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Those who love their pets tend to enjoy all animals. Our animal owners are no different. Check in on News-Herald staffers Robin Palmer and Cheryl Sadler as they share their own animal tales and announce upcoming events in Lake and Geauga counties.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

WH vet offers lecture series, support all summer

Animal Hospital Inc. in Willoughby Hills is gearing up to handle some pretty complex pet-ownership issues this summer.

Attendance will cost $25 a person to attend one of the following summer lectures, presented by Elizabeth S.M. Feltes of The Behavior Clinic - Animal Behavior of Northeast Ohio.

Thunderstorm Seminar – How to cope with your pet’s fear of storms
We will discuss ways to minimize your pet’s fear during storms and steps to take to treat storm phobia, making this years storm season less scary!
When: 7 p.m. Thursday, July 30

Pregnant with pets – A Seminar for Expecting Parents with Pets
Learn how to set your WHOLE family up to succeed when your new baby arrives! Pregnancy is a time filled with unknowns. This class is designed to minimize the uncertainty surrounding how to best integrate the new baby with the beloved family pets. Pet owners will learn steps to help companion animals adjust to the arrival of a newborn into their family. The class flow is a plan on how to ready the whole household for the new bundle of joy!
When: 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13

A free Pet Weight Loss Seminar at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, July 9 and 23, will discuss the benefits of weight loss, simple techniques for achieving a healthy weight for your pet, and medication that may help achieve this goal. It will be presented by the animal hospital's own Jennifer D. Johnston.

A free Pet Loss Support Group also returns from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, July 16, Aug. 20 and Sept. 17. The meetings are facilitated by Patty DeJohn of DeJohn Pet Services, a division of DeJohn Flynn-Mylott Funeral Homes. I personally attended one, and my thoughts can be found here.

To reserve your seat for any of these lectures or group dates - all held at the facility at 2735 SOM Center Road - please call 440-946-2800.

-- Sandra M. Klepach,


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