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Paws up for Vets this World Vet Day

Royal Canin 2 mins read

Paws up for Vets this World Vet Day

 

27.04.24: Today, on World Vet Day (Saturday, 27th April 2024), Australians are being encouraged to pass on their paw-fect praise and thanks to the more than 25,000* vets nationwide who help care, support and nurture pets of all kinds.

 

Vets help care for more than 28 million** household animals across Australia, including cats and dogs, which make up more than two-thirds (78%**) of companion animals. In fact, more than 1 in 2 (54%***) pet owners agree that vets provide important and preventative advice to help keep their furry friends from having a ruff-day and ultimately, help them live longer.

 

The most common reasons for vet visits were for check-ups and vaccinations, followed by ear and eye issues, skin conditions, de-sexing and dentistry****. Regionally its cows, horses and other farm animals who make up some of the other most popular animals treated by regional and rural vets each year*****.

 

Royal Canin ANZ Chief Health Officer, Dr Bronwen Slack, says while we should certainly celebrate Vet professionals this World Vet Day, every day is indeed a special day for pet owners to say thanks for a vet’s role in helping to keep our furry friends happy and healthy.

“Veterinary medicine is an incredibly unique role, in which we learn to connect to our patients in ways that are intuitive, recognising signs of illness, pain or behaviour.”

 

“More often than not, pets are part of our families. That’s why we know the importance of preventative care and treatment, beyond routine vaccinations, treatments and life-saving procedures, as it can give pet owners the most valuable thing there is - time with their pet. Precious moments which, in some circumstances, pets and their owners wouldn’t have otherwise had.”

“This World Vet Day, we also wish to acknowledge and celebrate all those in the profession who help create more time for pet owners to enjoy their pet’s companionship, made possible thanks to tender love and dietary care.”

Royal Canin Chief Health Officer, Dr Bronwen Slack, shares her advice on how to help keep our furry friends happy and healthy.

“Keeping up to date with vaccination and microchips, ensuring adequate exercise and playtime, regular grooming and access to the best possible diet and fresh drinking water are some of the important basics when it comes to taking care of our pets, today and all year round.”

 

ENDS.

 

For more information, please contact Icon Agency on behalf of Royal Canin:

Kathleen Walsh: kathleen.walsh@iconagency.com.au / 0413 975 664

Aaron Scullion: aaron.scullion@iconagency.com.au / 0497 221 929

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