We’re in the middle of September, one of the busiest months of the year. We begin the month enjoying the last bit of summer (and, if you have kids, freedom) with labor day vacations and trips to the beach. Then, we rush to get the kids ready for back to school, meeting the teacher, checking off our supply list, anticipating the changes in our schedule and then…. adjusting to these changes.
Before you know it, here we sit… wondering how the month has gone by so fast. And do you know who’s always by your side, looking at you in those rare moments when you sit down to ponder the fact that we’re already into the fall season?
Fluffy and Fido, that’s who.
Your constant companions and friends.
And, if you’re like me…your focus may not have been on them these past few weeks. I just dropped my daughter off in Maryland for college and got my son settled into high school.
It’s been busy. I get it.
But now that things are calming down a bit, let’s take a more deliberate look at our pets and see if there’s anything we may have overlooked in the end-of-summer hustle and bustle.
Are their kisses offensive?
It may be time for a teeth cleaning.
When is the last time your pet has been to the vet?
If it’s been 6 months or more, go ahead and set up that well check. Why not make it a habit? Your kids get their back to school well checks every year. Once the human kids get back into school, how about scheduling your pet’s trip to their doctor?
Is your pet’s weight creeping up?
This isn’t about bikini season, but we do have the holidays coming up and you know they’ll be fed more from the table than you’d like…. so go ahead and schedule a visit with me to discuss nutrition. We have a solid 2 months before Thanksgiving!
Is your dog itchy and sneezy?
Fall comes into our lives with beautiful scenery… and a host of potential allergies for us — and for our pets. If your pet is itchy or sneezy, bring them in so we can help a furry friend out.
Fall is also flu season.
Schedule an immunity boosting acupuncture session, herbal or nutrition therapy appointment for your pet to help them ward off the nasty flu bug!