- Puppyhood ends between six and 18 months of age
- Adolescence starts between six and 18 months of age
- Adulthood starts between 12 months and three years of age
- The senior years begin between six and 10 years of age
All About Your Puppy
- Some common problems dogs may develop as they age, include:
- Hip dysplasia
- Orthopedic problems in joints and bones
- Eye problems
Our pets are curious and unpredictable, which makes poison proofing your home an essential part of owning a pet. Taking simple steps such as making sure the plants in your home are non-toxic or storing your medications in secure areas will significantly reduce the chance that your pet will come in contact with a toxic substance.
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On August 16th, 2014, consider the gift of pet adoption and help end animal homelessness.
It’s often sad when we think about all the animals every year that are abandoned. It’s sometimes just a little too much to even think about; however, it’s an unfortunate reality that we see all too often, which is why your local animal hospital is doing its part for International Homeless Animals’ Day on August 16th, 2014.
The International Society for Animal Rights (ISAR) created this event in 1992, and it’s been going strong ever since, with a yearly candlelight vigil to observe pet overpopulation. Now, we are proud to say that this event is celebrated in all 50 states (including D.C.), as well as 50 countries and six continents, and it’s saved millions of animal’s lives.
If you’re a pet owner, animal lover, or wannabe-pet-owner, and you want to take part in this yearly event, here are the ways you can participate:
1. Attend the event: Here is a link to the 2014’s International Homeless Animals’ Day event schedule. Here you will find a list of events based on each state. Be sure to find the one closest to you so you can take part in a worthy cause.
2. “Attend” an online vigil: So maybe there isn’t an event in your town or you won’t be able to make it to one of your local events. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t make a difference! Go online and “light a candle” to remember and honor all the homeless pets out there.
3. Sign a petition: If you want our government officials to know that pet overpopulation is a problem that needs our nation’s attention, then what better way to let them know then through signing a petition? Here are just some petitions that you could sign:
- Every Homeless Pet Deserves a Chance
- End Gas Chamber Euthanasia for Homeless Pets
- Pledge to End Animal Homelessness!
- Nationwide Law Banning Puppy Mills
Also, feel free to search online for other worthy homeless pet petitions. The more we can do, the better!
4. Adopt! This is by far one of the best things you can do! If you’ve been strongly considering a pet, what better way to show a homeless animal love then by taking him or her home with you? If you have the money, time and effort, being a pet owner can be extremely rewarding.
If you’re interested in taking a furry friend home with you, then give us a call right away. We work with local shelters and rescue organizations, so we would be happy to talk to you about our adoption services. Show homeless animals that you stand with them by doing your part for International Homeless Animals' Day this year.
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