Did you know that growth in dog ownership is attributed to Latinos? As the Latino demographic continues to increase, so does their likelihood of picking up a loyal furry friend to keep them company.
Though the numbers showcase the significance of this demographic on dog ownership, getting a dog — or a hijos as many Latinos call them — to be part of a Latino household can be a mission.
It all starts by convincing a Latina mom or father to allow a pet to be part of their home — which is a hassle all on its own.
However, as many Latinos can attest, once that part is over, Latino dog mamis and papis spoil their furbabies more than anyone in their house.
We witnessed this during BELatina TV’s recent episode where both Karent’s and James’ dog children appeared alongside a representative from Zoetis, a global animal health company.
The BELatina TV hosts and Dr. Fuentes, a professional service Veterinarian from Zoetis, discussed the pests that feed on your pets and more and how you can take steps to ward them off any time of the year. The segment brought to light many things that should be present in any dog parent’s mind.
Even though it’s known that most Latino dog parents will go to all heights to ensure their dog-child has a good quality of life (BELatina TV hosts Karent and James know this is true), there is always something new to learn to protect them.
After all, what matters is that they enjoy their dog years to the max!
If you’re wondering how to protect your furbabies with all of your heart, dog mamis, and papis, this one’s for you!
Locate your nearest 24-hour animal hospital
Being a dog parent has similar responsibilities to being a parent of your own baby. Due to this, you must be prepared for the worst – while always hoping for the best.
Locating the nearest 24-hour animal hospital should be a priority, always. Whether you’re staying home or sleeping over with your loyal furry buddy at another place, this information is vital.
Where are the parks?
Protecting your dog’s mood is important as well. After all, a happy dog equates to a happy life. And parks sure make dogs happy. That means visiting the park even if you’re tired.
We must sacrifice our time sometimes to make sure they are getting the most out of their lives. Remember, they are only here a fraction of our lifetime, so allowing them to enjoy themselves is vital.
Know what to ask while at the vet
Going to the vet can be a headache. We get it. But you must also know what you can (and should) ask when your pet is visiting them.
During this BELatina TV segment, the hosts spoke to a representative from Zoetis about SimparicaTrio® (sarolaner, moxidectin, and pyrantel chewable tablets), why it is beneficial for dogs as the first and only FDA Approved-Product of its kind.
Before Simparica Trio (sarolaner, moxidectin, and pyrantel chewable tablets), dog owners had to remember to purchase and administer at least two different products to protect their pets from the most common parasite risks (heartworm disease, ticks & fleas, and intestinal worms.)
Before, dog parents would have to buy and remember to give one product to prevent heartworm disease and another product for fleas and ticks. Now, with Simparica Trio, pet owners can purchase and give just one tasty chew each month to protect their dogs against heartworm disease, ticks, fleas, and intestinal worms. It is easier and typically less expensive than buying two other products.
Protecting your dog with all of your heart just got easier — all you have to do is ask your vet about Simparica Trio and adhere to their instructions and recommendations.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION: Use with caution in dogs with a history of seizures. Simparica Trio contains sarolaner, a member of the isoxazoline class, which has been associated with neurologic adverse reactions including tremors, ataxia, and seizures in dogs with or without a history of neurologic disorders. The safe use of Simparica Trio has not been evaluated in breeding, pregnant, or lactating dogs. The most frequently reported adverse reactions in clinical trials were vomiting and diarrhea. See full Prescribing Information at SimparicaTrioPI.com
Dog mamis and papis, choose their outfits carefully
It’s a common trend to see Latino dog parents dress their pets. However, there’s an art to it. You must make sure they are as comfortable as possible — meaning, if the temperature is too hot where they are, they might not need to be clothed; their fur coat helps them regulate their body temperature.
But if it’s too hot out, it does make sense to give them the option of shoes. Dog paws can suffer terrible burns, so make sure to protect them.
Always have a first-aid kit handy
It’s better to be safe than sorry. Keep a few veterinarian-approved first-aid kits at home (and on you.) Having to scramble around when a minor accident happens with a pet is nerve-racking — and avoidable. Remember that first-aid kits used for humans should not be used on dogs or pets.