Pet Products 2017-09-15T21:34:52+00:00

Pet Products

At Cypress St. Animal Hospital, we believe that taking preventive measures is the best way to ensure the health and happiness of your pet. It might take some extra work, but it’s still a better choice than having to treat the medical issues only when they arise. It’s never a pleasurable experience for your pet, so it might be a good idea to try out some of the preventive products we have for sale. We can recommend the precise products necessary to maintain the health of your pet, so we can all decide which ones you should use after any regular check-up.

Heartworm & Flea Prevention Products

While fleas are very annoying, heartworm is even worse, as its presence in your pet’s body can even be fatal. Luckily, preventive products are available to take care of both of these problems at once. In addition to the extra relief your pet receives by not having to endure the itchiness and discomfort, you can be sure that they won’t catch a heartworm from a mosquito bite (which is very common even in house pets), preventing a wide range of serious diseases in the future.

Pet Dental Prevention Products

Dental care is very important for both dogs and cats, as it prevents cavities, gum diseases, and bad breath, the first two of which can cause great pain for your pet. Our range of pet oral hygiene products includes all kinds of toothbrushes, toothpastes, sprays, treats, and other types of items necessary to ensure perfect oral health. Even better, most of our merchandise comes in flavors that your pets are definitely going to love, including beef, chicken, and malt.

Joint & Bone Health Products

Healthy joints and bones are essential for any pet, as they love playing and running around as much as you do, and difficulty in moving can cause low morale and anxiety in addition to pain. To ensure the flexibility and easiness of movement for your pet, there are a selection of special food supplements which contain all the necessary elements to maintain healthy joints and bones. The minerals your pet is getting with their food might not be enough for that, but a consultation by a professional veterinarian might be necessary to determine what kinds of supplements are needed in any particular case.

What To Think About Before Adopting A Pet

Pets are a popular companion and they’re hard to say no to especially when they’re small and cute, but saying yes to a pet means saying yes forever. Unfortunately, because people make wrong decisions many pets suffer from inadequate care and neglect. Pet ownership is a serious commitment that should never be entered into on a whim. Before choosing to own a pet, please make sure that you do your homework and understand the responsibility.

 

Can You Afford a Pet?

Food is only one small part of the financial responsibility of having a pet. If you adopt a puppy or kitten, they will need to be spayed/neutered, and immunized to protect them from diseases. You should also put some money towards a pet fund in case of unexpected emergencies. This will become important especially as your pet gets older. One way to negate the cost of these bills is to get pet insurance but even that is an extra cost so set money aside each month exclusively for your pet.

 

Are you Capable of Meeting a Pet’s Needs?

Adopting a pet is similar to taking care of a child. You are taking in a living, breathing animal that will depend upon you for every single thing. One major difference between a baby and a pet is that a child usually becomes self-sufficient in adulthood, whereas a pet requires you to take care of it forever. You shouldn’t take this responsibility lightly.

If your children are begging you to get a dog or a cat, consider whether your family is ready to accept the responsibilities this brings. If not, perhaps you could ease them into pet ownership with a fish or a hamster. These pets still require care and feeding, but the responsibilities are less involved and you can think of them as training for more responsibility. If your children do well, perhaps you can consider a larger animal. Before you decide on a pet, do your research to find out if the pet you’re thinking about adopting is right for your family, lifestyle, and schedule.

 

Do You Have Time to Spend with your Pet?

Before adopting any potential pet, you need to understand what it takes to keep the animal safe, healthy and happy. You need to know what its habits, tendencies and social behaviours are, and whether or not they will mesh with your everyday life. If you’re ready to adopt a dog, you need to research the different breeds to make sure you select one that’s a good fit for your family and your lifestyle.

Animals need interaction, companionship and love every bit as much, if not more, than food and water. These are the things that feed its soul, and although they may not be as obvious as a lack of food, going without these emotional needs does a pet just as much harm.

Responsible pet ownership means never adopting an animal during times of major stress or life changes. It also means that when these things invariably occur, we need to find ways to help our pets have stability. Depending on the circumstances, that might mean enlisting the aid of family or friends, dog walkers, pet sitters or a doggie daycare facility.

 

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