Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Adopt A Pet

Ready to adopt a pet? Ready to change your life and theirs? Take action now. A few local shelters and organizations are Forsyth Humane Society, Forsyth County Animal Shelter, and Animal Adoption and Rescue Foundation. These organizations often have rescue events that assist with choosing the perfect pet. Everyone can benefit from adopting a pet. Whether you’re a parent looking for a family pet or a soldier needing a pet to a soothe their Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, also known as PTSD, symptoms. Many advantages come from giving a pet a loving home.


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Pets can help comfort young children in uncomfortable situations. They will make them feel safe and secure if they are feeling scared, lonely, or sad. In addition, they have a playmate!

Also, pets can teach kids responsibility by ways of walking a dog, cleaning the cat liter, cleaning out the fish bowl/tank, and/or feeding the pet.

Service dogs can be both a guard dog and friendly friend to outsiders when they are off duty. I mentioned above that pets can help soothe and/or eliminate PTSD symptoms, Click Here to view a previous blog, “What do you know about PTSD?”, to learn more about the relationships between PTSD and service dogs.

A Few Tips

Prior to adopting a pet, there are a few things you should make checklist of. These include:

  • Sectioning off a play area for your pet that is spacious and easy to clean.
  • Decide how you will protect your pet from getting lost or being stolen. Check out our previous post Protect Your Pet to find out about micro-chipping. 
  • Decide what type of pet you want. For example, are you searching for a house dog or an outside dog?
Click Here to find some valuable tips from PetFinder about the first 30 days of dog adoption.

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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Protect Your Pet

Have you considered micro-chipping your pet?

Thousands of pets are lost each year because they do not have any form of identification. Micro-chipping your pet is a great addition beyond collars that can help ensure your pet’s safety. Unlike collars that may eventually tear over time, microchips are set to last up to 25 years. However, according to the Humane Society, “Microchips are a good back-up option for pet identification, but should never be the main one”. 

The chip is placed right under the skin, which is a completely safe procedure for your pet. Each microchip contains a registration number and phone number associated with that pet. If your pet is found and returned to a shelter or clinic, the veterinarian will scan the pet for the chip and contact you if your information is uploaded. As cost may vary from pet to pet, it is a great investment.

Click Here to find out more about micro-chipping !

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Pet Allergies

Don't forget about your precious pets during allergy season.

Allergy season is here and pet owners need to know the do's and don'ts when it comes to pet allergies.You need to know the symptoms and treatments to keep your pet in good shape. 

Accourding to WebMD, common dog allergy symptoms are:
  • Itchy, red, moist skin
  • Itchy, running eyes
  • Itchy back
  • Vomiting
  • Excessive licking 
If you notice these common symptoms in your dogs, be mindful of where you take them. WebMD suggests limiting exposure to trees/grass, feathers, cigarette smoke, and a few more. Click Here for additional information regarding dog symptoms and treatments.  

Now that we've covered the dogs, below are common symptoms of cats. 
Similar to dogs, common cat allergy symptoms are:
  • Sneezing, wheezing 
  • Itchiness
  • Vomiting 
  • Diarrhea 
Perfumes, cigarette smoke, fabrics, and food are common substances that can cause allergic reactions.
Click Here for additional information regarding cat symptoms and treatments. 

Schedule an appointment with a veterinarian to know the treatment options. 

When did you realize your pet has allergies?
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