New Specials for June!

All calming aids and shampoos are 10% off!

Springtime means it is prime-time travel season!

Here are some helpful hints to make sure your vacation is a breeze.

  • First, go meet your local kennels; there are so many good ones to choose from in Amarillo and Bushland. We can always make recommendations! 
  • Remember, it is a good idea to take your pet's favorite toy when going to the kennel. Some people like to bring the pet’s food as well.
  • GET THE KENNEL COUGH VACCINE! We suggest getting the vaccine at least two weeks prior to boarding. 
  • If you elect a sitter, that’s great! Just make sure they are 100% reliable and have a backup plan in place! We love the idea of a pet sitter but life happens! If you or your sitter/kennel need us while you are away and your account is in good standing, we will absolutely hold your charges until you return!  
  • Pets can stress in kennels or with sitters! Do not be surprised if mild to moderate diarrhea does occur. If it is stress-related, the diarrhea can often be handled with some gentle medications or a temporary diet adjustment. Always discuss a pet that has diarrhea for over 24 hours with your vet clinic. 
  • Mild calming meds can be a great idea for an anxious pet during kennel stays and summertime travel, fun and/or company. There are a great amount of options available including calming collars, melatonin, zylkene, sileo,  solloquin, thundershirts and more! 
  • We now carry the new Pet Tunes which plays calming sounds and music your pet can enjoy. It also doubles as a portable Bluetooth speaker! 

Dietary Tips

Dietary Tips

  • Choose your dog food carefully, follow AAFCO guidelines, see our website nutrition page for a complete list of the guideline.
  • Eating correctly affects dental health
  • We have diets on file for the difficult eaters
  • We post two new recipes a month for homemade treats
  • Read sometime about the importance of dental health - plaque and bacteria affect everything, especially general well-being!

Choose a food that is correct for your pet's dental state - don't let someone tell you THEY HAVE TO EAT DRY KIBBLE - they need to eat what will help them eat at a normal pace, chew correctly and thoroughly and enjoy what is in the bowl.

Here are a couple of sites that help animals eat better through a do-it-yourself toy and game system.

  • Remember eating at the correct pace helps the pet in so many ways!
  • Enrich Feeding time for you cat, Make a puzzle feeder
  • Six DIY food puzzles with stuff around the house
  • Why does my cat need a puzzle feeder?

Dental Cleanings and FYI

We have always taken pride in that we offer low-cost dental procedures (ultrasonic scaling and polishing). We have even been asked " why are they so cheap (my least favorite word). During a dental at our clinic, the pet is protected with a thorough exam, high quality sedative, tubes and monitors. We do not feel dentals should be cost-prohibitive. That said, we are going up by $10.00 per dental to cover the increase in cost that we have incurred in dental supplies, therefore' TAKE ADVANTAGE THIS MONTH!!!

Summer Time Care

Remember to make sure that your animal has water at all times! Start fly control now, it is not expensive. Fly suits may also help. Also be sure to pay attention to all lawn and garden products as they can be harmful to pets. With the weather getting warmer it is time to start walking your furry friends. Start off with 15 minutes in continuum 3 times a week and work up from there. This is especially important for young pets, but be sure not to over-exercise a young dog. Last but not least be sure to use sunscreen on dogs with a pink face.