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What you need to know about your pet 

 

September 2017

Vol. 7, Issue 9          

 

 

   

Small Town Feel;

State of the Art Care

Full Circle V.E.T.  

 "Very Exciting Tidbits"

a newsletter with information important for pet owners   

Dear Carolyn,
 
Hello.  I'm Rachel Mahoney, Office Manager here at Full Circle. Thank you for caring for your pet and reading our newsletter. We hope you will find valuable information that you can use for your pet and its needs.                                                                                                             
               
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Mission Statement

 

At Full Circle Veterinary Care we are committed to the human/animal bond through client and community education on animal care and health. Our focus is on the prevention of disease as well as the art of healing. We want to support you in all stages of owning a pet from helping you choose a lifelong companion to saying good-bye to a lifelong friend. In this way, together, we will come... Full Circle.

 

 

Member Better Business Bureau, Johnstown-Milliken Chamber of Commerce, Johnstown Milliken News, Colorado Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA), American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), Weld County Veterinary Medical Association (WCVMA). 

   

In This Issue
We are Celebrating Our 20th Anniversary
September is Happy Cat Month
National Pet Memorial Day
World Rabies Day
Dangers to Pets in the Fall
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More Tidbits (Why can a cat always land on its feet?, Information We Should Have for Your Pet, No Interest Payment Plans, Do You Know About Pet Insurance?)

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We are Celebrating Our 20th Anniversary  


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Full Circle Veterinary Care
is celebrating its 20th Anniversary of being in business on September 18, 2017.  We will be doing a drawing for a $100 gift certificate to be used for any of our veterinary services.  Come in to the clinic starting September 5th and during the rest of the month of September and register for the drawing.  We will be doing the drawing on September 30.   
 
September is Happy Cat Month
 
September is Catalyst Council's Happy Cat Month. Is your cat happy this month? 
 
 
Don't forget that Fridays are Feline Fridays at Full Circle Veterinary Care. You save 10% off most services except food for your cat every Friday. 

National Pet Memorial Day
 
Join us as we celebrate National Pet Memorial Day on September 10, 2017 honoring our pets both past and present.  Held each year on the second Sunday in September, this prestigious event was established more than 40 years ago by the International Association of Pet Cemeteries and Crematories in recognition of the important role that our beloved pets play in our lives.  
 
Here is Rachel's sweet pug, Billy Bob.  He was 13 1/2 years old when he passed away.  He was a very well-loved dog.  It is always very hard to lose a pet and family member.

 
Do you have a memory of a past or present pet you would like to share with us?  Email us a picture and information to:  .
 

 
World Rabies Day is September 28
 
Rabies remains a major concern worldwide, killing more than 55,000 people every year.  In the United States, one to two people die annually, and there were more than 6,000 reported cases of animal rabies in the U.S. in 2012.

World Rabies Day was officially launched in 2007, and aims to raise awareness about the public health impact of human and animal rabies.

What can YOU do?  Vaccinate your animals and keep them away from wildlife that can spread the disease.  Rabies is 100% preventable.   According to Dr. Charles Rupprecht, chief of the rabies program at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "Your local veterinarian plays a key role in controlling rabies."   



Dangers to Pets in the Fall
 
Fall is almost officially here and the chill is in the air.  It's a beautiful time of year with changing leaves, coats and sweaters, and many holidays.  But there can be special dangers to our pets that we should be aware of.

Here are some to avoid:  
Antifreeze - Pets are attracted to the sweet taste of ethylene glycol, and one to two teaspoons will poison a cat and three tablespoons is enough to kill a medium size dog.
Allergies - Fall weather can bring about all whole new set of allergies.  Ragweed and mold are two big aggravates, along with grass and dust.  Look for signs like scratching, biting, chewing, sneezing, coughing, watery eyes, and hives and rashes.
Arthritis - Cold weather can lead to arthritis caused by inflamed joints.  If your pet is limping, having trouble moving, jumping, or sitting, moving slower than usual, or whimpering when he moves, he may be suffering from seasonal arthritis.
Plants and Mushrooms - Mums are seasonally blooming flowers that is commonly associated with fall.  Toxicity can occur if your dog or cat ingests the mum's flower, stems, or leaves.  All mushrooms are toxic to dogs.  Symptoms of mushroom poisoning can range from mild vomiting and diarrhea to severe digestive problems to complete liver failure.

Holiday Time
Candy - Everyone knows that chocolate is toxic to dogs, but so are raisins and the sugar-free sweetener xylitol.  Be extra cautious on Halloween where pets can get into bags of candy. 
Thanksgiving - Avoid giving your pet fat and fatty foods that can trigger pancreatitis in dogs and cats, and never feed your dog poultry bones. They easily splinter and break and can cause serious damage if swallowed.
Decorations - Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas decorations can all be dangerous to your pet.  Ornaments, tinsel, plants, costumes, and other decorations should all be kept out of your pet's reach.
Plants - Some holiday plants are toxic to dogs.  You should avoid holly, amaryllis, mistletoe, poinsettia, Christmas and Thanksgiving cactus, American and European bittersweet, chrysanthemum, Christmas rose, Jerusalem cherry, autumn crocus, and burning bush.  They can cause vomiting, diarrhea, depression, lack of appetite, tremors, belly pain, difficulty breathing, shock, organ damage, slowed heart rate, collapse, and even death.
 

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More Tidbits .....
 
Why can a cat always land on its feet?
Cats have a very flexible spine that allows them to twist in the air and right themselves as they fall.  But cats can injure themselves quite severely if they fall from high places. Every year, vets treat cats that fall from windows in upper floors of apartment buildings. This is so common that it has a name, "high rise syndrome," due to the consistent nature of the injuries.


Information we should have for your pet
Have you ever wondered what information you should have before you bring your pet into the veterinarian?  We have questions that can help your veterinarian provide the best care for your pet.  Please contact us to make sure your pet's information is up to date.  
 
No Interest Payment Plans are available!
You might want to consider the convenience of a monthly payment plan.  There is a program called CareCredit that is similar to your credit card.  It is a convenient, low minimum monthly payment program to help you accept the best treatment recommendation for your pets.  No annual fees and No Interest Payment Plans are available.  Give us a call or stop by the clinic for more information. 
 
Do you know about Pet Insurance? 
It's becoming more popular to have insurance for your pet. Give us a call or stop by the clinic for more information.
 
 
Please let us know if we can help you and your pet with our products and services.

 

Sincerely,

 

Rachel Mahoney

Office Manager

Full Circle Veterinary Care

Small Town Feel; State of the Art Care

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