September 2009 – Pet Horoscope
Veterinarian Approved on September 2, 2009 by Dr. Janice Huntingford
As the season start to change in September, the Capricorn pet will become increasingly energetic. As the days become shorter it will be far too convenient for owners to want to forgo taking their dog out for an evening walk. Do not give in to this temptation; dogs need as much exercise as they can get. For those who are owned by outdoor cats – be sure to start bringing them inside sooner in the evening.
Aquarius (January 21 – February 18)
This month Aquarius pets will become very interested and curious in everything that goes on around them. So be sure to include your family pet in any decision making and other activities. Encourage their curiosity with new adventures outside or new interactive toys inside.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
As the back to school semester starts up again, your Pisces pet may begin to feel left out. Reassure your pet of their place in the family as well as your love for her by taking time each morning before leaving home and each evening after returning home, to give your Pisces pet a good tummy rub and hug.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
September is the perfect month to sign your Aries pet up for training or agility classes, as they will be extremely eager to try new things. If classes are not an option, then teach your pet a few new tricks at home instead. Help your Aries pet to form new, healthier and happier, habits.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Taurus pets will show signs of lethargy this month. This has more to do with cabin fever and summertime blues than anything else. Help keep their spirits up be providing play dates or going out to a new park or hiking trail. For cats, new toys and games will be purrfect too. Taurus pets are more susceptible to overeating this month so watch their diets carefully.
Gemini (May 21 – June 21)
Gemini pets may be suffering from back to school blues this month. Help your pet get over this by providing lots of one-on-one time. Your Gemini pet will be greatly appreciative as it will help to snap him out of his depressed state of mind.
Cancer (June 22 – July 22)
Although Cancer pets love to be involved in family affairs, too much attention focused on them can make them feel insecure and unhappy. Therefore, it is best to make sure that your pet has an escape route when boisterous houseguests are present. Allow your Cancer pet as much time as he needs to unwind after being around lots of activity.
Leo (July 23 – August 23)
Leo pets will show their owners just how energetic they can really be this September! Keep this in mind and remove anything harmful or valuable out of the reach of your pet. Be quick to curb such behavior, because if you don’t it will turn into a bad habit. Scatter your pet’s toys around the house so that there is a different toy in each room for her to play with.
Virgo (August 24 – September 22)
This is Birthday month for Virgo pets! However, other household pets will not understand that this is your Virgo pet’s month and will attempt to instigate a fight. As a result, your Virgo pet will endeavor to redefine their pack status in the home by displaying dominant behavior. As owner you have two responsibilities here: first, do not allow your Virgo pet to hide between your legs as soon as he has become challenged, allow him to stand his own ground. Second, use a training session to quickly remind your Virgo pet about his status in the household.
Libra (September 23 – October 23)
Libra pets will demonstrate their nurturing side this month as they choose one particular family member to care for. This is perfectly fine and pet owners should give their Libra pet all the leeway they need. Reward your pet for their kindness by giving them some extra TLC as well.
Scorpio (October 24 – November 22)
Although Scorpio pets are usually quite cheerful pets, they will need to have reassurance from you regarding your love for them, especially if things around the home are become chaotic. Make sure that your pet is surrounded by toys and blankets that she knows and loves.
Sagittarius (November 23 – December 21)
September will see your Sagittarius pet showing you how protective they can really be! Try limiting the amount of houseguests that come in and out of your home this month to avoid upsetting your pet. However, just remember that once all the guests have gone home, your pet will turn back into their sweet, mellow self again.
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Janice Huntingford, DVM, has been in veterinary practice for 28 years and has founded two veterinary clinics since receiving her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph. She has studied extensively in both conventional and holistic modalities. Ask Dr. Jan