April 11 is National Pet Day. While loving our pets is something we do every day, National Pet Day encourages us to pay special attention to pets who may not get that extra attention. Helping out orphaned pet companions will improve their health and enhance their opportunities for adoption.
Sometimes their human companions aren’t well. Making sure their forever furry friends are receiving the best of care will help relieve stress and worry.
National Pet Day is an excellent time to do a few checks for your pets.
· Go through your hairy 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.
· Check collars to ensure tags are secure and numbers are current. We sometimes forget to update this information when we move or change numbers.
History of National Pet Day
Colleen Paige, animal welfare advocate, and pet and family lifestyle expert, founded National Pet Day in 2006 to celebrate the joy pets can bring to us. But she also wanted to bring attention to the ongoing needs of many pets of all kinds waiting in shelters to be adopted. She encouraged people who want purebred dogs and cats to contact rescue organizations instead of going to a breeder. “Don’t shop! Adopt!” has become the holiday motto.
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