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Learn about Separation Anxiety

Separation Anxiety: How to prepare your pet for the busy season ahead!

As we near the end of summer and the bustling school season begins, our pets may be wondering where we have suddenly disappeared to for eight or more hours a day. Like us, our pets can develop anxiety, and sudden changes to the environment or presence in human activity can set them on edge. Below are some helpful links provided by the ASPCA and the Human Society to aid you and your pets in the preparation and adjustment to the upcoming changes ahead.

 

The ASPCA

http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/virtual-pet-behaviorist/dog-behavior/separation-anxiety

 

The Humane Society

http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/dogs/tips/separation_anxiety.html?referrer=https://www.google.com/

July is Pet Fire Safety Month

In case the unexpected happens, do you have a fire safety plan for your family? he ASPCA has five awesome safety tips to consider and a FREE sticker that you can request alerting emergency personnel that there are pets in the home. https://www.aspca.org/blog/five-fire-safety-tips-people-pets

February is Dental Health Month

Can you imagine what your teeth would look like if you never brushed them? Not pretty that's for sure! So what about your pets' teeth? Like us, pets need routine dental care. According to the American Veterinary Dental Society (AVDS), dental disease is the number one health issue affecting 80% of dogs and 70% of cats over the age of three. Not too surprising considering that most people don't brush their pet's teeth (and we know their pets aren't doing it either). So why should you care? Poor oral hygeine doesn't just cause bad breath, it can lead to tooth loss, painful abscesses, difficulty eating, and other serious health problems. 

 

Dental disease in pets
So how does dental disease occur in pets? The combination of food, saliva, and bacteria leads to plaque formation. If this isn?t removed by brushing, it mineralizes and becomes tartar. Tartar accumulation promotes bacterial infections below the gumline, which result in gum recession and destruction of the tooth?s support structures. Without treatment, tooth loss and pain occur. Bacteria from a tooth infection can also enter the blood stream and spread to distant organs, like the kidney, liver and heart. To read more go to: http://www.pethealthnetwork.com/dog-health/dog-checkups-preventive-care/all-about-dental-health

 

 

Petly

You're invited to Petly our online, personalized pet health pages just for you and your pet! From one convenient place, you can request appointments online, see your pet's medical history, order prescriptions, and much more.

You'll also learn a ton of new information about keeping your pet healthy, along with some fun tips and tricks. Check your email for an invitation. If you haven't received one, give us a call or send us your email address so you can experience your pet's health in a whole new way through Petly!

Petly will replace your previous Pet Portal (if you had one set up) which was automatically deactivated.

If you missed the invitations we emailed, simply let us know and we will send you a another invitation! Once you create your new account simply go to www.petly.com to sign in!