Austin, Texas (PRWEB) September 04, 2014
September is Responsible Dog Ownership Month, marking a time for owners to recognize the importance of providing proper care for their dogs and to deepen the bond shared with their four-legged friends. The Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA) would like to encourage dog owners to communicate with their veterinarian this month to establish a plan for ensuring a long and healthy life for the canines in their family.
Some of the basic tenets of responsible dog ownership include:
Fulfilling these components of dog ownership is the best investment you can make in your dog’s life. “Preventative care in veterinary medicine not only includes vaccinations, but now encompasses a wide variety of life-stage specific options,” said Aaron Rainer, DVM, MPH, the Texas Veterinary Medical Association Council Chair for External Affairs, who practices in Richmond, Texas. “Your veterinarian can guide you in making these important decisions for your family’s pet.”
Partnering with your veterinarian is a crucial component of responsible dog ownership. TexVetPets.org allows this collaboration to continue online in between visits to the clinic by offering a reliable source of accurate pet health information that is peer-reviewed and written by TVMA members—the veterinary professionals of Texas. When you’re in need of information on ownership topics like clinic etiquette, zoonotic diseases, weight-loss plans and caring for senior pets, visit the dog wellness section of TexVetPets.org at http://www.texvetpets.org/article_cat/dogs.
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 http://www.tvma.org.