We all love our pets and we want to keep them happy and healthy for as long as possible. April is National Pet First Aid Awareness Month, and as one pet lover to another, I strongly urge you to look over the information put together by 1-800Petmeds.com. Pet CPR? It's covered here. Foods to never feed your pets? The big ones are listed here. What to include in your pet's first aid kit? That's here, too!
As you assemble (or replenish) your pet's first aid kit, this is also a good time to create (or review) your family disaster plan - if you have to evacuate in a hurry, do you have pet preparedness kit? Check out the Red Cross information sheet on how to include your pets in your family's disaster plan.
April is also National Heartworm Awareness month - stock up on your heartworm medication of choice from your favorite vet, pet store or pet supply business. Let's keep our pets safe and healthy this month and every month!