Are you short on time? Have little ones in the car and don’t feel like getting them in and out of a car seat? If you need to pick up medications for your pet we are happy to run it out to the parking lot for you.
When calling to request a refill let the receptionist know you may be picking up with Curb Side service. They will take your payment over the phone via credit card. If you would prefer to pay by check please ask for the exact total and have your check already written out.
Simply call us when you are in the parking lot and we will run out your medications. If when you call in you are asked to hold let the receptionist know you are calling for Curb side pick up, that way we will not place you on a hold.
We hope this makes getting your meds more convenient!
Join us for another fun filled day helping our community! This year our donations will be going to New Hope Assistance Dogs. We discussed as a staff where we would like any money donated to go this year. Several ideas were had and the two themes that kept coming up were animals and veterans. We were able to find New Hope Assistance dogs and blend the two together! New Hope is a wonderful organization located in Warren Pennsylvania that trains service dogs for seizure response, hearing or sight impaired individuals, veterans and other needs. Check out their website below.
This years event will feature dog washing, local vendors and crafts, face painting for kids, a huge Chinese auction and food trucks! Even if you don’t have a dog, or if your dog wouldn’t enjoy something like this, come and join us anyway there will be something for everyone!
Some of the vendors we have lined up already are:
Homemade Dog Treats
Handmade signs and decor
Unique Horseshoe Crafts
Embroidered pet items
Damsel in Defense
By the Lake Jewelry
Embroidered Pet items
Handmade Dog Clothes
Color Street Nails
Tami Weingartner Photography
If you would like to be a vendor at our event or if you would like to donate to the Chinese Auction please contact Amanda: firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at 724-656-0980
This year’s event will feature 2 food trucks, Dippin Dots and the Dunkin Cart for all your food and drink needs!!
This year we have some amazing products and services donated for our Chinese Auction. Here are just a few of the things you could win:
Full car detail from G.O Crivelli
Jewelry donated by King’s Jewlery
$50 Tavern on the Square gift card
Pet Supplies Plus gift basket
Dog shampoo & conditioner by Espree
Petsafe dog and cat toys
Casal’s De Spa gift card
Nova Winery gift basket
Floral display from Butz
C4 Dog collar
Starbucks gift card & basket
Giant fishing supply/tackle basket
Car washing basket donated by O’Riley’s
Puppy Scoops pet ice cream basket
Large fire pit from Lowes
Gift Cards from: Applebees, Farone Bros. Riardo’s, Sav-a-lot, Ivy Nail Spa
and so much more!!
Join us for our first ever Charity Dog Wash!!
We are so excited to help the Relay for Life in Lawrence Co. raise money for those fighting cancer!! Mark your calendars to bring your pup out for a wash or to check out our vendors and huge Chinese Auction. There will be food and treats for both the two-legged and four-legged visitors.
The dog wash will be available in our grooming salon and is donation based. There is no set fee we will gladly accept all donations to directly benefit Relay for Life. Our volunteers will be washing, towel drying, spritzing with cologne and tying on bandanas for all the dogs.
No full-service grooming will be available this day. If your dog does not play well with others or is nervous in new environments this may not be the time for him or her to come out. Don’t let that stop you though there will be plenty to see and do even without a dog!!
Several Local Vendors will be set up, including:
Gold Canyon Candles
Color Street Nails
Several craft vendors
Pup Tugs dog toys
Lularoe & More!!
We will also have our NMAH prize wheel out for free giveaways!!
Why should you bring your pet to us? Because we care; plain and simple. Sure we have a state of the art facility and all the modern diagnostic equipment you could ask for, but at the end of the day what matters most is that we love what we do. All of our staff are passionate about helping your pet and couldn’t imagine doing anything else.
It is estimated that 59% of cats and 54% of dogs are overweight or obese. This doesn’t mean there is just more to love. Obesity can cause health problems and shorten the lifespan of up to 2.5 years of the pet. Overweight pets are more likely to suffer from joint damage or damage to ligaments or tendons. These injuries can lead to needing medication or even surgical repair. Extra weight can also make it harder for the pet to breath and take full breaths. In hotter weather this can lead to heat stroke. Diabetes is also a concern for overweight cats especially, studies show that obese cats have a 50% decrease in insulin sensitivity. This can lead to needing to give insulin injections twice daily. Just like in people, pets can also have high blood pressure, increased risk of heart disease, and decreased liver function. Cats can also have a harder time grooming themselves which can lead to mats and poor sanitary conditions which can cause urinary tract infections and skin infections.
What causes obesity.
Obesity can be secondary to hypothyroidism, cushings disease, or other health conditions. Always make sure your pet is up to date on their wellness exam to rule out other conditions before starting on a diet. Although, most of the time obesity is caused by consuming more calories than the pet is using. Some breeds are predisposed to becoming overweight such as Labrador retrievers, Beagles, Dachshunds, Pugs, Bulldogs, Golden retrievers, and Cocker Spaniels. If you own one of these breeds their amount of food and treats should be monitored closely. The number one cause of diet related obesity is giving too many treats. Giving treats after a potty break or when greeting your pet at the door is very tempting but those calories add up and can cause extra pounds.
What to do at home.
Instead of commercial treats, try offering green beans or a kibble of dog food. Instead of offering a food treat, try playing with your pet with a ball, rope or playing hide and seek with toys. Playing with your pet instead of giving food is another way of connecting with your dog or cat and still having that personal interaction. If your pet is overweight or prone to become overweight switching to a “diet” or “weight control” formula can help. Use the guideline on the back of the bag to start, however, the guide on the bag can vary so it is important to keep a close eye on your pet’s weight and increase the amount or decrease as necessary. If your pet seems hungry after meals during their diet, green beans can be added to meals to help them feel full without adding too many extra calories. Increasing exercise slowly can help burn off excess calories. Try taking short walks and increasing the length over time, throwing a ball or frisbee in the yard, using a laser pointer in the house for cats, or adding cat trees to encourage climbing. Small amounts of food can also be placed around the house or in a puzzle toy to encourage hunting and moving around more for sedentary cats.
If you have tried the tips above and are still unable to help your pet shed their excess pounds, North Memorial Animal Hospital offers a weight loss program where Lindsay, the certified weigh loss coach, can help you step by step and answer any questions along the way. If trying the weight control formula of over the counter dog foods aren’t giving the desired results there are other prescription diets available including metabolic formula from Hill’s and OM formula from Purina. Give our office a call for more information at 724-656-0980.