Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Pet Dental Care... Simplify, Simplify


Can Pet Dental Care Be Simple?

Henry David Thoreau said, Our life is frittered away by detail... simplify, simplify.  To which his friend Ralph Waldo Emerson responded, I think one simplify should have sufficed.

Pet dental care seems like that, there are so many choices that most people simply ignore it until their pet has a real tooth ache.

Unless you brush your pet's teeth after every meal, bits of food and bacteria collect right at the gum line and that turns into plaque. If this plaque isn’t removed, in just a few days, it will harden into tartar that sticks to your pet’s teeth.
Tartar irritates the gums, resulting in inflammation, also known as “gingivitis”.  If the tartar isn’t removed it will build up under your pet's gums. This can cause the gums to pull away from the teeth, creating small open spaces that act as collection points for bacteria. In more advanced cases, tooth extractions can become necessary after the tooth is affected by the decaying area.
Unfortunately, other than bad breath and discolored gums (should be pink), there are few signs that your pet is developing dental disease. Check your pet’s breath and look at their gums right now.

The Best Dental Care
The best daily dental care you can do for your pet is the one you and your pet will do.  Not everyone has time to brush their pet’s teeth and not every pet will allow it, but there other choices like chews, additives and special food that are very effective.  We are happy to help you find something that will work.
Pet Dental Care Exams
If you don’t know the condition of your pet’s teeth and gums, just call us.  We can schedule a dental exam for you at no charge.
Pet Dental Care Month… Simplified.
Beginning now and for the month of February, we are offering pet dental cleanings at a single price.  This service includes:
1. exam prior to procedure
2. blood tests if needed
3. IV catheter and IV fluids during anesthesia
4. electronic vital signs monitoring
5. administer anesthesia
6. full mouth digital dental x-ray’s,
7. dental cleaning and polishing
8. fluoride treatment
10. complimentary nail trim and ear cleaning
Feline Dental Cleaning fee: $289;  Canine Dental Cleaning fee: $349
The only items not included are tooth extractions and pain medication to take home. (Pain medication is not generally needed if no teeth are extracted).  You may also request the use of sevoflurane anesthesia for an additional fee.

If you don’t know the condition of your pets mouth, call us at 972-307-7400 to schedule a free dental/mouth exam for your pet.  Please mention this blog post to receive the free exam or discounted procedure.  If we have never seen your pet before a paid full body exam and consult is required before any other services are provided.  www.allcreaturesonline.com

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Half Way There, 10% Off and Holiday Hours



We Are Half Way There!
The Thanksgiving Food Exchange food drive is at the half way point and we have collected 291.5 lbs.  Thank you!  The next incremental goal is 500 lbs.

As a reminder, all the food you donate is delivered to Metrocrest Social Services (metrocrestservices.org).  Then in December, All Creatures donates an equal weight of Hill’s® and Royal Canin Pet Food to Operation Kindness – the no-kill animal shelter in Carrollton. (operationkindness.org). 



10% Off Gift Certificates Extended One More Time.
We had so many additional requests to order the 30th Anniversary gift certificates at a 10% discount, that we are extending the final sale date to November 26, 2016 – also known as Small Business Saturday.
The certificates are only available at our special online store here.  Or go to our web site – allcreaturesonline.com and click on the Gift Certificate link on the right of the page.

The certificates are good for any pet product or service from food to boarding and they never expire.  Call us if you have any questions - 972-307-7400 or send an email to mail@allcreaturesonline.net.

Holiday Hours
All Creatures will be closed November 24th for Thanksgiving Day.  However, we will have staff checking messages so feel free to call 972-307-7400 and leave a message if you have a non emergency need.
For pet emergencies, we recommend North Texas Pet Emergency Center (972)323-1310 or ntepc.com  OR Center for Veterinary Specialty Care; 972-820-7099, cvsecvet.com
We will resume regular business hours on Friday, November 25, 2016 at 7:30am.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Thanksgiving Food Exchange - Helping People and Pets

Thanksgiving Food Exchange: How Your Food Donation Turns into a Pet Food Donation to Operation Kindness


The Thanksgiving Food Exchange is a food drive with a twist we hold each November at All Creatures Veterinary Center (allcreatuesonline.com).  We collect human or pet food from our wonderful clients and friends.  The cans of corn, jars of peanut butter and boxes of cereal are weighed on the pet scale in our lobby and we keep a chart showing the weight of all the donations.   

We give all the donated food to Metrocrest Social Services in Carrollton (metrocrestservices.org).  Last year it was over 900 lbs. Then in December, All Creatures donates an equal amount of Hill’s® and Royal Canin Pet Food to Operation Kindness – the no-kill animal shelter in Carrollton.   

We are going to continue the Food Exchange this year and our goal is to collect and donate 1000 lbs. of food.  So even if you aren’t one of our clients, feel free to bring your human food donations by our office at 2525 E Hebron Pkwy. at Marsh Ridge Rd.  It will do double duty by helping the cats and dogs at Operation Kindness (operationkindness.org).  
A list of commonly needed items from Metrocrest’s web site: Peanut butter, Canned fruit, Mac & Cheese, Flavored rice & pasta “helpers” & “ronis”, Breakfast Cereal.

Purchase 10% Off Gift Certificates through November 5th.



Through November 5th, you can purchase All Creatures 30th Anniversary gift certificates at a 10% discount.  The certificates are only available at our special online store here.  Or go to our web site – allcreaturesonline.com and click on the Gift Certificate link on the right of the page.

The certificates are good for any pet product or service from food to boarding and they never expire.  Call us if you have any questions - 972-307-7400 or send an email to mail@allcreaturesonline.net.

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