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Celebrate National Pet Week® in May

Monday, May 1, 2017  
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The Arizona Veterinary Medical Association (AzVMA) encourages pet owners to show extra appreciation for their companion animals during National Pet Week®, May 7 - 13. 

 

The observance, created by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and its Auxiliary, is dedicated to celebrating the pets in our lives and promoting responsible pet ownership.Your veterinarian understands that your pet is a very special part of your family. We want to help all pet parents gather the most up-to-date information to best protect and care for furry, scaly or feathered family members. Together, we can work to give your pet a long, healthy and happy life,” says Dr. Robin Paterson of Cerbat Cliffs Animal Hospital in Kingman.  Take time during this week to thank your pets by considering their health and happiness.

 

May is a great month to discuss preventative care with your veterinarian, such as parasite control and vaccinations.  As the weather heats up, ensure that pets are kept at safe temperatures and have plenty of water available.  Pets should never be left unattended in cars.  If you have pets with risk factors, such as obesity, heart issues, respiratory disease, or old age, use extra caution when exercising them or leaving them outdoors in warm weather. 

 

For more information about the celebratory week, petweek.org and view the AVMA’s video thank-you to pets.


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