Posts from June, 2011
Are you and Fido striving for the perfect bikini body this summer? Follow these tips to ensure a safe experience for you both!
- Stay hydrated! You both should have plenty of fresh water available to keep your body functioning at its peak. Many pet retailers sell portable dog bowls so you don’t have to share a water bottle.
- Make sure your pet can keep up with you. Pets that are not used to heavy activity are going to experience even more difficulties in the heat. Very young or old dogs may have a harder time in hot weather. Also, certain breeds with short noses such as Boxers, Boston terriers, Pugs, and Bulldogs are prone to overheating due to their anatomy despite their fitness level.
- Swimming can be a fun activity but be sure to allow your dog to participate in a safe manner. Not all dogs are natural swimmers. They should be supervised at all times when in the water. If you allow your dog in your swimming pool, teach him where the steps are. A dog’s natural instinct is to try to get out of the nearest edge, which is usually not the way out. Never allow your dog to swim in areas where you would not swim. Pool water and lake/pond water can be irritating to the skin and can cause skin and/or ear infections. Dogs should be rinsed with clean water and ears cleaned after every swim.
Did you know that the ASPCA estimates that in the United States there are over 70 million stray cats alone? And 5 out of 10 dogs and 7 out of 10 cats are destroyed simply because there is no one to adopt them? Both are compelling reasons to consider adopting your next pet.
If you are considering taking on a new animal, take time to research and determine what type of pet best suits your family. Be sure that you are able to fully commit your time, dedication, and resources, including unexpected medical expenses.
Many shelters and rescues require that interested parties demonstrate their ability to be good pet parents. This may include an application, references, and/or a small adoption fee. Rescues are a great avenue for owners who would like a purebred pet, however your local shelter can be a wonderful resource as well.
By adopting an animal, you are providing a home to an otherwise unwanted pet. It is a great feeling to be able to offer something like that, and in return you will almost certainly receive a lifetime of unconditional love and appreciation.
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News & Events
Meet Our Adoptable Animals!
We are currently fostering some great puppies, dogs and a cat available for adoption! Visit our Featured Foster page HERE to view all animals available for adoption and make an appointment to meet them at our clinic by calling us at 630.355.5300!
New Dog or Puppy? Time For Training!
Training is an important part of any dog's life! From providing mental stimulation to exercise and proper socialization, training will help in the development of a great canine companion! We are now enrolling for Basic Obedience Classes! Classes will be held at Springbrook Animal Care Center in Naperville, IL. Please call 630.428.0500 to register your pet or email: email@example.com with any specific questions you may have! The cost of the 6-week class is $120.
Keep Your Pet Healthy All Year Round!
We offer plans for puppies, kittens, adult dogs & cats. With affordable monthly payments and our convenient hours, it's the best value in helping your pet live a longer & healthier life! Call us at 630.355.5300 for more information!