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Responsible Dog Ownership Month: How You Can Be a Better Dog Owner


Did you know that September is Responsible Dog Ownership Month? Started by the American Kennel Club (AKC), this event is geared toward helping dog owners raise healthy pets. While you probably work hard to be a good pet parent, no one is perfect. The truth of the matter is that everyone makes mistakes when caring for their furry family members. And those mistakes can impact your dog’s health or take a toll on your relationship with them. At Country Club Veterinary Clinic, we are here to help you give your canine companion the best and healthiest life possible. That’s why we’re thrilled to share some tips on how you can become an even better parent. Keep reading to discover some advice from a Lake Charles veterinarian. 


Make Exercise a Priority

Even if your dog is a bit of a couch potato, regular exercise is an essential part of keeping them healthy. Whether you play with your dog, take them for walks, or engage in any other type of physical activity, regular exercise keeps you both healthy and mentally fit. 

Regular exercise prevents obesity, too, which is a huge problem among American companion animals. Plus, going for a walk with your dog or engaging in playtime strengthens your bond with them. If exercising isn’t a part of your daily routine with your dog, this month is a great time to get back on track! 

Take Time for Training

Dogs are intelligent creatures, but that doesn’t mean they are born knowing how to behave. Providing appropriate training teaches your dog how you expect them to act, and it’s an essential step in ensuring their happiness — and your own. 

Whether you enroll them in an obedience class or teach them some tricks at home, training keeps your dog physically and mentally stimulated. It also reduces boredom and can keep your pooch from getting in trouble when you are not at home. 

Bringing Them to a Lake Charles Veterinarian for Wellness Care

Keeping your pet healthy requires bringing them in for routine wellness services, including vaccinations, parasite prevention, nutritional counseling, etc. As your Lake Charles veterinarian, we are here to provide the wellness care needed to keep your canine companion healthy and happy. If it’s been a while since their last checkup or they are due for vaccinations, reaching out to us to schedule an appointment is one of the best ways to celebrate Responsible Dog Ownership Month.


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Country Club Veterinary Clinic

We offer services for cats and dogs as well as exotic veterinary care in Lake Charles and the surrounding areas.
(337) 478-2823
(337) 478-2823

2717 Country Club Rd, Lake Charles, LA 70605
2717 Country Club Rd, Lake Charles, LA 70605

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