Although it's still hot here in Arizona, the latter part of September brings with it a new season -fall - which means cooler times are on the horizon. If you are adopting a new cat, you'll want to be prepared to introduce that special feline into your home. What are you feeding your pets? We'll talk
healthy vs. non-healthy pet treats and food. Spoiler alert: Ingredients are  key! While fall is approaching, Arizona is still in hot mode. We will talk about how to keep your pet active during the hotter months. All the informati on is right here in this month's Pet Tips and Treats newsletter, which is filled with valuable information. Remember to watch for our periodic special discount "treat" just for you and your pet to enjoy. Don't forget to share the love and send our newsletter to others who also cherish their pets.

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September 2017

September starts a great season for pets and wildlife! From National Service Dog Month to National Wildlife Day and bringing attention to rabies with World Rabies Day, animals are off the charts this month.

Animal Pain Awareness Month
National Service Dog Month
Sept. 8, National Iguana Awareness Day
Sept. 10, National Hug Your Hound Day
Sept. 10, National Pet Memorial Day
Sept. 22, National Elephant Appreciation Day
Sept. 24-30, National Deaf Dog Awareness Week
Sept. 28, World Rabies Day

Tips on Bringing a New Cat into Your Home

You have finally decided to bring home a new cat. What special things should you do to prepare your home and your feline friend?
Remember that "cats are very much creatures of habit," according to the PetEducation.com article , "Bringing Home a New Cat or Kitten." You will be bringing your cat into a new environment. " To make the transition as smooth as possible, take things slowly and give your cat plenty of time to get used to her new home."

Check Ingredients to Know What to Feed Your Pets

With so many pet foods and treats out there, how do you know what is best for your pet? Couple that with various pet food recalls and the pet food industry can seem pretty scary. The best way to arm yourself? Research and check ingredients. Find out where your pet food is made and be aware of recalls.

How to Keep Your Pet Active during the Hotter Months

Summers can be tough when it comes to keeping pets active, especially when temperatures are in the 90s and above. Many outdoor activities can be dangerous for pets in the excessive heat. However, it is still important to keep your pets moving, so what are the options?
Start with some fun indoor activities for your pets. In the article, "5 Ways to Keep Your Dog Active Indoors," at Vetstreet.com, the following can keep your dog active in hot weather (or rainy and cold weather, too!). 
Employee of the month: Robert Ahnert, guest service attendant 

For Robert Ahnert who had every animal under the sun while growing up, taking care of the dogs at Second Home comes second nature. "We start the day and take out the dogs after feeding, straighten their rooms, refresh their water, and give extra cuddles when we can," he said. As Guest Service Attendant, Robert manages his time to adjust for the dogs and any other activities, arrivals and departures.
After working at Second Home for 9 months, it's the dogs and his co-workers that help make the days brighter. "I can have a bad week, and I can walk into work, be tired as can be and think I don't want to work that day," Robert said. "But when I see the first dog in the morning, it changes everything."
Robert truly enjoys coming into work at Second Home to see the regular guests. "You get to build bonds with them even more," he said.
"At Second Home, we take pride in what we do because we are taking care of family members to the best of our ability," he said. "We put their health and needs before anything else. Plus, we love them like our own."

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