The American Veterinary Medical Association declares October to be National Pet Wellness Month, a time for pet owners to educate themselves about the importance of disease prevention and check-ups for cats and dogs.
"We firmly believe that this program can have a dramatic impact on the health, quality of life, and longevity of America's pets," said Brent Standridge, Fort Dodge Animal Health's senior vice president of sales and marketing, North America. "And the best place for pet owners to learn about the pet aging process and wellness examinations is from their own veterinarian."
As humans get annual check-ups, pets need routine visits to the vet. Young "adult" pups should frequent the vet approximately once per year, older dogs may need twice per year. Vets advise pet owners to pay attention to diet and nutrition. Remember: quality over quantity!
Deerbusters recommends that pet owners invest in a fenced-in backyard so their pets can get fresh air and exercise. Did you know that pets need a minimum of 30 minutes of daily activity? With the proper animal fencing, dogs and cats can play outside while staying safely enclosed away from harm's way. Pet fencing is available in various sizes and suitable for different landscapes. See Deerbusters Dog Fencing and Cat Fencing Systems for more information.
We encourage pet wellness this month and hope that you take the steps towards a long and happy life for your pet. Show your wagging best friend how much you care!
October Gardening Tip: This month is the time to install deer management solutions such as deer fencing to protect plants. Once the leaves fall from the trees, and the temperatures drop, deer will become desperate for food. They will surely learn that there aren't opportunities in the forest to satisfy their cravings and thus, will [...]
October is National Animal Safety and Prevention Month (NASPM), a time for pet owners to practice safe handling and preventative measures for domestic pets. Our pets are not just animals; they become members of our family, our confidants and our best friends."National Animal Safety and Prevention Month was created by the PALS Foundation. PALS is [...]
Are you in the market for a new driveway gate? Lucky for you, Deerbusters.com is offering new automatic driveway gate openers for sale from Mighty Mule. Mighty Mule E-Z battery powered Gate Opener Kits feature an auto-close feature that is adjustable from 1-120 seconds, so you don't need to worry if you closed the gate, or you may turn it [...]
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Deerbusters is excited to exhibit once again at Farwest 2016 in Portland. The show will be held at the Oregon Convention Center from August 25-27, 2016Farwest is the largest green industry trade show in the West. No other show offers nearly everything the industry has to offer under one roof, AND the ability to source [...]
Although deer have phenomenal sense of hearing, their sense of sight isn't the best. To put it bluntly, if they were humans, they would need to wear glasses. Deer eyes are shaped larger than most mammals; however the position of the eye does not allow for much focal movement. For humans, our eyes allow us to [...]
Bambi may look sweet and innocent on the outside; but don't give in to those beady brown eyes. Inside, he is planning on destroying your garden, feasting on your hard work. Prepare to stop him. In addition to Deerbusters granular deer repellents and liquid deer repellent formulas, we have collected do it yourself deer repellent recipes from [...]