Posts from March, 2013
Spring has sprung, and with it a whole new slew of pet hazards need to be on your radar. One common danger for pups is the dreaded canine parvovirus. While “parvo” can strike any time of the year, it is most common in the spring and summer months.
So what is this disease all about? Continue…
Spring is upon us, and many families will be welcoming new furry pet companions into their homes. When taking in a new pet, it is important to be sure that you are ready to provide everything that he or she will need. Use the following checklist to ensure that you don’t forget anything!
Choose a quality diet that meets your pet’s life stage (puppy/kitten, adult, senior), size, and energy needs. Make any diet changes slowly over a period of 10-14 days. Continue…
Heartworms are a parasite that every pet owner should be familiar with. How much do you really know about this serious and formidable foe? See if you can answer the following questions.
Q: True or false? Heartworms only affect dogs.
A: False. While heartworm disease is mostly a dog problem, cats, ferrets, wolves, coyotes, foxes, and sea lions can all be infected. Continue…
You probably know that your vet recommends vaccinating your pet for rabies. While there are not a huge amount of rabies cases in pets in the United States, skipping out on the rabies shot is not a matter to be taken lightly. Here are a few compelling reasons to keep your dog, cat, or ferret current on its vaccines: Continue…
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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. Enrollment is now open for Behavior Training Classes. The cost of a 6-week session is $120. Classes will be held at Springbrook Animal Care Center, 2759 Forgue Dr., Naperville (off Route 59 at 95th). Please call (630)428-0500 to register your pet. For specific training questions only, please email: email@example.com.