National Pet Day – April 11

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National Pet Day is celebrated on April 11th every year. While many pets are part of family life, this day is dedicated to those pets who may not always get the companionship and attention pets deserve. While loving our pets is something most people do every day, this observance encourages helping out orphaned pet companions. 

There is a big concern for pets now due to the stay at home policy. With the current virus and other sicknesses, many single people or seniors are not able to get out to walk their pets or get to the store for pet food. Sometimes their human companions aren’t well.  Making sure their forever furry friends are receiving the best of care will help these individuals relieve stress and worry. Please check on friends and neighbors to make sure their pets are well and healthy.

National Pet Day is an excellent time to do a few checks for your pets.

  • Go through your fur-ever family member’s toys. Throw away any items that are no longer safe.
  • Maintain your pet-friendly home. Keep cords and toxins secure from your four-legged friends. This includes phone chargers.
  • Verify when vaccinations are due and schedule an appointment to update if they are due. Many Veterinary Offices are still open.
  • Check collars to ensure tags are secure and numbers are current. We sometimes forget to update this information when we move or change numbers.      

National Pet Day is a special day to make sure our furry friends are safe and taken care of in a loving way.  Please note that with this current challenge there is a shortage of additional care and fostering for pets whose owners are in the hospital or not at home for some medical reasons.

Once this COVID-19 ordeal is over please support our Small Business Pet Shops and Pet Rescue Services.

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