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Consumer Health Minute: Pet Health

Posted by on January 4th, 2024 Posted in: Consumer Health, Emergency Preparedness

two ginger cats sitting on a brick windowsill outside.

Toulouse and Oatmeal standing guard or more likely, just afraid to stray too far from home

We often talk about our own health or the health of another person such as a friend, colleague, or family member. But how often do we talk about the health of our pets? Probably more often than you think.

Our pets can be part of the family and may even hold a higher rank than human members! Whether for companionship, to help us feel safer, or just keeping us entertained, our pets play an essential role in our lives. Therefore, it is important to consider their health.

Here are just a few resources to help guide you in the health of your pet(s).

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Carolyn Martin is the Outreach and Education Coordinator for the NNLM Region 5. She works with various libraries and community organizations to increase health literacy in their communities.

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Developed resources reported in this program are supported by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH) under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012343 with the University of Washington.

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