lady with happy cats and dogs at home.

Our precious pooches enrich our lives in so many ways, from smothering us with slobbery kisses to sharing cuddles with us on the couch. Being responsible dog owners is the best way to show them your love back.

September is Responsible Dog Ownership Month, and our team at BEEVET Animal Hospital is here with some great ways to practice responsible dog ownership and celebrate your favorite canine companion all year long. 

Stay Current on Your Pup’s Preventive Veterinary Care

Keeping up with your dog’s preventive veterinary care is the gift that keeps on giving. When you treat your pet to routine examinations, vaccines, parasite prevention, and appropriate diagnostic tests, you give your dog the best chance at a long, happy, healthy life.

Maintain That Megawatt Smile

Hand in hand with preventive veterinary care is dental care for dogs. Your dog’s BEEVET doctor will make recommendations regarding the timing of professional dental cleanings at your pup’s preventive care visit. Keeping gum bacteria at bay is crucial to preventing serious health problems down the line.

Serve Up Healthy Nutrition for Dogs

Feeding your dog a balanced, nutrient-rich diet formulated for his stage of life can greatly increase your dog’s overall health and wellbeing. Tailoring your dog’s diet to suit his age, weight, and activity level is key, and we are happy to provide nutritional counseling and make recommendations during your dog’s wellness appointment. 

Provide Enough Exercise for Dogs

Being a responsible dog owner means providing your pooch with the proper amount of exercise. Some dogs are happy with a leisurely stroll, but some need vigorous physical activity, such as swimming or agility courses, to keep them in tip-top shape. This month, try some new activities with your dog to discover a new form of exercise for dogs that will keep your pet’s tail wagging all year long.

Pamper Your Pooch With Proper Grooming

Grooming for dogs does more than just keep them Instagram ready; pet grooming is essential for a dog’s overall health, and here are some reasons why:

  • Regular brushing protects your dog’s fur from painful matting.
  • Regular bathing keeps your dog’s skin and fur clean and gives you (or your groomer) a chance to check for unusual lumps and bumps as well as fleas and ticks.
  • Clean ears are more likely to remain infection-free.
  • Regular nail trims help your dog walk comfortably and prevent painful overgrown nails.

Celebrate the Bond You Have With Your Dog

Responsible Dog Ownership Month is a time to raise awareness for the dedication it takes to care for a dog, and we hope you’ll use this time to try new things, forge an even stronger bond, and create healthy new habits that you and your dog can enjoy together.

If you’re looking for quality veterinary care for dogs in Austin, BEEVET has you covered! Please contact us to schedule a wellness visit or if you have questions about our services.