IT'S NATIONAL DOG BITE PREVENTION WEEK! WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO TEACH YOUR KIDS TO BE SAFE AROUND DOGS?
How to teach your kids to approach unfamiliar dogs safely
They come in all sizes and shapes
There is not just one set breed of dogs that you should teach your kids to be safe around. They are all dogs, big or small.
It is important for adults to teach children how to safely approach an unfamiliar dog and how to protect themselves if they come in contact with an unfriendly dog.
According to the Center of Disease Control, 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year, many of these involving children, with dog bite related injuries highest in 5-9 year olds. It is important to teach children how to approach dogs to keep children safe, to keep your pets happy, and to avoid becoming one of those statistics.
Many dog bites happen at home with our own dogs. It does not mean a pet is mean or aggressive, often; the dog simply becomes over-stimulated by the activity around it or be…
Why?? Here's a good reason...... Every year, millions of unwanted dogs and cats, including puppies and kittens, are needlessly euthanized. The good news is that every pet owner can help make a difference. By having your dog or cat surgically sterilized so it cannot reproduce, you will do your part to prevent the birth of unwanted puppies and kittens and can enhance your pet's health and quality of life.
Spaying and neutering not only prevent unwanted litters and may reduce many behavioral problems associated with the mating instinct (e.g, marking territory, humping, roaming), but also reduce or eliminate the risk of conditions such as testicular cancer, prostatic hyperplasia, ovarian cancer, uterine cancer and uterine infection. Reducing roaming may lower the risks of your dog being hit by a car, fighting, or biting people or other dogs.
Spaying and neutering are major surgical procedures and are the most common surgeries performed by veterinarians on cats and dogs. Your pet is …
Look who was on the News yesterday morning! Our very own Furbabies Delectable Delights was on News Channel 10 Saturday, May 10th at 8:40 am, talking about their home made dog treats. Take it away Angela and John! We are all so proud of you!
The first full week of May is recognized as "Be kind to animals" week. Most pet owners are kind to animals but there are some who are not. What can you do if you know of an owner who neglects their pets or harms them in any way? If you suspect an animal is being neglected or abused please call your local authorities to file a report.
MARICOPA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE OF ANIMAL CRUELTY INVESTIGATIVE UNIT 1-602-876-1681.
The following article was shared to us by the AVMA (https://www.avma.org/) I will continue to post several of their important articles so that you have them all in one spot.
The first article we'd like to share is:
Responsible Pet Ownership
Owning a pet is a privilege, but the benefits of pet ownership come with responsibilities.
Be a Responsible Pet Owner: Commit Avoid impulsive decisions when selecting a pet.Select a pet that's suited to your home and lifestyle.Keep only the type and number of pets for which you can provide appropriate food, water, sh…