April 26th is National Kids and Pets Day!

National Kids and Pets Day is a fun day to celebrate the special bond that is held between our pets and kids.  It also reminds us what pets can teach our children as they grow up.

RESPONSIBILITY:   If your child is old enough to get involved with activities taking care of your pet, let her help!  She can fill the water bowl, brush the fur, or help pick up the pet toys.  As she grows older, she can assist with the feeding schedule, clean up feces from the yard, and even help with training.

COMPASSION: The compassion and nurturing that a child can learn from a pet will extend to other people as they grow, and even to their own kids one day.

HEALTH: In a world where technology is king, having pets can be a positive distraction from our devices.  It’s also a great way to encourage the kids to get outside more!

SOCIAL: A pet can help teach a child social skills and build their confidence.  Is your child learning how to read?  Have her read a story to the cat!  What’s better than having a best friend to talk to who will never judge you?

SAFETY: A pet helps teach our kids how to be safe with animals.  As parents, it’s our responsibility to teach our kids how to interact with animals appropriately and always supervise their interactions.  If you meet a new dog on a walk, does your child know to ask permission first before petting?

Thinking about adding a furry companion to your family?  Consider adoption first.

 

 

Renovation To Expand Doggy Daycare

If you have visited our clinic in the last couple of months you have probably noticed some construction taking place.  We appreciate everyone’s patience during the renovation and we are very excited to share with you what it is all about.

Why are we renovating?renovation

Since we are restricted in expanding our building outward, renovating the inside allows us to better utilize the space we have to better suit the needs of our patients. One of these needs is our Doggy Daycare program.

What specifically is being renovated?

In 2010 we started promoting Doggy Daycare at our clinic. It began with Bella, a Vizsla whose family’s previous dog Continue…