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Pet vaccinations protect pets against diseases. They also help pet owners avoid costly treatments for many preventable diseases. This is why some state, local, or community laws require pet owners to have their pets vaccinated against certain illnesses. Like humans, pets need vaccinations.
If you are a responsible and conscientious pet owner, you probably already take your pet for regular wellness exams. These appointments are preventative in nature, designed to enable your vet to monitor the health and condition of your pet to ensure that they aren’t experiencing any preventable problems. Most adult animals are recommended to attend an annual wellness exam, but as your pet reaches their senior years, the frequency with which they are invited to these appointments can increase. This is because senior pet exams are extremely important. Here’s why.
Halloween is a lot of fun for humans, but it can be more than a little scary for our pets. In fact, Halloween is the most dangerous holiday for pets after the Fourth of July. As conscientious and responsible pet owners, it’s our job to do whatever we need to avoid any Halloween horrors on behalf of our animals.
Pet microchipping isn’t currently mandatory in the United States, but it is a practice that is highly recommended by veterinarians across the country. The process, which involves a tiny microchip being placed inside your pet’s body, is arguably the most efficient and reliable method of giving your pet that all-important identification information in the event that they become lost or stolen. Still not sure if is it a good idea? Here are 5 of the most important reasons to microchip your pet.
When was the last time you thought about the health and condition of your pet’s teeth? Dental health is one area of pet ownership that often gets overlooked. Here are some of the risks associated with poor pet dental health.
Parasites are creatures that live either on or inside the body of their host and take their nutrients from their host for survival. There is one that is particularly well known and will affect most animals at least once during their lifetime – fleas. Here’s what you need to know about fleas and what they mean for your pet.
Disease of the gums and teeth is fairly common in cats. Some studies have shown that as many as 50 to 90 percent of cats have some type of dental issue. The good news is that the common types of problems are treatable and preventable. With the right preventive dental care, you can help keep your kitty from losing their teeth.