Every Summer, Hurricane Pet Safety Is a Top Priority

A scared looking dog stands in the water of a flashflood

While the national season for hurricanes occurs between June 1 and November 30, hurricanes and tropical storms typically hit New Jersey between mid-August and October 31st. Ranging from Category 1-5, we all know that hurricanes can be extremely destructive and even deadly when they make landfall.

Between high winds, storm surges and flooding, our coastal communities can face utter devastation. To prepare for the upcoming season, we recommend facing hurricane pet safety head-on.

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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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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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