Friday, August 26, 2016

Let's Celebrate National Dog Day with 10 Quotes About Dogs

Let's Celebrate National Dog Day with 10 Amazing Quotes About Dogs

Today is National Dog Day, an annual observance started by pet expert Colleen Paige to promote the cause of rescue dogs.

Here are Ten Classic Quotes About Dogs to celebrate!

   1.     “Whoever said you can’t buy happiness forgot little puppies.” — Gene Hill

   2.     “If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.” ― Mark Twain

   3.     “Buy a pup and your money will buy love unflinching.” — Rudyard Kipling

   4.     “A hound will die for you, but never lie to you.” ― George R.R. Martin

   5.     “If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons.” ― James Thurber

   6.     “What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight; it’s the size of the fight in the dog.”—Dwight D. Eisenhower

   7.     “Happiness is a warm puppy.” ― Charles M. Schulz

   8.     “When an 85-pound mammal licks your tears away, then tries to sit on your lap, it’s hard to feel sad.” ― Kristan Higgins

   9.     “The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog.” ― M.K. Clinton

   10.  “Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole” ― Roger Caras

Friday, August 19, 2016

The Secret Life of Pets that are Secret

Did you see the movie, The Secret Life of Pets this summer?  It was really cute and funny.  It is still playing at the StudioMovie Grill if you are interested. We cannot verify if pets really have a secret life while you are at work all day, but we know for sure there are secret pets out there.

That’s right.  You have one pet, maybe two that has seen one of our amazing veterinarians (Hutton, Vance, Middendorf) and another pet that has not.   Maybe your secret pet never has any real health issues or they do not like going to the veterinarian or traveling anywhere.  Or perhaps one pet has issues that use up the available resources.  We get it.

But, we know that you want all of your pets to stay healthy and contribute to your family for as long as possible.  The pet exam is really the key to keeping your pet healthy long term.  The consultation and exam by the doctor tells you important information about your pet’s eyes, ears, heart, skin, organs, diet and more. It is the 1st step on the path of good pet health. So if you have a pet we have never seen, for the next two weeks, we are offering you the exam and consult service for FREE.
Introduce us to your pet that we have never examined (or have not seen for 2 years) and we will schedule an exam and consult with one of our veterinarians at no charge to you (reg 49.90) .  Do call ASAP as Saturday and afternoon appointments have limited availability.
Offer expires September 3, 2016.

PS.  If your pet doesn’t like to travel or doesn’t like the vet, give us a call and one of our veterinarian assistants will help you with some ideas to make the process easier.  Or check out these articles:
Get my Dog to the Veterinarian
Get Your Cat to the Veterinarian

If you have any questions or comments, our contact info is 972-307-7400 or

Friday, June 10, 2016

Don't Put Off Important Pet Procedures - $30 Off

Thank you for 30 Years, $30 Off Any Surgery Procedure

-Plus a bonus if you like us on Facebook

Spay, neuter, dental cleaning and other elective surgeries are often put off.  Schedule that procedure you have been putting off and take $30 Off (through July 8).  Every pet surgery at All Creatures includes fluid and oxygen support and a technician dedicated to monitor vital signs.  We take these steps because all surgery (even minor surgery) has risks and we want keep your pet as safe as possible.
The Importance of Dental Health
According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, about 80% of dogs and 70% of cats show signs of dental disease by their 3rd birthday.
Plaque, tartar and bacteria in the mouth may lead to periodontal disease, which can spread through the bloodstream to the heart, liver and kidneys, and shorten your pet's life.
Since gum disease increases the risk for other, more serious health conditions, daily home care in conjunction with annual veterinary dental exams and cleanings are essential. In fact, studies indicate that daily home brushing and regular dental care may add as much as five years to your pet's life!  Your pet's overall wellness depends on good oral health.
Don't Put Off Spay or Neuter Surgery
According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, five out of 10 dogs and seven out of 10 cats in shelters go un-adopted and are eventually destroyed.
In most cases these dogs are not born on the street. Actually, one in four of these dogs are purebred and many are the offspring of cherished family pets.
Spaying and neutering is safe and the only permanent, 100% effective birth control for dogs and cats. In addition to helping control pet over-population, spaying or neutering your pet helps prevent uterine, ovarian and testicular cancers. It also reduces the risk of other health problems and prolongs the life of your beloved pet. Hormone-driven diseases as well as behavioral issues can be eliminated after the simple sterilization procedure.
If your pet is intact, schedule a spay or neuter appointment with us today.  Please mention this email when you call.  Plus, like us on Facebook and we will include a free microchip with your pet surgery (if you are already a Facebook fan just check in).
To Call Us: 972-307-7400