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2018 can be the start of something good, not just for you, but also for your pet.  Here’s some simple things you can do for you and your pet to ring in the New Year.

  1. Yearly checkup – Both you and your pet can benefit from a medical once over.  Are all vaccines up-to-date?  What about yearly bloodwork and preventative tests?  Nobody really likes going to the doctor, including your pets, so get it over in January and relax the rest of the year.
  2. Dental checkup – Don’t forget those pearly whites.  Yearly cleaning and exams can prevent gum disease, tooth loss, and other health problems.  In addition, your pet also needs their teeth brushed daily to keep plaque and tartar away.  Start the New Year off right with clean breath and a bright smile.
  3. Exercise and Nutrition– Per the CDC, 69% of adults age 20 and over are overweight, and 50% of pets are also overweight per petMD.  Move a little more this year to help shed some unwanted pounds.  It can be as simple as daily walks with your dog and play sessions with your cat.  Make healthy food choices to give your body the right type of fuel, and give your pet an age-appropriate diet, using a measuring cup to make sure they’re not being overfed.
  4. Daily Grooming – Daily brushing has several benefits.  It cuts down on pet dander and hair in your home and on your clothes.  It distributes oil from your pet’s skin to their fur keeping it healthy and shiny.  Best of all, it’s a bonding activity with your pet.
  5. Pet Identification – This is extremely important for your cats and dogs, whether inside or outside pets.  Never say never.  Pets get out of houses and yards for many reasons.  Don’t be caught short on this simple fix.  First provide your pet with an ID tag on its collar with their name and your phone number.  If your pet is found, you can be immediately contacted by whoever finds it.  Second, because collars can fall off, get your pet microchipped.  It’s a permanent form of identification.  Research has shown when lost and stolen microchipped pets are found, they are returned at a higher rate than those without a microchip.  We microchip for only $20.
  6. Update Pet ID – Has your information changed – new phone number or new address?  Make sure your pet’s collar tags and microchip information are current.  If you don’t know your pet’s microchip number, come see us.  We will scan your pet FREE of charge and provide you the microchip number and company to call to update the information.
  7. Devote time to training – It’s important to reinforce basic obedience skills, as well as never being too late to teach an old dog a new trick.  Training provides mental stimulation and is an excellent bonding activity.

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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.

 

Please join us September 27 from 3:00-6:00 pm at Desert View Memorial Park in Victorville. We will have adoptions, vendors and a candle-lighting ceremony at 5:30 pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Humane Society will earn $15. for every purchase.

To order e-mail ddrover@qnet.com or call 909 331-2644

 

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