Navigation Links
Proactive Pet Care Essential in Low Cash Times, Says NOAH
Date:6/29/2009

A regular health care routine helps to keep your pet healthy and happy and is more likely to avoid serious and costly health problems in the future, the National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) advises.

(PRWeb UK) June 29, 2009 -- Simple steps towards pet health care can prevent expensive vet bills in the future, pet owners are reminded, as everyone continues to watch the pennies.

A regular health care routine helps to keep your pet healthy and happy and is more likely to avoid serious and costly health problems in the future, the National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) advises. If an emergency happens, or a long term health problem develops, unwelcome costs can soon add up.

Three straightforward steps you can take are to ensure regular exercise for your pet, check and treat for fleas to avoid skin problems, and vaccinate against important diseases.

"Walking your dog is absolutely free and helps to avoid obesity and its potential consequences such as diabetes or joint problems - for both you and your pet," says NOAH chief executive Phil Sketchley. "It's also a great de-stressor for both canine and human mind." NOAH advises that it's not just dogs that need their exercise: all pets will live healthier, happier lives if they have appropriate exercise and stimulation for body and mind.

Left untreated, fleas can cause more than a simple itch - they can lead to serious skin problems that can be tricky - and costly - for a vet to deal with.

Vaccination is important to protect pets against some of the more serious health problems, including cat 'flu in cats and parvovirus in dogs. Routine vaccination against preventable disease such as parvovirus is good practice for all dogs.

Yet with reports that more people are choosing to holiday in the UK, this may provide an opportunity to take your pet with you. But even though your dog is not going into kennels, it does not mean you can skip the booster vaccine because, if you do take your dog on holiday, it is likely to come into contact with other dogs. "It's still important to keep your dog's vaccines up-to-date if you are not putting your dog in kennels and are taking it away with you," says Phil Sketchley. "Vets are reporting that vaccination rates are down. Yet there are parvovirus outbreaks throughout the UK - from the Highlands of Scotland to south west England. You don't want to expose your dog to completely unnecessary risk by making what could prove to be a very false economy."

NOAH adds that the best way to identify how best to keep your pet in good health is to seek specific advice from vets and pet care professionals. For help locating your nearest vet and pet shop, plus lots of other news and advice on looking after your pets, www.pethealthinfo.org.uk is a good 'one stop shop' for information.

One final note of advice is not to be tempted to ignore the renewal notice on your pet insurance, as it could well save you money in the long run. "You can never tell what's around the corner. Insuring your pet leaves you financially equipped to deal with unexpected health problems," Mr Sketchley adds.

Notes to Editors
The National Office of Animal Health represents the UK animal medicines industry: its aim is to promote the benefits of safe, effective, quality medicines for the health and welfare of all animals.

The Pet Health Information website is a 'one stop shop' featuring a wealth of animal health information and advice to help owners and potential owners to make decisions about their pets' healthcare. See www.pethealthinfo.org.uk.

For further information contact Phil Sketchley or Alison Glennon at NOAH on 020 8367 3131, or by email noah(at)noah(dot)co(dot)uk or look at the NOAH website www.noah.co.uk.

# # #

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/NOAH/Pet_Care/prweb2582724.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2009 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. America's Future Health Rankings Get Boost With Cenegenics' Online Proactive Health Monitoring System
2. CVS Caremark Announces Results of Annual Employer Survey Validating Proactive Pharmacy Care Approach
3. Proactive, Low-Cost Prenatal Physical Therapy Reduces Pregnancy Complications, Eases Labor and Delivery and Shortens Recovery Time for Mothers
4. Proactive care saves lives of seniors, study finds
5. Lumension Provides Leading e-Commerce Company Proactive Endpoint Security at a High Return
6. Figure Skater Peggy Fleming Teams With HealthSaver: To Relieve Headaches, Be Proactive
7. Bayer Diabetes Care Partners with Nick Jonas to Encourage Young People to Proactively Manage Their Diabetes
8. The Heritage Group Selects AccuNurse(R) to Improve Efficiency and Deliver Proactive Care
9. Best Practices, LLC Announces New Benchmarking Study - How World-Class Companies Proactively Manage Competitors
10. Empowering the Disabled to be Proactive
11. ProActive Remedies, LLC Announces Launch of New Allergy Medication
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Proactive Pet Care Essential in Low Cash Times, Says NOAH 
(Date:5/5/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Phycologia – While it is ... researchers Juntian Xu and Kunshan Gao tested the magnitude of this phenomenon on ... photosynthetically active radiation (i.e. the white light in our visible spectrum) was not ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... Ridgeland, MS (PRWEB) , ... May 05, 2016 ... ... life-threatening medical conditions and Make-A-Wish grants the most heartfelt wishes of these children. ... long rounds of medical treatment. President and CEO of Make-A-Wish Mississippi, Brent ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... , ... May 05, 2016 , ... Long Island’s fastest ... merger of noted Long Island eye surgeon, Kathleen Van Valkenburg, MD as part of ... to Jeffrey Martin, MD, medical director and managing partner of North Shore Eye Care. ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... ... 05, 2016 , ... TIME for Kids and The ZAC Foundation – a ... to reach nearly 1 million children with important water safety messages before summer break ... cause of accidental death in children one to 6 years of age. TIME ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... ... May 05, 2016 , ... In honor of National ... encouraging people all over the United States to thank a nurse who's made a ... will donate $5 to the American Red Cross of San Diego/Imperial Counties (up to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/5/2016)... 2016 Progra m m e ... of Oxitec , s mosquito in Cayman ... by 96 %   Oxitec and the ... fight wild Aedes aegypti, the dangerous mosquito that spreads dengue, Zika ... Grand Cayman .  MRCU, a global leader in mosquito control, ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... , May 5, 2016 ... the addition of the  "Europe Thrombocytopenia ... 2016"  report to their offering.  ... ) , ,The latest research Europe ... - 2016, provides comprehensive insights into ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... , May 4, 2016  It,s time for an upgrade. There are many medical ... brilliant 3.5 inch LCD, the illustrious DVMAXX HD  offers unparalleled connectivity and functionality.  ... as a world class manufacturer of innovative technology.  Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160503/363416 ... ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: