Friend or Foe: How to Safely Introduce Dogs and Cats

Dog and cat play on the couch.

Wouldn’t it be great if every pet in the household got along with the rest? What if cats and dogs could come to an agreement and enjoy each other’s differences? The fact of the matter is, dogs and cats can learn to coexist without problems when given the right preparation for success. This process is important not only for keeping the peace but also for maintaining safety. 

Your team at Dickinson Animal Hospital & Pet Wellness Center wants to help create a happy, harmonious pet home through the use of these recommendations to introduce dogs and cats. Let’s go!

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A Window to Your Pet’s Body: The Value of Pet Wellness Exams 

How amazing would it be to be able to peer right into your pet’s body? You know, to get a really good assessment of how things are going internally?

Well, science isn’t quite there yet, but Dickinson Animal Hospital & Pet Wellness Center has the scoop on the next best thing. Did you know that routine pet wellness examinations can give us a wealth of information about your pet’s overall health and wellbeing? They may not exactly be a window into your companion’s body, but regular pet wellness care has just as much value.

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Perfect Match Or Never Let Your Guard Down? Staying Safe With Kids and Pets

A young child feeds a cat

Few childhoods seem complete without close, valuable, interactions with animals. Whether it’s a doggy stopping by the playground or the kitty featured in a favorite picture book, kids go bananas over pets. But while the family cat, dog, turtle, or hamster can easily become the best possible friend to a young child, kids and pets need constant supervision, ongoing education, and lots of training.

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