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Responsible Pet Owners Month

By February 19, 2013

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February has several pet-related themes, beginning with National Pet Dental Health Month. In addition, February is all about being a responsible pet owner. This month has been dubbed Responsible Pet Owners Month by several media outlets and pet product companies. This may stem from the fact that February includes World Spay Day (Feb 26th) and is also being called Spay and Neuter Month.

Whatever the month, spreading the word about responsible dog ownership should be important to all of us. Being a responsible dog owner means committing to take care of your dog the right way. This means providing all of his health, exercise and training needs. It also means spaying or neutering dogs that are not ideal for breeding (by an experienced breeder). Responsible owners pick up after their dogs, prevent them from constantly barking and do not allow them to roam free. By acting as a responsible dog owner, you are respecting your dog as well as your community.

Do you know what it takes to be a responsible dog owner?

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