November is a pet awareness month for Adopting Senior Pets, National Senior Pet Awareness, Pet Cancer Awareness, and Pet Diabetes Awareness. We also have six pet holidays this month; National Cook for you pets Day, National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week, National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day, National Black Cat Day, National Take A Hike Day, and of course the National Dog Show. We are going to quickly breakdown the national awareness issues and then list the holidays in chronological order.
NATIONAL AWARENESS MONTH FOR…
Adopt a Senior Pet
Senior pets are the last to be adopted and at the greatest risk for euthanasia. There are lots of benefits to adopting a senior pet.
Use the following link to find a senior dog to adopt near you.
Use the following link to find a senior cat to adopt near you.
Pet Cancer Awareness
The Animal Cancer Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure for cancer by funding research in and increasing public awareness of comparative oncology, the study of naturally occurring cancers in pets and people. You can learn more about this organization at http://acfoundation.org/
Pet Diabetes Awareness
It is estimated that 1 in 300 adult dogs and 1 in 230 cats in the US have diabetes. Pets with diabetes end up with extra sugar left in the blood which leads to lethargy and other health problems. If you suspect that your pet might have diabetes you can take this quiz: https://usa.petdiabetesmonth.com/risk-quiz.aspx. Important note: If you select mixed-breed the quiz will take you directly to product advertising. We recommend seeing a vet for a proper diagnosis. Some symptoms to look out for are excessive thirst, increased urination, weight loss, and increased appetite.
NATIONAL HOLIDAYS FOR…
NOV 1st: Cook for Your Pets Day
Nov 3rd-9th: National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week
Nov 7th: National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day
Nov 17th: National Black Cat Day
Nov 17th: National Take a Hike Day
Nov 28th: Every Thanksgiving you can catch the National Dog Show on NBC right after the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Keep Gresham Animal Hospital in mind next time your dog or cat needs a checkup, shots, or vaccines. Give us a call at 503.666.1600 to schedule an appointment today.
“You’ll see how much we know, and you’ll know how much we care.”