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Happy 4th of July! from all the staff at Full Circle Veterinary Care
ARE YOU WORRIED ABOUT YOUR PET’S BEHAVIOR?
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Closed for the 4th of July
Dog owners want to keep their four-legged best friends safe. But, let’s be honest. Even the most loving dog owners have lost their pet at one point and experienced nearly unbearable fear and anxiety. That’s why (after a microchip!) a GPS dog tracker may help.
We thought we would give you information about a universal microchip for pets lookup tool at Pet Microchip Lookup sponsored by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA).
There are many ways to protect pets. To keep them from being lost. One of the tried and tested methods is to microchip your pets. We look at the three main benefits of microchipping our pets and an extra level of protection to keep our animals safe.
At Full Circle we know that a pet’s passing is part of the life cycle. Pets have much shorter life spans than their human pet parents. We have had multiple pets go over the Rainbow Bridge and we miss them greatly. World Pet Memorial Day 2020 is an opportunity to celebrate the lives of our pets that have a special place in our hearts forever. Although pets are only in our lives for a short time, they stay in our memories forever. It’s a small consolation, but it’s nice to know there are many ways you can honor the memories of your pets this June.
Quotes That Suggest Why You Might Have a Pet As a Best Friend
Today (June 8th) is National Best Friends Day. In light of that, here are a few quotes that indicate you could have a pet as best friend.
Each spring during “kitten season,” thousands of newborn kittens join the millions of cats already in shelters across the country. That means your local shelter has tons of cute, cuddly newborns, in addition to all the mellow, older cats and everything in between. And the shelter staff are ready to help you adopt your very first cat – or to bring home a friend for another beloved cat!
Service dogs are exceptional examples of everything we love about dogs. These working animals dedicate their lives to serving disabled and chronically ill humans who have difficulty caring for themselves. To thank them, May is National Service Dog Eye Examination Month.
Committing to adding a new furry family member before you’re ready can be a tremendous disservice, both to the dog and to you. Here are a few questions to ask before adopting a new dog, to make sure you’re being a responsible animal guardian.
Understanding When Your Pet is Hurting – Pet Cancer Awareness Month
Dogs (and cats) aren’t always so eager to tell us when they’re in pain. To compound that dilemma, some common health conditions are also some of the most painful. It’s crucial to note a change in a dog’s behavior to help determine that something may be wrong.
Before the unexpected happens you have the opportunity to take 4 steps with your pets in mind. Today is a great time to take a few minutes during National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day. If you are quarantining and social distancing, there is no better time than now to think about what reaction you would have if an emergency occurs and you only have minutes to leave your home.
At FCVC we like to feature our clients pets. Joe and Mr. Yoda came in just in time for Mother's Day. We hope you like their friendly faces, too! The staff hopes that all our pet mom's have a terrific Mother's Day! We had a few other other Mother's Day social media...
Be Proactive During Be Kind to Animals Week Building a better world for all of us begins with a few simple actions and American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization, is challenging people to commit to protecting and improving the lives of millions...
During Puppy Mill Action Week, it’s a good time to demonstrate your disapproval. The majority of pet stores that sell puppies are getting those dogs from dog-making factories where mother dogs spend their entire lives in cramped cages or kennels with little or no personal attention. When the mother and father dogs can no longer breed, they are discarded or killed. Due to poor sanitation and a lack of preventive veterinary care, the puppies from puppy mills are often sick.
National Pet Month is here, and as you dream up fun ways to display how much you care for your canine companion during the 31 days of dogged devotion to companion animals, why not transform your compilation of ideas into a barket list! LOL
In celebration of Ginger Cat Appreciation Day (Sept 1), we bring you some facts and fun about the orange tabby that some people call ginger from our friends at KittenToob. A famous cartoon kitty is an orange tabby – the beloved Garfield.
Tabby cats are very common felines, but they’re not actually recognized as a breed. It’s not a fact that many people are aware of, but it’s one we know and are happy to share with you. They’re some of the cutest cats in the world, as well as the most common. Most people who own cats have, at one time or another, owned a tabby cat. They’re very common, very friendly and they make excellent pets. It’s a very distinct cat because of its orange hue. Here are some interesting facts about this cute kitten that you might just want to know.
Your Mission: Empty the Shelters Today! (April 30th)
What a great goal that would be – to empty the shelters across the USA. Did you know: 6–8 million animals end up in shelters each year, half of which will probably not be adopted. 25 percent of pets in shelters are purebreds.
No two ways about it: Hairballs in cats are unpleasant (and icky!). And they’re not just disagreeable for the person who has to clean them up — they can cause intestinal blockages, which can be a serious health problem for your cat. It’s a given that your cat is going to groom herself, so what can you do to keep hairballs to a minimum?
As veterinarians at Full Circle Vet Care, we recognize that veterinarians play an important role in keeping the health of the world’s animals at the highest level possible. We are very proud and happy during World Veterinary Day 2020 to be contributing to the health and well-being of our animal friends.
Reminding our readers in April 2020 keep your pets healthy this spring and summer by avoiding ticks and the possible outcome of tick bites – Lyme disease.
Do you love those dogs known as the fastest couch potatoes? Greyhounds are gentle giants, quiet and loving by nature. But they need help. The COVID-19 virus has shut down racetracks running these dogs without warning and it is likely that those tracks will not open again. What can you do? Adopt a Greyhound!
The ASPCA announced a partnership with iconic actor, Sir Patrick Stewart, to “raise awareness on the prevalence of dog fighting in the U.S. and encourage animal lovers nationwide to take action against one of the most brutal forms of animal cruelty.”
April is National Heartworm Awareness Month.
FCVC presents this article from the AKC, because it is so important for your pets that you know about what heartworm disease can do to them.
Not every dog owner is well versed in the potentially deadly parasite.
During these anxious times WHAT IF … A Digestive Calm Probiotic Could Change Your Dog’s Behavior. Full Circle carries Calming Care, Veterinary Supplements digestive calm probiotic. It is a strain shown to help dogs maintain less anxious behavior.
Rocky, a 12-year-old Shih Tzu-Lhasa Apso mix owned by Mike and Kathy Tyson, is a patient at Full Circle. He was diagnosed by Dr. Tribbey at Full Circle with a small heart murmur or leaky valve in his heart and arthritis last summer. Dr. Tribbey prescribed a medicine...
What happens when people do not bring their cat to the veterinarian’s office on a regular basis?
March 23 is National Puppy Day. Celebrate the joy of puppies and adopt a puppy that needs a good home rather than buying one. In 2006, Colleen Paige created National Puppy Day because of her love for puppies. The official motto of National Puppy Day is “Adopt, instead of shop!”
The 58th anniversary of National Poison Prevention Week is March 15-21, 2020, marking five+ decades of safer homes and saved lives. While much of the nationally-recognized effort has been directed at raising awareness with parents of small children, the veterinarians at Pet Poison Helpline remind us that pets are also vulnerable and susceptible to accidental ingestion of potentially life-threatening common items in the home.
When we have to go away on a trip and cannot take our pets with us, often we will turn to putting them in a kennel, for lack of a better option.But who to call? Did you know that there is a National Professional Pet Sitters Organization?
March 3rd has been named “If Pets Had Thumbs Day.” In honor of this wonderfully wacky holiday, we’ve compiled a list of the top ten things your pet would probably do if he did indeed have opposable thumbs. Which of these sounds most like your pet?
One in five Americans will take their pets into consideration on Feb. 14, according to a new study by the National Retail Federation, a trade association. Out of a total of $18.9 billion spent on the holiday, consumers will drop $703 million on their furrier companions
It’s National Pet Dental Health Month
(But its not just for dogs!)
Has your pet had a dental checkup lately?
Don’t turn your nose to Fido’s or Fluffy’s bad breath! That odor might signify a serious health risk, with the potential to damage not only your pet’s teeth and gums but its internal organs as well.
Full Circle understands the need for conservation efforts that can save many species that are endangered and close to extinction. In order to house those animals, zoo keepers have created habitats that can protect the animals and hopefully ensure their continued existence and possible regrowth. Today is Visit the Zoo Day and you have an added incentive to see the Zoo Lights Denver exhibit during this holiday season which runs until January 6th in Denver.
Americans tend to be a mobile lot, traveling quite a bit – especially during the holidays. 68% of Americans own a pet – approximately 85 million households, according to the 2017-2018 National Pet Owners Survey conducted by the American Pet Products Association (APPA). For those of us who are pet owners, traveling means thinking about how to care for your pets. We generally involve family, friends and neighbors in helping out. During the holidays that can be difficult, because they may all be traveling, too. So you may resort to boarding your pets. Dogs may find this easier than their feline counterparts. We have some boarding your cat for the first time tips and even if you’re an old hand at this, you may find it helpful.
These days there are many ways to holiday shop online and donate to charity. We recommend that you double-up and make your dollars count twice by shopping at those outlets that will benefit your pet friends in need. Our friends at Animal Wellness Magazine came up with this list of 12 businesses that give back – supporting animals in need:
Puppies at Christmas can often be just too cute to avoid bringing home a new puppy. If you do this, we hope it will be from the over-abundance found in shelters and rescues. Yes, they do often have puppies. However, please consider older animals, too, and not just the puppies. But when you do get a new ball of fur, there are a few things you may want to do to help during the adjustment phase as your new puppy settles in. From our friends at Pet.WebMD:
With Christmas just around the corner, FCVC feels like you do – pets are wonderful and everyone should have one, or two or more. (Hopefully that elicited a smile). But then again maybe, or maybe not. Having pets is a personal decision that each of us has to decide if that works for our circumstances. So then, giving pets as Christmas gifts may require thinking through what the personal biases are of the new owners and how that pet fits for their needs. We found these tips that may help you in deciding whether or not to give a pet as a gift. From our friends at Pets.WebMD:
FCVC celebrates the National Day of the Horse for our equine friends (also known as equids). While our veterinary practice is mainly dogs and cats, we have a passion for horses!
As in the resolution that created the republics Day of the Horse, we also encourage people to be mindful of how the horse has helped shape our history and the joy of having horses.
Because today is Gingerbread House Day, we thought we would be a little different and bring you a gingerbread dog house recipe.
We know the holidays are chock full of baked goods and treats for the humans. The good news is, with a few choice ingredients for a gingerbread house recipe for the dogs, you can make a pet safe Christmas treat your canine friends will give you the five star paws of excellence for.
FCVC understands being prepared to deal with Christmas holiday stress for pets is one of the last things to check off your list. But you can have happier holidays with reduced excitement from your favorite pet friends through a little preparation. Everyone will enjoy the holidays!
FCVC is an advocate of taking care of animals in the best way possible. We support National Mutt Day as an effort to bring awareness to the plight of so many homeless cats and dogs and other pets. If you can support another pet at your house be sure to check out the adoption agencies and shelters caring for a multitude of pets. There are over 17,000 shelters in the USA. You can use the Adopt-A-Pet search widget on our home page to view many of these available pets.
FCVC loves cats (and dogs), and since the month of December was declared Cat Lovers Month, we thought to bring you some kitty tidbits from our friends at Figo:
As a locally owned small business, FCVC supports Small Business Saturday November 30th.
This unofficial shopping holiday now has 70% awareness among U.S. consumers, with 64% of survey respondents indicating that their primary motivation for shopping on the day after Black Friday was to support their local community.
This week is National Animal Shelter & Rescue Appreciation Week. FCVC wants to celebrate by thanking all the amazing shelters and rescues who help save the lives of animals every day. During this week, people are encouraged to become acquainted with their local shelters and rescues to learn how they can give back. We have included here information about pet ownership in America.
Whew! We made it through Halloween! We hope you and your pets made it through safely, too. Now we slide into the month of November and today is National Cook for Your Pets Day. If you are so inclined to cook as a treat for your pets, we bring you some healthful recipes from our friends at HeroPetBrands and SavvyHomemade:
We have rolled off the October Halloween holiday into November pet holidays and in this brand new month with more human and pet celebration / awareness days. This is the list for November
You might be confused about “when is national cat day” ? As there are multiple days celebrating cats (and dogs) on the yearly calendar. There is global, international, world, national, national feral, happy, and black cat appreciation day. Whew! Our feline friends have managed to get onto the calendar for a bunch of days! (It might be a little competition with all the days that their dog friends have on the calendar.) 🙂 So as a short review, we bring you this video:
FCVC knows there are many, many feral cats in the world. They do not have forever homes and they generally would not be comfortable there, having been raised in the wild. But each of us can help to reduce the problem. Foremost, by having our own pets spayed and neutered. Then by helping support those programs that trap, neuter and return feral cats.