Thursday, February 2, 2012
A WONDERFUL GIFT
My friend Annette and her two wonderful children, Amanda and Jamie, gave me a beautiful calendar with many adorable photos from The Humane Society of the United States entitled 2012 HSUS Pet Lover's Calendar.
I mention this calendar for two reasons:
1) It was a very thoughtful gift.
2) Not only is it full of great pictures, it's chock-full of great information and advice for pet owners.
I'm going to share some of that information with you here.
Enroll your new puppy or dog in behavioral training classes helps prevent animal behavioral problems.
Put together a special First Aid Kit just for your pet.
Behavioral problems can be health related - make sure all your pets visit the veterinarian at least once a year.
Make sure you have a plan for your pet in case of a disaster such as a hurricane, tornado, flood or fire.
Make sure your pet wears an identification tag.
Play with your pet every day, provide some individual attention.
Plan for your pet's future in case something happens to you. (humanesociety.org/petsinwills)
Spay or neuter your pet.
Adopt a pet when you are thinking about an addition to your home.
Always report abuse or neglect to the proper authorities.
Next week my brother will be a guest blogger writing about how Buddy became a part of our family.