“Love Your Pet, See Your Vet” is this year’s theme for National Pet Week May 5-11. The American Veterinary Medical Association is reminding pet owners that the best way to show your pet you truly care is to give them the gift of good health. According to Dr. Douglas Aspros, president of the AVMA, “Regular veterinary visits are important because many times pets will hide symptoms of illness, so you need your veterinarian’s skill and expertise to keep your pets healthy.”
“Spreading the Love Around” is Goodnewsforpets.com. We’ve relaunched our contest section and celebrating National Pet Week with a chance to win a gift card from Petsmart and a matched donation to Petsmart Charities.
Ceva Animal Health together with the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists is on the road again with the “Keep the L.O.V.E. Alive Behavior Express Tour” bus this year. The L.O.V.E. stands for “lean on veterinary expertise” and given that it’s National Pet Week, it’s a great time to remind pet owners of the tour’s message: thousands of pets die needlessly due to untreated behavior problems. According to spokesperson Debra Horwitz, DVM, DACVB, “Pet owners can keep that love alive by seeing their veterinarian to help solve those pet behavior problems before it’s too late.”
Finally, news about a “beloved” trade show. The legendary H.H. Backer pet trade show in Chicago has a new format and will now be called “Backer’s Total Pet Expo” and be held September 20-22, 2013. The show has a new website at www.totalpetexpo.com.
Whether it’s “love” or “L.O.V.E.” or “Beloved” that’s a whole lot of love going on with pets front and center. That’s good news for pets, for sure.