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Microchipping Your Pet || Each year, nearly 8 million animals end up in local shelters. Of those 8 million pets, data shows that less than 20 percent of lost dogs and less than 2 percent of missing cats are ever returned to their original owners. Thankfully, there are some useful tools available to help pet owners who have lost their pets find them again — including microchips. Read more: http://presidioway.com/index.php?newsletters=28237
Pets With Benefits || Have you ever noticed that you tend to feel better when you are around your pet? You are not alone. Recent studies show that nearly 50 percent of Americans find stress relief from their pets. Whether you own a dog, a cat or a lizard, pets offer companionship that can be greatly beneficial for your physical and mental health. Here are some of the many ways pets can help improve your overall quality of life. Read more: http://presidioway.com/index.php?newsletters=28028
How to Introduce Your Dog to Your Baby 1. Once the baby is born, send home a blanket or clothing item used by the baby and allow your dog to get used to the scent. 2. When you arrive home, greet your dog first (without the baby). Your dog has missed you and needs to give you a proper hello—prepare for licks, lots of tail wagging and some major excitement. Read more here: https://instagram.com/p/60GLW0yrXT/?taken-by=presidiowayveterinaryhospital
De-Skunking Your Dog Has your dog ever been sprayed by a skunk? Has he ever brought the stinky smell into your house? If so, you probably know just how difficult it is to remove that bad smell from your pet’s coat. As the weather warms up, your dog is undoubtedly spending more and more time outside. Whether you live in the country or the city, skunks are everywhere, and it’s likely your dog will encounter one. Read more here: http://presidioway.com/index.php?newsletters=27677
According to ASPCA, “Obesity is an extremely common problem in pets and, as with humans, can be detrimental to the health of a dog. The overweight pet has many added stresses upon his body and is at an increased risk of diabetes, liver problems and joint pain.” How do you help your beloved pet lose the weight? Consult with Presidio Way for a weight loss plan that meets your pet’s needs.
Summer is officially here! For humans, that means better beach days and much needed vacations, but for your animals, the warmer weather can be dangerous. Even the healthiest pets can suffer from dehydration and heat exhaustion, so it’s important to take proper precautions and protect your pets from overheating. By following a few simple steps, you can help keep your pets safe and comfortable all summer long. Continue reading: http://presidioway.com/index.php?newsletters=27533 #PresidioWay
Did you know that the popular Peace Lily is hazardous to your pet’s health? According to petpoisonhelpline.com, "Chewing or biting into the plant releases the crystals which penetrate tissue resulting in injury. When dogs or cats ingest peace lilies, clinical signs may be seen immediately & include pawing at face (secondary to oral pain), drooling, foaming, & vomiting." Clean up any leftover bits of the Peace Lily from your pet’s mouth & fur & call us if your pet experiences other difficulties.
When is Goopy Eye a Problem? Many dogs have thick eye discharge. Sometimes it is just in the morning; sometimes it has to do with a dog’s breed. Some breeds of dogs have eyes that sit differently in their skull, causing more discharge. And, sometimes, the goopy eye is a sign of a severe, chronic and painful condition called keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS). KCS is commonly called chronic dry eye. Continue reading on the website: http://presidioway.com/index.php?newsletters=27092
Inspired by Pinterest, a client built an external litter box for their 3 cats. The cats enter through a cat door installed in a linen closet door and then through another cat door into their garage. The hinged lid lifts for easy cleanup. The entire box is screened in for air circulation. The cats love it, the owners are happy, and the mess and smell are gone! #PresidioWay #catbox #garagecatbox #litterbox #geniusidea #hiddenlitterbox #cleanhouse #veterinarian #cats #kittylove #pets
#PetTip Regular care of the teeth and gums can dramatically extend your pet’s life. #PresidioWay #dentalhealth #teeth #pets #doglife #dogs #cats #catlife #veterinaryhospital #veterinarian #SanFrancisco #California #Wearefamily. #petcare #pettip #weloveanimals #pearlywhitepets #healthyteeth #makeanappointment