One way to get into the spirit of National Animal Safety and Protection Month is to continue to take excellent care of the pets with whom you share a life and home. If your dog or cat doesn’t have microchip identification yet, we encourage you to schedule this simple procedure. This allows anyone who finds your pet to take her to the nearest veterinary clinic or animal shelter to scan for a chip.
- Place potential toxins such as cleaning solution and rodent traps out of your pet’s reach
- Keep your pet at a healthy weight by feeding him nutritious food, making sure that he gets enough exercise, and limiting treats
- Consider how you would continue to care for your pet in an emergency and put a disaster plan in writing
- Remember to interact with your pet each day as it’s important for her emotional health
- Schedule a preventive care exam at Buffalo Companion Animal Hospital at least once a year or more frequently for kittens, puppies, and senior pets
- When you bring home a new pet, commit to providing a home for the rest of his life
Many people love pets and want to help them, but can’t offer them a lifetime commitment. If that describes you, consider providing foster care for dogs and cats as they wait for their forever family to find them. Local animal shelters always appreciate donations of time and supplies. They typically need food, bedding, and toys the most.
Buffalo Companion Animal Hospital is proud to care for animals in our community. Please contact us at 763-682-2181 with questions or to schedule an appointment.