Pet Care After Pet Adoption
Many of you have taken part in the many pet adoption events this past month. Az Pet Professioals are so happy to hear the many stories of pets getting adopted this month and hearing the success stories of the shelters working so hard at trying to adopt out so many dogs and cats!
With that in mind, how many of you feel a little lost now that you've brought your new pet home?
We put together a short, simple list of some basics to assist you the first weeks of your new pet's living arrangements and introduction into their new fur-ever home!
GONE TO THE DOGS!
If you own a dog you should have:
· Dog dishes (a stainless steel, no- tip water bowl and a stainless steel or heavy plastic food bowl. If you have a large dog, it is better if the dishes are up high.
· A place for your dog to sleep. Dog bed, Dog crate
· A toenail clipper or Pedi Paws type nail file
· A brush and/or comb (Furminators work great for heavy coats!) Ask ou…
August 15th is “Check the Chip” Day!
Microchip that is! If your pet has a microchip you have a better chance of recovering a lost or stolen pet, but…. What if the chip is bad? What if the chip has migrated and can no longer be picked up by a reader in the universal position between the shoulder blades? That is why the AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) along with AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association) teamed up together to create “Check the Chip day.” First things first. If you have not already had your pet/s microchipped get it done as soon as you can! It’s never too late! Call your family veterinarian today to schedule your pet for a microchip implantation. It’s quick and easy to do!
Secondly, if your pet is already microchipped make sure your registration is up to date including your home address, telephone numbers and emergency contact numbers. Your pet’s microchip will not do him/her any good if you’ve moved or changed any information and not updated those chan…