We’re in shock that another year has come and gone already, and what a year it’s been! We’re honored that you’ve entrusted us to care for your furry family members, and we’re committed to providing exceptional supportive, empathetic care to all of our pet patients.
At Vaughn Road Veterinary Clinic, we place a high value on pet owner education, and part of our commitment to you includes our regular pet care blogs. We hope you enjoy our top 10 most popular blogs of 2018!
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…
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…
Dogs get all the attention when it comes to training, but what if we told you that cats are just as trainable as their canine counterparts? Indeed, their intelligence and focus, paired with a distinctly feline hunger for action, foster excellent opportunities for learning. What’s more, cat clicker training can strengthen the unique bond between you and your pet. Sounds like a winner to us!
Cats are equipped with razor-sharp instincts. Sure, they’re used mostly for hunting or ambushing prey (or your ankles), but when called upon during training sessions, they increase a cat’s ability to learn. Whether you’re trying to establish proper behavior or teaching them new tricks, rewards are key. Continue…