Make your pets a priority this month by making note of three important days. Mark on your calendars August 15 for Check the Chip Day, August 22 for Take Your Cat to the Vet Day, and August 26 for National Dog Day. Each one is meant to raise awareness and serve as reminders for pet owners to take special action concerning their pets.
If you already own a cat or dog, remember to schedule an appointment this month with your veterinarian in Egg Harbor Township, NJ as part of one of these three days dedicated to responsible pet ownership.
August 15: Check the Chip Day
Microchipping pets has become extremely common. Without them there is nearly no practical way to reconnect lost pets with their owners. Microchips are painless and form a permanent way to track a pet. For a lost or stolen pet, a microchip is absolutely invaluable in order to get them back to your care.
It is important that your pet has a microchip, and that the registry information on the microchip is accurate. Check the Chip Day on August 15 is meant to raise awareness about the importance of microchipping, and serves to remind pet owners to either get one for their pet, or to ensure that the registry information on the microchip is correct. Schedule an appointment with your veterinarian in Egg Harbor Township, NJ to ensure your pet is correctly microchipped.
August 22: Take Your Cat to the Vet Day
Few pets are more neglected when it comes to routine vet visits than cats. Many people often think there is no reason to take a cat to the vet unless it’s an emergency, whereas most dog find themselves adhering to a more strict vet visit schedule. Make time every six months to a year for a routine vet visit with your cat.
August 22, Take your Cat to the Vet Day, hopes to remind cat owners about the importance of vet services for cats. A routine visit should include a physical, immunizations, checking for and preventing parasites and some routine lab work. A simple visit to a veterinarian in Egg Harbor Township, NJ with your cat is inexpensive and is a great way to ensure your cat is in healthy shape.
August 26: National Dog Day
August 26 is National Dog Day. This holiday is dedicated to celebrating the wonderful and historic bond that exists between dogs and their owners. It serves as a time to remember all the courageous dogs that serve in the military or with law enforcement, and assist in other services such as helping the disabled.
Part of National Dog Day is also about raising awareness of things like homeless dogs, the large number of dogs euthanized every year and to inform the public on ethical and non-ethical breeding practices. There is no better time to adopt a dog than right around National Dog Day.
Another easy way to celebrate is by giving your dog some extra special attention that day, perhaps with a visit to the veterinarian in Egg Harbor Township, NJ, along with a nice long walk. Maybe a few extra treats before bed wouldn’t hurt either. Contact Newkirk Family Veterinarians today to schedule a visit.