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DBCHS Pets of the Week, Jan. 9

Our featured pets for this week are Tanner and Bella.

Tanner is a very handsome 4-and-one-half-month-old Russian Blue mix kitten. He was a friendly stray that a nice lady rescued and brought to the humane society for his safety. Tanner has a calm disposition, especially for a kitten. He loves attention and sleeping on a warm blanket. Tanner is a precious fellow with a cute round face and bright eyes. What a wonderful addition he will make to most any family looking for a companion kitty!

Bella is a pretty 2-year-old Pit Bull mix. She has a lovely dark fawn coat, with black around her muzzle and eyes, and plenty of white markings to make her extra flashy. Bella was an owner surrender due to landlord issues. She has plenty of energy and loves to play with toys. Bella needs a home where she will be the only pet. Come and meet this affectionate and happy girl and see if she is your perfect match.

              Bella

         Tanner

Welcome to 2019, here are several New Year resolutions for pet owners. Establish a regular grooming routine for your pet. Daily brushing will improve your pet’s coat and give you the chance to check for any changes, such as lumps or bumps that might need attention. Don’t forget to brush your pet’s teeth. It may take a little patience to train your pet to accept the brushing, but good dental health is very important. Remember to keep your pet’s bedding, toys and food and water bowls clean. Practice good preventive care with the help of your veterinarian. Annual check-ups and monthly heartworm and flea and tick prevention will improve your pet’s quality of life.

Make a resolution to spend more time to walk and play with your pet. This will strengthen the bond between you and your pet. Try and spend a few minutes each day teaching your pet something new. This prevents boredom and will increase your pet’s confidence. These are great ways to help keep your pet healthy and active throughout the year.

Low-cost, high-quality spay/neuter surgery is available for pet owners with low and fixed incomes. Call our Happy Paws Clinic today at (859) 691-1137 for an appointment. Please help control pet over-population by having your pet spayed or neutered.