Be the best parent to your pet by learning about responsible pet ownership through this series that covers everything you need to know. From choosing a new pet to saying good bye, and everything in between, the Intermountain Humane Society (IMHS) helps us become better pet parents.
Wednesday, June 7: Choosing the Right Pet
Are you thinking about adding a pet to your family? Learn the needs of different types of pets to find one that best suits your lifestyle. Each type of pet is different in terms of care, feeding, behavior, cost, housing and the demands on your time. If you know what you’re getting into, you’re more likely to have a happy animal, a good relationship with your pet, and an easier time dealing with any challenges that might arise.
Wednesday, Aug. 2: What to Expect as a New Pet Owner
What can you expect as a new pet owner? How much time should you spend with a pet? How do you groom my new pet? What kind of sleeping space does your pet need? What type of exercise does or training does your new pet need? What type of food is best for my new pet? These questions and more will be answered.
Tuesday, Oct. 3: The Human/Animal Abuse Connection
Are you aware of the high correlation between animal abuse and other violent behaviors? Research shows violence to animals is a strong predictor of violence and abuse to people. Learn about the connection and ways to prevent it.
Wednesday, Nov. 8: Making End of Life Decisions for your Pet
Whether your furry friend is approaching his golden years or has been diagnosed with a terminal illness, it’s important to calmly guide the end-of-life experience and minimize discomfort and distress. As your pet’s health declines, you may elect to care for your pet at home—with the supervision of a veterinarian—or you may decide to end his suffering with euthanasia. Discuss this difficult subject with and learn how you can help your pet.
Suitable for: All ages