February is known for
Valentine’s Day, but did you know it’s also Responsible Pet Owner’s Month? We think these celebrations go hand-in-hand because there’s no better way to show your pet love than by being a responsible owner. From grooming and brushing teeth to practicing preventive care and teaching lifesaving commands, there are plenty of ways to make sure you’re taking the best possible care of your
dog or
cat.

Whether you are a
new owner or have a lifetime of experience, the following tips are sure to be helpful to both you and your pet, not just this month, but all year long.

  • Beagle having ears checked
  • Dog Being Scanned for Microchip
  • Cat Being Brushed
  • Dog in Sit Stay
  • Cat Walking On Leash
  • Dog Licking Food Puzzle
  • Kitten and Dog Sitting in Owner's Lap
  • Dog Receiving Flea Treatment
  • Wagging Tail



Things You Can Do to Be a More Responsible Pet Owner

Beagle having ears checked

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Schedule yearly or biannual veterinary check-ups.

Dog Being Scanned for Microchip

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Prepare for pet emergencies and natural disasters.

Cat Being Brushed

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Dedicate more time to grooming your pet.

Dog in Sit Stay

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Brush up on lifesaving commands.

Cat Walking On Leash

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Make sure your pet is getting enough exercise.

Dog Licking Food Puzzle

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Enrich your pet’s life with interactive toys and food puzzles.

Kitten and Dog Sitting in Owner's Lap

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Make sure your pet is getting enough socialization.

Dog Receiving Flea Treatment

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Practice preventive care.

Wagging Tail

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Learn how to decipher pet body language.

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