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NATIONAL PET WEEK 2000

FDA Veterinarian Newsletter May/June 2000 Volume XV, No III

This year the 20th anniversary of National Pet Week will be celebrated May 7-13, 2000. The theme, "Friends For Life" embraces the life-long commitment we make to our four-legged friends as valued family members. This special week is set aside by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the Auxiliary to the AVMA, the American Animal Hospital Association, and the North American Veterinary Technician Association, Inc., to honor the animals that have been important to us at every stage of our lives.

Veterinary clinics across the country are sponsoring open houses, pet care educational programs, dog jogs, fun runs, photo contests, and fundraisers to benefit special animal-related causes.

It is important to remember that pets rely on us for regular veterinary check-ups, proper nutrition, dental care, exercise, and plenty of love and attention. The rewards of pet ownership will last a lifetime.