Will Your Pet Get an "A-plus" from the Veterinarian?
Once you've gotten the "dog days of summer" or a happy holiday season behind you, it's time for many individuals and families in the Virginia Beach area to go into "back to school mode." The change in routine means that some new items need to be added to the calendar - for you and for your pet. But with a little smart planning, both you and your pets will make the transition like champs.
Some of your pet's issues might be psychological, not physical. If your dog or cat suddenly finds itself the sole occupant of an empty house after receiving extra attention at vacation time, it can feel unsettled and confused. Dogs in particular may feel abandoned by their owners. Make sure you schedule regular playtime with your pet when you come home every day. You might also keep quiet music or even your own pre-recorded voice playing in the background.
Why Back to School Means Back to the Veterinary Clinic
Re-establishing a pet-friendly routine during the school months also means keeping up with your pet's vaccinations. As you prepare your kids for the new semester, take a moment to prepare your pet for another six months of health. Pets should receive regular examinations and any necessary vaccinations twice a year, so put a trip to your favorite Virginia Beach veterinarian on your list of "back to school" things to do. (Yes, even pets have to pass exams!)
At Birdneck Animal Hospital, we make sure that your pet gets an "A-plus." In addition to vaccinating against common illnesses and dealing with flea and tick problems, we give your pet a comprehensive examination from the eyes, ears and coat to internal organs, vital signs and neuromuscular responses. Then we hand you a report card that details your pet's health status and provides helpful information on medications and follow-up treatment.
Make the next semester a great one for humans and pets alike.
What activities did you and your pet get up to this summer?