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Hello again. It’s CAT Stanley. I’m here today to talk to you about a really important part of your life – your pet. I also want to mention a person who is second only to you in importance for your pet – your pet’s veterinarian.

Take a look at the following video, produced by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) in celebration of National Pet Week (May 4-10). It features lots of different types of pets, not just cats. But, hey, I’ve got nothing against dogs, hamsters, guinea pigs, reptiles, even fish. I still think cats make the best pets but I’ll admit to being prejudiced. After all, I’m a cat. Anyway, I think you’ll enjoy the video.

(If you aren’t able to view the video on this page, you can find it here on YouTube: National Pet Week.)

As pointed out at the end of the video, the best way to thank your pet is with a visit to the veterinarian. Regular veterinary care can help prevent disease and add years to your pet’s life. In my book, that’s a fine way to say thank you.

Okay, in all honesty, your pet may not enjoy the visit to the veterinarian. It’s not my favorite place to go either. But I understand why it’s important and that it’s for my own good. So, I tolerate the trip. But I don’t often say thank you to the veterinarian and I should. If you feel the same way, here’s the perfect, or should I say purrfect, opportunity. April 26 is World Veterinary Day.

What’s the best way to say thank you to your veterinarian. The AVMA has some tips for you on celebrating World Veterinary Day. Among them are sending an email to your veterinarian telling her/him how much you appreciate what they do to keep the animals in your life healthy, giving your veterinarian a shoutout on Facebook or other social media, and/or talking to a friend about the importance of keeping pets vaccinated. See the link for more suggestions.

Now it’s your turn. How do you intend to celebrate National Pet Week? Will you do something special for your pet? And what about your veterinarian? How will you say thank you to her/him?

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