National Check The Chip Day

August 2023

Microchips greatly increase the chances that pets will be reunited with their families if they are lost or stolen…but a microchip only works if its registration information is accurate. To remind pet owners to have their pets microchipped and to keep the registration information up to date, AVMA and the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) joined together to create Check the Chip Day. With support from HomeAgain, they have been able to develop additional materials to promote this event.

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National Dog Bite Prevention Week

April 2023

National Dog Bite Prevention Week® takes place during the second full week of April each year and focuses on educating people about preventing dog bites. The dates in 2023 are April 9-15.

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February is National Pet Dental Health Month

February 2023

Dental health is a very important part of your pet’s overall health, and dental problems can cause, or be caused by, other health problems. Your pet’s teeth and gums should be checked at least once a year by your veterinarian for early signs of problems and to keep your pet’s mouth healthy.

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Holiday Hazards

December 2022

The holidays are an exciting yet stressful time for everyone. It’s not uncommon to get so busy, tired, or just caught up in the festivities to the point your pet isn’t on your mind. So before enjoying the holidays too much, understand that you will need to prepare and take extra precautions to prevent holiday hazards for pets.

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Pumpkin Pet Insurance Month

September 2022

What is pet insurance? From everyday illnesses to emergency accidents, the unexpected costs of veterinary care can really add up over a pet’s life. If your dog or cat gets hurt or sick, pet insurance can reimburse you for a large portion of any covered vet bills. This can make it easier to provide your pet with the best care possible – even when it comes at a high cost – and save thousands on medical expenses over their lifetime.

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Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

May 2022

Does your dog or puppy itch, scratch, chew, or lick themselves excessively? These are all signs that your dog may have allergies. Allergies are common in dogs in fact, they are one of the top reasons for veterinary appointments.

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Responsible Pet Owners Month

February 2022

It’s Responsible Pet Owners Month, the month of February. Everyone knows that the 14th is a time to think of love, yes. But for the whole month, and every minute, who really loves you more than your dog, cat, or other furry or feathered friend? But, like everything that is worth having, there is work involved.

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Adopt a Senior Pet Month

November 2021

November is national adopt a senior pet month which is a month dedicated to helping older pets find loving forever homes. Shelters along with rescues across the country hope those looking to adopt will consider adding a senior pet to their family this month.

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Preparing for Flea and Tick Season

April 2021

The warmer months are here, and so are fleas and ticks. These resilient vermin work their way into our lives every year and can spoil a day out with a single bite. Before setting out on hikes, trips and outdoor adventures with your dog, spray up and follow this blog to help you and your pet survive flea and tick season.

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Are Nuts Safe For My Dog?

December 2020

The holidays are coming, and nuts will be in abundance for decoration, cooking, and sharing. But is it safe to share these tasty human treats with your dog? The quick answer is that most nuts are safe for dogs and allergic reactions to nuts are not common. If your pup snags one or two on the sly, that’s not a problem. However, while most nuts are technically safe for your dog, some are toxic and carry serious risks.

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Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

August 2020

American Humane has celebrated “Adopt a shelter dog month” since 1981 each October in hopes of trying to help an estimated 3-4 million animals waiting in shelters every year get the loving, forever homes that they deserve.

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August is National Immunization Awareness Month

August 2020

Vaccines matter because they provide immunity against several diseases that can lessen the severity or prevent certain disease all together. Vaccines are very helpful from protecting your pet from highly contagious and deadly diseases and improve your pet's overall quality of life.

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Syringe and Waste Disposal

February 2020

While not a glamorous topic, waste disposal is a fact of life. We toss left- over food, worn out clothes, old newspapers, and countless other items in the trash or recycling bin. But some waste, like the medical variety, requires more careful disposal.

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National Microchipping Month

June 2019

Sweet, sweet summertime, am I right? Suns shining, vacations in fun swing, barbecues, and swimming all day long. But did you know that summertime is also the time when pets are at a higher risk of getting lost and end up at shelters? That’s why the month of June is also recognized as National Microchipping Month for our pet friends.

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National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day

May 2019

Here in South Louisiana we are no stranger to hurricanes. After Hurricane Katrina when thousands of pets were abandoned and displaced, FEMA established National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day. May 11th recognizes what it takes to prepare our family pets for situations that arise. With hurricane season approaching soon, please consider these tips that could help you in the time of crisis:

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Heartworm Prevention Month

April 2019

Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal disease in pets in the United States and many other parts of the world. Heartworm disease affects dogs, cats and ferrets, but heartworms also live in other mammal species, including wolves, coyotes, foxes, and—in rare instances—humans.

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March 3rd: If Pet's Had Thumbs Day

March 2019

High five! Ehh, well four if you’re a family pet. Bummer. But what if they did have opposable thumbs? What would they do? Here are some silly ideas that we agreed that our pets would do IF they had thumbs:

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National Mixed Breed Day

December 2018

It has been said that every dog has its day, but one-of-a-kind canines with intriguing ancestries have TWO days dedicated to celebrating their diverse DNA. National Mixed Breed Day is observed twice a year – July 31st and December 2nd!

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Pet Diabetes Month

November 2018

Furrst things furrst, what is pet diabetes? Pets with diabetes cannot produce or utilize insulin properly, preventing the conversion of food to energy.

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BONUS Dental Discount Month!

September 2018

Say CHEESE, because this news is so exciting, it will have your pet companion smiling too! Here at Crosspoint Veterinary Hospital, we are offering a BONUS dental cleaning discount for the month of September! During this time, our clinic will offer 10% off the cost of your pets dental.

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Take Your Cat To The Vet Day

July 2018

There is a national holiday for taking your furry friend to the vet! According to the American Humane Society, the only time cats visit the veterinarian is half as often as dogs, and many only go in when they are sick! And let’s face it, unfortunately cats get sick too. Although they are very good masters at hiding how they are feeling, they can endure the same diseases as humans and dogs can.

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