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Hanford Veterinary Hospital Blog

The Whats, Whys, and Hows of Pet Socialization

Running golden retriever puppyAnimal lovers everywhere often find themselves concerned about the high number of former pets that wind up in animal shelters. How could it be that so many dogs and cats that once had a place to call home are surrendered to shelters each year?

While there are numerous reasons a dog or cat may find him or herself in a shelter, behavioral problems are commonly at the top of the list. It doesn’t have to be this way, however; proper socialization at a young age is a key ingredient in a calm and well-behaved pet who is easy to live with. Continue…

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