Oh, the weather outside is frightful - and Fido’s behavior isn’t so delightful. They say that a tired dog is a good dog, and there’s a lot of truth in this! When they are stimulated both physically and mentally, undesired behaviors (e.g. destructive chewing, barking, digging in the trash, eliminating inside, etc.) are curbed. Their health, of course, also improves as exercise keeps weight in check and hearts healthy. When they’re not… well, you start to see a lot of issues.
Thousands of animals live in shelters across North Carolina, and their numbers only swelled after Hurricane Florence hit with a vengeance. The folks who work at these facilities are driven by compassionate hearts and the desire to give cats, dogs, and other critters a new chance at life. They rely on their communities for the resources they need to properly care for animals. What can you do to help out?
Thanks to improved medical care and nutrition, our pets are living longer and healthier than ever! As our pets age, they become more likely to develop arthritis and age related diseases. The best thing you can do for your older pet is to take a proactive role in their pets health care.