- The Hiding Places & Dog Dangers of Xylitol, food sweetener common in Peanut Butter and other foods!
- 6 reasons why the proposed "Fairness to Pet Owners Act" fails veterinary patients, practices
- Kitten abandoned at busy intersection is in good health
- Your Preferred Email Address
- APRIL 2015: CHICAGO, IL - CANINE INFLUENZA OUTBREAK
- Veterinarians call for evidence-based approach in wake of Beneful lawsuit
- "Dreams of our Pets" by Sculptor, John Leon
- "Should I License or Microchip my pet?"
The Hiding Places & Dog Dangers of Xylitol, food sweetener common in Peanut Butter and other foods!
6 reasons why the proposed "Fairness to Pet Owners Act" fails veterinary patients, practices
Kitten abandoned at busy intersection is in good health
May 1, 2015: At least 2 kittens were abandoned along I-75 this morning. Go to http://www.whio.com/news for more information.
Your Preferred Email Address
We, here at My Favorite Pet, are here to serve you, the client. We have additional tools available to better communicate with you about your pet(s). All we need is a preferred email address. Once this address is entered into your client record you will have access to your pet's records online through the 'Pet Portal' as well as receive notifications and reminders of your pet's needs. Please help us help you by providing your preferred email address at firstname.lastname@example.org or at your next visit to the Vandalia Veterinary Clinic.
APRIL 2015: CHICAGO, IL - CANINE INFLUENZA OUTBREAK
Canine Influenza is a serious respiratory infection that can cause pneumonia and even death in the most severe cases. Most dogs have NOT been vaccinated for this disease.
If your dog has not been vaccinated, we recommend vaccination as soon as possible. A booster injection is required 2-4 weeks after the first to provide protection for one (1) year; after which, this vaccine should be boosted annually.
Please call the Vandalia Veterinary Clinic today at 937-898-4811 to have your pet protected.
This vaccine is now required for Boarding and/or Bathing.
Additional Information regarding Canine Influenza:
Veterinarians call for evidence-based approach in wake of Beneful lawsuit
Latest action has Purina playing defense and veterinarians asking consumers to back away from the Internet and consult a veterinarian.
Keith Schopp, Nestlé Purina PetCare's vice president of corporate public relations, released a statement stating there are no quality issues with Beneful. "We believe the lawsuit is baseless, and we intend to vigorously defend ourselves and our brand," Schopp says.
To date, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not identified a problem with Beneful dog food or issued a warning for the product as it has with jerky pet treats, which have been of high concern to consumers.
"There has been no substantiated evidence that Beneful has caused problems when fed to dogs. Poison control groups have not expressed concerns, nor has the FDA," says Stephen Ettinger, DVM, DACVIM, who serves as the Nestlé Purina Fellow in Veterinary Medicine.
Ettinger says he has read many of the comments in the news and online regarding Beneful. "None provides evidenced-based rationale for making claims about Beneful having a negative impact on the health of a pet," he says.
The comments above are excerpts from the article published @ http://veterinarynews.dvm360.com/veterinarians-call-evidence-based-science-wake-beneful-lawsuit?rel=canonical
“Dreams of our Pets” by Sculptor, John Leon
The sculpture, “Dreams of our Pets”, outside of the entrance to My Favorite Pet - the Vandalia Veterinary Clinic, was dedicated in the fall of 2011 on the heels of Vandalia "CHISELED" Stone Sculpture Symposium, held during the City of Vandalia's 50th Anniversary. Additional information is available at the provided link as well as an online video recently posted about John Leon himself. Please come by the clinic to enjoy this sculpture and seek out the five sculptures of Vandalia "Chiseled" throughout the Vandalia-Butler community.
If you have difficulty with the 'hot link', copy the link to your web browser. http://hal-jacobs.squarespace.com/blog/2014/11/20/johns-video
Mr. Leon explained his inspiration at the dedication: "The sleeping cat was the original thing that came to mind - a symbol of peace and contentment, said Leon. "The cat is dreaming which is symbolized by the flying cats and dogs and the faithful dog is based on Bailey [the late Labrador Retriever of Dr. Joseph]. The helping hands show the human-pet interaction and the care, shelter, and food that we give our pets. It could be a receiving gesture as well as a giving gesture showing what our pets give to us. Finally the footprints show the human with a dog walking alongside as well as the meandering cat coming along - but on their own terms as cats usually do - which adds a little humor to the piece."
Should I License or Microchip my pet?
It seems of late that the “Lost Pet” notices are popping off the fax machine and printer like your favorite snack at the Sunday Matinee. We have a book here at My Favorite Pet with eMail and fax notices from owners and pet-finders alike that needs to go on a weight loss program. Either owners are becoming less responsible or there is something to this licensing thing. Personally, I believe the latter to be the case. “The American Kennel Club® (AKC) reports that dog thefts are on the rise. In 2013, the AKC has tracked more than 590 pet thefts from news and customer reports, a 31% increase over 2012. Thefts range from tiny puppies being stuffed into purses at pet stores to most recently, purebred pets being snatched from cars in parking lots and shelters...” Ref: https://www.akc.org/press_center/pet_theft.cfm
We here at My Favorite Pet have been able to put the pieces of several puzzles together and get pets back to their proper homes in relative short-order. Let me tell you about a Victorian Bulldog, a Wheaton Terrier and most recently a Siberian Husky. Each of these pets had in common: loving homes and the fact that they weren't currently in them.
First, let’s talk a little about a Victorian Bulldog named Luke. This guy is quite the character and with a somewhat royal bloodline. Fortunately Luke was microchipped by the original seller and licensed (Montgomery County Auditor’s Office) by the owner. Luke was reported missing by his owner in mid-November with the microchip company and the notice went out to local pet stores and clinics. It was interesting that Luke was found by another local family who brought him in (prior to notices) and considered keeping him. Long-story short, Luke was recognized by the photo distributed with the notice. He was returned home and then brought back to My Favorite Pet for an exam during which he was scanned to confirm the microchip number.
Next we have a Wheaton Terrier with a propensity to break leads and jump fences. Well, Eugene was found by a conscientious My Favorite Pet client who kept him overnight and promptly made arrangements to have him seen by a veterinarian. Eugene was examined for general heath and scanned for a microchip. Eugene’s owner was contacted and returned home before dinner.
So far both pets mentioned here were both microchipped and licensed. However, our last subject of discussion, a male Siberian Husky had no microchip. He was brought to My Favorite Pet by a responsible animal lover and scanned to no avail, but we did not stop there. The pet was wearing a collar with a new 2015 dog license. After contacting the appropriate staffer at the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center the registration, which was just a few days old, was located and the owner notified.
In all three of these selected cases with a happy ending, the pets were licensed and/or microchipped. Also, the owners were very happy and excited to get their family members home. All too often there are far too many pets that never get back home. For these lost souls, there are numerous rescues and adoption groups out there with pets up for adoption. Before purchasing a pet please consider adoption.
Protect your pet’s safety and security as well as his health, license your dog with your local county auditor, have your pet microchipped and schedule a visit with your local veterinarian.
October 3, 2014
Mary Russell on Vandalia-Butler Homecoming Court
My Favorite Pet is pleased to announce that Kennel Assistant, Mary Russell sits on the 2014 Homecoming Court. One of eleven, Mary represents her senior class at the parade, Thursday, the big game hosting the Piqua Indians on Friday and the dance on Saturday. Additional information available in this week’s Vandalia Drummer.
Congratulations Mary and enjoy your reign!
KENDALL NEWELL WINS!
The Inaugural Blake LaForce 41Hope 5K race
Congratulations Kendall Newell, student athlete and former staff member at My Favorite Pet!
Saturday morning, September 13, 2014 with a time of 44:29, Kendall was the overall winner of the Inaugural Blake LaForce 41Hope 5K, which “raises money for the Blake LaForce #41 Memorial Fund that provides a pair of annual scholarships to student athletes from Vandalia Butler High School. The scholarships honor the memory of former Butler Aviator Blake LaForce who passed away at the age of 18.” (Excerpted from Vandalia Drummer, September 18, 2014).
Way to go Kendall!
Thursday, July 31, 2014
My Favorite Pet – The Vandalia Animal Clinic has become aware of an article that appeared online and local news sources regarding the Heartworm Prevention drug, Trifexis. The article’s headline (listed above) states in part that “…deaths may be linked to Trifexis “. We at My Favorite Pet have had no cases where deaths of canines have been attributed to the use of Trifexis. Furthermore, the “FDA says there’s no solid evidence that the drug caused deaths.”
My Favorite Pet stands by Elanco and Trifexis as long as the drug is administered according to the manufacturer’s directions and the advice of your veterinarian. If your pet is using Trifexis, continue the use of this product according to the instructions provided and notify My Favorite Pet with any concerns at your earliest opportunity.
If you have additional concerns regarding your pet’s Heartworm Prevention My Favorite Pet will gladly discuss optional products available for future Heartworm Prevention.
If you'd like to contact Elanco Animal Health directly go to www.Trifexis.com or call 1 (888) 545-5973.
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