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Tazewell, Va. – Guests are usually welcome at YMCA’s but Four Seasons YMCA in Tazewell had to have one removed Aug. 2.

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Pets bring a lot of joy and happiness to family homes, something which many Americans have needed more than ever over the last year. So it may come as no surprise that pet adoptions soared during the pandemic. According to PetPoint, a site that collects data on shelter animals, the rate at which companion animals were rescued from shelters in 2020 increased by 12 percent.

Though there are many physical and mental benefits of bringing a new pet into your home, there are also many costs that come with taking care of a dog or cat. Beyond food and toys, vet care can be a challenge for those who are unprepared. Last year, total spending on vet care reached $31.4 billion as reported by the The Costs of Pet Care

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MoneyTips

Pets bring a lot of joy and happiness to family homes, something which many Americans have needed more than ever over the last year. So it may come as no surprise that pet adoptions soared during the pandemic. According to PetPoint, a site that collects data on shelter animals, the rate at which companion animals were rescued from shelters in 2020 increased by 12 percent.

Though there are many physical and mental benefits of bringing a new pet into your home, there are also many costs that come with taking care of a dog or cat. Beyond food and toys, vet care can be a challenge for those who are unprepared. Last year, total spending on vet care reached $31.4 billion as reported by the The Costs of Pet Care

7 Overlooked Costs Of Caring For A Baby

How Much Are We Spending on School Supplies?

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Pets bring a lot of joy and happiness to family homes, something which many Americans have needed more than ever over the last year. So it may come as no surprise that pet adoptions soared during the pandemic. According to PetPoint, a site that collects data on shelter animals, the rate at which companion animals were rescued from shelters in 2020 increased by 12 percent.

Though there are many physical and mental benefits of bringing a new pet into your home, there are also many costs that come with taking care of a dog or cat. Beyond food and toys, vet care can be a challenge for those who are unprepared. Last year, total spending on vet care reached $31.4 billion as reported by the The Costs of Pet Care

7 Overlooked Costs Of Caring For A Baby

How Much Are We Spending on School Supplies?

IntroLend

Pets bring a lot of joy and happiness to family homes, something which many Americans have needed more than ever over the last year. So it may come as no surprise that pet adoptions soared during the pandemic. According to PetPoint, a site that collects data on shelter animals, the rate at which companion animals were rescued from shelters in 2020 increased by 12 percent.

Though there are many physical and mental benefits of bringing a new pet into your home, there are also many costs that come with taking care of a dog or cat. Beyond food and toys, vet care can be a challenge for those who are unprepared. Last year, total spending on vet care reached $31.4 billion as reported by the The Costs of Pet Care

7 Overlooked Costs Of Caring For A Baby

How Much Are We Spending on School Supplies?

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You’ll need to address the fleas currently living and breeding on their preferred host — your dog or cat. Killing the fleas at all stages of development protects your pet and helps remove the pests from your home overall.

There’s no doubt that moving can be exciting .  . . and stressful.  If you’re a pet parent, the stress can be heightened when you’re concerned about keeping your four-legged family member safe and happy during the moving process. Fortunately, planning ahead will make your move much less daunting and more of an adventure you can share with your pet!

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If you become sick with COVID-19, you should ideally delegate your pet’s care to a family member or friend and isolate from them as much as possible.If you live by yourself and are unable to find someone to care for your pet, wear a mask when dealing with them.

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That Barry Manilow song comes to mind: “It’s a miracle, a true blue spectacle, a miracle come true.”

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If you notice your dog seems to be in pain and isn’t as active as usual, talk to your veterinarian; your pet might have arthritis. Older pets, especially large dogs, are vulnerable to arthritis and other joint diseases.

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Your pet’s vaccination needs may change with age. Talk to your veterinarian about a vaccination program for your geriatric pet.

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