Once again we come to the completion of another revolution around the sun. This time of year everyone seems to split their time between trying to figure out holiday plans and making preparations for the new year. There are countless things to check up on to make sure you’re prepared for 2024—budgeting, taxes, resolutions, and more. One essential thing you can’t forget about if you have a pet around is your 2024 rabies tags.
Make Sure Your Rabies Vaccinations Are Up to Date
The most important thing about this, of course, is to make sure your cat or dog’s rabies vaccinations are properly updated. Check when their last rabies vaccine was and when they are due for a new one. If you can’t find documentation, then immediately call your pet’s veterinarian and inquire about their records. Ask if you need a new rabies vaccine for 2024 and then ensure you have the appropriate tag to match once you’ve brought your animal in for the procedure. Make sure your dog or cat has their 2024 rabies tag on them at all times so that you won’t have any trouble accessing care or services.
Lose Your Tag But Have Documentation? Get a Replacement
If your pet’s rabies tag broke or fell off your collar, you absolutely need to get a replacement tag as soon as possible. If you want to board your animal or get them groomed, most service providers require proof and up to date rabies tags. Getting a new 2024 rabies tag to put on your companion’s collar is absolutely worth doing. It’s important not just to take the safety step of getting your pets vaccinated but to also take the proper steps to document and prove it. You want others to know your animal is safe when you are out and about in the world, whether that means bringing them to a dog park, a grooming center, or even just to a cookout.
Yes, there’s a lot to figure out at the end of every new calendar year. Christmas, Hannukah, and holiday get-togethers of all types can also exhaust you and make you forget about the little things before January hits. However, taking care of your animals should never be something that slips your mind. Make sure to double check all your cats’ and dogs’ tags and ensure they are equipped with valid rabies tags for 2024.