ANIMAL HEALTH NOT A PRIORITY FOR AUSTRALIAN PET OWNERS

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One in four Aussie pet owners waits for their companion animal to be sick before visiting the vet!

Recent research from PawClub has shown that Australian pet owners don’t ‘paws’ for their animal’s health. The survey has found 25 per cent of Australian cat and dog owners neglect annual vet visits for their pet, waiting until their animals show signs of illness before scheduling a check-up.

Leading vet and media personality, Dr Michael Archinal, believes prevention is the key to ensuring good pet health, while waiting for symptoms of illness could severely impact the health of pets.

“Dogs and cats don’t often vocalise their pain,” said Dr Archinal. “Given our pets may be masking their clinical signs of disease and discomfort, it is vital that owners schedule a regular check up to identify health conditions before they become more serious.”

Read more from Pfizer Animal Health

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