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National Dog Holidays in September
September 1, 2019 - September 2, 2019
Guide/Service Dogs Month
“September is National Service Dog Month + National Guide Dog Month. FCVC recognizes the hardworking service animals that have many roles in helping humans cope with situations that are not what we would consider “normal”. We bring you this article from Healthy Paws:
In some instances, dogs are not only valuable family members, but life-saving aides. Working dogs can be found in military and law enforcement agencies worldwide, but also in hospitals, schools and citizens’ homes as service and therapy dogs. There are several important differences between service dogs, therapy dogs, and emotional support dogs, but all have important jobs that save lives.
Let’s take a moment to not only appreciate these very special animals, but to familiarize yourself with service dog challenges, etiquette and more.” – Full Circle Veterinary Care
National Pet Insurance Month
“Responsible pet parents know that pet health insurance is important for their four-legged friends year ‘round. After all, the love and happiness pets bring us isn’t on a schedule—it’s 24/7!
But not everyone has heard about pet insurance and the confidence it brings, knowing that when the unexpected happens, you’ll be ready to take action and give your pet the best of care. That’s why September is Pet Health Insurance month. It’s our time to bark, howl and meow about what we can all do to give something back to the furry friends who give us so much.
If your pets are already covered, we’d like to give you a furry high-five. Now, go out and spread the word! Don’t have coverage yet? Well, what are you waiting for?! Explore the Buy Pet Insurance section of our website to learn more. With providers across the US and Canada, there is sure to be a company that’s just right for you and the ones you love.” – North American Pet Health Insurance Association
Animal Pain Awareness Month
“The International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management (IVAPM) educates and informs pet owners about their pet’s health and well-being when it comes to pain management, be it acute or chronic pain.
IVAPM has proclaimed September as Animal Pain Awareness Month, and this coincides with human medicine’s Pain Awareness Month. Animals suffer from pain just like people do. Pain comes in many forms: surgical pain, arthritis and cancer related pain, just to name a few. Acute pain is obvious and distressing. Chronic pain can be subtle, and masked as “getting old” or “slowing down.” Old age is not a disease, but pain is. There are many options to treat the various causes of pain in animals including pain medications, physical rehabilitation, acupuncture, laser therapy, and therapeutic massage.
The proclamation of the month is in keeping with IVAPM’s commitment to encouraging pain management for all animal species through education and advocacy. During this annual campaign, IVAPM is also encouraging various veterinary organizations to raise public awareness about pain and pain management as it pertains to veterinary patients.” – IVAPM.com
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