Spring is typically thought of as the time for new beginnings: fresh flowers bloom, the sunshine returns, and baby animals are everywhere you look. Despite the fact that Ohio, and the United States in general, is experiencing a problem with pet overpopulation, new animals are born every day – but not all of them have homes.
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COLUMBUS, OHIO — MARCH 28, 2011 — Anyone who has lost a pet knows that responsible pet ownership requires more than food, water and shelter. As part of American Humane Association’s annual Every Day is Tag Day on April 2, the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA) encourages pet owners this week to outfit their animals with an updated ID tag and microchip.
COLUMBUS, OHIO — FEB. 9, 2011 — Six to eight million animals are cared for in animal shelters across the country each year, the Humane Society of the United States estimates. Of these, only half of these animals are adopted, while the remainder are euthanized. The problem is overwhelming, but there is one simple solution that can make it more manageable.
In recognition of National Spay/Neuter Month, the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA) encourages pet owners to spay or neuter their animals. Having your pets “fixed” will, in the long run, reduce pet overpopulation, as well as improving many behavior problems and it may even help animals live longer, healthier lives.
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COLUMBUS, OHIO — FEB. 1, 2011 — We are all aware of the importance of good dental hygiene for ourselves. But how many of us know that it is just as important for our pets? Good oral health has a direct impact on good overall health. While this is important all year round, this month is a reminder to take good care of your pets’ teeth, as February is National Pet Dental Health Month.
Periodontal disease is the most prevalent disease among adult dogs and cats. In fact, 80 percent of dogs and cats show signs of oral disease by age 3 (American Veterinary Dental Society). Left unchecked, plaque and subsequent tartar accumulation progresses to infection, destroys the gums, results in the loss of the periodontal structures and ultimately loss of teeth. Worse yet, severe periodontal disease can result in systemic disease, affecting the kidneys, heart muscle and liver.
The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G), is voluntarily recalling two specific lots of its prescription renal dry cat food as a precautionary measure, as it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
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