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

Spring Pet Photo Contest- Win $50 Pet First Aid Gift Pack

Spring Pet Photo Contest- Win $50 Pet First Aid Gift Pack

Click Here to Enter a Photo of Your Pet OR Vote on Your Favorite Pet Photo! Enter our photo contest today! Submit a photo of your pet in a springtime setting at the link below. Share the contest with your friends and family. Photo with the most votes/likes will win a Pet First Aid Gift Pack ($50 Value) including an AKC licensed Pet First Aid Kit, Printed copy of our Canine and Feline CPR and First Aid Manual and a respiratory barrier mask In celebration of Pet First Aid month we will award a Pet First Aid Gift Pack worth $50 to the photo submission with the most votes/likes. Upload your photo today and enter into the contest! 1 Winner  Winners will be selected based on how many people vote on an uploaded photo. So get your cameras out and take the perfect picture that shows your pet in a springtime theme. This contest is about getting people to like your photo and improve your chances to win… Make sure you share this contest with everyone you know and get your friends to like your photo! Please make note that the winner is primarily based on number of likes however final decision is that of the Contest Moderator. The number of votes on photo will improve your chances to be

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Arson Dogs and Their Amazing Service

by Amy D’Andrea MEd, CVT, RVT- Pet Emergency Education, LLC Co-Owner On a recent visit to the Law Enforcement Appreciate Event held in Golden, CO, we were very fortunate to meet Riley, one of Colorado’s Arson Dogs.   My daughter Morgan was able to spend some time with Riley who was very charming and loved the attention.  The event held in Parfet Park in Golden, CO featured all sorts of law enforcement officers who were sharing information about their jobs, equipment and what they do.  As animal people, Riley caught our eye right away and we were curious as to what the Arson Dogs really did.  Agent Means, who is Riley’s handler, was very informative as to how Riley was trained for the job and shared some of the experiences they’ve had investigating fires in Colorado. When fire investigators suspect an arson, Colorado Bureau of Investigation Agent Jerry Means’ phone may ring. He and his partner Riley are one of just three teams in Colorado able to quickly gather what could be key evidence in those crimes. Accelerate detection canines are trained to sniff out minute traces of accelerants (gasoline, lighter fluid, etc.) that may have been used to start a fire. Each dog works and lives with their handler, a law enforcement officer or firefighter trained to investigate fire

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