It’s the time of year parents are doing their happy dance as their kiddies head back to school.  Pets, on the other hand, can have a hard time adjusting to the long hours alone resulting in depression and undesirable behavior like barking, howling, whining, accidents and chewing things up.  Here’s a few tips to help transition your pet to a new back to school schedule.

  1. Adjust routine:  Pets really are creatures of habit.  They’ve had lots of attention during the summer months, so instead of making them go cold turkey without you, transition them into your school routine – specific feeding, exercise and playtime – a couple of weeks prior, giving your pet time to adjust.
  2. Exercise:  A tired dog is a happy dog, also applies to cats.  Spend time morning or evening playing with or walking your pet.  Not only is it quality time together, but it’s also physically beneficial.
  3. Interactive toys:  Give your pet puzzle toys that dispense treats or toys that make your pet work at getting to the treats inside.  Both will keep your pet mentally stimulated.
  4. Happy departure:  Make your departure a happy time by giving your pet a special toy or treat.
  5. Safe haven:  Create a place your pet feel safe while you’re gone.
  6. Backpack and lunchbox dangers:  Your child’s backpack and lunchbox can be hazardous to your pet’s health.  Any medications, inhalers, gum with xylitol, and food, such as grapes, chocolate, and raisins are toxic to pets.  Keep backpacks and lunchboxes in a place your pet cannot reach.

Hopefully back to school will be a happy time for your pets too!

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June 21st 2018

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Upcoming Events

Cruise Nights are back at Burgerlicious in Apple Valley on Friday, starting April 13 from 5pm to 8pm. Thanks to the Route 103.1 FM, the BCC (Burgerlicious Critter Crue) and Rod French, the monthly car show will be filling the parking lots of Burgerlicious, 21044 Bear Valley Road and adjacent Town & County Tire with pre-1976 and specialty vehicles. Dog adoptions, music by the Route 103.1 FM, prizes and trophies are part of the fun. No dog adoption coupons or promo codes accepted at this event. Cruise Nights will be held the second Friday of every month through October 12. Join us for this family fun event. All proceeds benefit VVAPL Humane Society.

Valley Hi Honda is sponsoring a PETacular Extravaganza on Saturday, June 16 in partnership with VVAPL Humane Society. The event will include pet adoptions and microchipping from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Valley Hi Honda located at 15710 Valley Park Lane in Victorville. The first 35 pets will receive microchips FREE of charge. Microchips are $10 after the FREE microchips are given out. Kittens will be available for adoption FREE of charge, which includes spay/neuter, vaccines and a microchip. Adoptions are restricted to one per household. Dogs, 4 months and older, will be available for adoption for only $25, which includes spay/neuter, vaccines and a microchip. Look for VVAPL Humane Society’s Mobile Adoption Vehicle for the PETacular Extravaganza happenings. For more information, contact VVAPL at (760) 247-2102.





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