At 11-13 weeks, your kitten will need a second round of deworming. Flea, tick and heartworm prevention can begin at this age as well. Remember, prevention is the best defense against these nasty parasites. We recommend Revolution monthly topical to prevent heartworms, fleas and ticks in cats, but never use parasite preventative not approved specifically … Read moreParasite Prevention
Remember, safety first. Any dog or cat will bite if provoked. Children are fast-moving, loud and unaware of an animal’s body language. They are tempted to hug and kiss dogs or disturb a sleeping animal, which can lead to bites and scratches. Never allow your child to climb on a dog, pull his ears or … Read moreChildren and Your New Puppy
Dogs need adequate exercise because regular workouts support skeletomuscular and cardiovascular health. After he has completed his vaccinations, you can take your puppy on short walks. Let him get to know his new neighborhood by walking around the block and then slow increasing distance in concentric circles as he becomes more confident. Follow your … Read moreExercise
This small transmitter is your pet’s ticket home if he becomes lost. Insertion usually causes very little pain; however, many pet parents opt to have this done while their pet is anesthetized for spay/neuter surgery. The microchip is contained in a capsule smaller than a grain of rice and is non-toxic, hypoallergenic and completely safe. … Read moreMicrochipping
Puppies need socialization, or exposure to new things, in the first four months of their lives to help them grow into happy, confident adult dogs. At this stage, their curiosity about new things outweighs their fear of the unknown. After four months of age, the window of opportunity starts to close, and new things may … Read moreSocialization
If you can get your kitten used to being in a carrier, vet visits and travel will be much easier for you both.
Kittens have a lot of energy and very sharp teeth! Try these tips to keep everyone safe during playtime.
Take things slowly with introducing new people and new animals. Make sure she has a safe place she can go to if she gets overwhelmed—this can be her carrier or the room where her food, water and bed are. Don’t force her to interact with a new person if she doesn’t want to. It’s important … Read moreSocialization