July 2016 News

July 2016
News and Information


Each month we will be sending out an email detailing important information. Included will be the clinic’s schedule for the month as well as our special pricing days, Wellness Wednesday and $6 Sunday. We will also detail exciting promotions or contests we are featuring that month as well as coupons and hot topics related to pets.

Safety Tips for The 4th!!!!

Fireworks, picnics and other Fourth of July traditions can be great fun for people; but all the festivities can be frightening and even dangerous for animals. Noisy fireworks and other celebrations can startle animals and cause them to run away; holiday foods can be unhealthy; summer heat and travel can be dangerous; potentially dangerous debris can end up lying on the ground where pets can play with it.

Whether or not you’re planning your own Independence Day celebration, it’s important to take precautions to keep your pets safe both during and after the July 4th festivities.

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Preparing For July 4th

Make sure your pets- cats and dogs alike- have identification tags on with up to date information. If you have horses, you might consider marking a safety (breakaway) halter with your contact information and leaving it on your horse during this stressful time.

More pets go missing during the Fourth of July weekend than any other time of year. Let’s be sure we can get your pet back to you should they become frightened and run away.

If your pets don’t already have a microchip, talk to us about the procedure. It can greatly improve your chances of getting your pet back if they become lost. Also, if your pet already has a microchip, be sure to update the registry with your information when ever your contact information changes.

Safety During the Celebration

  • *Leave your pets at home. There’s great risk of pets getting spooked and running away.
  • *Keep your pets in a safe, escape proof room or crate during the celebration.
  • *Keep horses and livestock in safely fenced areas, as far away from the excitement as possible.
  • * Ask your guests to help keep an eye on your pets to prevent escaping. Place notes on doors and gates as a reminder.
  • * Keep pets indoors.
  • *Keep sparklers, glow sticks, fireworks, charcoal and kabob skewers away from curious pets.
  • *Don’t allow pets near the barbecue grill while in use or still hot.
  • *Avoid feeding table scraps, ask your party guests to do the same. Common Foods that are actually Toxic
  • *Remember that too much sun, heat (and humidity), can be dangerous to pets. Signs Your Pet May Be Overheating
  • *Never leave your pet in the car when it’s warm.

Clinic Schedule

  • CLOSED July 3rd and 4th for Independence day
  • July 17th- This months $6 Sunday
  • July 20th- This months Wellness Wednesday
  • July 23rd- Dr. Walker is out of the office, no walk-ins this day.