April 23, 2015
Take Your Pet to the Vet
|Regular checkups are important.|
Of course, we love our pets. We know it is our responsibility to take care of them – to ensure they are provided with all of their daily needs – but I think many of us also want to go beyond the basics and give back to our pets for the joy and companionship they bring to our lives. Nowadays, you may bring your four-legged family member to animal daycares, pet spas, off-leash parks, training classes, and a variety of animal-friendly events. But let’s not forget the fundamentals: Do you take your pet to the vet?
|A vet will help your pet stay healthy.|
Regular checkups are the best way to help prevent health problems in your pet. Your vet will examine your pet and provide you with important information and tips on topics such as weight control and dental care.
Keeping your pet’s vaccinations up to date is another important way to prevent disease and health problems in your pet, especially as many of us these days enjoy taking our pets out to parks and into the community for events and activities where disease can linger and spread. Remember, rabies vaccinations are required by law.
The OHS receives and cares for more than 6,000 cats and 2,000 dogs each year. Having your pet spayed or neutered is the best way you can play a part in controlling the pet population and helping reduce the number of homeless pets in our community. And, sterilization benefits your pet’s long-term health!
|Say thank you on World Veterinary Day.|
Always take the time to chat with your vet about any unusual or challenging behaviour from your pet. Your vet will be equipped with tips and advice regarding what is normal behaviour and what you can do to be proactive in ending any misbehaviours before they get worse.
Coordinator: Humane Education