Minnesota Veterinary Hospital Blog
It's only early December and you may have already had your fill of holiday shopping. Fighting crowds and figuring out what to buy for your loved ones can definitely be stressful. Fortunately, choosing a gift for your dog, cat, or other household pet is easy. Our pets love us so much that any present we give them is perfect. This is especially true when it comes to giving our non-human family members the gift of our time.
If you’re traveling for Thanksgiving, Hanukah, or Christmas and can’t take your pet with you, it’s important to reserve a kennel now so you’re not left scrambling to find pet care before you leave. However, it’s just as essential to choose a boarding facility where your pet will feel comfortable and you can relax knowing that the staff is meeting his needs.
Millions of dogs end up in animal shelters every year, often through no fault of their own. Dog owners surrender them to for a variety of reasons, such as divorce, moving, or no longer being able to cope emotionally and financially with the responsibility of owning a pet. The owner may have died suddenly and no one in the family stepped forward to care for the dog. Dogs also get away from their families and can’t be reunited with them without proper identification.