It’s that time of year we all make goals for ourselves, but what about our pets? We are here with our top 6 New Years resolutions to get your pets back on track!
1. Register for your dog’s Dog License
Franklin County requires all dogs to be licensed. It is the law – all dogs older than three months of age must be licensed. The law applies regardless of whether the dog is kept inside or out. It is also a great identification tag to get your lost dog back to you. There are many cases where a dog gets loose from its owner, and is able to be reunited because of the license. Registration should be completed by March 31st. Visit their website HERE.
2. Update, register or get a Microchip for your pet
A collar tag is not enough. Collars break and tags can fall off or become hard to read. A microchip will permanently identify your pet if it gets lost. A microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and is encoded with an ID number. No two microchips have the same ID number and once placed is registered with you and your pets information. The microchip is placed between your dog’s or cat’s shoulder blades. Placing a microchip for your pet is quick, easy and similar to a vaccine injection. We can do this at any routine appointment. If you think that your pet is already microchipped but you haven’t registered your information we can help! We recommend updating your information such as phone numbers, emails and address yearly or when these changes occur.
3. Schedule that dental cleaning you’ve been putting off
So, It’s ALMOST dental month and we are all excited, but what does that mean?! Oral hygiene is an important but an often over-looked part of your pet’s health. We are here to give you the real talk about dental health. Dental health isn’t always glamorous. It starts with an odor and can end with rotten teeth. Dental disease affects about 85 percent of our pets, that is a staggering number! During the month of February we will be offering 20 percent off all dental cleanings. Now I know your thinking, but how do I know if my pet needs a dental cleaning? Schedule a dental exam with us, and we will go over your options, whether it’s dental chews, perio support powder or a dental cleaning. Learn more information about our dental month!
4. Update those vaccines!
Now that the holidays are coming to and end and the New Year is beginning, it’s time to update those vaccines. It has been crazy these last few months with family, friends, shopping, parties and more. We bet you forgot about that reminder about updating those vaccines. THAT’S OK! Let’s kick off the New Year with a fresh start. Call us or email and we can tell you when your pet is due for their preventative services!
5. You may be starting a new diet, but what about your pet?
By now you have heard about Grain-Free diets and dietary sensitivities. The New Year means a new beginning, so now is the time to get on track with your pet’s diet. Are you feeding too much? Is your puppy ready to switch to adult? Are you noticing frequent or soft stools? Let us help find you the perfect fit!
6. Time for your pet’s parasite prevention!
We know, it’s cold outside, BUT parasites are still out there! Fleas, ticks, heartworms and even intestinal parasites can withstand a variety of elements and even the coldest temperatures. We recommend year around prevention and testing. We even have special rebates when you buy before the spring! If you need a refill of your pet’s parasite prevention let us know!
” Do Something Today That Your Future Self Will Thank You For.”- unknown