Louie's Loves reminds us that August is National Immunization Awareness Month.
Also, August 22nd is National Bring Your Cat to the Vet Day, and the perfect opportunity to schedule your cat’s routine check-up.
Here are some brochures, flyers, and infographics to help you prepare for the veterinary visits and ways to help reduce the stress for you and your cat.
National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) is an annual observance held in August to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages. NIAM was established to encourage people of all ages to make sure they are up to date on the vaccines recommended for them. Communities have continued to use the month each year to raise awareness about the important role vaccines play in preventing serious, sometimes deadly, diseases.
NIAM is sponsored by the National Public Health Information Coalition (NPHIC). NPHIC, in collaboration with CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, developed communication toolkits to help you communicate about vaccines for various audiences. Each week of #NIAM16 focuses on a different stage of the lifespan:
People of all ages can protect their health with timely vaccination.
Adults (Aug. 1-7)
Pregnant women (Aug. 8-14)
Babies and young children (Aug. 15-21)
Preteens and teens (Aug. 22-28)
There is also an abbreviated toolkit for school-aged children to help you remind parents to get their children vaccinated before the school year starts.
The toolkits include sample key messages, media materials, social media messages, FAQs, and web links and resources. You can also get eye-catching NIAM logos and banners to highlight your participation in NIAM on your social media profiles. A media outreach toolkit is one of the new resources available this year to help you reach out to media on immunization-related topics.
Our Furry Friends
Not to leave about the cats of our nation... We take our children to the pediatrician once a year, you see your dentist every 6 months, and even your car gets an oil change every 3,000 to 5,000 miles; so why aren’t people taking their cats to the veterinarian for routine care? It seems hard to believe, but according to the American Humane Society, cats go the veterinarian half as often as dogs and many people only take their cat to the vet when their cat is sick.
The fact is cats get sick too! While they are masters at hiding illness, they also suffer from many of the same disease as their canine and human counterparts.
In case you didn’t mark your calendar, August 22nd is Take Your Cat to the Vet Day and it is a great time to remind everyone about the importance of preventive care. You wouldn’t dream of skipping your kids’ doctor appointments, so why should your cat’s veterinary check-ups be any different?
So what does your vet do during these routine visits and why are they important?
Routine examinations allow veterinarians to check for signs of illness. In cats, these can be subtle and easy to overlook. Your vet will also do a head-to-tail exam to look for changes or abnormalities. The earlier medical issues are discovered and addressed the better the outcome.
Immunizations are an important way to protect pets from preventable infectious diseases. Your veterinarian will determine which vaccines your cat needs depending on their age, lifestyle and risk exposure.
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