Posts from August, 2017
The National Football League is known for its contributions to charities throughout the country. From its partnership with the American Cancer Society to its commitment to student health and fitness through its NFL Play 60 foundation, this uniquely American sport has benefited communities throughout our great nation.
In recent years, individual players have turned their sights, and considerable influence, toward helping pets in need. We are excited to highlight the connection between football players and pet charities!
By Audrey Wojtkowski
Recently there has been a lot of talk about fully vaccinating children and the dangers of over-vaccination. But what about your fur-child? How do you know which vaccines are appropriate for your pet? What about preventative care beyond pet vaccines? How can we catch diseases early enough to treat and allow your pet to live a longer life?
Pet Vaccinations in a Nutshell
Let’s start with the basics: what is a vaccine? A pet vaccine is a segment of the virus or bacteria that will help to prepare the body’s immune system to fight off the disease should it ever be exposed in the future.
There are so many diseases that your pet can be vaccinated for that it can be overwhelming when your veterinarian is poking your pet. If you aren’t sure what your fur-baby is being vaccinated for, or if you are confused you should always ask for clarification. Continue…
Pets have never had it so good. Unlike their predecessors, modern dogs and cats have access to the best in veterinary medicine, allowing them to live longer, healthier lives than ever before. Besides enjoying scientific advances in the areas of surgery, cardiac care, oncology, physical therapy, and more, today’s pets benefit from preventive care in the forms of nutrition, wellness exams, and of course, regular pet vaccines.
It may seem like an inconvenience to bring your puppy or kitten into the veterinarian’s office every few months for shots, and then back for boosters every year, but having a long and healthy life for your best pal is well worth the effort.