A Home For The Holidays: Adopting a Pet During The Holiday Season

Adopting a pet over the holiday beats buying a pet!

The thought of a new pet at any time of year is exciting, but there’s a special anticipation that comes with this idea during the holiday season. Surprising a friend, family member, or loved one with a bundle of furry joy can carry us away all too easily, but the surprise may backfire if we don’t adequately prepare for a gift of this magnitude.

What do you need to know when adopting a pet for the holidays? Stay tuned as Maywood Veterinary Clinic walks you through the basics.

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What AAHA Accreditation Means for Your Pet

By now, you’re probably aware of how passionate we are about animal health here at The Maywood Veterinary Clinic. We’re constantly looking for ways to better serve our clients, and our AAHA accreditation falls in line with that ongoing goal. We’re extremely proud of this esteemed designation and want to share more about the many benefits it offers you and your pet.

The Gold Standard

The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) was founded in 1933 with the purpose of creating a reputable accreditation program for veterinary hospitals in the United States and Canada. Unlike human hospitals where accreditation is mandatory, the process for veterinary care is strictly volunteer. Currently, only 12-15% of veterinary practices in North America are AAHA accredited.

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Exotic Pet Care: Understanding the Needs of Our Smallest Friends

Exotic pet care should include taking your exotic pet to the vet.Dogs and cats reign supreme as the world’s most popular pets, but, for some, our hearts belong to a smaller, more unusual subset of animal friends. Appreciated for their smaller size and many fascinating characteristics, exotic pets, such as lizards, snakes, birds, and rodents, have become more common in recent decades.

Like cats and dogs, exotic pets require proper nutrition, enrichment, and the right environment to thrive. The details of exotic pet care differ from those of traditional pets, but with owner education and commitment, we can provide these amazing animals with the best lives possible. Continue…