Animal Care

Touching lives and improving health through the power of therapy animals. Establishments where the boarding of animals is being carried on as a business are subject to the 1963 act, which requires such establishments to be licensed by the local council. For the purpose of this act the keeping of such establishments is defined as the carrying on at any premises, including a private dwelling, of a business of providing accommodation for other people’s cats and dogs.

Specially trained assistance dogs provide people who have physical and mental disabilities with the profound gift of independence. Assistance dogs are not classified as pets under the law, and they are allowed in public places where pets are prohibited. These dogs serve as the hands, ears, or eyes of their human partners and assist them by performing everyday tasks that would otherwise be difficult or impossible. Dogs may also detect changes in behavior, body language, or odor that precede seizures in their human partners, alerting them so that they may seek a safe environment.

Two of the most popular pets are dogs and catsA cat lover is known as an ailurophile and a dog lover is known as cynophilist. Other animals commonly kept include: rabbits , ferrets , pigs ; rodents , such as gerbils , hamsters , chinchillas , rats , and guinea pigs ; avian pets, such as parrots , passerines , and fowl ; reptile pets, such as turtles , lizards and snakes ; aquatic pets , such as fish , freshwater and saltwater snails, and frogs ; and arthropod pets, such as tarantulas and hermit crabs Small pets may be grouped together as pocket pets , while the equine and bovine group include the largest companion animals.

I was thinking about feral children, humans raised by wild animals. Wolves come to mind, because there are documented instances of children adopted and raised by wolves. Other animals have fostered human children as well. The lucky human is adopted and raised like one of their own, and the human in return adapts to their provider’s society, often at the cost of his or her own humanity.

It is our daily privilege to provide quality veterinary care to your dog, cat or other small animal pet with both compassion and competence. We hope to ensure a positive impact on our patients, clients, and the local community. Our services and facilities are designed to assist in routine preventive care for young, healthy pets, early detection and treatment of disease as your pet ages, and complete medical and surgical care as necessary during their lifetime.