Touching lives and improving health through the power of therapy animals. Pet owners should also consider the possibility of emergency situations while overseas that could require rapid departure or shipping of a pet. Take time to think about the resources your pet(s) might need and consider options for sheltering them in-country as well as making plans for departure on short notice. The resource sheet below from the Overseas Briefing Center offers tips and topics to assist you in planning for emergency needs for your pet.
At Sacajawea we work together with you to keep your pet healthy and happy. We truly believe that prevention and a solid wellness program is the best medicine, and we will always strive to provide you with the latest information on preventing disease, slowing the aging process, and adding healthy years to your pet’s life. In addition to treating dogs and cats, Sacajawea Healthcare for Pets cares for birds, rabbits, rodents and ferrets. We understand how these exotic pets are also a part of the family.
While many people have kept many different species of animals in captivity over the course of human history, only a relative few have been kept long enough to be considered domesticated Other types of animals, notably monkeys , have never been domesticated but are still sold and kept as pets. There are also inanimate objects that have been kept as “pets”, either as a form of a game or humorously (e.g. the Pet Rock or Chia Pet ).
Contrary to myth, PETA does not want to confiscate animals who are well cared for and set them free.â€ What we want is for the population of dogs and cats to be reduced through spaying and neutering and for people to adopt animals (preferably two so that they can keep each other company when their human companions aren’t home) from pounds or animal shelters â€”never from pet shops or breedersâ€”thereby reducing suffering in the world.
You’ll also want to consider where you live, how much space you have, and what your lifestyle is. For example, very active dogs may not do well confined to a small apartment or living in a big city, unless you are thoroughly committed to providing your dog with plenty of exercise. All dogs should have at least one walk a day outside their home turf, but some dogs need much more. If you are a fairly sedentary person, you probably want to find a dog (perhaps an older dog) who doesn’t require that much activity. Keep in mind that not all small dogs are less active and not all large dogs need a great deal of exercise. You’ll want to learn more about the traits of the dog you’re thinking about getting, even if he or she is a mixed breed, to see if you are compatible.