Happy New Year! It’s hard to believe that 2019 is already over. As we move on into 2020, many people are focusing on their goals for the coming year. We suspect that some of our canine buddies will spend a good chunk of 2020 trying to figure some things out. Read on as a Pasadena, MD vet lists some things Fido may try to sort out this year.
Whoever first noticed that dogs and cats can’t resist chasing the dot from a laser pointer is certainly responsible for keeping thousands—if not millions—of pets entertained. They’ve also created quite a bit of confusion among our furry pals!
A vacuum cleaner is a must for anyone with dogs, except perhaps those who don’t have carpets. Vacuuming regularly will remove fur and dander from your rugs, help keep fleas away, and fight bad odors. However, as far as Fido is concerned, the vacuum is a scary robot that makes the house smell weird.
Cats are rather confusing little furballs, so it really isn’t a huge surprise to find that dogs probably find them as purrplexing as we do. Fluffy uses a litterbox, voluntarily cleans herself, and hates car rides. Plus, she wags her tail when she’s angry. No wonder poor Fido is confused!
Man’s Best Friend has a very healthy appetite. Given the opportunity, Fido may very well sample everything and everything in your home. However, not all foods are safe for dogs. Be sure to stick to safe, suitable snacks! Also, keep treats to about 5 percent of your pup’s daily caloric intake. Ask your vet for more information.
Dogs seem to like feeling fresh and clean. However, they aren’t as fond of the process that gets them there. Sorry, buddy: it’s for your own good!
Fido loves to please his owners, and he’s never cuter than when he’s being praised for being good. Your pup will always enjoy finding out that he’s the good boy! Reward him with treats and praise when he is behaving properly.
As your Pasadena, MD vet clinic, we look forward to helping keep your pet healthy in 2020 and beyond. Call us anytime!