The Importance of Pet Vaccinations

Veterinarian giving injection to a little catVaccinations have garnered a lot of media attention lately, and there is quite a bit of misinformation being driven by the negative attention. Because of this, there is an array of general misconceptions among pet owners about whether or not certain pet vaccinations are necessary, or whether vaccinations compromise the health of their pet. Unfortunately, this kind of misinformation can create health risks for unvaccinated pets.

By ensuring your pet’s vaccination protocol is met, you provide protection against many diseases, such as leptospirosis, rabies, distemper, parvovirus, and more. Some of these diseases are highly contagious and sometimes fatal to our pet and other animals exposed to the disease.  Some are also zoonotic diseases, meaning that they can also be transferred to humans, as in the case with rabies and leptospirosis. Continue…

No More “Oops!” – Housetraining a Puppy

iStock_000012556812_MediumWhen you bring a new puppy into your home, he or she is bound to have an accident, or two, or nine… It’s just one of the many little joys of puppy parenting. But housetraining a puppy doesn’t need to take long, or be difficult. There are many effective and pet owner-friendly housetraining methods for you to choose from.

Just remember, once you choose the method that is best for you and your pup, stick with it and be consistent…

The Two Most Important Rules

There are two important rules when it comes housetraining a puppy: Continue…