Monday, 21 December 2015

Springbrook Animal Care Center - Fido and Butch?

The veterinarians and technicians at the Springbrook Animal Care Center have been in practice for many years. The facility opened in Naperville, Illinois in 2003 and provides veterinarian medicine and surgery, after-hours emergency services, and other pet care services.

Countless thousands of pets have come through the facility over the years. They have been mostly dogs and cats, and most of them have suffered from fairly easily treatable conditions. And most of them have had rather ordinary monikers. But there have been pets with some unusual names. Choosing a name for your pet is a big decision. It can be fun to think of all the possibilities, but it’s a name that is going to be with the pet for all its life, so it’s important to choose a good name.

It’s more than just finding a name that’s catchy. Pet experts say that good dog and cat names are those that are kept simple: especially dog names, since cats aren’t likely to respond when you call for it, no matter what its name is. In the case of dogs, they can’t understand long names with a lot of syllables, so keeping it short and sweet is always a good idea.

The best dog names are those that have sharp sounds in them. Try to think of a name that is easy to distinguish. Names that have hard sounds in them, like K’s and T’s, are easier for dogs to hear than softer sounds like F’s or S’s.

The veterinarians at the Springbrook Animal Care Center have been treating dogs named Butch, Fido, Spot, and Lassie for more than a dozen years.     


Saturday, 19 December 2015

Springbrook Animal Care Center - The Secrets of a Beautiful Pet

The Springbrook Animal Care Center provides comprehensive veterinary care for dogs, cats, and other companion animals, as well as animal adoption services and boarding.

They also provide grooming services at their aptly named Bubbly Spa Grooming facility. The grooming process includes nail trimming, ear cleaning, bathing, cutting and styling, and stain removal. Some pets, dogs in particular, don’t relish the idea of grooming, but when it’s done right the Bubbly Spa Grooming professionals say it’s a time for pampering.

Grooming is really a basic need for most dogs, and some more than others. And it’s an important part of dog ownership. Dogs may not need to be bathed every day, the way people are, but it’s important to know how much grooming pet dogs needs and to keep them on a schedule. A well-groomed dog is going to look and feel better. But in some cases there are even health considerations. Dogs that have a skin, ear or nail condition, for example, need regular attention to those areas so that they stay in peak condition.

Most dogs enjoy being brushed, and it’s a great opportunity for their owners to strengthen their bonds with them. Just how often Fido needs to be brushed depends on fur type. Long haired dogs usually require more brushing; every day is not too often, especially for active dogs that tend to get all manner of stuff tangled up in their fur. Medium-haired dogs are often more prone to matting, and should be brushed at least once a week. Short haired dogs can go longer, with every couple of weeks being a good rule of thumb.

Sometimes, washing a dog can be an emergency. The Springbrook Animal Care Center provides de-skunking for those dogs who have been sprayed.


Saturday, 12 December 2015

Springbrook Animal Care Center - Ten Thousand Adoptions

The Springbrook Animal Care Center in Naperville, Illinois is a comprehensive veterinarian center that has been serving the area since 2003. Since first opening their doors, they have aided in the adoption of more than ten thousand shelter animals.

According to the American Society for the Prevention of Crueltyto Animals, more than seven and a half million animals that might otherwise be someone’s pet, enter animal shelters nationwide, each and every year. The vast majority of these animals are dogs and cats. About half of these animals end up being euthanized.

The good news is that nearly three million of these shelter animals are adopted every year. Adopting a pet from a shelter, or “rescuing” it, as some like to call it, can be a complicated process that involves more than just picking out a cute dog or cat at the shelter and bringing it home. People who want to adopt a pet usually have to fill out an adoption application and be interviewed by a member or members of the shelter staff, undergo a waiting period, sign an adoption contract and pay any applicable fees, and agree to a trial period.

Since so many of the animals in shelters come from bad situations, shelter staffers take care to place them in homes that really want them, and will treat them well. During the interview, would-be adopters will be asked to explain their reasons for wanting a pet, what their home situation is like, and what their lifestyles are like.

Experts say that it is impossible to know for sure how many stray dogs and cats there are in the United States, but most agree that homeless animals outnumber homeless people by a five-to-one ratio.

The Springbrook Animal Care Center plays an important role in finding homes for animals that need one.