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January

Parasite Prevention Month

Most pet owners wouldn't knowingly put their pet at risk of becoming infected with a potentially deadly disease, yet according to the American Heartworm Society (AHS), millions of pet owners who fail to protect their dog from heartworm infection are doing so everyday.





February

Pet Dental Care Month

National Pet Dental
Health Month
20% off

Cook County
Spay and Neuter
Program $40.00 off

Itís estimated that without proper dental care 80 % of dogs and 70 % of cats will show signs of oral disease by age three. With your help, your pets can have healthy teeth and gums throughout their lives.
You simply need to provide them with a few things...





March

Heartworm Prevention Month

Most pet owners wouldn't knowingly put their pet at risk of becoming infected with a potentially deadly disease, yet according to the American Heartworm Society (AHS), millions of pet owners who fail to protect their dog from heartworm infection are doing so everyday.





April

Flea and Tick Prevention Month

Tick eggs live in the grass and weeds your dog may run through on family outings, daily walks, or during regular daily activities.Once attached to your furry canine companion, the eggs of the tick infest not only your dog but also his bedding and, ultimately, his home.





May

Vaccination Month

One of the most important things you can do to give your dog or cat a long and healthy life is to get them against common diseases. Your petís mother gave her puppy/kitten immunity from disease for the first weeks of existence by providing disease-fighting antibodies in her milk.





June

Parasite Prevention Month

Most pet owners wouldn't knowingly put their pet at risk of becoming infected with a potentially deadly disease, yet according to the American Heartworm Society (AHS), millions of pet owners who fail to protect their dog from heartworm infection are doing so everyday.





July

Spay And Neuter Month

Spaying and neutering not only helps solve the serious problem of unwanted pet overpopulation, but also makes for friendlier, easier-to-live-with pets.Spayed female dogs are more relaxed, while neutered males are less likely to roam, urine-mark their territory or fight with other males.





August

Cat Declaw Month

Declawing is best done when a kitten is three months of age or older when it can be carried out at the same time as the neuter and spay. Young cats seem to learn to cope without their claws more quickly than do adults. In most cases only the front claws should be removed.





September

Wellness Screening Month

During your pet's regular examinations, it's important that you report any health or behavior changes you've noticed since the last visit in order to identify signs of disease early so you and your veterinarian can work on slowing or stopping its progression.





October:

Pet Loss Prevention Month

Your pet is an important member of the family and unfortunately thousands of pets are lost or stolen each year. To help prevent pet loss, consider microchipping with HomeAgainģ, an advanced pet identification system that reunites pets with their owners.





November

Obesity Prevention Month

Obesity cannot occur unless the amount for food (calories) exceeds the animalís nutritional requirements. Simply put, if a pet is overweight, it is eating too much. Any overweight animal should be evaluated to make sure there are no metabolic diseases that are ...





December

Pet Examination Month

As a result of advances in veterinary medicine, more knowledgeable care and improved nutrition, dogs and cats are now living longer, healthier lives. But, just as for humans, the passage of time has its effects, and you may begin to notice that your once-frisky pet seems to ...