Posts in Category: Pet Rescue & Adoption
The thought of adopting a pet at any time of year is exciting, but when it comes to the holidays, we can become almost giddy with the anticipation of bringing home a new bundle of joy. Surprising our significant other, child, or family member with a new pet can easily carry us away, but the idea may backfire without proper planning.
In fact, studies show that many animals are re-homed, abandoned, or returned to shelters each year after the holidays, a trend no one wants to be a part of. Keep reading to learn about adopting a pet for the holidays and what you can do to make sure your new pet’s home is a forever home.Continue…
When it comes to introducing a new pet to your existing pets, patience is a virtue. It can be tempting to try and make them a member of the family immediately, but you’ll avoid problems and stress all around by taking your time.
How to go about introducing a new pet? Take our tips for a successful meeting to heart, and you’ll all be well on your way to a home of happy pets (and pet parents!).Continue…
As a pet owner, the only thing scarier than the thought of losing your pet is the fear that you’ll never find them. This fear is based in reality. Of the estimated 8 million pets who wind up in shelters each year, less than 30% of dogs and 5% of cats are ever reunited with their original families.
Fortunately, there is something you can do to improve the odds of a happy reunion: pet microchipping! Having your pet microchipped is the best insurance against a broken heart. The team at Huntington Veterinary Hospital is excited to share more about the benefits of this wonderful technology!
Spaying or neutering your pet is often a part of responsible pet ownership. These are surgical procedures and require general anesthesia, causing them to not be without cost.
Many low-cost spay and neuter facilities exist to defray some of the financial factors involved with sterilizing a pet. This doesn’t mean, though, that these facilities are the best option for your pet’s health and well-being. Choosing a reputable, skilled veterinarian is the best choice for those who want quality care for their furry loved ones.
Huntington Veterinary Hospital has your pet’s best interest at heart. We want to demonstrate why choosing expertise over cost is the right choice for you and your pet.