The Dog Days of Summer: How to Raise Happy, Healthy and Safe Pets

media launch: Free Program:  “The Dog Days of Summer” How to Raise, Happy, Healthy and Safe Pets—Important Tips for Staying on Top of Your Pet’s Wellness, Sun Prairie Public Library, July 7, 6:30 pm.

Dr. Marty Greer is a wellspring of information in terms of preserving canines and cats completely happy and wholesome.

Besides being a veterinarian, she’s a lawyer, business chief, canine breeder (AKC Breeder of Merit), mom and grandmother. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in 1978, her DVM in 1981 from Iowa State University and her JD in 2010 from Marquette Law School. 

As an writer she not too long ago wrote, Your Pandemic Puppy—Finding and Raising a Well-Adjusted Dog During COVID-19.

At the Sun Prairie Public Library (Community Gathering Room), she’ll be sharing tips about preserving pets completely happy and wholesome. Bring your pet-related questions for dialogue after this system.

Dr. Greer and her husband, Dr. Dan Griffiths, a fellow veterinarian, have been practising veterinarians for 40 years. They additionally personal Nature’s Preserve Pet Care in Sun Prairie, Veterinary Village, Lomira, and the brand new Checkout Drive Thru Clinic in Sun Prairie. www.checkoutvet.com.

Dr. Greer’s speak will embody the significance of vaccinations, good dental well being, selecting a pet, and pet socializing tips.

On socialization, she famous, “Select a pet with the breed genetics, skill set, age, and activity level that is most likely to fit your lifestyle. Teach them to accept a leash and collar or harness, a crate, and transportation. Training classes are essential during socialization.”

Stay updated on pet vaccinations.  “Keep your pet’s rabies vaccinations current,” she mentioned. “All first rabies vaccines are only good for 1 year. Some boosters may be good for 1 year, while others may last 3 years, based on the species of the pet, the type of vaccine used, and the municipality where the pet lives.” 

She will talk about what to search for in case your pet has been uncovered to ticks and what you are able to do to stop canine bites as a pet proprietor or once you meet an unfamiliar canine.

When you’re cuddling your canine or cat have you ever observed they’ve a sour-like breath that doesn’t go away? “Don’t shrug this off,” mentioned Dr. Greer. “Your pet’s bad breath may be a sign of a serious illness.”

If your pet has unhealthy breath or stained enamel, it’s time to seek out the trigger. Regular dental exams are an vital a part of your pet’s general well being and wellness.

As a veterinarian, who spends her life with canines and cats, she comes into contact with pets that will chew sometimes extra usually than these in different professions. 

She mentioned, “Pets bite and/or scratch for a variety of reason such as being scared, sick, overly aroused, injured, startled, threatened, stressed, or protective.” During her speak she is going to talk about chew prevention tips.

The Checkout Veterinary Clinic in Sun Prairie (throughout from Woodman’s in Prairie Lakes) was designed to alleviate concern and nervousness in pets and their house owners.

Gone are the times when cat or canine house owners introduced their pets into the veterinary clinic ready room solely to attend, then transfer once more into an examination room, and at last after one other wait, see the veterinary assistant and later, the veterinarian. 

The new Prairie Lakes clinic was set as much as present wellness exams and vaccinations (together with rabies), microchips, heartworm and different blood checks and different companies. You can keep in your automobile and watch your cat or canine’s examination by way of massive glass home windows or come into the examination room just a few ft away.

For ease in accessing companies, Greer added, “We can vaccinate in the car, in the bay or in one our attached exam rooms.”

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