Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Your Friendly Neighbor, The Vet


The Pet Food Institute educates pet owners on the importance of bringing their pets to the veterinarian

Like with any family member, it is important that we safeguard the health and wellness of our loved ones, including pets, to keep them safe and happy. Responsible pet ownership means meeting the health care needs of pets so that a dog or cat can live fully and continue to provide the love and companionship they bring to the household. 

Regular veterinary check-ups are a crucial element to proper and responsible pet ownership. Routine visits allow veterinarians to ensure that one’s dog or cat is in tip-top condition by accurately tracking a pet’s health progress and provide the essential vaccines to protect their dogs or cats. 

Committed to educating the Filipino pet community on proper pet care, the Pet Food Institute (PFI) educates pet owners on the importance of bringing their pets to the veterinarian.

Regular and Informative Visits

Much like humans, pets must never miss out on their regular trips to the veterinarian. During these visits, veterinarians will check them for parasites such as fleas, ticks, or heartworm that will cause health issue such as incessant scratching, paralysis, or more serious health problems such as heart, lung, liver, or kidney damage. Regular health check-ups will allow for early detection and prevention of these illnesses and help support a pet’s quality of life 

Veterinarians also encourage pet owners to bring in their pets so they receive the necessary shots to protect them from life-threatening illnesses such as canine distemper and parvovirus for dogs, feline panleukopenia for cats, and rabies for all pets. Pet owners must have their pets vaccinated against these to protect their other house pets and to help their dog or cat healthy. 

The local trip to the veterinarian is not only for medical visits. Veterinarians have spent years training in their respective fields and are a treasure trove of information – information that can help pet owners better care for their pets. The type of care a pet should receive depends on several factors such as age, breed, and size. Veterinarians can educate both veteran and new pet owners on how they can better care and prolong their pets’ lives. 

Medical Visits and Emergencies

One of the vital role veterinarians play in the lives of pets is to provide them healthcare services that would ensure their overall wellness. It is important for owners to bring in their puppies and kittens to the clinic and have a veterinarian examine their young pets to determine the best diet and lifestyle that would best fit their pets’ breed and personality. 

Pet owners must also remember that as their pets age, they are at risk of developing serious health issues such as cancer, diabetes, or heart disease. Owners with senior dogs or cats must regularly visit their local veterinarian to ensure that their pets are healthy and receive the proper treatment as they reach their senior years. 

Dogs and cats, regardless of their age, are good at hiding their symptoms from their owners. Therefore, pet owners must keep a close eye on their dog or cat to ensure they are not exhibiting any signs of illness. If pets show signs of distress, discomfort, or illness, pet owners must immediately seek treatment from the well-trained professionals, their veterinarians. 

Pet Food Institute (PFI) is committed in educating pet owners about proper pet nutrition to keep pets healthy and happy. Through its local initiative, Well-Fed, Well-Nurtured campaign in partnership with the Veterinary Practitioners Association of the Philippines (VPAP), PFI seeks to advocate responsible pet ownership to the ever-growing Filipino pet community.

About the Pet Food Institute 

Since 1958, the Pet Food Institute has been the voice of the U.S. pet food industry. PFI is the industry's representative before Congress and state legislatures, as well as state and federal agencies; public education and media relations resource; organizer of seminars and educational programs; and liaison with other organizations. PFI represents the companies that make 98 percent of U.S. dog and cat food, an industry with more than $20 billion in U.S. retail sales and $1.3 billion in exports in 2015.

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