Hey there. CAT Stanley here. There are a ton of organizations that are doing great work either for cats specifically or for pets in general. Today, I’d like to share one of those organizations with you: Partners for Healthy Pets.
Through research, we know that pet population numbers are increasing but the number of visits we pets make to the veterinarian is decreasing. Fewer veterinary visits means less health care for us. And that means more serious diseases that can plague us. Diseases like diabetes and dental disease; diseases that may even be preventable.
The goals that Partners for Healthy Pets wish to accomplish are these (and these are taken directly from their mission statement):
“We are dedicated to helping veterinary professionals provide the best preventive healthcare by:
- Addressing the increasing prevalence of serious diseases and the declining health of our nation’s pets
- Enhancing pet owners’ perceived value of preventive veterinary care
- Ensuring regular veterinary visits become the norm
- Increasing the understanding of the veterinarians’s central role in the health and happiness of pets
- Making increasing preventive healthcare of cats a priority”
To be sure, all of us (cats as well as dogs) need regular veterinary care to stay healthy. Partners for Healthy Pets wants to make sure we get that. To accomplish that goal, the Partnership has a whole toolbox full of resources that are available to our veterinarians. These resources are designed to help our veterinarians communicate with our humans and help convince them that routine care for us is essential. There are also resources to help our veterinarians deliver that high-quality health care and to help them keep us healthy and safe.
Granted, Partners for Healthy Pets exists to provide guidance directly to veterinarians. But the Partnership provides a win-win solution for everybody involved. It helps keep us pets healthy. Believe me, none of like being sick! It helps keep our humans happy. Let’s face it; our people don’t like it when we’re sick either. They worry about us. It also helps our veterinarians be successful in keeping pets healthy and pet owners happy.
As CATalyst Council’s official “spokescat”, I’m happy to be able to say that CATalyst Council is an associate member of the Partnership. Feel free to take a look at the Partners for Healthy Pets website for more information.
Til next week, stay safe and healthy!