Click here to learn to give cats fluidsDoes your cat need subcutaneous fluids but
administering them sounds like mission impossible?

Intestinal Diet Food

Some dogs can get stressed out when you leave them at a boarding clinic or get stressed just because you may
have been gone for a while — and have diarrhea. Having a can of I/D or intestinal diet from your vet can
always help in those situations.

Nail Trimming

Start doing nail trims on your cat or dog when they are young so they will get used to it . We all know that some animalsĀ are more traumatized by nail trims than others. These breeds or types of cats and dogs really need to start young and have it done often when they are small.

Spay and Neuter

Always spay and neuter your pets. If you can’t afford it, there is help out there. Just ask!


Does your cat have a huge tantrum when it’s time for a trip to the vet?

Feliway will save the day! Spray a towel with Feliway and place it in the cat’s carrier. Feliway can be purchased at Petsmart, Tomlinson’s or other reliable dealers. It produces a calming effect and can be used for cats that urinate outside the box as well. It takes 10 to 15 minutes for the calming effect to set in, but it’s good for the ride to the vet and will last through the whole vet exam.

Dog Socializing

All dogs need to be socialized as much as possible. Go on dog walks with other people or to dog parks with your dog.
If you are not sure how to do this properly, ask a professional to help.

Smells Like Home

When leaving your pet at a veterinary hospital, bring something like a towel, blanket, your old clothing, or a favorite toy to soothe the fear about being in a strange place. If your pet is there for a while, bring an extra bag of their own home-smelling products so that the kennel person can replace those items that get dirty after a few days with another batch of home-smelling products.