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Back to School
It’s that time of year. The weather is getting a touch cooler, the days are getting shorter, and the school year is just about to begin. Your children are not the only ones in for a big change; your pets will also be subject to a big change.
The back to school blues can affect your pets just as much as they affect your kids. Our furry kids have spent every day of the last three months playing with their favorite humans. Now, they have to spend the day without them. Dogs and cats can go through a separation anxiety of sorts when the schedule changes so abruptly. They may become depressed, have accidents in the house, not eat as well, or become destructive. When they are faced with days without anything to do they may panic and revert to some misbehaving. There are some easy solutions to this problem. Try giving your pet a favorite toy when the kids leave as a special treat, leave a radio or TV on for some an additional diversion, or confine them to a comfortable room or crate. They will adjust back to the school schedule; they just might need a little extra TLC.
Nutrition, the Fifth Vital Assessment
Over 60% of the pet population is overweight or obese. It’s no small wonder given the incredible selection of pet foods and treats available in this day and age. There are a few simple ways you can determine if your beloved pet has a lot to love, a little to love, or just the right amount. Once you can determine the risk for your pet then you can address it.
Summer Road Trips with Your Pet
With summer fun comes traveling for vacations or for visiting friends and family. Taking your pet with you can be part of the fun and memory making, just remember a few safety precautions when you go and pack them a travel bag too. Before you even pack your bags make sure your pet tolerates travelling. Take them for short cars rides to ensure they don’t get car sick or too anxious. There are some options for motion sickness and anxiety should it arise, please contact your veterinarian for help.
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