A Bundle of Joy: Helpful Hints for Introducing Your Pet to Your New Baby

If you’re getting ready to bring home a new baby, chances are your life is full of planning for how to make this transition run as smoothly as possible. Amidst the birth planning, gathering all the essentials, and taking care of yourself, you may be wondering how your pets will adjust to a new baby as well. 

A new baby can be exciting for everyone, but for pets, it may also cause some anxiety. Pets are creatures of habit, and any change in their routine may be stressful for them. When it comes to this process, it’s smart to start early! Planning and preparation are key.

To that end, Fairview Veterinary Hospital has helpful hints for introducing your pets to your new baby. If you have any questions along the way, don’t hesitate to contact us

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Spring Safety for Pets

Our pets are often adventurous and playful, and we love that about them! But sometimes pets get into things they shouldn’t. As we spring into a new season, your team at Fairview Veterinary Hospital would like to touch on spring safety for pets. Below are some of our top tips for keeping your pet healthy and well, and avoiding a pet emergency.

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Planning Ahead for Fall Pet Safety

Practicing fall pet safety is a great keep your pet safe.Changing leaves, crisp breezes, and pumpkin-spiced everything are just a few of the reasons we love fall. Pets also enjoy the cooler temps and interesting smells in the air this time of year. But beware! Seasonal dangers can put them at risk. Fortunately, with our fall pet safety tips, you can keep their tails wagging and avoid an unwanted scare.

Halloween Hazards

The best way to enjoy Halloween with your pet is to make sure they stay safe! Continue…

Benefits of Microchipping Your Pet

Microchipping your pet helps a lost pet become a found pet! Even with the most diligent of owners, pet escapes can and do happen. All it takes is a gardener accidentally leaving the back gate open, or the front door being opened just enough for your pet to scoot through.

Statistics show that one in three pets will become lost at some point during their lifetime. And without identification, 90% will not return home. Those are some scary statistics! Microchipping your pet is not only easy, safe, and inexpensive, it also affords lost pets their best chance of being reunited with their owner.

How Does A Microchip Work?

A microchip is a rice-sized device that is implanted under your pet’s skin during their annual wellness exam. The microchip stores a unique ID number that can be used to retrieve your contact information if your pet is ever lost.

Once the microchip is placed, it is registered with the national pet recovery database with your contact information. If your pet is lost, any veterinary hospital, shelter, or rescue organization can scan your pet for the microchip, pull up the ID code, and call the microchip company, who then contacts you with your pet’s location.

Microchips work with radio frequency, so there are no moving parts or batteries. The radio frequency is only activated when a microchip scanner is waved over your pet’s body. Continue…