Good Dog! The Importance of Puppy Socialization Classes

puppy socializationLet’s face it, puppy antics are adorable. They want to explore the world with their mouths – chewing on everything in sight (including those new sandals). They love to yip it up all through the night, and they try to chase the household cat. Even when they make a mess, one look at their roly-poly bellies, and our hearts melt all over again.

Unfortunately, puppies don’t stay puppies for long, and some of the behaviors that might have once been endearing can quickly become exasperating. In fact, all dogs require socialization to help them navigate the world and remain at their best. To help you instill confidence and great behavior in your little bundle of fluff, the team at New Haven want to emphasize why puppy socialization and professional classes are so important.

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Protecting Your Pal from Indoor Pet Toxins

pet toxinsAs responsible pet owners, we do our best to keep our pets healthy and safe by providing them with a warm and loving home, wellness care, parasite protection, and all of the other intricacies of modern pet care. In our efforts to protect our pets from the dangers lurking outside the door, however, many of us overlook the potential for pet poisoning right inside our homes.

Take a moment to learn about the indoor pet toxins your furry friend is most likely to encounter, and how to protect him or her from accidental poisoning.

Indoor Pet Toxins 101

Many common items found in most homes, including chemicals, plants, and certain foods, can pose a serious threat to our pets. Take a good look around your home and remove or secure any of the following indoor pet toxins:

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Spring Has Sprung, and So Have Pet Parasites

springtime pet parasitesPet parasites can range from several inches long to microscopic, but don’t let size fool you! Sometimes the most formidable foes come in the smallest packages. Learn what you need to know to keep your furry friend safe against pet parasites as spring ensues.

The Usual Suspects

As the days get longer and the weather warmer, a few common pet parasites become a concern. Higher temperatures, more time outdoors, and damp weather all contribute to a perfect storm for many unwanted visitors.

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Pet Wellness: Why Prevention Means Everything

pet wellnessIt’s normal to procrastinate when it comes to scheduling our yearly physicals or biannual dental cleanings, even though we all know the importance of these preventive measures. Our pets also benefit just as much from their regularly scheduled wellness visits, and putting off their check-ups can have unfortunate consequences.

Pet wellness exams are about more than just another round of shots or a chance for us to see your pet’s sweet face (although both are important!). Every time we see your pet, we have the opportunity to catch any health problems that may be brewing, answer your questions regarding your pet’s health, and get to know both of you a little better.

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Welcome to Our Blog

Welcome to New Haven Pet Hospital’s new blog! Please hang tight while we work on our first post!