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Happy DOGust 1st!
Today may be the first of August, but it’s also what many animal lovers around the world celebrate as the birthday for shelter animals. This is an event North Shore Animal League America says is “the universal birthday for all shelter and rescue dogs since most often their actual dates of birth are unknown.”
FCVC is concerned not only for the well-being of the pets brought in for our care, but also for the well-being of our pet owners. We highlight National Immunization Awareness Month, because staying protected against serious illnesses can be a matter of just taking your shots. It’s a great time to make sure your pets are vaccinated, too. Not sure if your pets’ shot records are up-to-date? We can help you with that. Give us a call at 970-587-5140.
Happy 4th of July! from all the staff at Full Circle Veterinary Care
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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.
After reading our FCVC blog article on June is Adopt a (Shelter) Cat Month you might have decided a new cat was just the way to round out your family. Here are some more tips on choosing and caring for your new cat:
Before choosing a new cat, do your research and think about your options. Keep in mind the personality, age, and appearance, you’re looking for as well as the kinds of pets you already have at home. If you’ve never owned a cat before, it’s also important to know what taking care of your new cat will involve in advance.
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
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!
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.
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:
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.
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 vets know that danger can pop up at any time for our pets and not just from an injury. Each season brings its own kind of dangers. From holiday candy and foods that can be lethal, to flu, allergies, pesticide use, school project glues and more!
As part of this weeks emphasis on Animal Welfare. here are a few concerns for our pets as we enter the fall season:
FCVC wants to get the month off to a good start by telling you what we will be talking about all month long on our We Talk Pets blog. While not every celebration is a fun day (like National Fire Pup Day or National Plush Animal Lovers Day), we do try to mix in the fun with the seriousness.
With September quickly behind us, October blows us into autumn with a busy month for pet recognition holidays. So in case you were wondering, our friends at DogTipper.com assembled this (not so short!) list for you to keep track:
Also known as World Cat Day, it’s a holiday which was created in 2002 and is used to not only celebrate the friendship that humans and cats share but also to advocate for the safety and well-being of cats. This holiday is celebrated annually on August 8th.
Monday July 15, is “Get Out of the Dog House Day .” If you’re in trouble with a loved one, today is supposed to be your day for a reprieve. This day is like a get out of jail free card from the game Monopoly. Use it to apologize, mend hurts and get back to normal.
High levels of harmful bacteria found in many raw meat dog foods may be dangerous for more than just Fido, a new study suggests.Not only can these foods put a dog at risk, but people who live with that dog, particularly the elderly, young and immunocompromised, are vulnerable, scientists say.
When the temps drop below freezing, you get cold and so do your pets. They may like to play in the snow, but prolonged exposure is another issue. We have seven cold weather pet safety tips to help your pets survive the winter elements from our friends at PetMd.com:
Because today is National Pet Travel Safety Day 2019, we bring you ten tips for airline travel with your dog from our friends at BringFido.com:
The staff at Full Circle Veterinary Care are celebrating a Happy New Year 2019 and wish the same for you and all our pet friends!
Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from our donkeys and all of us at Full Circle Veterinary Care!
Here at FCVC we understand that keeping your felines and canines happy and entertained can be quite a feat. So we have undertaken to find some of the best dog and cat toys that are highly rated by actual users. And we have included the current sale price for these items on that big retailer that you all know and love (Amazon). If you order now, you can have them under the tree for Christmas. Your pets are bound to love you and be endlessly entertained.