Vets in Raleigh know that there is a ton of information to manage as a pet owner. Sometimes the sheer amount of information you are expected to remember can be overwhelming
Sometimes the sheer amount of information you are expected to remember can be overwhelming. This is why we implement a reminder system here at Leesville Animal Hospital. We also like to use our blog as a means of keeping you informed of general pet-related issues that you should be aware of. Today we want to talk about 5 things that are important to the health of pets in the Raleigh area!
We also like to use our blog as a means of keeping you informed of general pet-related issues that you should be aware of. So, today we want to talk about 5 things that are important to the health of pets in the Raleigh area!
5 Things Vets in Raleigh Want You to Know
1. Wake County Offers Resources Other Than Surrender
We all run across hard times, but did you know that Wake County offers a range of resources to help Wake County residents care for their pets? These resources are available for a range of situations and are designed to help you to avoid surrendering your pet.
2. You Don’t Have to Adopt to Help Homeless Pets!
Here in Raleigh, NC, we have so many homeless pets in need. Many time people think that they can’t help because they are already at capacity with their current pets. Did you know, though, that there are things that you can do to help Raleigh homeless pets without adopting one? WRAL has a great article on how you can help our city’s homeless pet population!
3. Raleigh Pets Do Not Require Pet Licenses
Many vets in Raleigh still get questions about pet licenses, but did you know that since 2012, pets in Raleigh are no longer required to have licenses? The reason for this was partly cost cutting for the county, but it was also because only 4% of pet owners kept their pets currently licensed!
4. Raleigh Pets DO Require a Rabies Vaccination!
In fact…EVERY state in the United States requires that pets be kept up to date on their rabies vaccination! This is as much for human health as it is for pet health.
5. Microchips Matter!
Vets in Raleigh often have to volunteer time to assist local rescues and shelters with homeless pets. Many times these homeless pets are lost pets who, without a microchip, are unable to find their way home. Unfortunately, because Raleigh pet shelters are so overfull, pets without microchips are often never reunited with their families. Here at Leesville, we offer microchipping services for an affordable fee to make sure that all of our clients find their way home again!