Tips for a healthy pet and a healthier environment
|Create a healthy environment in and around your home by following these simple pet practices.
Your pet, family and neighbors will appreciate their clean comfortable surroundings.
|Maintain your automobile and dispose of used fluids properly. Pets can be poisoned if they ingest gas, oil or antifreeze that drips onto the pavement or is stored in open containers.
Call the City of Los Angeles, Bureau of Sanitation 1(800) 98-TOXIC for information on proper disposal.
|Pick up after your pet
Pet owners have many different ways of cleaning up after their pets at home. Here are a few that are creek and ocean friendly:
|Spay or neuter your pets. There aren’t enough homes for the many puppies and kittens born each day. Low-cost spay and neuter vouchers are available from the City of Los Angeles Department of Animal Services.
Vaccinate your pets to protect them from disease. License your pets to protect them from loss. Vaccination clinics and dog licenses are available through the City of Los Angeles Department of Animal Services.
|Change your pet’s food and water regularly
to avoid pest infestation.
Leftover food in and around your home can attract unwanted pests, insects and disease, as well as making your pet’s bowl unpleasant to eat from.
You also run the risk of subjecting your pet to disease and/or infections.
Adopt a pet and save a life.
A variety of animals, from purebreds to mixed breeds are waiting at the City of Los Angeles Animal Services Center for loving arms and good homes.
|Wash pets indoors in a bathtub or sink using less toxic shampoos, or consider having your pet professionally groomed. Pet shampoos and soaps, even when biodegradable, can be toxic to humans.
Consider using less toxic alternatives such as oral or topical flea control products. If you do use flea control products such as shampoos, sprays or collars, please dispose of unwanted quantities properly. Call the Household Hazardous Waste Hotline for more information.
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