It is that time of year again when many of us start to feel the cold temperatures getting us down and we need to get away for a holiday. Maybe you even have a time-share or condo, and are one of the many thousands of Canadians who head south to avoid the long Canadian winters. Many travelers also have four-legged family members to think of when planning a vacation. Here are a few tips to consider when making your own travel plans in order to make sure your pet is well cared for while you’re away.
Information, Tips, and Advice for Pet Wellness.
It is getting to be that time of year again when we start to plan ahead for the holidays. We plan our gift list, decorations, meal plans and recipes. Maybe we even start to plan who is coming to stay or if we are going to travel. When making plans this year, it is also really important consider the needs of our furry friends so they can have a safe and happy holiday too. Just like Santa who has a list and checks it twice, this is a short list of friendly reminders to keep your pet healthy this holiday season.
At Erin Ridge Veterinary Centre we recommend yearly pet health evaluations, even if everything seems to be “going fine “ at home. Cats and dogs are just like us in that changes in their physical health occur gradually, often without any obvious signs of illness. The veterinary staff at Erin Ridge Veterinary Centre recommend that every pet has a complete physical examination performed at least once a year, with additional diagnostic tests such as a Complete Blood Count, Serum Biochemistry, and Urinalysis completed on a regular basis.