Bringing home a newborn baby is a whole new adventure for you and your family. There will be so many “firsts” in the years to come and lots of people waiting to meet your little one. But what about your dog meeting the baby for the first time? Introducing your dog to your newborn is a careful process that can start a beautiful lifelong bond. Here are some suggestions on how to navigate this first meeting, making it safe for you, your baby, and your pup.
According to the American Humane organization, each year, more than 500,000 pets are affected by house fires, with 1,000 house fires started by pets each year. It is important to remember your pets when considering your fire preparedness plan. Here are some tips to ensure your pet’s safety!
What do shelter dogs love more than eating dinner? Getting food, enrichment, mental stimulation and play all at the same time! Many shelters feed dogs out of food dispensing toys to accomplish just that. Sounds expensive? Not if you get creative and make the toys yourself.
National Animal Advocacy Day is observed on April 30 each year. A day to recognize a cause that is very close to our hearts! We know that you, our wonderful HSSLC supporters, are fighting for animals all year long, but this is the perfect time for all of us to pause and ask ourselves how we can make our work together even more effective. We have some tips on how to be the best, strongest voice for animals.
This charity golf tournament event was very important to us because it’s such a celebration of the importance of community, organizations, and emphasizes the generosity of our local businesses and their leaders. This tournament was made possible by many community partners but especially GL Homes.
Pets come with a myriad of physical and mental benefits. When you’re feeling down, your dog could be what you need to bring you back up. If you want to become a pet-owner, you should look into adoption. There are numerous pets out there looking for a loving, caring home. Take the first step today and learn more about the adoption process.
The HSSLC Enrichment program is designed to improve and enhance the mental lives of the dogs in our care. Many times dogs come into a shelter and become anxious or depressed. There is such a high energy level in the kennels that stresses some dogs out. Certain dog breeds also require a lot more exercise and attention than other breeds. If they aren’t able to get the needed exercise, this can lead to anxiousness or lashing out. This is why the Humane Society of St. Lucie County has decided to launch our NEW Enrichment Program.
Thousands of cats get adopted from shelters each year. These cats have found their forever homes with loving families. Many times these families would love to celebrate their cat’s birthdays but are unsure of when their birthday actually is. That was what lead to Catober 1st being deemed as the universal birthday for shelter/adopted cats.
International Homeless Animals Day is a day to spread awareness on pet overpopulation. There is an incredible overpopulation of dogs and cats worldwide, which leads to so many dogs and cats becoming homeless. This day is celebrated on the 3rd Saturday of August each year.
Dogust 1st is an opportunity to look into the world of these wonderful animals who are waiting for a family. This day we can return the unconditional love and adoration they give us and help find them a home that is full of the love they deserve. Find out ways to celebrate!
Fleas are the most common external parasites of dogs and cats. Adult fleas are most commonly found on their host (could be your pet) and the immature fleas are found in the pet’s close environment. Your animal isn’t likely to pick up fleas from coming into contact with a flea-infested animal but rather coming into contact with an infested environment. With warmer weather here, flea infestations are more common. If you have found one flea, that flea could have already laid up to 100,000 eggs. It is time to take action.
We are here to help you. Fleas can be kept at bay if you are readied with the best tips and techniques to drive them away.
Our veterinarian, Dr. Stanton, has been a licensed veterinarian for 14 years. He has years of experience in emergency medicine, soft tissue surgery, and critical care. He is excited to bring his level of skill to provide affordable care to animals in need.