This month reminds us of the responsibility that lies with us pet parents to look after the wellbeing of our animals, even if we don’t plan for illness, accidents and emergencies happen and we should always be prepared for these.
We should take steps to be proactive and make sure our dogs are fully vaccinated as advised by vets to avoid illness that can be so easily avoided. Vaccinations have continued to keep our pets safe and such as canine parvovirus and canine distemper, feline leukaemia, or equine tetanus, have been largely reduced – in some cases, nearly eliminated – by vaccination.
When getting a dog, it is sensible to protect them from any hazards, so we recommend removing or secure any potential choking hazards and any chemicals that could be toxic to animals.
A major telling sign that there is something wrong with your animal could be a change in behaviour, and you know your pet best, so if you experience any concerning behaviour changes make sure to contact your vet if you are unsure.
As a pet owners, their safety is our number one priority, so make sure to be aware of the risks and take precautions to protect your fur baby!