The human-animal bond is a special relationship shared between you and your pet. This bond influences behavior that become essential to both the owner’s and our pet’s well-being. Our furry friends do their part too. They stimulate exercise, encourage laughter, and promote social contact, which leads to an improved quality of life. The more enjoyable time you spend with our pets, the stronger the bond becomes.
There are a variety of ways to connect with your four-legged friends. One way is by understanding their needs. Clear communication prevents misunderstanding and confusion, which can be the enemy of relationships. Learn about your pet’s behavior, body language, and facial expressions. When you can recognize your pet’s behavior, it will be easy for you to remove your pet from situations that cause anxiety and stress, therefore keeping them safe. Once you can clearly read each other, your bond will only grow!
Overall, the bond we share with our pets has a significant impact on veterinary medicine, because, as veterinary medicine serves society, it satisfies both a human and animal need. Scheduling regular checkups for our pets is as important as providing exercise, a healthy diet, and daily play. Remember, our pets reflect who we are!
Join us in celebrating the 36th anniversary of National Pet Week! This special week was created in 1981 by the American Veterinary Medical Association and is historically celebrated the first week of May. During National Pet Week, we celebrate the loving bonds we share with our pets and encourage responsible pet ownership.
7 Things You Can Do to Keep Your Pet Healthy
Keep your pet at a healthy weight.
Exercise your pet.
Feed your pet a balanced, nutritious diet.
Have your veterinarian examine your pet at least once a year to make sure your pet is healthy and to help detect problems earlier.
Vaccinate your pet against potentially deadly diseases such as distemper, parvo, panleukopenia and rabies.
Keep your pet free of parasites (fleas and ticks, heartworm, etc.) – consult your veterinarian for the best product for your pet.
Spay or neuter your pet.
Are you looking for your next home and bringing your wonderful fur-friends with you? Below are all the open houses this weekend in Plano! You can check out the entire showcase of opens right here! We also have our mobile app that you can take on the road with you as well!