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How to keep your pet healthy


Everyone wants to show off their pets, but you should also want to show off a healthy one. And that is the key word…keeping them in good health to void too many visits to the vet.

The ASPCA says…

  • Brush their teeth. If that is neglected, they can have the same problems as humans, such as tartar, gingivitis, even loose and infected teeth.
  • Put down the cigarettes and avoid puffing around your pets. Second hand smoke can lead to asthma, bronchitis, oral, nasal, or lung cancer.
  • Spay or neuter. This helps prevent uterine, ovarian, and testicular cancer. Local shelters offer low to no cost surgeries.
  • Schedule your pet's yearly exam as early protection. It is a lot more expensive to treat an illness you can have prevented.

Click here for Atlanta Humane Society's spay/neuter program. It's $35 and a complimentary microchip and rabies vaccination is included.



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