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NOW TREATING Common Illnesses

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At this time, we do not offer veterinary care for injured or extremely ill pets, nor do we provide spaying or neutering services.

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Celebrating Responsible Dog Ownership Day

(September 8, 2023)

This Saturday, we are celebrating Responsible Dog Ownership Day! This day is a reminder that being a dog parent is not just about cuddles and playtime; it comes with significant responsibilities.

Responsible dog ownership goes beyond just providing food and shelter. It’s about creating a safe, loving, and nurturing environment for your furry friend.

Here are some ideas to help with being a responsible dog owner.

Proper Training:  Invest time in training your dog, teaching them basic commands, and socializing them with other dogs and people.

Healthcare:  Regular vet visits, vaccinations, and preventive care are essential to ensure your dog’s well-being. 

Exercise and Mental Stimulation: Dogs need both physical activity and mental stimulation to thrive. Regular walks, playtime, and puzzle toys can keep your dog happy and healthy.

Nutrition: Providing a balanced diet tailored to your dog’s age and size is crucial. Consult your vet for dietary recommendations.

Hygiene: Regular grooming, including brushing, bathing, and dental care, keeps your dog clean and comfortable.

Safety measures: Keep your dog safe by providing a secure fence, using a leash in public, and ensuring they have proper identification, such as a collar with an ID tag and a microchip.

Responsible Dog Ownership Day reminds us that our furry friends depend on us for their well-being and happiness. By responsibly adopting, training, and caring for dogs, we create a world where every dog can enjoy a loving home. Whether you’re already a dog parent or considering bringing a pup into your life, remember that being a responsible dog owner is a lifelong commitment that brings immeasurable joy and companionship.

To see all our available dogs, visit houstonspca.org/available-pets/

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