The second part of our series is going to help you narrow down which breed may be best to bring home. It is super important that you do your research, as your next canine friend will probably be with you for the next 8-18 years.
This week we will be providing you some information by the AKC on bringing home your next dog. A lot of preperation should go into chosing your next companion, and we are here to help you out.
If you have ANY additional questions about the information we are providing from the American Kennel Club, please do not hesitate to email or call, we are happy to help you with your path to bringing a new friend home.
According to the Association of Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP): An Estimated 58% of Cats and 54% of Dogs in the United States are Overweight or Obese.
Is your pet overweight or obese? When you feel your dog's ribs, they should feel like the back of your hand. Layer of skin, thin layer of muscle, and then ribs you can easily feel. If you feel a little extra pudge, or your dog's waistline is not tucked in, your pooch is overweight.
APOP also provides this though provoking info:
"Did you realize a 12 pound Yorkie is the same as an average female weighing 218 pounds and a 14 pound cat is equivalent to a 237 pound man? Did you consider that a 90 pound female Labrador retriever is equal to a 186 pound 5’ 4” female or 217 pound 5’ 9” male or a fluffy feline that weighs 15 pounds (DSH) is equal to a 218 pound 5’ 4” female or 254 pound 5’ 9” male?"
From providing caloric needs for your pet, to helpful handouts and information to helping you shed the pounds off your pet, APOP has many resources. To visit their website, please click their logo below. If you feel your pet may be carrying around a few extra pounds, please don't hesitate to stop over and we can get you on the right path to a healthier pet.
It's that time of year where we receive at least one phone call a week regarding a pet having fleas. Often times I get asked if a pet needs to continue their flea and tick control through the winter, as often times people are more worried about the ticks than the fleas. I always say it is VERY important to keep your pets on it year round, it can definitely save you a headache.