COVID-19 FAQ For Pet Owners

By CVETS News

Below are answers to some questions we have received about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), which is caused by SARS-CoV-2. The AVMA has additional information and resources available on at avma.org/coronavirus. This is a rapidly evolving situation and information will be updated as it becomes available. Q: Hong Kong’s Agriculture, Fisheries, and Conservation Department (AFCD) has indicated that a pet dog…

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Getting Your First Dog – New Owner Guide

By Pet Care

The idea of adding a dog to your family can be very exciting. You know from your friends who have dogs that these pets provide constant and loyal companionship and bring a lot of joy to daily life. However, having a dog is a major commitment, and you should really think through the implications. Your new canine friend will be…

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Is YOUR Diet Healthy for your Pets?

By Pet Health

Watching what you eat? Many of today’s most popular diets feature foods that are filled with additives, like sugar-free sweeteners, that may not be safe for pets, especially dogs and cats. If you regularly eat these types of products or if you are on a diet, make sure that you are not exposing your dog or cat to food items…

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Thinking about a Ferret as a pet?

By Pet Care

Ferrets make fantastic pets for the right household. These are particularly great companions for smaller dwellings or homes, but make sure that you have space for a cage to contain your new pet. The cage should be safe, secure, and measure at least 3’ wide x 2’ high to contain a growing ferret. Thinking about a Ferret as a pet?…

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7 Benefits of a Family Pet

By Pet Behavior

All kids love animals. Go on a quick safari through your child’s bedroom and count how many stuffed animal toys are lined up on the bed. Take a look in your kid’s storybooks and be reminded just how densely populated they are with imaginary critters. Note how many articles of clothing are decorated with animals – from frogs to pandas!…

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My Puppy Won’t Stop Crying

By Pet Behavior

Puppy training can be tough, especially when you are trying to adjust new pups to your family. It is natural for a new puppy to cry or whine as they adapt to their new environment; try to be patient and calm during this phase. Crate training, in particular, may seem frustrating with your puppy but know that the efforts will…

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Which Animals Qualify as Emotional Support Animals?

By Pet Behavior, Pet Care

Emotional support animals (ESAs) are common domestic animals that provide therapeutic support to certain individuals, including those who are disabled or elderly. An ESA provides companionship, affection, non-judgmental positive regard, and a focus in life. Most ESAs are dogs, but they can also be cats or other animals. For someone to be prescribed an ESA by a medical professional, they…

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Can I get Insurance for My Pets?

By Pet Care

It makes sense to consider insuring family members against health emergencies, but what about pets? Pet Insurance is an excellent buffer for crises, emergency care, and accidental injuries that can afflict dogs and cats during their lifetime. Pet health insurance typically helps cover the veterinary bill, ensuring your pet gets prompt, quality care quickly. Consider these common questions related to…

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What kind of exercise can you do with dogs in winter?

By Pet Care

It is important for pets to have some sort of physical activity, but winter weather may make it difficult to get outside as often. The key is to exercise with dogs; engage and entertain your pet while giving them a healthy workout. This little bit of added activity is good for them- as well as for you!  Try these exercises…

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Winter attire for dogs keeps them calm and comfortable

By Pet Care

If you have been considering a sweater or coat for your dog, but are reticent to be an owner that dresses their pets, know that there are many benefits to winter wear for dogs. In addition to keeping smaller breeds or older dogs warm in damp or chilly weather, the sensation of wearing clothes may calm and console a dog…

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