How to help your pet adjust to back-to-school schedules
Wait! Didn’t summer just start? Back-to-school time is already here, and with so much preparation for the upcoming school year, it’s easy to forget giving your pets the extra care they need.
Keep in mind that pets get used to the extra attention they receive in the summer when family members are home more. If you can, try to ease your pet back into being alone during the day. Gradually increase the amount of time you leave your pet at home alone over a few weeks. If you don’t have time to do that, you can give treats when you leave so your pet associates being alone with good feelings, and you might also consider a doggy daycare option a few times a week.
Don’t let flea, tick, and heartworm medications lapse—once those pests get on your pet, it’s a short trip on the pet express to your home and family. Also, if it’s been over a year since your pet has seen the vet for an exam, schedule an appointment as soon as possible. Regular exams are vital to keeping your pet healthy because your vet is more likely to identify health issues before they become more serious problems.
If we can help with back-to-school season preventative care or refills on flea, tick and heartworm medications, give us a call!