Helping Pets Adjust to Kids Going to School and What and How to Feed New Pets


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Dr Ruth Ann Lobos, lead veterinarian at Merrick Pet Care discusses how to help pets adjust when the kids go back to school, or anytime there’s a significant change in the household. She talks about how practice makes perfect.

Among the topics: The importance of structure, and both physical and mental exercise. Overall, our pets are under-exercised. And while this is all true for dogs, and also for cats too!

We also discuss the advantages of nosework for dogs.

Also discussed are what to feed and how to feed new pets, puppies/kittens or adults. Do you change the food? If so how do you go about that? And how to decide on a proper diet in the first place?

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