Happy National Veterinary Technician Week 2021!
Here at Virbac, we are delighted to celebrate the immense contributions of veterinary technicians who better the lives of both animals and humans. We recognize the profound impact these individuals have on the veterinary industry, every single day, and applaud their dedication to the health and well-being of all creatures in their care.
It is a well known fact among those in the veterinary profession that the work of a veterinary technician can be challenging - mentally, emotionally and physically. The sacrifices and contributions of these team members allow veterinarians to practice their best medicine. In fact, technicians are so critical to veterinary medicine that we might call them the backbone of the profession!
The Art of Bathing
Whether it be for basic cleansing or requires the use of a specially formulated shampoo, bathing is a necessary part of your pet’s health, but can be complicated at times. A general cleansing and grooming shampoo can help maintain or restore your pet’s skin health and coat. Specifically formulated shampoos are also available to help alleviate a variety of skin and hair coat issues. Because there are many differences between human and animal skin, products that are good for our hair and skin may not be good for your pet and should be avoided. If there are any questions or concerns on what products should be used, your veterinarian can advise you on which types of shampoos, cream rinses, or ear cleansers would be best to use on your pet and how frequently your pet should be bathed.
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