Separation anxiety (S.A.) symptoms often resemble boredom behaviors, including chewing, dissecting, digging (if dogs are left outside), “accidents” in the house, and excessive vocalization. A close look at your lifestyle will determine if yours is a case of dog separation anxiety or dog boredom
Many studies have demonstrated the value of companion animals in our lives and there are many ways in which animals contribute to society. Here are some examples of how animals enrich our lives.
It may be legal, but that doesn't mean Fido should have it! Click read more to find out why marijuana is not safe for your pet.
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.
It comes to be that time of year where we all stop to take a moment and be truly thankful, whether that's for our family, friends, job, and even our little (or not so little!) pets. Here at Crookston and Prairie Pet Clinic we'd like to say a special thank you to all of our clients, past, current, and in the future.
We are blessed to have wonderful clients and amazing pets to work with on a daily basis. We look forward to continuing to build upon old and establish new relationships over the next year.
Here are a few individual things we are thankful for as well:
"Thankful for the many blessings I have received during the year." - Woody
"My renewed contact with previous friends and being able to text when support for them is needed." - Carol
"The health and support of my family and friends." - Lisa
"To be able to work in a field that I enjoy with people I love like family." - Allison
"To wake up every morning and be surrounded by loved ones and go to a job that I truly enjoy." - Kaytlin
"Pets and pet owners that feel like family; love and devotion from pets." - Dr. Leah
From all of us at Crookston and Prairie Pet Clinic, have a wonderful Thanksgiving and please, be safe.
As we hunker down today against those nasty bellowing winds, it's important for you to know: the ticks are all but gone. As hardy as we are up here in Northwestern Minnesota, the ticks do their best to match our pace. Any time it is 30 degrees or warmer, the deer ticks are out and about, looking for their next snack. Even if there is a pile of snow in the yard, if it creeps above that temperature point, your canine and feline friends are at risk for picking up a hitchhiker.
Pet owners can now quickly and easily report a diabetic dog or cat’s blood glucose readings to their veterinarian using the PetDialog diabetes management app from Zoetis. The smartphone app features a timeline that displays a pet’s daily activities such as walks, meals, treats and administered medications.
It also serves as way to record a pet’s blood glucose levels obtained through the AlphaTRAK Blood Glucose Monitoring System. When pet owners register their AlphaTRAK 2 meter, they will be able to record and email the pet’s blood glucose and insulin readings to their veterinarian for review. The veterinarian downloads the data and works directly with the pet owner to manage insulin therapy. The PetDialog app is available through iTunes and Google Play. For fastest response visit alphatrakmeter.com
If you need to pick up an AlphaTRAK meter or would like to rent one, we have them at our Crookston Pet Clinic location, simply call to inquire!
To read the original article provided by dvm360.com please click here!