aug2016

August 2016 News

August 2016
News and Information

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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.

Important Schedule Change

Please note that August’s $6 Sunday has been moved up a week. This month it is on August 14th.

 

Heatstroke and your Pet

 

Heatstroke is a condition usually caused by the body overheating, typically as a result of prolonged exposure to or physical exertion in high temperatures. Heatstroke requires emergency treatment. Untreated heat stroke can result in damage to the brain, heart, kidneys and muscles.

People often associate heatstroke only with high temperatures but it can also occur when humidity is high, despite the temperature. Heatstroke is also possible in hot, humid and unventilated areas indoors. Is your pet safe?

Heatstroke Detection

 

A few signs that your pet may be overheated:

  • Excessive panting or drooling.
  • Difficulty breathing.
  • Increased heart rate.
  • Mild weakness.
  • Stupor or actually collapsing.
  • Seizures.
  • Bloody diarrhea.
  • Vomiting.

Short-nosed animals (Persian cats, pugs, bulldogs, boxers etc.) are more susceptible to heat stroke than their longer-nosed counterparts.Because of the shape of their face, they are less effective at panting. Pets who are overweight, elderly, or have heart or lung diseases should be kept in air-conditioned rooms or in front of fans as much as possible.

What do I do?

As soon as you notice signs of heatstroke in your pet it is imperative that you begin a cooling method. Soak towels in lukewarm water, but never use cool or cold water because if the cooling happens too rapidly it can be detrimental to your pet. You can also place your pet in front of a fan to help reduce the body temperature or use cotton balls saturated with rubbing alcohol on the pads their paws and on their abdomen. The evaporation process will assist in cooling your pet.

After you’ve begun cooling your pet down, call your veterinarian for further instruction.

Clinic Schedule

  • August 14th- This months $6 Sunday (IT’S A WEEK EARLY THIS MONTH!!!)
  • AUGUST 17th- This months Wellness Wednesday.
  • August 20th-21st- Dr. Walker is off for the weekend. We will be unable to see any patients. Clinic open for food and preventative sales.
  • September 4th and 5th- Closed for Labor Day Weekend.
july2016

July 2016 News

July 2016
News and Information

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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.

Podcast Tips!!

 

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.
june2016

June 2016 News

June 2016
News and Information

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WE DEDICATE THIS EDITION TO THE TICKS

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 any exciting promotions or contests we are featuring that month as well as coupons and hot topics relating to pets.

 

ENTER TO WIN!!!!!

At Cape Horn Pet Clinic we understand the importance of prevention and want to make flea and tick prevention free (for 6 months) for one lucky pet! Enter one of your pets in our drawing for the chance to win your choice of FREE flea prevention for 6 months. Chose either a 6-month Scalibor Collar or 6 months worth of Frontline Plus. Limit one entry per household. The lucky winner will be drawn on June 25, 2016. Enter in person at the hospital or email
carolyn@capehornpetclinic.com

Entries must  include:

YOUR NAME
YOUR PET’S NAME
PHONE NUMBER
ADDRESS
EMAIL ADDRESS

Good luck and hope to be calling you on June 25th!!!!!!

2016 Tick Update: Ticks are Spreading!!!

When you think ticks, you commonly think of Lyme disease. However, these perfect vectors are responsible for the spread of many other diseases including Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Ehrlichiosis, Anaplasmosis and Cytauxzoonosis.

Click Here to Learn More

 

Protecting your Dog; Protects Your People

By protecting Fido from ticks you are also protecting yourself and your family. Tickborne diseases are not just a threat to your pet. Make sure you and your loved ones (both the two- and four-legged kinds) are protected at all costs.

Symptoms in People

To Know Them is to Hate Them

Ticks are second only to mosquitoes in the number of diseases they transmit, which is why it’s so critical to prevent ticks from attaching to—and feeding on—pets and people in the first place. Understanding the tick life cycle and the behavior of these pesky parasites can help keep them in check.
Tick Lifecycles

June’s Schedule

This months $6 Sunday is a week early!!

  • June 12th- This months $6 Sunday. Walk-ins 8-11 am.
  • June 15th- This months Wellness Wednesday. Walk-ins 8-11 am.
  • June 18 and 19th- No walk-ins this weekend, Dr. Walker is out of the office.
  • June 25th We will draw the winner of the Flea and Tick Prevention Contest.
  • July 3 and 4th CLOSED for Independence Day!
may2016

May 2016 News

May 2016
News and Information

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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 any exciting promotions or contests we are featuring that month as well as coupons and hot topics relating to pets.

It’s a Ticky Situation

As some of you have already reported, the ticks are back!! Who knows if they ever actually went away this year, with the winter we had.

Be sure to protect your pets from the blood sucking, disease spreading, yuck monsters with regular flea and tick prevention methods.

We offer a few options to help keep Fido flea and tick free. For a monthly topical preventative we carry Frontline and we also offer a six-month Scaliber collar that people have really been liking.

Give us a call, we’ll help decide which is best for you and your pet.

IMPORTANT SCHEDULE CHANGES

MAY’S $6 SUNDAY IS A WEEK EARLY!!!!

  • May 8th- This months $6 Sunday
  • May 14-15th- No walk-ins this weekend. Open for food, medication and preventatives pick-up, 8-11am.
  • May 18th- This months Wellness Wednesday
  • May 21st- Dr. Walker is out of the office.
  • May 23- 27- Dr. Walker is out on medical leave.
  • May 28, 29 and 30th- The office is closed for Memorial Day Weekend
  • Tuesday May 31st- We will see Walk-ins rather than our usual Tuesday surgery day.
  • June’s $6 Sunday is also a week early! June 12.
april2016

April 2016 News

April 2016
News and Information

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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 any exciting promotions or contests we are featuring that month as well as coupons and hot topics relating to pets.

$5 Off Heartworm Test

To honor Heartworm Awareness Month we are offering a $5 off coupon towards your dog’s heartworm test in the month of April.
Offer Expires 4/30/2016. Coupon Code:$5OFFCOUPON

Fight that Winter Weight

How do I know if my pet’s weight is healthy?

Concerned that winter was a little harsh on your pet’s waistline? A healthy weight isn’t simply a number on a scale; it’s about healthy body composition. Click the link below to read about your pets healthy weight. Be sure to talk to us about ways to keep the muscle and lose the fat simply by feeding your pet.

Your Pets Healthy Weight

 

Puppy and Kitten season has arrived!!

The socialization period in companion animals is the time when they are most open to learning about their environment, their littermates ,mother and other animals of their species, humans and other species.  Providing diverse, positive experiences can prevent the development of fearful responses and subsequent behavioral problems.

Read here to learn the importance of socialization and what you can do to help your pet become well adjusted.

Socialization of Puppies & Kittens

For help with obedience, jumping and pulling or good old socialization classes, talk to Gail at Paws-a-tive Training!

Paws-a-tive Training

Clinic Schedule for April 2016

  • April 9 and 10- Dr. Walker will be out of the office. Clinic will be open to purchase food and preventatives.
  • April 20th- Wellness Wednesday! Walk-ins 8-11 am.
  • April 17th- $6 Sunday! Walk-ins 8-11 Mud Madness coupon does not apply this day.
march2016

March 2016 News

March 2016
News and Information

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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 any exciting promotions or contests we are featuring that month as well as coupons and hot topics relating to pets.

CLINIC NEWS

EXPANDED PARKING

We have expanded the clinic parking lot to allow more space to turn around. We have also added an additional space to the small parking nook on the right as you drive in. We hope this helps ease the parking situation especially now that the snow starts to fly.

WELLNESS WEDNESDAY

On the third Wednesday of every month from 8 am to 11 am we offer our patients and their pet parents, a low cost way of getting up to date on their yearly vaccinations. We offer vaccine packages for those who prefer to get up to date all at once or we offer individual vaccines for pets only needing a vaccine or two.

Generic Rimadyl In All Sizes!!

We now offer a more cost effective, generic version of Rimadyl in 25 mg, 75 mg and 100 mg, called Carprieve Caplets.

They are not beef flavored like the Rimadyl are, so you may need to hide them in something tasty for FeeFee The Wonder Pooch, but who doesn’t like a little cheese!!! Ask for the generic version at the time of your next refill and see how much you can save!!!!

Easter Toxins

Each holiday seems to bring about it’s own risks to our beloved pets. Some we are aware of, others, not so much. Check out the link below to learn about the dangers that lurk around Easter time. The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) is your best resource for any animal poison-related emergency, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you think your pet may have ingested a potentially poisonous substance, call (888) 426-4435. Charges may apply.

It’s That Time Again

State law requires all dogs be licensed.  The 2016 deadline to register your dog is April 30th.

  • Unaltered dogs- $9
  • Spayed/ Neutered dogs $6.50
  • Puppies under 7 mo- $6.50
  • Senior Citizens- 1st dog $2.00, any additional dogs regular priced.

Must be up to date on Rabies to register you pet, please call the office with any questions regarding your pets Rabies status. 603-636-1700

Clinic Schedule for March 2016

  • Wednesday March 16th- This month’s Wellness Wednesday. Walk-ins 8 am to 11 am.
  • Saturday March 19th- CLOSED for staff training.
  • Sunday March 20th- This month’s $6 SUNDAY. Walk- ins 8 am to 11 am. Exam fee $6, Medications prescribed on this day are 10% off. Call 603-636-1700 with questions.
  • March 27th- CLOSED for Easter.
  • March 28, 29, and 30th- Doctor Walker will be out on medical leave. The clinic will be open for medication, preventative and food pickups on these days.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!!!!

Woody and the cast and crew of Cape Horn Pet Clinic would like to wish you all a happy and safe St. Patrick’s Day!!!

feb2016

February 2016 News

February 2016
News and Information

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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 any exciting promotions or contests we are featuring that month as well as coupons and hot topics relating to pets.

$20 OFF DENTALS

FEBRUARY IS PET DENTAL HEALTH MONTH

In celebration of National Pet Dental Health Month take $20.00 off any dental procedure performed or scheduled in the month of February.
Call 603-636-1700 to schedule. Offer Expires February 28, 2016.
Coupon Code:TEETHMATTER

Generic 100 mg Rimadyl

pills2.jpgWe now offer a more cost effective, generic version of Rimadyl 100 mg, Carprieve Caplets. They are not beef flavored like the Rimadyl are so you may need to hide them in something tasty for Fido to take them, but who doesn’t like a little cheese!!! Ask for the generic version at the time of your next refill and see how much you can save!!! (Sorry it does not come in 25 mg or 75 mg yet).

Keep Them Comfy in the Cold!

Although this year has been a mild one, click here to see some tips on how to keep your fine furry friends nice and comfy in these chilly New England winters!!

COLD Weather Pet Safety

Lyme Vaccine Promotion

I know it may seem early but now is the perfect time to protect your pet against Lyme disease and we would like to help!!

During the months of January and February, if you start your dog’s Lyme series, we will give the second booster shot in 3 weeks at no charge. This is a great way to save money and protect your pet at the same time.

Mention this promotion when you call and we’ll help schedule your pet.

Call 603-636-1700 today!!!

Clinic News

EXPANDED PARKING

We have expanded the clinic parking lot to allow more space to turn around. We have also added an additional space to the small parking nook on the right as you drive in. We hope this helps ease the parking situation especially now that the snow starts to fly.

 

 

 

February Dates to Remember

February 17th – This months Wellness Wednesday!! The perfect time to save money on your pet’s vaccinations.

February 21st – This months $6 Sunday!! The exam fee is reduced to $6 and medications prescribed on this day are 10% off.

jan2016

January 2016 News

January 2016
News and Information

jan2016

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 any exciting promotions or contests we are featuring that month as well as coupons and hot topics relating to pets.

$20 OFF DENTALS

FEBRUARY IS PET DENTAL HEALTH MONTH

In celebration of National Pet Dental Health Month take $20.00 off any dental procedure performed or scheduled in the month of February.
Offer Expires February 28, 2016. Coupon Code: TEETHMATTER

Clinic News

EXPANDED PARKING

We have expanded the clinic parking lot to allow more space to turn around. We have also added an additional space to the small parking nook on the right as you drive in.  We hope this helps ease the parking situation especially now that the snow’s starting to fly.

 

Lyme Vaccine Promotion

I know it may seem early but now is the perfect time to protect your pet against Lyme disease and we would like to help!!

During the months of January and February, if you start your dog’s Lyme series, we will give the second booster shot in 3 weeks at no charge. This is a great way to save money and protect your pet at the same time.

Mention this promo and we’ll help schedule your pet. Call 603-636-1700 today!!!

Pet Food Recommendations

As veterinary professionals we are constantly asked what we recommend pet parents feed their pets, more often than not we recommend Hills Science Diet. No matter what your pet’s individual needs are, they have the formula to help. We carry a line of their Prescription Diets here in the clinic.  Hill’s extensive line of products can be purchased at most feed stores or online.

For valuable coupons and promotions check out: Hill’s Pet Nutrition

 

January Dates To Remember

January 1, 2 and 3- CLOSED FOR CLINIC RENOVATIONS

January 17th- $6 Sunday- Exam fee reduced to $6 and medications prescribed on this day are 10% off. (2 pet limit per household, no nail trims.)

January 20th- Wellness Wednesday-  This is our adult wellness clinic.

January 26th- Dr. Walker is off.