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Pet Related Resources

PET CARE AND BEHAVIOR
 

Browse this information to help your new pet adjust into your home. 

Cats

Dogs

Browse through the ASPCA's info sheets to get

helpful advice on how to remedy your dog/cat's

problematic behaviors. 

Cat Care

Dog Care

DECLAWING CATS

Declawing Facts

Softpaws are plastics nail caps that will protect

your furniture.

Softpaws

PET SAFETY
 

Use these precautions to keep your pets safe from

the effects of E-Cigs E-Cigs and Pets

Some house plants can be toxic to your pets. Check out

this article to learn more about it. House Plants and Pets

Children and Pet Safety

Here are some handy tips to guarantee that your children and your pets will have a safe and happy relationship:

  • Never leave a young child unsupervised with an animal. Accidents happen even with the most trustworthy children and pets.

  • Never approach any animal, even your own, when he or she is eating, sleeping, chewing on a toy, in its crate or caring for its young.

  • Always pet an animal gently, with no pulling or tugging, and never from behind.

  • Don’t make loud noises or sudden moves when approaching an animal.

  • Always ask an adult before approaching an animal you don’t know.

  • If the adult says the pet is friendly, reach out your hand with the palm facing up and gently move it toward the pet’s nose for sniffing. Do not touch the animal’s eyes, ears, nose, mouth or genitals.

  • Avoid contact with a dog or cat’s waste, which can transfer disease. Young children are especially tempted to reach into the cat’s litter box; it looks like a mini-sandbox!

  • Don’t let your child touch a dog or stand near him during times of heightened excitement—for example, while the dog is eating; when someone comes to the door; or when the dog is barking at a squirrel in the yard or at someone through the window.

And remember, make sure your children understand that a pet is a living creature to be cared for and respected. Animals have needs and feelings, and they rely on us, their caretakers, for companionship and loving care.

PET-RELATED BUSINESSES
IN MAHASKA COUNTY

VETERINARIANS

Animal Health Center of Oskaloosa                                             

1015 A Ave W, Oskaloosa  (641) 673-5525  Website
         

Mahaska Veterinary Clinic                        

2348 Hwy 92, Oskaloosa (641) 673-0431  Website
 

​Oskaloosa Small Animal Veterinary Clinic

301 A Ave W, Oskaloosa (641) 676-7387  Website     

 BOARDING, GROOMING, and OBEDIANCE

Whitney's Paw Spa

Oskaloosa (641) 660-4194 Website

 

Oskaloosa Small Animal Veterinary Clinic

301 A Ave W., Oskaloosa (641) 676-7387 Website

 

Shadowland Kennels- Obedience and Boarding

​2501 Galeston Ave, Oskaloosa IA (641) 673-5491  Website

 

Butlers Charcoal Ridge

404 S 17th St, Oskaloosa (641) 777-0462 Website

PET SUPPLIES

​H&S Feed and Country Store

416 Hwy 432, Oskaloosa (641) 673-7918 Website

 

Tractor Supply

1508 3rd Ave E, Oskaloosa (641) 673-0283 Website

 

Earthwise Pet Supply

816 Main St, Pella (641) 628-4444 Website

 

Theisen Home Farm Auto Pella

403 E Oskaloosa St, Pella (641) 620-8223 Website

PET PHOTOGRAPHY

 

Wag-on Pet Photography

Eddyville (641) 680-7973 Website

OSKALOOSA BARK PARK
 

Dog parks are a great way to socialize your dog.

Oskaloosa Bark Park Facebook 

Bark Park Rules and Guidelines

 


 

                                             

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