The Ontario SPCA and the OVMA encourage pet owners that if you’ve Got a Pet? Get a Vet!
IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Stouffville, ON (May 2, 2017) – The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society, in association with the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA) and other participating SPCAs and humane societies across Canada, encourages pet owners that if you’ve “Got a Pet? Get a Vet!™” It’s important to establish a relationship with a veterinarian when you get a pet. Just one veterinary checkup a year will help protect pets against a variety of potentially life-threatening diseases, detect health problems sooner, and avoid unexpected costs. “Veterinarians offer a variety of services to keep your pet(s) happy and healthy,” says Tanya Firmage, Chief, Humane Programs and Community Outreach, Ontario SPCA. “Prevention is key. Schedule a visit with your local veterinarian to help your pets live longer, healthier lives.” Veterinarians provide many services, including but not limited to:
- Early disease detection
- Spaying and neutering
- Regular vaccinations
- Flea, tick and parasite prevention
- Prevention of dental disease
- Nutritional counseling
- Addressing behavioural concerns
- Pet identification
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