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Animal Blood Donors / Veterinary Transfusion Medicine - Animal Paw Prints Awareness Ribbons
Animal Paw Prints Awareness Ribbons for Animal Blood Donors / Veterinary Transfusion Medicine
Each year, thousands of animals’ lives are saved by blood donations. The need for blood products is just as important in veterinary medicine as it is in human medicine. Pets with traumatic injuries and some medical conditions may require blood transfusions, and as with humans, it is important to match the blood type and species from which the blood is derived.

Animal Fostering Parent / Family - Animal Paw Prints Awareness Ribbons
Animal Paw Prints Awareness Ribbons for Fostering an Animal
Every adoption organization has its own policies and procedures when it comes to fostering. Fostering is important because it helps reduce overcrowding in shelters and opens up space for another animal to be saved. It also helps prepare animals for adoption by giving them a chance to live in a home where they can fully express their personality, work to overcome fears, or recover from trauma.

Animal Rescue Mom/Dad/Family - Animal Paw Prints Awareness Ribbons
Animal Paw Prints Awareness Ribbons for Animal Rescue Mom/Dad/Family
Your adoption of a shelter or rescue animal may encourage others to do the same. The value of fosters cannot be overrated. They can be lifesavers for pets who cannot adapt to shelter life, those who need to be nursed back to health and orphaned kittens who need someone to step in for their mom (or whose needs are beyond what busy shelter staff can often provide).

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Cancer in Animals - Animal Paw Prints Awareness Ribbons
Animal Paw Prints Awareness Ribbons for Animal Cancer Awareness
As with people, dogs and cats can get various types of cancer. The disease can be localized or generalized. One type of veterinarian that deals with cancer in dogs and cats is a veterinary oncologist. A veterinary oncologist has extensive training after veterinary school that focuses on oncology. Most oncologists have completed three to five years of this focused training including an internship rotating through various medical and surgical specialties and a specialized residency on the subject of cancer.

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Diabetes in Animals - Animal Paw Prints Awareness Ribbons
Animal Paw Prints Awareness Ribbons for Animal Diabetes Awareness
Diabetes in dogs and cats is a complex disease which is caused either by a lack of the hormone insulin or an inadequate response to insulin. After a dog or cat eats, his or her digestive system breaks food into various components, including glucose, which is carried into the cells by insulin, a hormone secreated by the pancreas. When a dog or cat does not produce insulin or cannot utilize it normally, blood sugar levels rise. The result is hyperglycemia, which, if left untreated, can cause many complicated health problems for a dog or cat.

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Feline Leukemia Virus / FeLV (Cats) - Animal Paw Prints Awareness Ribbons
Animal Paw Prints Awareness Ribbons for Cat Feline Leukemia Virus / (FeLV) Awareness
First discovered in the 1960s, Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) is a transmittable RNA retrovirus that can severely inhibit a cat's immune system. It is one of the most commonly diagnosed causes of disease and death in domestic cats. Because the virus does not always manifest symptoms right away, any new cat entering the household, and any sick cat, should be tested for FeLV.

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Heartworm in Animals - Animal Paw Prints Awareness Ribbons
Animal Paw Prints Awareness Ribbons for Animal Heartworm Awareness
Heartworm is a parasitic worm that lives in the heart and pulmonary arteries of an infected animal. The worms travel through the bloodstream, harming arteries and vital organas as they go, ultimately completing their journey to the vessels of the lung and the heart chamber about six months after the initial infection. Several hundred worms can live in one dog for five to seven years.

Spread by infected mosquitoes, heartworm is increasingly being recognized as an underlying cause of health problems in domestic cats. Cats are an atypical host for heartworms. Despite its name, heartworm primarily causes lung diseases in cats. It is an important concern for any cat owner living in areas densely populated by mosquitoes.

High-Rise Syndrome (Cats) - Animal Paw Prints Awareness Ribbons
Animal Paw Prints Awareness Ribbons for Cat High-Rise Syndrome Awareness
Many pet parents eagerly open their windows to enjoy the weather during the summer months. Unfortunately, unscreened windows pose a real danger to cats, who fall out of them so often that the veterinary profession has a name for the complaint - High-Rise Syndrome. Falls can result in shattered jaws, punctured lungs, broken limbs and pelvises, and even death.

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Kennel Cough (Dogs) - Animal Paw Prints Awareness Ribbons
Animal Paw Prints Awareness Ribbons for Dog Kennel Cough Awareness
Kennel Cough is a term loosely used to describe a complex of respiratory infections, both viral and bacterial, that causes inflammation of a dog's voice box and windpipe. It is a form of bronchitis and is similar to a chest cold in humans.

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Loss of a Loved Pet / In Memory of a Loved Pet - Animal Paw Prints Awareness Ribbons
Animal Paw Prints Awareness Ribbons for Loss of a Loved Pet / In Memory of a Loved Pet
Keep the love and devotion of your beloved pet next to your heart with a paw print memorial ribbon. Engravable animal paw print ribbons let you remember your fur baby by keeping their memory alive and their loving spirit with you at all times.

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Parvovirus (Dogs) - Animal Paw Prints Awareness Ribbons
Animal Paw Prints Awareness Ribbons for Dog Parvovirus Awareness
The Canine Parvovirus (CPV) infection is a highly contagious viral illness that affects dogs. The virus manifests itself in two different forms. The more common form is the intestinal form, which is characterized by vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss and lack of appetite. The less common form is the cardiac form, which attacks the heart muscles of fetuses and very young puppies, often leading to death. The majority of cases are seen in puppies that are between six weeks and six months old. The incidence of Canine Parvovirus infections has been reduced radically by early vaccination in young puppies.

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Rabies in Animals - Animal Paw Prints Awareness Ribbons
Animal Paw Prints Awareness Ribbons for Animal Rabies Awareness
Rabies is a viral disease that affects the brain and spinal cord of all mammals, including cats, dogs and humans. This preventable disease has been reported in every state except Hawaii. Once symptoms appear, rabies is often fatal. Rabies continues to be a serious threat to the health of people and animals. Every year, about forty thousand people receive a rabies prevention treatment called Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) because they had contact with a potentially rabid animal.

More than ninety percent of all rabid animals reported to CDC each year occur in wildlife. The animals that get rabies the most are raccoons, skunks, foxes, and bats. However, most people in the United States get PEP due to close contact with domestic animals such as cats or dogs.

Ringworm in Animals - Animal Paw Prints Awareness Ribbons
Animal Paw Prints Awareness Ribbons for Animal Ringworm Awareness
Although the name suggests otherwise, ringworm is not caused by a worm, but a fungus that can infect the skin, hair and nails. This highly contagious disease can lead to patchy areas of hair loss on a dog and spread to other animals, and to humans, too. In cats, it is not uncommon, and is a highly contagious disease. Ringworm can lead to patchy, circular areas of hair loss with central red rings. Also known as dermatophytosis, ringworm often spreads to other pets in the household, and can affect humans, too.

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Upper Respiratory Infections in Animals - Animal Paw Prints Awareness Ribbons
Animal Paw Prints Awareness Ribbons for Upper Respiratory Infections in Animals
It’s true: Our feline friends can get colds, too! As is the case with humans, the culprits to blame for these nasty colds are bacteria or viruses, sometimes both. A cat's upper respiratory tract, the nose, throat and sinus area, is susceptible to infections caused by a variety of viruses and bacteria.

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Worms Awareness - Animal Paw Prints Awareness Ribbons
Animal Paw Prints Awareness Ribbons for Worms Awareness
Cats can acquire a variety of intestinal parasites, including some that are commonly referred to as "worms." Infestations of intestinal worms can cause a variety of symptoms. Sometimes cats demonstrate few to no outward signs of infection, and the infection can go undetected despite being a potentially serious health problem. Some feline parasitic worms are hazards for human health, as well.

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Animal Abuse Prevention - Purple Animal Awareness Ribbons
Purple Awareness Ribbons for Animal Abuse Prevention Awareness
Please remember to spread awareness of animal abuse with a purple ribbon. The key to preventing abuse is education. You can help prevent these cruel acts by informing others about what to do if they see such an act or by helping them to better understand how to train and care for their pets.

Animal Loss Due to Animal Abuse or Neglect - Purple and Black Animal Awareness Ribbons
Purple and Black Awareness Ribbons for Animals Loss Due to Abuse or Neglect
For those animals who have been lost due to animal abuse, please consider our purple and black awareness ribbon pin. Our purple and black awareness ribbon pin can encourage others to learn about and advcoate for animals who have been abused and/or neglected.

Animal Protection and Welfare - Purple Animal Awareness Ribbons
Purple Animal Awareness Ribbons for Animal Protection and Welfare
People's concerns about animal welfare are normally based on the idea that we should take steps to maximize the well-being of animals, especially wherever we use or interact with them. This includes animals in the wild, those we keep as pets, those we use as entertainment or in research, and those that we use for food. Some in society disagree with the use of animals by people and believe that they should be afforded basic rights in society so as not to be misused by humans.

Humane Treatment of Animals - Orange Animal Awareness Ribbons
Orange Awareness Ribbons for Humane Treatment of Animals
The orange ribbon recognizes at-risk animals. The orange ribbon also demonstrates your dedication to being an animal guardian, advocating for adopting from animal shelters and rescue organizations, spaying and neurtering animals to prevent homeless and unwanted animal populations, and protecting and loving your animal for his or her entire lifetime.

Spay and Neuter Pets - Light Blue Animal Awareness Ribbons
Light Blue Animal Awareness Ribbons for Spay and Neuter Pets Awareness
February is nationally recognized as Spay/Neuter Awareness Month. The purpose of this month is to encourage people to have their pets sterilized before the spring and summer months when there is a rampant overproduction of puppies and kittens. During that time, most animal shelters experience an unmanageable increase in animal intake. Spay and neutering helps to decrease those numbers and saves pets’ lives.

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