"Calling All Pet Owners!"

National Pet Month was jointly founded in 1981 by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the Auxiliary to the AVMA, and is now widely celebrated throughout the United States and other parts of the world. In 2008, the month will be observed April 5 to May 5. Each year, its goals are: to promote responsible pet ownership, celebrate the human-animal bond, and promote public awareness of veterinary medicine.

Celebrate National Pet Month with us at Richard's Vacuum Center. The event includes big savings on the things you need to keep your home clean and healthy for you and your pets. Well behaved pets and their owners are welcome, we are a pet friendly business.


Ten tips for responsible pet ownership

1. Think carefully before getting a pet and learn about its special requirements.

2. Ensure your pet is sociable and well-trained.

3. Provide a nutritious and well-balanced diet

4. Provide suitable housing and bedding.

5. Clean up after your pet and worm it regularly.

6. Protect against disease. Your vet can provide you with advice.

7. Prevent unwanted litters and neuter your pet when appropriate.

8. Groom your pet regularly.

9. Control your pet and ensure it is properly identified.

10. Take out pet insurance for dogs, cats and horses to cover against unexpected veterinary fees and third part liability.