With the holiday’s right around the corner, we may begin to think about what gifts to get for our family members. Most of us include our four legged family members as well!
The bond between humans and their pets is unmistakable. Since the domestication of dogs and cats, people have been drawn to them (and they to us). They have helped us in so many ways and expect little in return. They have hunted with us, kept vermin and pest away, served in the military and police, assisted the disabled, and faithfully remained our loyal companions. In turn, we care for them and maintain good quality of life. This is more than a fair trade. In fact, it is a downright bargain. How did the bond become so strong? What can we do to preserve and strengthen it?
Companionship is perhaps the most universal thing that pets give us, but this is only the beginning. Scientific evidence has proven that many health benefits come along with pet ownership. Pets help us relax, lower our blood pressure, and keep us active. Service and companion pets help with emotional or physical disabilities.
The bond we have with our pets begins the moment they come into our lives and never stops growing. However, there are ways to reinforce this bond throughout our pet’s life. It is as simple as routine grooming, playtime and exercise, and regular visits to your veterinarian to help keep your pet in tip top shape.
Seiler Animal Hospital is committed to helping you care for your pet. We want to see all pets live long healthy lives. Our goal is not only to provide the medical care needed but also to help strengthen the human-pet bond. In the month of October, we will be sponsoring a Pet Howl-o-Ween photo contest! In November, we will host a photo shoot where you and your four legged friends can get a picture with Santa! All proceeds will go to Toys for Tots! Stop in or call us at 954-491-1222 with any questions.
Happy Holidays from the Staff at Seiler Animal Hospital!
Courtesy of Douglas A. Thieme Seiler Animal Hospital 2650 NE 57th Street Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
Jenna Stregoski, RVT.