Pets Are Good For Kids

If your kids are like most kids, they may be begging you to adopt a family pet. Pets are a great idea for kids. There are some reasons why you may want to put off adopting a pet or you may feel your family cannot afford to take care of a pet. Most families however, can find a pet that they can afford. Here are some of the benefits kids get from pets: Developing Nurturing Kids Pets that you can interact with like a dog…

Socializing for Dogs

It is much easier to socialize dogs when they are puppies than it is to retrain them when they’re adults.  Dogs who are allowed to interact with as many people and pets as they can are usually socialized fairly well if it is done the right way. Tips To Socializing Dogs Puppies who are encouraged to meet people and other dogs on their own terms are brought up to enjoy social interaction better then other dogs.  It is important to take small steps when socializing…

Frequently Asked Questions About Pets Care

Your veterinarian in Lexington, Locust Trace Veterinary Clinic can answer your pet care questions.  They are trained in all aspects of animal care and familiar with most of the products on the market and how to use them.  Here are a few of the common questions people ask their veterinarians. Questions About Pets Teeth Dental Care is a huge concern for your pets and a priority at your Lexington Veterinarian clinic.  Small Pets especially in the Rodent family require special teeth care.  Not having proper…

How Dogs Nutritional Needs Change

You wouldn’t feed a newborn baby the same things you eat. The same thing applies to dogs! Depending upon the stage in life, a dog’s nutritional needs will vary accordingly. Puppies have specific nutritional requirements from an adult to a reproducing dog and even older dogs. As an owner, you have to consider these changes and adjust the diet accordingly. Understanding the basics of their diet is the first thing to consider. All dogs have to have the proper amount of protein, fatty acids, minerals,…

Pet Neutering in Lexington Kentucky

Introduction to Neutering in Lexington Before examining the case for neutering pets, it is important to ensure that the concepts under discussion are understood. For starters, neutering is sometimes used in lieu of castrating to mean removing both testicles to ensure that a male animal is no longer capable of siring offspring. In contrast, spaying means removing both ovaries plus the uterus to ensure that a female animal can no longer bear offspring. Please bear in mind that neutering is sometimes used in reference to…

4 Weird Habits of Pet Owners

Pet owners are said to be a “breed” of their own — sneaking people food under the table, baby talking the cat, and treating the dogs like a kid. Of course, it’s easy to get carried away with spoiling your furry friend and some of these habits can be counterproductive or even unhealthy for your pet. Here are 4 weird habits of pet owners and our take on them: Playing Dress Up People often dress their pets up in adorable costumes. During Halloween and Christmas…