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Not so Wordless Wednesday: Animal Neglect

Animal neglect

February is Responsible Pet Owner Month!  If you own a pet you are responsible for it’s care!

Meet Dirty Harry Lambert Handsomepants.  He was found roaming the countryside and was picked up by another animal lover who dropped him off at my office last week.  This poor guy had been severely neglected and was in need of  some grooming.  I saw some potential through all that hair and the groomer got to work on him right away.  Stay tuned for an after picture, but first let me get on my soap box.

Dogs and cats are domesticated animals.  Domestic animals have lost the ability to live in the wild which means that we, as humans, are now responsible for their care.  Taking care of a dog and cat involves more than just feeding them.  For animals that have long hair, they need to be brushed and groomed on a regular basis.  When their hair is severely matted, like Harry’s, it hurts!  Spay and neuter your pets to prevent over population.  This procedure also prevents unwanted behavior and roaming.  A yearly check up at the veterinarian is as essential as food and love.  Here is a short video to share and help spread the word.

Animal neglect

This is Dirty Harry Lambert Handsomepants the same day, right after being groomed!  Can you believe it?  He was so good for his groom, in fact, he licked the groomer’s hand and face the entire time she was shaving him down.  I’m happy to report that he now has a loving home and his own Facebook page.  He is getting prepared to take his first trip in the motor home to Texas!  Watch out world her come Dirty Harry Lambert Handsomepants!

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Dr. Anna was born and raised in Guthrie, Oklahoma. As a teenager, Dr. Anna found her beloved pet dead on the side of the road left to die without any help. That was the moment she decided to become a vet and vowed to help other people and their pets. After a few years of practicing in New Hampshire, Dr. Anna became homesick and decided to return to Guthrie to be with her parents and five other siblings. Family and friends are a major part of our lives which is why we treat our clients at Guthrie Pet Hospital as family.  Dr. Anna and her husband do not have children but are very proud pet parents and therefore, treat every four legged friend as part of the family. 

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