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Pets and Puncture Wounds

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

A puncture wound is exactly what it sounds like. It’s an injury that is deeper than it is wide.  In pets, puncture wounds are often caused by bites or objects such as sticks, metal or glass. If your pets gets a puncture wound, check his overall health to see if it’s an emergency. Make sure that he’s not in shock, breathing heavily or bleeding profusely. Then take him to your veterinarian for an exam. Your pet may need a tetanus shot or rabies booster. Puncture wounds also need to  be kept clean so that they are free of infection. An abscess can form if the skin heals over the wounds sealing in an infection. So if the area is tender, smelly or oozing pus, call your veterinarian. Your pet may need antibiotics. Never try to administer any pet medication without the advice of a vet.

Remember, your pets count!

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Adopting Two Puppies

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

Adopting two puppies from the same litter or two dogs who are bonded together can be a great experience but it can also be a challenge. Two puppies will always mean twice the cost. Keep in mind that the average dog requires between $580 and $875 in care each year, depending on his size, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Multiply that figure by two and you have between up to $1,750 in annual costs. That’s not including the initial expenses you’ll face in the first year of ownership, which run between $784 and $968 per dog, according to the ASPCA Checkups and vaccinations are necessary but that means digging deeper in your pocket. Food will also cost you more.

Bonded dogs who are used to being around each other can become distressed when one is away. You may be able to control this situation if you give each dog a little time away from each other every day. Maybe let one of them outside or take one for a walk at a time.

Enough of the cons, adopting any animal is a wonderful thing to do and adopting two is even better. You’re giving two canine friends a chance at life and love instead of one.

Crate training two puppies will be easier since both will keep each other company. The same is true when they’re left home alone.

Most will recommend not adopting two puppies at once because the cons out weight the pros. If you do decide to adopt two, adopt one at a time. Allow the first pup to adjust to his new surroundings before introducing the second one.

Remember, your pets count!

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Giving a Child A Pet

Monday, April 1, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

Many times parents will not allow their children to have pets for one reason or another. Most of the time it’s because the child will become bored with the pet and the parents will end up taking care of it. There are all sorts of reasons for allowing a child to have a pet. Pets can ease a child’s loneliness. They can teach a child responsibility and also unconditional love. Pets can also teach a child lessons about birth and death. Pets can help children relate to other people in their lives. A child can also learn about the costs involved in owning a pet.

There are many reasons why pets are not only good for adults but are good for the children as well. So when your son or daughter, is inquiring about a pet or visits a local pet store wishing that they could own one of those cute little puppies or kittens in the cages, why not take them down to the local shelter and consider adopting a pet? You and your child won’t regret it.

Remember, your pets count!

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