National Pet Week Reminds Owners to Keep Furry Friends Healthy

Austin, TX--May 1, 2012--The 2012 edition of National Pet Week takes place from May 1 to May 7. National Pet Week Promotes pet health and responsible pet ownership. Celebrate the week by providing your pet with everything it needs to be a happy, healthy member of the family.

National Pet Week was created in 1981 by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) to foster responsible pet ownership, recognize the human-animal bond and increase public awareness of veterinary medicine.

National Pet Week is a special week that is set aside to remind pet owners that their companions rely on them for everything. Pets need annual checkups, proper nutrition, dental care, exercise, fun and even a plan for when disaster strikes. 

Not only should your pet always be provided with the necessities like food, water and shelter but also veterinary care. Many people do not realize how important it is to always keep pets up to date with vaccinations, receive frequent routine checkups, give current flea and tick prevention and administer heartworm prevention along with other preventative measures you can discuss with your veterinarian.

Contact your veterinarian today to discuss the plan for a happy, healthy pet!

 About The Texas Veterinary Medical Association

Founded in 1903, the Texas Veterinary Medical Association is a professional association composed of more than 3,700 veterinarians committed to protecting public health, promoting high educational, ethical and moral standards within the veterinary profession and educating the public about animal health and its relationship to human health. For more information, call 512/452-4224 or visit