National Veterinary Technician Week: Third Week of October

National Veterinary Technician Week: Third Week of October

Veterinary technicians are critical to the day-to-day function of veterinary practices, and play vital roles in preserving animal health and welfare. National Veterinary Technician Week, first celebrated in 1993, takes place in the third week of October each year, and provides an opportunity to recognize veterinary technicians’ contributions. Although we value veterinary technicians every day… Read more »

October is American Humane’s Adopt-a-Dog Month®​​

October is American Humane’s Adopt-a-Dog Month®​​

Each October, American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization and the nation’s leading first responder for animals in need, encourages animal lovers to consider adopting a dog from a local shelter or rescue group in honor of its yearly “Adopt-a-Dog Month®.” This year, American Humane is continuing its national initiative to bring awareness to… Read more »

Why Do Cats Like Heights?

Why Do Cats Like Heights?

Have you ever entered your kitchen to find your cat perched atop the refrigerator or stalking the space between the ceiling and the top of the cabinets?  Does it drive you nuts that they’re constantly leaping onto your high dresser and then up to the neighboring wardrobe, or worse, leaving tiny footprints and swirls of… Read more »

Why you and your cat will love a Cat Friendly Practice®

Why you and your cat will love a Cat Friendly Practice®

Cats need regular check-ups to help ensure longer, happier, and healthier lives. During routine check-ups your veterinarian can often detect conditions or diseases that may affect your cat’s health before they become painful or more difficult to treat. The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) established the Cat Friendly Practice® (CFP) Program to reduce the… Read more »

August 15th is Check the Chip Day (for Pets!)

August 15th is Check the Chip Day (for Pets!)

Microchips greatly increase the chances that pets will be reunited with their families if they are lost or stolen…but a microchip only works if its registration information is accurate. “Check the Chip Day” was created by the American Animal Hospital Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association with support from HomeAgain to encourage pet owners… Read more »