Socialization is the process of safely and calmly exposing and introducing your new puppy to everything there is in the world (different kinds of people, other animals, sounds, objects, and floors) so that when they next encounter it, they won’t feel stressed, afraid, or act out aggressively. Socialization is essential to your new puppy’s ability to mature and grow into a well-behaved, happy adult dog.
As pets age, their needs change. This means that older pets require slightly different treatments and services at the veterinary clinic in addition to requiring different care at home. By tailoring the care your pet receives, as their needs change with age, you can help keep your pets happy and healthy well into their golden years.
Ear cropping is the practice of surgically removing all or part of a dog’s ears and then taping them during recovery to create an upright, rather than floppy, eared look. Ear cropping is still considered the standard for several breeds, but the decision to crop or not to crop is one that dog owners need to consider carefully before deciding to elect surgery for their pets.
April is Heartworm Awareness Month, and we’re using the opportunity to help educate pet owners about heartworms, heartworm disease, and the importance of protecting their pets from both.
It’s the holiday season, and everyone, including our pets, can enjoy celebrating the season with loved ones. However, while you’re busy being holly and jolly, be sure to keep an eye on your pets around the following holiday items