Human-animal bond the focus of National Pet Week
May 6, 2019In honor of National Pet Week, the Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA) is reminding veterinarians to advise their clients to cherish the human-animal bond and to embrace responsible pet ownership. National Pet Week runs from May 6 to May 12 and this year’s theme is a “Lifetime of Love—The basics: Seven days to a happier, healthier pet.” Each day is dedicated to a specific pet-related topic: May 6 emphasizes the importance of selecting pets …
Education and awareness are key to preventing dog bites
April 9, 2019Parents learning canine behavioral cues and teaching them to their children to avoid injuries is one of the ways to prevent dog bites. That’s according to Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA), which released several recommendations for parents and veterinarians to help keep children safe. The advice comes during National Dog Bite Prevention week, which runs from April 7 to 13. Parents should also be aware of a dog lifting its lip, panting or yawning …
TVMA advises pets undergo annual wellness exams to detect cancer early
November 12, 2018It's National Pet Cancer Awareness Month and the Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA) is urging veterinarians and pet owners to practice annual wellness exams in order to address preventative diseases and detect the early stages cancer.