They’re practically by your side or under your feet every day of the year, and the holidays are no different. Sure, you don’t want them scarfing down the mashed potatoes or exhibiting dominance over the Christmas tree, but you likely want them around for all the holiday revelry. The best way to include them in the fun is to give them gifts they can enjoy. Will they go crazy over another argyle sweater? Maybe, maybe not. What we do know is that the following gifts for pets really hit the holiday bullseye.
Under the Tree
It goes without stating that edible gifts – for pets and people alike – have no place under the tree. If you are planning on picking up some treats or snacks for your pet, be sure to store them where they can’t see or smell them, and only give the gifts to them when it’s okay to open and eat them.Continue…
The holiday season is here, and with it comes the usual mix of parties and holiday gatherings with friends and family. And with over 70% of pet owners in the US now considering our pets to be family, of course most of us want to include them in the holiday frolicking.
But are pets and holiday parties a good mix? While holiday parties can be fun for you, they can be stressful for even the most well behaved, friendliest pet. What can you do to prepare your pet for a houseful of people when planning your holiday soiree? Vaughn Road Veterinary Clinic explores, here.Continue…
When it comes to walking around the block, dogs shouldn’t get all the fun, right? Certainly, other pets might enjoy a leisurely stroll alongside their owners – especially if it’s a safe, fun, and positive experience. Leash training your cat may not top your priority list this fall, but when approached the right way, walking around outside together can be a truly enriching opportunity for indoor-only felines.
Training cats isn’t on the fringe anymore. Lots of other cat owners are picking up the activity due to the numerous safety risks facing free-roaming cats.Continue…
Theirs is the first face you see as you and your pet wait in the examination room. A smile and a word of comfort is first on the agenda as they handle your pet with ease and skill. They ask you the important questions that will help structure the background of your pet’s visit that day. In case you haven’t figured it out by now, we’re talking about veterinary technicians. October 14-20 is National Veterinary Technician Appreciation Week, and we couldn’t think of a better time to highlight the crucial role these staff members play in the health and wellness of your pet.
All About Veterinary Technicians
The job of a veterinary technician is to assist the veterinarian in technical matters, much like a nurse assists a physician. The typical duties that veterinary technicians are responsible for include: