Did you know that President Teddy Roosevelt was the president with the most pets? See his list of pets with their great names below: • Guinea pigs: Admiral Dewey, Bishop Doane, Dr. Johnson, Father O’Grady, Fighting Bob Evans • Ponies: Algonquin & Fidelity • Hen: Baron Spreckle • Lizard: Bill – lizard • Manchester Terrier: Blackjack • Blue macaw: Eli Yale • Garter snake: Emily Spinach • Dogs (mixed breeds): Gem and Susan • Terriers: Jack and Peter • Bear: Jonathan Edwards • Piebald rat: Jonathan • Badger: Josiah • Pekingese: Manchu • Pig: Maude • Rabbit: Peter • Bull Terrier: Pete • Saint Bernard: Rollo • Rat Terrier: Skip • Chesapeake Bay Retriever: Sailor Boy • Cats: Tom Quartz and Slippers • Unknown names: A hyena, a barn owl & a one-legged rooster
Exercise is the most common New Year’s resolution for humans and there is no reason why it can’t be for your pet too! Indoor games can keep your pet active while giving them some quality one on one time. For dogs, try some new toys like a rope to play tug with. Fetch is also a great game to play indoors with small stuffed animals. To increase the activity level try tossing the toy up stairs (make sure the stairs have carpeting or a runner to prevent slipping). If your dog likes to chase, try attaching a stuffed animal to the end of a rope. Even though going outside is difficult this time of year, indoor open areas work well too. For cats try to mix up their toys and introduce some feathery or fur-like toys on “fishing poles” that will encourage stalking, leaping and pouncing- especially right before mealtime when your cat is hungry. Interactive toys are enjoyed by both dogs and cats especially ones that dispense treats!
We want to wish all of our staff, clients, patients, partners, vendors, neighbors and friends a happy and healthy New Year! 2014 is going to be great!
Turkey, duck or chicken bones are dangerous for pets. These bones can splinter and cause damage a great deal of damage to your pet’s mouth and digestive system
Holly and mistletoe are extremely poisonous when eaten. Poinsettias are not necessarily poisonous but its sap and leaves can cause gastric problems. To view a full list of plants that are problematic for pets, go to: http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control/toxic-and-non-toxic
Make sure that you clean up fallen pine needles around your tree regularly. If eaten, these needles can puncture your pet’s intestines. Make sure your tree is well secured for your pets, for people and for your delicate décor. You can anchor your tree to the wall, using strong cord or rope. Also, make sure that your pet can’t access the tree’s water
As you start to prepare for the holidays, think about your pets. Lean turkey meat is a good treat for a dog but like anything else, only in moderation. Too much turkey skin can give a dog painful Pancreatitis so it is best to just not give the dog any skin off the bird. When giving your dog turkey make sure there are no bones or bone splinters in the meat.
Bernville Pet Spa & Resort offers deluxe accommodations for your pet while you’re away, including boarding, grooming, and veterinary care. Whether you’ll be gone for the day, a week, or longer, Bernville Pet Spa & Resort is your pet’s home away from home. We offer 44 guest rooms – singles, doubles, and oversized condos – each with radiant heat in the winter and air conditioning in the summer to ensure the total comfort of your four-legged friend. To learn more, go to: http://www.bernvillepetspaandresort.com/