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National Check the Chip Day
Did you have your pet microchipped as a puppy or kitten? Have you since moved, changed phone numbers or email address? August 15th is designated National Check the Chip Day by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) as a reminder to pet owners to update your pet's contact information with your microchip provider.
Ten million dogs and cats are reported lost each year., A pet that is microchipped has a much better chance of being reunited with its family. HomeAgain has reunited over 2 million pets with their families! But a microchip is not helpful, if the contact information is inaccurate.
If your pet does not have a microchip, Pets & Vets are offering to microchip your pet for the reduced cost of $40.00 per pet, during the month of August. This cost INCLUDES the registration fee plus Pets & Vets will handle all the paperwork. Improve your pet's chances of returning home, if he should become lost, by microchipping! Call Pets & Vets for an appointment.
Be Warm Weather Aware
Keep your pets safe during the summer months by providing plenty of shade and fresh cool water at all times! And never leave your pet alone in a car even with the windows cracked open. Temperatures soar rapidly in a car. Just a minute can be a minute too late. Take the Cool Dog Pledge at www.mydogiscool.com
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