Help Your Pet Lose Weight This January
With the start of the New Year, many people make their resolutions to be more active and to lose weight, but what about your pets? Did you know that January is walk your pet month and weight loss awareness month for your pets?
Walking has many benefits for both people and dogs. Studies have shown that for overweight people/dogs, a 30 minute walk, three times per week can reduce blood pressure, increase energy, improve a sense of well-being, and lower your weight by 5% and your dog’s by 15%. Daily walks help strengthen the bond between you and your pet, and they also improve socialization and physical and mental health for the both of you.
How to Prevent Dog Bites
In 2018, there were 4.7 million people bitten by dogs throughout the US. Twenty percent of those victims required medical attention. Since children are small and unaware of the potential danger when interacting with a dog, they typically experience the worst injuries.
Use this article as a guide to how you can do your part in preventing dog bites!
April is Lost Pet Awareness Month
I am sure everyone remembers the line from ET when ET asks to phone home. Unfortunately, like ET, our lost pets can’t phone home. However, with your help, someone can.
Reuniting a lost pet should only be a phone call away but sadly, thousands of lost pets cannot return home because their owners cannot be contacted.
Attention Dog Owners - The Potentially Deadly Risk of Lyme Disease
After witnessing the heartbreak of families facing the passing of their beloved dogs due to complications from undiagnosed Lyme disease, I thought it was time to shed some light on the subject.
Over the past 18 months, we have had 20 dogs die from renal failure associated with undiagnosed Lyme disease. Let’s step back for a minute and go over exactly what Lyme disease is and discuss the prevalence in this area.
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