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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Check the Chip!

August 15th is National Check the Chip Day. Increase your chances of having your pet reunited with your family by confirming that your contact information is accurate with the microchip registry and your veterinarian. Unfortunately, lost pets frequently cannot make it back to their home because the contact information for the family is out of date. For most companies it is very easy to change or update any necessary data, just by calling them or visiting their website!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Back to school!


There are a lot of "new" things that will be happening. New clothes, new teachers, and a new schedule. Our pets will also go through a transition, since they had extra attention during summer vacation. With the few weeks left, consider gradually introducing your pet to short periods of separation, so it is not an abrupt change.

If your dog or cat is suddenly having “accidents,” barking or howling more often, pacing or digging or trying to break out of the yard, it may be a sign that the animal is having a hard time adjusting to the new school schedule. With nothing to do, pets are forced to find ways to entertain themselves, which may lead to changes in behavior!