Cedar Pet Clinic in Lake Elmo is pleased to take part in National Pet Week again this year, which runs from Sunday, May 3 to Saturday, May 9. Started in 1981 by the America Veterinary Medical Association (AMVA), National Pet Week is an opportunity to celebrate the love people have for their pets and to promote responsible pet ownership. No matter how long someone has owned a pet, there's always something to learn about taking great care of him or her.
Pet Ownership Means Commitment
Millions of pets are surrendered every year because someone made an impulse decision without realizing it was a lifetime commitment. Ideally, all potential pet owners should spend time researching the breed of cat, dog, or other pet they are considering adopting before bringing the animal home. Potential pet owners need to consider their lifestyle as well as any sacrifices they may need to make for the pet to fit into it. Responsibility also means not taking on more pets than they have the space, resources, and time to care for properly.
Pet Ownership Means Investment
Just like children, pets require food, attention, training, and medical care in order to thrive. Unfortunately, many people don't think about the need for veterinary care until their pet shows signs of an illness or injury. While medical attention in these situations is essential, it's also important for pet owners to ensure that their animal friend receives preventive vaccinations, dental care, and regular check-ups. People who are considering adopting a pet should budget for these costs in advance to make sure they don't have to delay veterinary care when their pet needs it.
Help Us Celebrate at Cedar Pet Clinic
We will be hosting a number of events during National Pet Week to help our clients celebrate the joy their pet brings into their lives. Watch for posters in the clinic about upcoming contests and other ways to participate in the fun.