Check back regularly for news from the area of veterinary medicine and animal care tips from our expert staff.
Please take a moment to browse through our website, where you will find all of our latest announcements. Plus, you can provide feedback by sending us an e-mail at PetsandVets1@aol.com .
NEW OFFICE HOURS EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2017
Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
THE OFFICE IS CLOSED FROM NOON UNTIL 1:00 PM FOR LUNCH
Be Cold Weather Aware!
Cold weather brings its share of hazards just as hot weather does. Here are a few ways to keep your pet safe this winter:
Know the limits: Pets' cold tolerance can vary based on their coat, body fat stores, activity level and health.
Stay inside: Cats and dogs should be kept inside. They are susceptible to hypothermia and frostbite.
Make some noise: A warm vehicle engine can be very appealing to an outside feral cat. Bang on the hood before starting your engine.
Check the paws: Check your dog's paws for signs of cold-weather injury or damage.
Wipe down: During walks, your dog's feet, legs and belly can pick up deicers, antifreeze and other chemicals that can be toxic. Wipe or wash these areas to keep your pet from ingesting toxins.
Stay home: During cold weather your car can turn into a refrigerator as quickly as it can become an oven in summer.
Avoid ice: Stay away from frozen ponds, lakes and water. Your dog could break through the ice.
Provide shelter: We don't recommend keeping any pet outside for long periods of time, but if you are unable to keep your pet inside during cold weather, provide a warm, solid shelter against wind and unlimited fresh, unfrozen water.
February Dental Special
Recieve 10% off your total invoice for a dental cleaning for your pet if you schedule the cleaning during National Pet Dental Health Month in February!
Pets & Vets now offering:
MediVet Adipose Stem Cell Therapy
and Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP)
used in pain control and other enhanced health benefits for your pet!
Case studies show how these exciting Therapies are used to treat:
pain relief with enhanced mobility
tendon and ligament damage
degenerative joint disease
improved coat and skin
New research by MediVet Biologics show positive results in the treatment of:
end stage renal disease
liver and kidney failure
auto immune disease
inflammatory bowel disease
Visit www.medivetbiologics.com to learn more about these exciting treatments!
My Perspective on Adipose Stem Cell and PRP Therapies
Okay, truth be told: I went to a lecture on stem cell and PRP therapies because I needed CE credits. But I came away amazed at the applications for regenerative medicine! According to Wikipedia, "regenerative medicine is a branch of translational research in tissue engineering and molecular biology which deals with the 'process of replacing, engineering or regenerating cells, tissues or organs to restore or establish normal function.'" Simply put, stem cell and platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapies are cutting-edge, modern medicine and magic. These therapies are proven to alleviate pain and improve range of motion in our arthritic pets. I have seen the videos of pets treated with stem cells and their remarkable recoveries. I have seen radiographs of arthritic joints before stem cell treatment and I have been amazed at how much improvement there is in the joint radiographically after stem cell treatment.
But more importantly, I have witnessed what stem cell therapy has done for my own pet, Bess. Climbing stairs had become a chore for Bess. She often required my help. After being treated with Bess' own stem cells, derived from her fat cells, climbing stairs, hopping into the car are no longer a challenge for her. Plus the sparkle is back in her eyes!
Stem cells and PRP therapies can be used for so much more than pain management! Studies are currently in process for treating liver and kidney failure, allergies, auto immune disease, inflammatory bowel disease. As more research is conducted by veterinary colleges, such as Purdue University and Kansas State University, the list of diseases and conditions that can be treated with stem cells and PRP is potentially endless!
Questions?.... Then what are you waiting for? Let's do everything we can to help the pets that we love!
Foods to avoid giving your pet:
Chocolate, Coffee and Caffeine
Grapes and Raisins
Garlic and Onions