With Spring right around the corner we have events like Mardi Gras, Easter, Spring cleaning, etc. This is a good time to accidentally leave small items lying around. Small bead necklaces, plastic eggs, children's toys are all items that seem fun for a pet to play with but HAVE CAUTION! Occasionally we get a visit from a patient who has been lethargic for a few days, weak, unable to eat or drink, vomiting, and unable to have a bowel movement. Although these my seem like very vague symptoms, combine these with a patient who has a history of getting into the garbage or chewing items left around the house and you have a possible Bowel Obstruction. In simpler terms, the patient has eaten something that has gotten stuck in either the stomach or intestines. If the object does not pass naturally, it must be removed. And exploratory surgery for removal can be quite pricey. Even more scary is if the patient isn't diagnosed in time and the item isn't removed it can be fatal. We know how much you care about your loved one and would just like to warn you of the possible dangers of obstruction. Please take the time this season to pick up any potentially edible item.
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Can you guess the number one reason why pet owners are interested in having a dental done for their loved ones? That's right... BAD BREATH! Although bad breath is a god reason to get those teeth cleaned, there may be more to it than halitosis. Bad breath can be a symptom for decay, abscesses, and other diseases. There is a whole month dedicated to oral hygiene, it must be important. Please take advantage of the discounts and education offered during the month of February regarding your pet's oral health.
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Happy Dental Month!
For the entire month of February our clinic is offering a 20% discount on our dental cleanings! Please call to schedule with us. Space is limited per day. Dentals are Monday - Friday only.
The 20% discount is on the price of the cleaning. This discount does not include extractions, medications, or dental products. Please call our clinic for more information.
Most pet owners are aware of a handful of toxic items that could potentially harm their beloved pets. ASPCA Pet Insurance has compiled a list of medications, items, etc that you may not be aware are harmful. If you have any questions regarding this list, please call us at 321-607-6897.