Ten Ways To Be A Better Pet Owner in 2013
- Have your pets spayed or neutered!
The Pawmetto Lifeline Spay/Neuter Clinic offers great pricing on surgeries. Call 803-465-9100 to schedule an appointment. Getting your pet altered prevents from adding to the pet overpopulation problem and it can solve some bad behaviors!
- Make sure your pet is up to date on vaccines.
Vaccines keep your pet healthy and keep you from having to pay costly vet bills. Pawmetto Lifeline offers affordable vaccines through our Care-A-Van mobile vaccine service and on Fridays (and the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of every month) through our Spay/Neuter Clinic. Check out www.careavansc.com or call 465-9100 for more information.
- Get your pet’s teeth cleaned.
Dental issues can cause major health problems for pets just like in humans. Pawmetto Lifeline’s Spay/Neuter Clinic offers affordable dental cleaning services for dogs. Call 465-9100 to schedule an appointment.
- Sponsor a rescue.
Each year 20,000 pets just like yours are surrendered to our two local municipal shelters. Unfortunately, 80% of those pets will be euthanized. By sponsoring a rescue you make it possible for us to save more lives. Donate now at http://pawmettolifeline.org/donate/.
- Work with your pet on learning something new.
The time that you spend together will be stimulating for both of you and help you to develop a closer relationship. Your pet will enjoy the satisfaction of having a new trick to show off, too!
- Make sure your pets get enough exercise.
Being overweight can cause many of the same problems in pets that it causes in humans. Helping your pet to stay in shape can help your pet live a better quality life for much longer!
- Brush your pet regularly.
Brushing your pet will keep your house cleaner because shedding will be contained. It also helps keep your pet’s coat shiny and healthy.
- Make sure your pet is playing with safe toys.
If your pet swallows a toy part it can cause a painful obstruction that is very expensive to fix and can be deadly.
- Give your pet flea and heartworm medication all year.
Heartworms are a threat to all pets – not just dogs. Fleas are also a problem year round in South Carolina. It is vital for your pet’s health to stay on these preventative medications. Pawmetto Lifeline offers affordable heartworm and flea preventative products through our Care-A-Van mobile vaccine service and at the Spay/Neuter Clinic.
- Plan for your pet’s future.
If something happens to you, then what will happen to your pet? Do you have a plan for who will take care of your pet? Pawmetto Lifeline can work with you to set up a gift to provide for the care of your pet. Contact us at 465-9150 about planned gifts to protect your pet’s welfare.
Pawmetto Lifeline would like to wish everyone the best of luck in 2013!