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Who is a Pet?. Respect Animals Project (R.A.P), 6 th -8 th Part 1b,c., Volume I. Who is a Pet?. The term “pet” can mean different things to different people. Class defined ideas--- Kindness, compassion, humane treatment

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Who is a pet

Who is a Pet?

Respect Animals Project (R.A.P), 6th -8th

Part 1b,c., Volume I

Who is a pet1

Who is a Pet?

  • The term “pet” can mean different things to different people.

  • Class defined ideas---

  • Kindness, compassion, humane treatment

  • Pet: A companion, a friend, a living being that shares our life and home

Nutrition water

Nutrition & Water

  • Clean Water

    • Sufficient Quantity

    • Stable Container

  • Fresh Pet Food

    • Appropriate to the Species

Body condition normal weight

Body ConditionNormal Weight

Who is a pet

Body ConditionUnderweight

Who is a pet

Body ConditionOverweight

It s time for

It’s Time for…




Feed Me?

Proper housing or shelter

Proper Housing Or Shelter

Waterproof roof, structurally sound

Room to stand up, sit down, turn around and lie down

Sufficiently insulated

Four sides, a top and a bottom

Surrounding area free from trash or waste

It s time for1

It’s Time for…




Points to remember

Points to Remember

  • The Animal Service Center (ASC) is the only shelter in Leon County. If you spot something you believe is cruelty or neglect, please contact the ASC.

  • Clean water should be provided at all times.

  • Dog food is for dogs. Cat food is for cats. People food is for people.

  • Exercise your pet and give him/her attention.

  • If your dog stays outside he/she needs a dog house.

Your other family doctor

Your Other Family Doctor

  • The owner or caretaker of any sick or injured animal is required to seek veterinary care when needed to prevent suffering.

  • Insert Dr. Debbie Video here:-------



  • Fleas and Ticks

  • Mange

  • Heartworms

  • Roundworms

  • Hookworms

Fleas and ticks

Fleas and Ticks

Fleas and ticks1

Fleas and Ticks

  • Fleas and Ticks Video



  • Two common types of Mange

    • Demodex

    • Scabies

  • Both have similar symptoms

  • Both must be treated using prescription medication

Demodex mange

Demodex Mange

  • Caused by a mite

  • Mite normally occurs on dogs

  • Not contagious between dogs or to people

  • Dogs with weakened immune systems are prone to mange

  • Do not breed dogs that have mange

  • Several treatment options including medicated dips and oral medications

View from the microscope

Scabies mange

Scabies Mange

  • Caused by a mite

  • Contagious between dogs and to people

  • Extremely itchy!!

  • Several treatment options including medicated dips and oral medications

View from the microscope

Heartworm disease

Heartworm Disease

  • Heartworm Video



  • Worms live in intestines in animals

  • Causes vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss in animals

  • When people get the worms travel around the body

  • Problems caused based on where they go



  • Worms live in intestines in animals

  • When people get worms they burrow into the skin

Hooks and rounds

Hooks and Rounds

  • Prevention

    • Treatment of infected animals

    • Routine deworming

    • Pick up the poop

    • Keeping pets from defecating in child play areas

  • Monthly Heartworm Prevention works against hooks & rounds too!



  • Owners shall provide health related grooming to ensure that animals are maintained in a humane state and able to carry out normal activities.

    • Bathing

    • Nail Trimming

    • Ear Cleaning

    • Dental Care

    • Coat Care

Why is grooming important

Why is Grooming Important?

Points to remember1

Points to Remember

  • You must seek veterinary care when needed.

  • Heartworms are spread by mosquitos and are 100% preventable.

  • There are two common types of mange.

  • There are a variety of parasitic worms that can live in your pet’s intestines and can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and weight loss.

  • Know your pet’s grooming requirements.

Costs of pet ownership

Costs of Pet Ownership

  • Time

  • Money

Cost of pet ownership initial costs

Cost of Pet OwnershipInitial Costs

Who is a pet

Cost of Pet OwnershipAnnual Costs

What is animal cruelty

What is Animal Cruelty?

  • No Person shall unnecessarily:

    • Overload

    • Overdrive

    • Torture or torment

    • Deprive of necessary food, water or shelter

    • Beat or mutilate

    • Inhumanely kill

  • Do these things

  • Cause these things to be done

  • Permit them to be done

  • Animal Cruelty Video

Who is a pet

Body condition score is low

No shelter

  • Failing to provide proper food, water and shelter to an animal.

Animal had no water

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