May Specials

May Specials:

•Heartworm test 20% off
•HeartGuard $3 off per box
•Revolution $3 off per box
•Sentinel Spectrum $3 off per box
•Flea and Tick Preventative $3 off per box

With it warming up outside we definitely recommend pet sunscreen
Consider summer boots - Walk in the morning or when it cools off in the afternoon
Get your water bowls in the shade!
Place fly strips above food and water bowls!
Keep food and water bowls away from Birds!
Outdoor fans are a great idea!
Definitely recommend Flea and Tick prevention!
We recommend Heartworm prevention all year round!
Get your Bronchi Shield vaccine, here come the coughs

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!!!

MAY CASE OF THE MONTH

The case of the month highlights the young life of Precious, a tiny gray kitten owned and loved by Mr. Charles Corr of Amarillo.

Precious presented with Atresia ani, an often deadly condition because the pet cannot defecate due to the anus being closed at birth or closing during the first few days or weeks of a young animal's life.

Mr. Corr allowed us to put Precious in surgery. Dr. Faulkner created "flaps" that held the anal tissue open. The rectal wall had not closed correctly and he was able to repair that as well. He didn't have much room to work in there! Precious is now thriving and the litter box is used regularly!

Precious is Case of the Month because these little puppies and kittens are often euthanized as a result of owners fearing the worst but in most incidences a veterinarian can surgically create an opening for them and they go about their merry lives.

If you see a baby beginning to swell up in the abdomen, become quiet or go off nursing be sure and check the back end for issues! Most of the time your Vet can help!