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181 Larwood Rd, Campbell River, BC, V9W 1S3250-926-0006
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When you see a yellow ribbon on a leash or collar

remember: that dog needs SPACE!

 

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Have you considered PET INSURANCE?

 

Insurance provides coverage for unforseen accidents - such as a broken tooth, ligament injury, altercation with another animal, broken leg, etc. Or illnesses - such as ear infection, vomiting/diarrhea, diabetes, etc. There are policies that cover just accidents, and others that cover accidents as well as illnesses. See the websites below for a free quote. And remember - with an exam at our clinic we will happily give you a free trial of insurance from Petsecure or Trupanion. Ask reception about your free trial next time you are in!!

 

 Trupanion - some features: covers 90% of your veterinary costs and covers alternative treatments such as accupuncture.*

Petsecure -some features: Premium plan covers annual dental cleaning and vaccines and even parasite prevention.*

 PC Pet Insurance -Presidents Choice- features: pet insurance that covers accident only starting at only

 $9.95/mo for dog and $10.95/mo for cats.*

* depending on the policy you select.

There are many insurance companies out there, and no one pet insurance company is recommended over another. Ask reception next time you come in if you'd like some more information about the insurance companies we deal with on a daily basis.

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We also accept PET CARD

We accept PetCard! If you are faced with an unexpected pet expense -and you don't have insurance, you can get approval for financing through PetCard within minutes!  Click here to access their website. We also have applications in the clinic.

www.PetCard.ca

Halloween Safety Tips

 

No Scaredy Cats This Halloween: Top 10 Safety Tips for Pet Parentshalloween-cow-costume

Attention, animal lovers, it's almost the spookiest night of the year! The ASPCA recommends taking some common sense precautions this Halloween to keep you and your pet saying "trick or treat!" all the way to November 1.

1. No tricks, no treats: That bowl of candy is for trick-or-treaters, not for Scruffy and Fluffy. Chocolate in all forms—especially dark or baking chocolate—can be very dangerous for dogs and cats. Candies containing the artificial sweetener xylitol can also cause problems. If you do suspect your pet has ingested something toxic, please call your veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435.

2. Popular Halloween plants such as pumpkins and decorative corn are considered to be relatively nontoxic, but they can produce stomach upset in pets who nibble on them.

3. Wires and cords from electric lights and other decorations should be kept out of reach of your pets. If chewed, your pet might suffer cuts or burns, or receive a possibly life-threatening electrical shock.

4. A carved pumpkin certainly is festive, but do exercise caution if you choose to add a candle. Pets can easily knock a lit pumpkin over and cause a fire. Curious kittens especially run the risk of getting burned or singed by candle flames.

5. Dress-up can be a big mess-up for some pets. Please don't put your dog or cat in a costume UNLESS you know he or she loves it (yup, a few pets are real hams!). For pets who prefer their “birthday suits,” however, wearing a costume may cause undue stress.

6. If you do dress up your pet, make sure the costume isn't annoying or unsafe. It should not constrict the animal's movement or hearing, or impede his ability to breathe, bark or meow. Also, be sure to try on costumes before the big night. If your pet seems distressed, allergic or shows abnormal behavior, consider letting him go au naturale or donning a festive bandana.

7. Take a closer look at your pet’s costume and make sure it does not have small, dangling or easily chewed-off pieces that he could choke on. Also, ill-fitting outfits can get twisted on external objects or your pet, leading to injury.

8. All but the most social dogs and cats should be kept in a separate room away from the front door during peak trick-or-treating hours. Too many strangers can be scary and stressful for pets.

9. When opening the door for trick-or-treaters, take care that your cat or dog doesn't dart outside.

10. IDs, please! Always make sure your dog or cat has proper identification. If for any reason your pet escapes and becomes lost, a collar and tags and/or a microchip can be a lifesaver, increaing the chances that he or she will be returned to you