, it is always important to report a dog running at large. It is extremely important to microchip your pets and have a collar on them for visible identification. It is also important to look up your local pet licensing laws, here in Jefferson County, Colorado, it is required to license your pets. This also allows the shelter or animal control to reconnect the dog with the owner faster and supports these non-profit organizations.
A pet may need subcutaneous fluids at home depending on their disease or treatment plan. It can be daunting to poke your pet at home with a needle, but we are here to say that you can do it!!
Cats are the worst to medicate! They are very sensitive around their mouths and have claws that can really hurt you. Even the nicest cat may growl at you.
“You value profits over my pet’s life.” “You don’t care if my pet lives or dies, you just want the money.” “Your prices are absurd; your prices are too high; who can afford treatment like this?” We have heard it all and have only been open for 1.5 years in the Denver Metro Area. People are ruthless. No matter how much emotion or empathy you show as a veterinary professional, it is never good enough. It’s no wonder vets have an extremely high suicide rate.
A long-haired cat is not easy to care for. Many families are not educated on the grooming that is required for a long-haired cat when they purchase a cat from a breeder or adopt from a shelter. It is essential to start training your cat to be groomed as soon as possible. Grooming is one of the most essential parts of animal care and health and can save you thousands of dollars in vet bills.
Medicating a dog can be tough, especially a sick one. It is hard to medicate a dog who doesn’t want to eat or could potentially become aggressive. And many times after a visit to the Emergency Vet, you will go home with more than one medication for your dog, how stressful!
Whether your feline friends are indoor, outdoor, or a combination of the two, at least one form of permanent identification is imperative for their safety. Forms of permanent identification include microchips, which can be scanned at your local animal shelter or veterinary hospital and linked to your contact information. In addition to these permanent forms of identification, collars with tags containing your contact information can be essential to ensuring a safe and speedy return in the event that your cat gets lost outside of your home.
In this day and age, ordering online is the norm. From toys to crates to prescriptions, pet parents can have any of it delivered to their doorstep. There are plenty of safe pet pharmacies online, such as ours (see the top right-hand corner button). However, many discount pet prescription sites are known for untrustworthy practices.
Grooming is one of the most essential parts of animal care and health. Hygiene is extremely important for our canine friends too. The amount of maintenance required each day depends on the breed of dog, so keep this in mind when choosing a new member of the family.
You know that weakness you feel when you’re eating and your dog looks at you with those eyes—it is so hard not to share your meal with them. But those adorable, irresistible, “feed me”, puppy-dog eyes can get them into trouble and break your bank account with one innocent snack. There are many reasons why dogs should not eat the same foods as humans. Plus, every dog is different. Some may have a stomach of steel, while others vomit after just one bite of scraps.