May is National Pet Month!
Did you know that May is National Pet Month! This monthly observance organized by the National Office Of Animal Health (NOAH) and Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association (PFMA) is designed to raise awareness for responsible pet ownership strategies all month long.
Not only is this the perfect month to spend some more quality time with your pet outdoors in the springtime weather, it’s also a great time to cross-off or double-check some pet preparedness items.
When was their last V-E-T appointment?
It is often recommended that fur babies like dogs and cats be taken to see the vet about once a year for a wellness exam. This is a great way to track your pets growth and development early on, and maintains a common appointment to bring up any concerns you might have about your fur baby’s health.
We know your fur baby might not love going to their yearly appointment, but it’s a very important part of their health at all stages of life. (And they normally get extra treats after, so we know they’ll muscle through it!)
Is your pet chipped?
Roughly 8 million pets wind up in shelters each year, and only around 20% of dogs and 2% of cats are reunited with their pet parents afterward. You can drastically increase the likelihood of recovering your fur baby by having them chipped.
The procedure is about as simple as having blood drawn for your pet and is relatively inexpensive. We know you can’t bear to even think about losing your fur baby, but taking this preventative measure will help you bring them home should anything happen outside of your control.
We recommend using this reminder to either double-check that your pet has been microchipped or to schedule an appointment with your vet!
Are they up to date on vaccines?
When was the last time you had your pets vaccinated? Rabies and Bordetella vaccines are often required in our studio for access to our animal handling services! And it’s important to make sure your fur baby stays safe, happy and healthy when playing with other animals.
Normally rabies vaccines are administered every 1 to 3 years after the initial dose, and we encourage every pet parent to set regular reminders for these appointments.
Remember to snuggle and cuddle them!
Once you are sure that all of the necessary pet care is accomplished we absolutely encourage you to spend extra time with your fur baby this month. On the couch, on a walk, or at a nearby park, we know your fur baby will love the extra attention and love.
Preserve Those Memories in Our Studio!
Of course one of the best ways to celebrate this month would be to schedule an appointment at our studio and create some fun memories! We would love to learn more about your fur baby over the phone and schedule your appointment.