Welcome to SEAACA's Veterinarian Information Series Drs. Corner
Pet ownership is a privilege. Having a fur member of your family will bring years of joy, friendship and companionship. There is also a responsibility in owning a pet. It goes beyond meeting their basic needs for shelter and nutrition.
It also requires attention to other important considerations including:
- Establishing an ongoing relationship with a Veterinarian to provide regular veterinary wellness exams and who will know your pet's medical history in the event of illness or injury
- Keeping permanent and accessible medical records, licensing information and shot history
- Keeping all vaccinations up to date as part of your pet's wellness plan
- Parasite prevention-ensuring all monthly preventive care is administered in a timely manner
- Ensuring proper nutrition for all life stages, breed and activity level
- Spay and neutering
- Exercise, training, behavior
- Dental care
- Pet identification (microchip with current registration information, identification tag, and current photograph)
Maximizing an animal's health and well-being requires basic preventative health care as well as providing for a safe environment free of hazards and toxins. It is important to maintain control of your pet outdoors and to keep them safe from being lost, injured by vehicles, or by other animals. Responsible pet ownership requires you to prevent your pet from harming other animals or humans plus being a good neighbor when it comes to barking or digging.
Adopting a dog or cat can be one of the most rewarding experiences life has to offer for both the owner and the animal. Friendship, loyalty and unconditional love are just a few of the wonderful experiences awaiting such a decision. SEAACA's Animal Care Center has wonderful animals just waiting for someone to take them home. Please visit "Buddy's Corner" or PetFinder Information, by clicking links on this page to find a new member for your family.