Neutering or spade increases your pet's chances for a longer, healthier life. Prevent some serious health problems, and may reduce many of the behavioral problems with the mating instinct.
The best age to spade or neutered a dog or a cat is 6 months old.
The female dog should be spayed before her first heat, it reduces her risk of mammary gland tumors.
And it also prevents the heat cycle from occurring in the future.
Female and male dogs have no risks of infections, cancers, or diseases of the uterus. Also reduced the risk of prostate and breast cancer.
Microchipping is great for pet safety. If the pet goes missing it becomes strenuous for people to find the lost pet. If you find a lost pet take it to a vet office or animal shelter and have them scan the microchip.
The microchip is inserted beneath the shoulder blade of your pet with a simple injection. The procedure does not stress or hurt the dog. After the procedure is done be sure to enroll your pet's ID code with your contact information then a scanner is used to be sure that the microchip is working so the dog can be identified.
Freeze, faint, fight, or fidget. Punishment, pain, and fear can trigger aggression or fight behavior. If you approach the animal pay attention to the animal body language.
A dog or cat can quickly become upset when trimming their nails or inserting a thermometer. When standing over a pet appears threatening to the pet. Do not make direct eye contact with the animal or approach it if the animal grows. Be gentle with your voice and hands when trying to approach the animal hold your hand out with treats.
Use gloves, a towel, a leash, a harness, and a muzzle when you need to handle animals. Remain calm. Cats and dogs are experts at reading emotional cues.
If you have to evacuate, take your pet with you, and make plans ahead of time.
If you stay in a shelter make sure that pets are welcome there.
Make sure your pets are up-to-date on their shots and their tags.
Make sure your pet is micro-chipped along with medical information.
Bring medical documents, vaccination records, and pet a photo.
Bring two weeks of any medication and heartworm flea/tick preventatives that your pet is on and put it in a sealed airtight plastic container.
Bring a pet first aid kit in the event your dog or cat is injured.
Bring medical adhesive, tape, gauze, antiseptic wipes, antibiotic ointment, an oral syringe, disposable gloves, scissors, and a muzzle.
Collars with your pet name.
Bring pee pads with you.
Bring a carrier or cage with labeled pet's name, breed, sex, age, and current address with phone number.
Have more than one slip leash. These leashes are helpful if you have to move your pet quickly.
Have two weeks of pet food in a sealed container, water bottles, and bowls.
Bring a can opener for can food.
Bring pet bedding, treats, and toys all of these things will reduce their stress.
Professional Pet Sitting Services offered in the Upper to Mid-Pinellas County Area