National Bring Your Cat to the Vet Day

National Bring Your Cat to the Vet Day

National Bring Your Cat to the Vet Day​: August 22nd Author- Tori Munguia RVT Pet Emergency Education Instructor Dallas, TX Here are the top 5 reasons routine vet visits are a vital part for your cat to live a long, healthy life. Cats are masters at hiding illness. Cat’s natural behaviors make them excellent at hiding how they feel when they are sick or in pain. Over 50% of cats are overweight or obese. Just a few extra pounds can put cats at risk for diabetes; heart, respiratory, and kidney disease, and more. Preventive care is better than reactive care. Regular exams can help avoid medical emergencies. Kittens have 26 teeth, while adult cats have 30. Periodontal disease is considered the most prevalent disease in cats three years of age and older. Cats age more rapidly than humans. A cat reaches the approximate human age of 15 during its first year, and then 24 at age 2. Each year after, they age approximately four “cat years” for every calendar year. For more information go to: https://www.catvets.com/Cat2VetDay

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

Author Tori Muguia RVT- Pet Emergency Education Instructor, Dallas, TX What are vaccines? Vaccines are products designed to trigger protective immune responses and prepare the immune system to fight future infections from disease-causing agents. Vaccines stimulate the immune system’s production of antibodies that identify and destroy disease-causing organisms that enter the body. Vaccines provide immunity against one or several diseases that can lessen the severity or prevent certain diseases altogether. Why is it important to vaccinate my pet? Experts agree that widespread use of vaccinations within the last century has prevented death and disease in millions of animals. Vaccinations protect your pet from highly contagious and deadly diseases and improve your pet’s overall quality of life. Do vaccinations ensure protection? For most pets, vaccination is effective in preventing future disease and only rarely will a vaccinated pet have insufficient immunity to fight off the disease.  It is important to follow the vaccination schedule provided by your veterinarian to reduce the possibility of a gap in protection. For more information visit: https://www.avma.org/public/PetCare/Pages/vaccinations.aspx

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