Your Pet’s Horoscope For July
Veterinarian Approved on July 12, 2009 by Dr. Janice Huntingford
Capricorn pets will be more wound up than usual this month. This is easily remedied by providing them with lots of undivided attention. Expect to spend some money on your pet. So get ready to spoil them with a few new toys or treats. A brand new bed might be just want they want.
AQUARIUS (January 21 – February 19)
Be prepared to be challenged by your Aquarian pet this month! Even though you thought you had taught them proper boundaries, they will try to get you to forget that you ever taught them a thing! Remember to show your pet that you are the leader of their pack and try not to give in to their whims.
PISCES (February 20 – March 20)
This month your Pisces pet may exhibit unusual behavior, such as hiding their toys and treats in curious places around the house. If you notice that your pet has started to sleep in a different spot, simply adjust the temperature of your house or provide a cooling fan for your pet. Your house may just be too hot for your pet to handle.
ARIES (March 21 – April 20)
The summertime heat will get to your pet this month. So be forewarned, your pet is not acting out because he or she is being naughty, but because the heat is becoming too much for them to handle. Keep this mind and curb their behavior by providing them with lots of activity and games. Remember, a tired pet is a happy pet.
TAURUS (April 21 – May 21)
Taurus pets will be focused on enhancing their sleeping spots this month. Help them by buying your dog a new cooling bed, or placing a fan near a window ledge so that your cat can lie in coolness while she watches the birds outside. However, your pet’s attention will quickly become focused on the more hurried activity that will consume the household near the 29th. Do your best to keep your pet calm and as anxiety free as possible.
GEMINI (May 22 – June 21)
There will be many changes this month in the life of a Gemini pet. Such changes could come in the form of a move, a new pet or a vacation with the family. Keep in mind that sudden change in your pet’s life can cause them undue stress. Help them be better prepared for any change by assuring them of your love and commitment with plenty of cuddles.
CANCER (June 22 – July 23)
This month your Cancer pet will be a very calming force in your household. Rest assured that when you are having a bad day, your dog will still want to play with you and your cat will still demand that she sits on your lap to console you with her quiet purrs. Consider showing your gratitude to your pet by allowing them a play date or teaching them a new game.
LEO (July 24 – August 23)
Even though it is hot outside, do not use that as an excuse to not exercise your Leo pet this month. Remember that since Leo pets have an insatiable appetite, they will quickly put on the pounds this month if they are not taken for a walk or provided with adequate activity.
VIRGO (August 24 – September 23)
During the beginning of July, your Virgo pet’s mood will be quite high! Do you best at prolonging their high spirits by purchasing them a new toy that is sure to continually entertain them. Towards the end of the moth, however, your Virgo pet may show a change in their behavior. Remember, that if you think it is more than just a simple mood swing, take your Virgo pet to see the veterinarian as soon as possible.
LIBRA (September 24 – October 23)
Your Libra pet will be happiest this month if he is allowed to have as many play dates as possible. However, you should put a hold on any activity if you feel that your pet is displaying signs of bodily stress or pain from too much rough housing. Consider treating your Libra pet to alternative health remedies such as water therapy or Reiki.
SCORPIO (October 24 – November 2)
Scorpio pets might just surprise their owners this July with their boundless energy – and good behavior! Help your pet to keep up his energy level by providing nutritious meals and making sure that your pet is always included in family events.
SAGITTARIUS (November 23 – December 21)
Provide your Sagittarius pet with a lot of TLC this month as they will be more sensitive than usual. Avoid changing their routine at all cost and remember that lots of hugs go side by side with telling your pet how good they are.
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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