What Every Pet Owner Should Know About Zoonotic Disease

A dog kisses a man in the back of an SUV.

The fact that people can get really sick from animals is nothing new, but with globalization and human impact on the environment, zoonotic diseases continue to be a fairly significant threat. Zoonoses can include a wide-range of pathogens, such as bacteria, fungi, parasites, and of course, viruses. One of the many takeaways from the massive, worldwide coronavirus pandemic is that people are thinking differently about the spread of zoonotic disease and the ways we can keep safe from exposure and infection.  

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8 Frequently Reported Pet Behavior Problems

A smiling dog lies on its back on a bed.

Besides the fact that pets are the love of our life and have so many wonderful qualities, there are behaviors that… well, annoy us. 

Pet behavior problems are the overwhelming reason why many pets end up in shelters. Behaviors can range from mildly problematic to even dangerous, when there is aggression. 

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Post-Pandemic Planning: Helping Your Pet Adjust to the New Normal

If you and your family are about to return to work or other life obligations after the Stay at Home Order ends, it will be a big adjustment. Even though it will be good to return to a somewhat normal routine for us, the change can be a big adjustment for all.

You and your human family aren’t the only ones who will be dealing with the changes, though. Your pet may be feeling the tension of this transition and has had behavioral changes, such as clinginess or fear, every time you leave.

The team at Ten West Bird and Animal Hospital understands that the transition can be rough on your pet companion and want to give you some pointers on helping your pet adjust.

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