a newsletter with information important for pet owners
Dear Pet Owner,
Hello. I’m Rachel Mahoney, Office Manager here at Full Circle. Thank you for caring for your pet and reading our newsletter. We hope you will find valuable information that you can use for your pet and its needs.
At Full Circle Veterinary Carewe are committed to the human/animal bond through client and community education on animal care and health. Our focus is on the prevention of disease as well as the art of healing. We want to support you in all stages of owning a pet from helping you choose a lifelong companion to saying good-bye to a lifelong friend. In this way, together, we will come… Full Circle.
Member Better Business Bureau, Johnstown-Milliken Chamber of Commerce, Johnstown Milliken News, Colorado Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA), American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), Weld County Veterinary Medical Association (WCVMA).
A Celebration of Pets and How They Enhance Our Lives
May is National Pet Month, a time to reflect on the importance of pets and pet ownership. During all of May, pet stores, veterinarians, and pet lovers are all promoting the benefits of pet ownership, pet adoption, and the value of companion animals. Pets bring a lot of joy into people’s lives. However, like so many of life’s everyday joys, it’s easy to take pets for granted.
National Pet Month
National Pet Month began over twenty years ago. It started in England, where it is celebrated in April instead of May. Pet Month, in both countries, has five specific goals. National Pet Month exists to:
Promote the Benefits of Pet Ownership
Science can’t measure the happiness that a pet’s love brings to its owner. However, it can measure the positive effects that owning a pet has on a person. For instance, did you know that medicine is less effective in controlling blood pressure than pets are? Or that it has been proven that pets reduce stress?
Support Pet Adoption
Every pet owner knows that their pet is not a possession – it is a family member! So if you’re thinking about getting a pet, consider this: who better to share your love with than a creature with no family of its own?
Promote Responsible Pet Ownership
The happiness and well being of a pet depends on how seriously the pet owner takes the responsibilities of ownership. It is important to consider the health needs of your animal. Are they eating right? Are they getting enough exercise? Are they overdue for a visit to the vet? Also, are you prepared for a pet’s unexpected injury or sickness?
Increase public awareness of services available from professionals who work with animals
Let’s hear it for veterinarians! They perform a valuable service and its time that they got their applause. National Pet Month is a good time to recognize your vet’s good work.
Raise awareness of the role, value and contribution to society of service animals
If you believe that pets are simply for enjoyment, think again – they can provide valuable social contributions. Service animals are specifically trained to provide assistance to individuals with disabilities. The majority of service animals are dogs, however miniature horses are sometimes trained to guide people with visual impairments. Also, helper monkeys are trained to provide assistance for people with spinal cord injuries.
We would be glad to answer any questions you may have about your pet. Give us a call at 970-587-5140.
Every Wednesday is Client Appreciation Day
Special Clients deserve a Special Day for all of us to say “Thank You” for your business! Save on these services every Wednesday.
Office Visit Discounted from $55.00 to $40.00
Technician Fee Discounted to only $15.00
Call today for your appointment — 970-587-5140
Fleas and Ticks
Flea and tick season is almost upon us. Fleas and ticks may pose a very real threat to the health and comfort of your pet. In addition to extreme discomfort, fleas and ticks can also cause serious health problems in pets and people.
Few creatures can inflict more misery, ounce for ounce, than fleas. These tiny, almost-invisible pests can make life miserable and disrupt your household with a vicious cycle of biting and scratching. Fleas may also cause flea allergy dermatitis in some pets and may be carriers of dangerous diseases. All FRONTLINE products offer control of fleas, killing up to 100% of adult fleas on your pet within 18 hours. And with an added ingredient to kill flea eggs and larvae, FRONTLINE Plus completely breaks the life cycle of these dangerous and annoying pests. Often too tiny to be seen, ticks attach to pets and feed on blood until they are engorged. They thrive in high humidity and moderate temperatures, but can be found all over the country. Ticks may carry and transmit diseases, including Lyme disease, that can cause serious health problems for pets and people. FRONTLINE Brand flea and tick control kills up to 100% of ticks on dogs and cats within 24-48 hours.
Prevention is the key! At Full Circle, we offer a variety of products to help prevent fleas and ticks. Please contact us for more details.
There have been five cases of rabid skunks recently in Weld County. Authorities are warning people not to touch or go near wild animals and to have your pets and livestock vaccinated. Any mammal, including humans, can contract rabies and the risk increases when pets and domestic animals are not vaccinated.
There are around 7,000 cases of animal rabies, mostly in wildlife species, reported in the U.S. every year. These animals can expose humans or pets to rabies.
Wildlife in Colorado that have been infected with rabies include skunks, foxes, raccoons, bats, deer, mountain lions, and muskrats.
Cats are more likely to be infected with rabies than dogs. This is probably because they are less likely to be vaccinated and may not be well supervised when outdoors.
Rabies Prevention Starts With The Animal Owner
All dogs, cats, ferrets, horses and livestock should be vaccinated against rabies. Animals that have frequent contact with humans should be vaccinated. Teach children never to handle unfamiliar animals, even if they appear friendly.
Observe wild animals from a distance. Do not feed or handle them, even if they appear friendly. If you see a wild animal acting strangely, report it to city or county animal control personnel.
Take Action Now
Make sure your pets and livestock are current on rabies vaccinations. Any domestic pet exposed to rabies must be quarantined, potentially costing you thousands of dollars. Unlike humans, there is no shot that can be given to pets AFTER rabies exposure to fight the disease. If your pet has already had a rabies shot, then exposure requires only a booster shot.
Please do not hesitate to call us at 970-587-5140 to see if your pet is still current on its vaccinations or to schedule your appointment today.
Heartworms and internal parasites are a year-round concern. Keep in mind that the bite from just one mosquito can infect your family dog or cat with heartworms, which can lead to potentially deadly heart and lung damage. Prevention is the key.
We are offering a reduced price for Heartworm Tests until May 15 for only $20! And, we will waive the technician fee.
Please call us soon at 970-587-5140 to schedule a heartworm test for your pet.
Full Circle Participates in Community Events
Full Circle Veterinary Care will be participating in the Pet Expo on May 19 at the Milliken Athletic Complex in Milliken. Come see us as well as all the other pet related vendors.
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We want to show them off in our Facebook photo album of cute and wonderful pets!
Many cats hate competition from other cats
It could be the day-to-day hierarchy battles over food or privileges between two dominant cats. It could be jealousy that their human is paying too much attention to another cat. Or it could be an outside intruder trying to muscle in on their territory.
Information We Should Have For Your Pet
Have you ever wondered what information you should have before you bring your pet into the veterinarian? We have questions that can help your veterinarian provide the best care for your pet. Please contact us to make sure your pet’s information is up to date.
No Interest Payment Plans are Available!
You might want to consider the convenience of a monthly payment plan. There is a program called CareCredit that is similar to your credit card. It is a convenient, low minimum monthly payment program to help you accept the best treatment recommendation for your pets. No annual fees and No Interest Payment Plans are available. Give us a call or stop by the clinic for more information.
Do You Know About Pet Insurance?
It’s becoming more popular to have insurance for your pet. Give us a call or stop by the clinic for more information.
Please let us know if we can help you and your pet with our products and services.