The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on December 5, 1976 · Page 46
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 46

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Sunday, December 5, 1976
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C12-Palm Beach Post-Times, Sunday, December 5, 1976 Choosing Gift Pet Requires Care Exotic animals such as monkeys, skunks, jungle cats and certain reptiles rarely make good pets. They are usually expensive and difficult to care for. Above all, don't take your children with you when choosing a pet. In their enthusiasm, they may force you to buy an animal that isn't healthy or that you don't want. Pets cost money. Be prepared for If you are planning to give your children a pet for Christmas, the Palm Beach Veterinary Society has a few suggestions. Decide what size pet you can accommodate in your house or apartment, allowing enough room for the animal to sleep, eat, play and exercise. Be sure to select a pet that will fit into your family's style of living. 0 V YOLANDA AND MIKE MOYA your pet's health Yfyy the day-to-day expenses of food, health care and other essentials. "Free" pets from animal shelters also involve some expense. Be sure to select an animal that is healthy. A "cheap" puppy or kitten rarely can be enjoyed and can bring with it a lot of family trauma plus a veterinarian bill. Any animal you bring into your home should be examined thoroughly by a veterinarian and vaccinated against infectious diseases. Puppies should be immunized against distemper, hepatitis and leptospirosis and, in Palm Beach County, dogs should receive a rabies vaccination. Kittens should get vaccinations for feline enteritis (distemper) and the respiratory viruses, with booster shots each year. Both dogs and cats should be checked for internal parasites. Rabies vaccinations are a must to protect both the pets and humans. The initial shot should be given when the animal is 4 months old. Like any member of the family, a pet needs medical attention. Regular visits to the veterinarian will keep your pet happy and healthy. It is a good idea to have your pet spayed or neutered as soon as your veterinarian says the animal is ready. Spaying will free you from the burden of trying to find homes for kittens and puppies an increasingly difficult problem. You probably will find that the operation also makes your pet healthier and a better companion. Neutered animals are less likely to roam or "spot" furniture and carpets. Your new pet will be with you for a long time. Careful selection, proper planning and responsible care can make pet ownership a wonderful experience for the whole family. 'Your Pet's Health' is a series of columns prepared by veterinarians of the Palm Beach Veterinary Society with occasional contributions from nationally recognized experts of veterinary medicine. It is not the intent of these columns to replace personalized and individual veterinary advice. For your own pet, a visit with a veterinarian will take care of a problem more directly and efficiently. Although writers of the column cannot answer individual questions, they welcome questions of general interest. Questions should be mailed to: Your Pet's Health, P.O. Drawer T, The Palm Beach Post, west Palm Beach, Fla.. 33402. THE STYLE OF CHAMPIONS A team, creating Distinctive Portraits PHOTOGRAPHY By MOYA 4212 South Dixie West Palm Beach CALL FOR APPOINTMENT 832-8457 n Mr. Al Franz and Miss Beverly Donahue of Washington, D.C., Current Overall United States Ballroom Dance Champions, were at Roberto's this past month. In keeping with the tradition of bringing only the finest dancers and teachers to the schools, Mr. Roberto invites well known dance teams in from time to time, so the students and teachers are always up to date in their dancing and also to insure the quality of dancing is kept at the highest possible. r r ' "'',' " ' ' ' IIW Adult Care Center 2501 AUSTRALIAN AVENUE WEST PALM BEACH 832-0404 PROGRESSIVE Sc&mU a Dance A HEALTH CARE ej . . - FACILITY IN THE PALM BEACHES Private and Semi-Private Accommodations Vacation Stays Senior citizen day care Comprehensive Physical Therapy Program Full Time Activity Program ir r - : ' V ' M- X 4 " ' J fc-fc. v . -..,L.a.-,L .-f t Medicare Approved for Post Hospital Convalescence Physician on Call 24 Hours Continuous Professional Nursing Supervision Please accept our invitation to visit and discover the wide range of health care services available. ., m This past weekend, Santa Claus, the famed gift bearer, gave up his faithful reindeer for a team of fleet-footed giraffes from that unusually different gift shop, Sticks and Stones. Santa was quoted as saying, "Sheila at Sticks and Stones is a real salesperson! I went there to pick up a little something for Mrs. Claus and Sheila convinced me 1 needed a new image. 'Jungle is IN,' she toldliie, and now I've got a team of two giraffes, a crocodile, a horned owl, a monkey, a leopard, a zebra, a hippo, a snail, and a dolphin! I just hope Rudolph will forgive me!" The new team will be on display along with many special gifts from Santa's bag of goodies at Sticks & Stones, 5705 S. Dixie Hwy., VV.P.B. OPEN FRI. EVENING UNTIl 9 P.M.' AUDREY'S GUM DROP - A baby koala named Gum Drop peers out from the pouch of his mother at the San Diego Zoo's hospital section where Mama Audrey and the infant are being kept in seclusion for a while. Lost Pets Found in Area SB) Steffi) ) ur viiv-w (Mm GUD OMbgeB 5705 S. D1XIK HWY. WEST PALM ULACII WW IMS) CUTS & THINGS l.y Mil II A A tri-colored male hound mix found in Lake Worth. 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