Halloween: Doing it Right!

It’s that time of year again – the air is getting cooler, and people and pets alike bring out their cutest (and sometimes spookiest) sights. That’s right, it’s almost Halloween!

black cat and jack o lantern
Image Credits: Manolo “AngelFace” by Michele M. F., used under CC BY-SA 2.0; Jack-o’-lantern by William Warby, used under CC BY 2.0, placed on a custom background.

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Who's Responsible for Preventative Care?

According to The 2015 State of Pet Health Report from Banfield Pet Hospital, 81% of pet owners say they believe that they (not the vet) are responsible for preventive care. It says:

“For many pet owners, interactions with their veterinarian are not meeting their expectations and are seen as transactional… They’re tied to specific services, like vaccines or parasite control.”

Are we happy with this assessment? And if not, how can we improve the veterinarian-client relationship and provide more hands-on assistance?

vet with kitten interacting with young boy
Image Credit: Hello Kitty, by myfuture.com, used under CC BY-ND 2.0

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Cat Health Tips You Need to Learn Now

Being a cat owner has benefits. Serious benefits. Science-backed benefits:

Knowing this, you want to keep your feline purring for years to come.
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