Pet owners understand just how much a pet can mean to a person. Pets are more than just domesticated animals, they are friends and a part of the family. Like any important member of the family, pets need the proper love, respect and care. How often do you bring your pet to the vet? Do you know what to do in the event of an animal emergency? The healthcare of your pet matters. Here are some simple steps to take to protect your little furry loved one.
- Vet Services
- Bonus Fact… Did you know there are over 500 million domesticated cats worldwide, and over 40 different breeds?
- Spaying and Neutering
- Bonus Fact… Did you know cats spend about two thirds of their entire lives asleep? How lazy can you get!?
- Animal Emergencies
You probably have a designated family physician, right? How about a family veterinarian? There are approximately 61,400 vets in the United States, and probably more than a few located near you. You can find a vet nearby with a quick internet search or glimpse of the yellow pages. Vet services can range from regular checkups to vaccinations to emergency procedures.
There is a serious pet population problem in the United States. Stray animals number in the millions across the country. This is the result of owners not spaying or neutering their pets. A single female cat and her offspring can spawn thousands of litters in only a few years time. Spaying and neutering will control the pet population, cut down on over crowded shelters and euthanizations, and is the humane thing to do.
Hopefully this will never happen to you… but are you prepared in the case of an emergency situation for your pets? Many family vet services include emergency care and surgeries, but if not, an animal hospital is who you need to contact. Animal hospitals are facilities with life saving medial equipment and capabilities. There are also 24 hour animal hospitals in some locations, as well as ambulance services for large pets or dangerous situations. If a pet becomes unconscious, always immediately contact the nearest emergency vet services.
Bonus Fact… Did you know dogs can be trained to detect epileptic seizures?
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