The holiday season brings on many changes in your pet's home life. For this reason, it's important to implement new safety tips so that you can be sure your pet is kept safe with these small life changes during this time of year. Here are four little-known pet safety tips for the holidays:
Put Trash Where Pets Can't Find It: Any trash can that can easily be knocked over or one that can be dug through because it's short needs to be kept somewhere else.
Did you know that your puppy can get ear infections, just like human children? It's true. Unfortunately, your puppy can't tell you when its ears hurt. It's up to you to know what to look for. Luckily, there are some signs that will help you determine, not only that your puppy has an ear infection, but what's causing the infection in the first place. Here are three signs that your puppy has an ear infection.
When you decided to become a veterinarian, you likely did not go into the field because you wanted to spend a great deal of time focused on business matters like marketing strategies, market share, and competing with other veterinary clinics in your area. Because of this, you may have decided to move your practice from a dense city area where there are numerous veterinary clinics, to an under-served rural area in which there may not be a licensed veterinarian for many miles.
If you're planning a trip in the coming months, then you may be considering sending your dog to a boarding facility while you're away. Many owners do this each year without issues, but of course, you've probably heard stories about pets becoming ill during or after their stay at a boarder. The good news is that this is avoidable. By planning ahead and following these tips, you can ensure your dog's experience at the boarding facility is a healthy one.
PTSD can affect dogs. In fact, 10% of military working dogs develop PTSD from the rigors of working in war-time situations. However, dogs that are pets can also develop PTSD from various situations they can encounter, such as being in an automobile accident, being terrified in a natural disaster, and being mistreated by humans. Symptoms of canine PTSD include irritability, skittishness, hyper-vigilance, changes in temperament, and avoidance of certain areas or buildings.