Animals have certainly earned their place as some of our most trusted confidants and allies, but many dogs provide their human companions with much, much more. In fact, service animals (typically dogs) are equipped with life-saving skills to help their handlers. These highly-trained animals are simply amazing at their jobs!
In 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law. As a result, state and local agencies, businesses, and nonprofit organizations were required to make reasonable modifications to accommodate – and even benefit – people with disabilities. Even establishments with strict “no pet” policies were no longer able to ban service animals. However, the ADA prohibits people from asking for proof of training or certification. Continue…
The team at 10 West Bird and Animal Hospital is excited to announce that our blog has been ranked #59 in Feedspot’s Top 100 Veterinary Blogs of 2018! We are honored and humbled to be ranked among the world’s most respected veterinary blogs, and hope to continue to meet that standard as we go forward with our blog in the years to come.
We are also humbled, of course, to have some of the world’s best blog readers. Thank you all for trusting us as a credible online source for pet health and ownership issues!
According to Feedspot, the criteria for ranking is based on:
- Google reputation and Google Search Ranking
- Influence and popularity on Facebook, Twitter, and other SM sites
- Quality and consistency of posts
- Feedspot’s editorial team and expert review
Again, we are excited to be included in this list and want to thank you all for inspiring us every day with your sweet pets and your commitment to their health and happiness.
September is Happy Cat Month! The brainchild of the Catalyst Council, this annual event seeks to raise awareness about the importance of cat health and happiness. There are many components of cat wellness, such as proper diet and disease prevention. Certainly, cats are healthier when these things are maintained, but do they make your pet happier? Absolutely!
For the first 7 years of a cat’s life, we recommend annual wellness exams. This allows us to stay on top of their general day-to-day health and helps key us into any age-related illnesses. We also love getting to know our patients over the years!
Vaccinations, parasite prevention, spaying/neutering, and microchipping are just a few of the early components of cat care. Continue…