For those of you who own cats, you know that the cats actually own you. They believe they are royalty (we like to call it the Cleopatra complex). So they may have you thinking they require the most exquisite and expensive toys available in the pet store to keep them happy. Well we're here to tell you that isn't true! One human's trash is a kitty's treasure...
If you have a senior pet with arthritis or have joint pain yourself, you know about many options in managing it, including things like non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Although we have many supplements that we recommend before starting your pet on NSAIDs, oftentimes they need something stronger to keep their pain in check. But now, we have a new option - Galliprant! Galliprant is a brand new class of medication that has none (yep, that's right), NONE of the potentially harmful side effects of NSAIDs! It's the first in it's class of piprant drugs that directly targets pain at the receptor that specifically relates to osteoarthritis. It is different from our classic non-steroidal medications like Carprofen, in that it doesn't affect any other part of your pet and does not have to be processed through the kidneys or liver. It's a tablet given once a day, and is a fantastic long term management option for pets with arthritis.
So you heard it here first - this brand new, super safe option for osteoarthritis management is on our shelves and any dog can try it! If you are managing your pet's pain from arthritis, and want to give Galliprant a try, just call our office to schedule a consultation. We are so excited to be able to offer this to you and your pets!
Oravet is a new kind of dental chew! Daily use not only cleans teeth, but it also protects them. Oravet contains a special ingredient - Delmopinol. This FDA-approved product works to form a preventive barrier that blocks bacteria, and the future build up of plaque and calculus that builds up over time!
The best part about Oravet? It has been proven to reduce bad breath! These awesome additions to our dental health supply come in 14 ct and 30 ct boxes and are available for all dogs - big and small!
Oravet and all other dental products are available for purchase at 10% off through the month of February. Give us a call and see what we can do to make your pet's Valentine's Day kisses even more enjoyable!
Playing Bingo? Here are some great tips on Halloween Safety...read and comment on this or any of our other posts to cross off your box in the G column of your Bingo card. Keep an eye on our blog through December for the other Bingo Blogs! Thanks to theuncommondog.com for sharing this infographic!
Chester is a 10 year old Boston Terrier who loves chasing squirrels and his nightly bedtime treat. He spends most of his time chewing on rope toys and sunbathing in the living room. One day, Chester's family noticed his eye had a cloudy spot. They brought him in to see us at WVC, and Chester had gotten a scratch on the outer part of his eye. These are pretty common for dogs who have the adorable 'bulgy eyes', and can be very uncomfortable. We sent Chester home with eye drops to help heal the ulcer, and some pain medication to keep him comfortable.
For more great information on your pet's health, check out www.pethealthnetwork.com!