Happy Furry Friday!
Happy Furry Friday! The week flew by so fast, it’s crazy! It’s a furbulous Friday here in Dallas, Texas! Our pets just ate their delicious Castor & Pollux Pet Food for lunch! As the leader and maker of America’s #1 organic pet food, Castor & Pollux has set a new standard with the most comprehensive portfolio of purposeful pet food. Today we have a great show in store for you with two animal loving women, Maura Davies and Dr. RuthAnn Lobos! Let’s get started!
Maura Davies is the Vice President for Marketing & Communications at the SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) of Texas. As a longtime friend of One Life Radio, Maura is with us almost every Friday!
Preparing Your Pets For Fall
The virtual Furball is around the corner! Each year, the SPCA usually throws a Gala with food, fun, and fur, but this year, it’s virtual! Click here for more information on the Furball Dallas! So donate a little money, throw on a dress, invite a few people over, and celebrate the Furball with Maura Davies and Bernadette!
Pet needs during the Fall and Winter change, believe it or not! Make sure your pets are up to date on vaccinations! Be sure to change what you are looking for in your animals. Instead of heat exhaustion, be aware of hypothermia! Hypothermia signs are shivering and really tight muscles. If you are cold outside, they are cold outside. If you are hot outside, they are hot outside. Please protect your pets! Remember, cats and dogs can still get fleas and ticks in the winter. Don’t stop flea and tick medication just because it’s chilly outside. There are other ways to exercise your pet during in climate weather! If you have a dog that really loves the outdoors, consider doggie clothes like raincoats and boots if they are really itching to run outside. Keep your pets hydrated, just because it’s winter doesn’t mean your pet isn’t just as thirsty as they would be in the summer! Remember to take care of your fur babies.
Dr. RuthAnn Lobos of Castor & Pollux
Dr. RuthAnn Lobos is lead veterinarian for Merrick PetCare, the makers of our Furry Friday sponsor, Castor & Pollux organic and responsibly-sourced pet food. Dr. Lobos is a practicing veterinarian with more than 15 years of experience in the pet food industry. She loves sharing the power of pet nutrition with colleagues, pet parents and friends. In her undergraduate studies, Dr.RuthAnn pursued an animal science degree. She went on to receive her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) from Louisiana State University and became a certified canine rehabilitation therapist. RuthAnn is an avid marathoner and triathlete and proud mama to three active pups, Rigolets, Stella and Finn.
Life Stage Nutrition For Your Pets
Animals lives are kind of compresses as compared to humans. Nutrients for animals through their food is extremely critical. Bernadette points out that humans when deprived of proper nutrition can have behavioral issues. RuthAnn says vets are definitely looking into that. Our older dog’s brains need a lot of extra nutrition and care! Regular check ups with the vet is important. Having that vet and the professional evaluation is so important. Chat with them! Once your pet hits 1 year of age, they are an adult! When your pet hits 7 years, they are starting to hit their senior life. Wet food for your pet is about preference. Dr. Lobos says it’s important to introduce different textured foods to cats from a young age! Cats are very particular about textures. When older, cats are especially prone to renal and kidney diseases o wet food becomes preferable for its moisture content.
Bernadette asks if Dr. Lobos always wanted to be a veterinarian. Since she was little Dr. Lobos wanted to be a vet! She loved animals! Even in kindergarten, RuthAnn wanted to be a “cat,” but once she learned you can’t grow up into a difference species, she decide on vet! We are glad she did.
A big thank you to our guests, Maura Davies and RuthAnn Lobos of Castor & Pollux Pet! To donate to the SPCA Texas, Click Here. Every little amount makes such a difference!
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