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Posted on 10-11-2016

Adopt a Dog Month in Parrish FLCelebrate Adopt a dog month by adopting from a shelter. Dr. Nina's Animal Hospital is the trusted Parrish FL veterinarian for spay & neuter, pet wellness

October is Adopt a Dog Month in Parrish FL! With dogs in the local shelters and on the streets, Adopt a Dog month encourages local families to take a dog in need into their home. It's estimated that 3-4 million animals are euthanized in shelters every year, but you can help reduce this tragic number by adopting a dog, or doing your part to prevent more animals from entering the shelter.

Celebrating Dog Adoption Month

There are many ways that you can celebrate dog adoption month! Below are just a few:

  • Adopt a dog from a local shelter. Dog adoption is more than a good deed: it's satisfying and fulfilling as well. Your new dog will be your faithful animal companion for years to come. Taking a new dog into your home helps bring happiness to the dog and to you.
  • Spay or neuter your dog. Spaying and neutering helps keep animals out of shelters by preventing unwanted pet pregnancies. Spaying and neutering also helps protect your dog by lowering his or her risk of illness and disease later in life.
  • Register your dog. Dog registration is important. Your dog's collar and tags will help identify your dog if he or she is ever separated from you.
  • Microchip your dog. Microchipping helps reunite families! At Dr. Nina's Animal Hospital, we microchip the animals of Sarasota FL and Parrish FL to help ensure that our patients are found after getting lost.

Healthcare for Your Newly Adopted Dog

If you do adopt a dog, one of the first things that you'll want to do is take your dog to the vet. At Dr. Nina's Animal Hospital, we see newly adopted dogs on a regular basis. At your pet's first visit to our clinic, we'll check your pet's ears, eyes, skin, coat, gums, teeth and so on. We'll test your pet's blood and feces, listen to your pet's breathing and check your pet for signs of illness or disease. If your dog needs any vaccines, we'll give your pet shots.

If your pet checks out, he or she will need to return to see the veterinarian on an annual basis. In addition to wellness exams, we perform the following services for pets:

  • Parasite prevention. Fleas, ticks, heartworm and other parasites can put your dog in danger. We'll help protect your dog from these pests.
  • Vaccinations. Even after your pet is fully vaccinated, he or she will need regular booster shots. This will help your pet avoid common illnesses and diseases.
  • Dental care. Pets need to get their teeth cleaned just like people. We provide dental examinations, cleanings, tooth extractions and more.

Contact Us For Quality Veterinary Care in Parrish and Sarasota

Dr. Nina's Animal Hospital is your source for quality veterinary care in Parrish and Sarasota FL. Call us for an appointment after adopting your new dog at (941) 366-1222.

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