On August 21st, Mutt and Kitty appeared via satellite on Lifetime Television’s The Balancing Act morning show to chat about their campaign. They were joined by in-studio guest, Dr. Christopher Pappas, Jr., from Merck Animal Health.
Mutt and Kitty officially start their Vote for Vaccination campaign at a veterinary conference in Washington, DC. Hear them share what inspired them to launch the campaign and encourage pet owner Americans to have their pets vaccinated regularly.
In Boston, Mutt and Kitty talk about the bloodsuckers that transmit Lyme disease to dogs: ticks. If you live in areas where there are ticks that carry this potentially serious disease, you may be able to help protect your dog against the bacteria that cause Lyme disease through vaccination.
Our candidates blew into the Windy City to talk about the importance of protecting cats against feline leukemia virus (FeLV). Kitty shared some of the risk factors of FeLV, while trying to keep Mutt from getting distracted by flying discs. Talk to your veterinarian about protecting your cat against this common infectious disease.
In Seattle, Mutt and Kitty held a highly caffeinated discussion about the individual vaccination needs of pets. Pets have different health risks depending on their lifestyles. So you should talk to your veterinarian about what vaccines your dog or cat may need to help protect him or her against diseases he or she can be exposed to.
Mutt and Kitty landed in San Francisco for a black tie event to wrap up their campaign and announce the results of their hard work! There’s still more in store for our 2 superstars in 2013—the fun is just getting started.
Mutt and Kitty brought their campaign to St. Louis to talk about leptospirosis, a serious disease that dogs can get by sipping cocktails of standing water and exposure to urine from infected animals. Talk to your veterinarian to see if your dog should be vaccinated against this potentially deadly disease.
Down in Houston, Mutt and Kitty saddled up for a conversation about the danger of rabies. Both cats and dogs are at risk for this fatal disease, but it can be easily prevented through proper vaccination. Talk to your veterinarian about vaccinating your pets and keeping them safe from rabies.
New York City’s buzzing social scene is the perfect place for Mutt and Kitty to talk about a social dog’s worst enemy, canine cough. This highly infectious disease can affect just about any dog, especially ones that spend time with other playmates. Talk to your veterinarian today to see how you can protect your pup from canine cough.
In Denver, Mutt tries to guess how old Kitty is, but finds out it’s a slippery slope as they discuss the importance of vaccination at any age. Puppies, kittens, older pets, and every pet in between need to be properly vaccinated to stay healthy. Talk to your veterinarian about your pets’ vaccination needs, no matter how old they are.
Mutt and Kitty appeared on Lifetime Television’s The Balancing Act morning show.Watch their special segment now
Puppet Duo Promoting Importance of Pet Vaccination—WUSA, Washington, DChttp://adamsmorgan.wusa9.com/content/puppet-duo-promoting-importance-pet-vaccination
Merck Animal Health, maker of Nobivac® vaccines, has teamed up with Mutt and Kitty to help increase pet vaccinations. This dynamic duo have pledged to run the Vote for Vaccination campaign in 2012 on behalf of veterinary clinics to encourage pet owners to schedule regular visits to the veterinarian for vaccination assessments.
Why is this necessary?
Recent reports indicate that pet owners are taking their pets to their veterinarians less frequently for preventive care. In a survey conducted by Brakke Consulting and the Pert Group, dog and cat owners reported that they visited a veterinarian 20% less in 2011 than they did in 2007. And the Partnership for Preventive Pet Healthcare reports that visits to veterinary hospitals have declined every year for nearly a decade, even though the pet population has increased in that time.
In response to these declines, Mutt and Kitty encourage veterinary professionals to show their support of the Vote for Vaccination campaign and enable Mutt and Kitty to support their vaccination efforts at their clinics.
Merck Animal Health
556 Morris Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901