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Celebrating the Many Ways Pets Help Kids With Disabilities

The benefits of pet ownership are well known. From reducing isolation to lowering blood pressure, from encouraging independence to elevating mood, the animals in our lives have a direct impact on our happiness and longevity. Similarly, pets help kids with disabilities by simply being there for them.

However, the mere presence of a calm, loving animal at home can do so much more to add to a child’s quality of life.


The Gift That Keeps on Giving: Giving Back to Pets

What is better than volunteering or giving back in some way? Giving back to pets and animals, of course! Hanford Veterinary Hospital knows how good it feels to lend a helping hand. Read on to learn about some of our favorite ways to help out in our community.

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The best part about giving back to pets and animals is that literally anyone can do it. It doesn’t take anything special to make an impact in the world at all. There are many different ways you can help out. Consider:

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Tips and Tricks: Helping Your Cat Take Medication

Pet owner giving his cat a pill/tabletWhen it comes to administering medication, there’s no more formidable opponent than the family cat. For many, the idea of easily helping a cat take medication seems like a big myth.

Because you never know when your feline may require medication, learning how to safely deliver medicine to your pet is essential. With a few tips, you can forego all the towels and other claw defenses and ease your cat into the routine. Continue…

Kids And Pets: Age Appropriate Pet Care

Super dog in outdoor fieldChildren are innately curious about animals. If your family doesn’t have a pet, or even if you do, chances are that, at some point, your children have asked (begged, pleaded, cajoled…you get the picture) for a new pet.

It’s hard to resist all that begging, but there are many things to take into consideration before deciding to adopt a family pet; your child’s age, his or her temperament and maturity level, the amount of time you are willing to put into teaching your child about pet care, and of course, which type of pet is right for your child? Continue…

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