Welcome Home! Introducing Kids and Pets

When it comes to introducing kids and pets, patience is a virtue. It may be tempting to try and make them best friends right away, but you’ll avoid problems and stress all around by taking your time.

Once you’ve taken the plunge and have your new pet, how to make sure they are successfully introduced into your loving family? Take Maywood Veterinary Clinic’s tips for a successful meeting to heart, and you’ll be well on your way to a home of happy kids and pets (and parents!)

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A Not-So-Discerning Palate: Why Do Dogs Eat Poop?

Our best dog pals have some wonderful traits. They greet us at the door, show unconditional love, and are always ready to go for a run. But eating poop (and other gross things) is not one of the things we love about them!

The issue of poop-eating has certainly caused many a dog lover to make a face, yell, and get grossed out –and we can’t help but wonder why our dogs do it.

At The Maywood Veterinary Clinic, we’ve heard this question many times. We’ve seen our own dogs in action enough to be able to answer some of these questions. So let’s dive in and learn more about why dogs eat poop.

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Vaccines for Indoor Pets: Is My Pet At Risk?

“Why does my pet need vaccines if she’s indoors all the time?” This is a common question asked by pet owners to their veterinarians. It may seem like a waste of money, but in reality there are some very good reasons to make sure your indoor pets are protected from infectious diseases. And keeping them indoors does not necessarily eliminate your pet’s risk of disease.

Unfortunately, many pets don’t see their veterinarian on an annual basis. A vaccination program coupled with annual wellness visits is critical to their overall health and well-being. And because some infectious diseases can be spread to humans, Maywood Veterinary Clinic is certain that vaccinating your indoor pet is the best way to not only protect them, but your entire family as well.

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