We all know that Valentine’s Day is the day for lovers, and who loves you more than your pet! Even if you do not have a special human yet to spoil on the day, your pet pal can be your Valentine. Why not take your dog out for a run along a bush track stopping on the way back for a coffee for you and a Puppuccino for your pooch? Too far from a bush track? Then perhaps explore a new pet park or beach. Spoil your cat with a new toy – especially a treat-dispensing one. Curl up and watch a soppy movie with your mutt, kitty cat, or other species pet. Time spent with your animal friend is always special. Have a wonderful Valentine’s day but first read our special warnings on page two about saving them from their inquisitive selves.

February is a lovely month with long sunny days, time at the pool, and weekend outings. There are plenty of dog-friendly beaches, parks, wineries (always a relaxing choice – but use a chauffeur to get you there and back), not to mention dog-friendly tours or events. While kitty may not be as good a traveler as your dog, you can treat them at home with a family BBQ, a new game, or even train them to enjoy an outing on a leash. Pets love being surprised when you come home with some new treats or a special new toy. But most of all, they just love being with you no matter what you are doing! So, make the most of the last month of summer.

Also in this months newsletter, we talk about;

  • The Cat. From Rural to Royalty
  • Keeping Your Pet Safe on Valentines Day
  • Case Study: A Wealth of Information for re Pet Care
  • Homemade Pet Treats for Valentines Day
  • Checking Your Dogs for Ticks Throughout The Seasons
  • Does Your Cat Suffer From Anxiety?
  • Is Your Dog Misbehaving?
  • Dealing With Injured Wildlife

Regards Dr Diederik Gelderman and the Highlands Veterinary Hospital team.