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Pet Tips from the Pros
Pet questions asked and answered.

by Staff

Thinking of adding a pet to the family:
Having a dog or cat should be a lifelong commitment. Think long and hard before you bring a new pet home. Can you afford vet bills—planned and unplanned? If you like to travel, can you afford to board your pet or hire a pet sitter? Pet ownership is like having a child—you cannot return them, but sadly too many pets are and that needs to change.
Le Ann Frost
All Dogs Poop

How to safely approach a dog:
Learning to read dog body language is important for children and adults. Always ask permission from the owner to pet a dog before approaching. Constant training establishes good, healthy relationships, helps set boundaries and is a key part of keeping dogs and people safe. Talk to children about the proper way to treat dogs.
Heidi Duffy
Camp Bow Wow Cherry Hill

Managing pet hair on furniture:
Looking for a simple way to pick up some of that dog hair? Use dryer sheets. They pick up loose dog hair on fabric like magic. Just rub a dryer sheet over your couch or wherever else pet hair collects and watch as it clings right to it.
Mike Rebecchi
Pet Check Urgent Care

Published (and copyrighted) in Suburban Family Magazine, Volume 12, Issue 1 (April 2021).
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