FOR PET OWNERS
PETPLAN PET INSURANCE
Did you know that clients with insured pets visit the veterinarian 40% more often?
PetplanThrough our insurance agency, pvmaAssure, we recently partnered with Petplan to be able to offer a discount on pet insurance products. Discounts of 10 percent can apply to both veterinary practice employees as well as to your clients. Please contact pvmaAssure at 888-612-7659 or info@pvmaAssure.com for more information or to request the specially coded brochures for distribution to your employees and clients.
WHAT'S HAPPENING NOW?
September is a busy month!
National Disaster Preparedness Month
Make sure you have a plan so Fido and Fifi don't get left behind in the event of a disaster. Plans for large animals or livestock are even more important. Click here for our disaster preparedness fact sheet.
Responsible Dog Ownership Month
Owning a dog is not just a privilege-it's a responsibility.” Whether you own a dog or a cat one thing is for sure, owning that pet comes with great responsibility.
Pets are not accessories that can be thrown aside and forgotten. Pets are companions that need love, care and devotion. You can find many lists that outline very specific ways to be a responsible pet owner. Here are a few.
Happy Cat Month
September is Happy Cat Month, dedicated to finding ways to keep our feline friends happy, healthy and purring all year long. The CATalyst Council, a national initiative comprised of animal health and welfare organizations working on behalf of cats offers a list of the top 10 ways cat owners can keep their pets happy.
PET HEALTH FACT SHEETS
PVMA's fact sheets are designed with the public in mind. Each one highlights the importance of veterinary medicine and provides tips and facts on a variety of important topics.
Click on any of the fact sheets below to print or download and save for use later. We plan to expand our selection of fact sheets, so if there is a topic you would like to see covered, let us know!
PREVENTIVE PET CARE
Preventive care, or a general wellness visit, is a proactive approach to healthcare. Just like changing the oil in your car can prevent additional problems, regular check-ups with your veterinarian for your pet can catch problems early or prevent them altogether. Depending on the age and health of your pet, your veterinarian may even create a customized plan of preventive care which is tailored to your pet’s specific needs.
Regular check-ups are also important because your pet can’t tell you when it doesn’t feel well. Unlike humans, animals hide pain, so there may not be any outward signs that something is wrong. Regular check-ups allow you to be sure that your pet is in good health.
PENNSYLVANIA VETERINARY FOUNDATION
The Pennsylvania Veterinary Foundation (PVF) serves as the charitable arm of the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association but functions as an independent Pennsylvania nonprofit corporation and is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) organization.
The mission of PVF is to help veterinarians create a healthier future for animals and you through funding veterinary student scholarships and supporting animal welfare initiatives such as veterinary student scholarships, The Last Chance Fund (TLC), Zoey's Fund, and Henry's Cupboard.