Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Thanksgiving Food Exchange: You Help People – We Help Pets

By Jamie Hutton, DVM
(All Creatures Veterinary Center)

The Thanksgiving Food Exchange is a food drive with a twist we hold each November.  We collect human 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 that human food to Metrocrest Social Services in Carrollton.  Last year it was over 1000 lbs. Then in December, All Creatures donates an equal amount of Hill’s® 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 1300 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.  It will do double duty by helping the cats and dogs at Operation Kindness.  
A list of commonly needed items from Metrocrest’s web site: Peanut butter, Canned fruit, Mac & Cheese, Flavored rice & pasta “helpers” & “ronis”, Breakfast Cereal.
Do You Have a Secret Cat?
The other day one of our favorite clients caught me completely by surprise when she brought in her cat.  I was surprised because I had no idea she had a cat.  I had only met her dog.  Cats now out number dogs as pets in the U.S. but very few cats ever have a health checkup.  That’s kind of sad for all those secret cats. Cats are masters at hiding illness, so usually sickness or disease has to be severe before their human notices.  (1) One thing you can do for your cat is to watch for subtle signs of sickness.  You can find a good tutorial at www.healthycatsforlife.com and click on the Did You Know? box.  (2) The best thing you can do for your cat is get a regular wellness checkup.  We are making that easier this  month, by extending our new client offer to any new cat wellness visit.  So now is a really great time to surprise us with that family member we never met - your cat.  Call us at 972-307-7400.

All offers Expire December 4, 2010

$25 OFF Vaccines or Bloodwork – New clients or cats only
(with paid exam fee of $49.90. Even if you are a current client, if you have a cat we have never examined or not seen in over 2 years this offer applies.)
12 Doses of Revolution for Cats for the price of 9
prevents fleas and heartworms, controls ear mites, hookworms, roundworms

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Pet Fall Festival, Saturday, October 15, 1-4 p.m.

Does your pet like to dress up?   Is your pet's favorite outfit just like your favorite outfit?  Does your pet have a trick the world needs to see?  Then our Pet Fall Festival may be your ticket to fame and fortune or at least a nice gift basket.  As part of our 25th anniversary, All Creatures is throwing a fall festival for the whole family including your pet.  Among the activities will be photos with your pet, a pet costume contest and a pet trick contest.  We will also have games for the kids, balloons, food, face painting and a raffle for a Giant Gift Basket.  All the activities are $free - $5, and all proceeds will benefit the Humane Society and All Creatures' pet rescue fund.  For details on the costume contests, etc. go the event page on our Facebook page or scroll down for all the details.
LOCATION: 2525 E Hebron Pkwy. and Marsh Ridge Rd., Carrollton, 75010
DATE: Saturday, October 15, 2011, 1-4 p.m.

Most Like Owner
Most Original
Entry fee: $1
Prize: Gift Basket of products & services worth $75

Donation: $3
4 x 6 photo and digital copy of you and your pet in a fall display

Donation: $3

Bean Bag Toss
Sucker Pull

Hot dogs, chips, drinks, cotton candy Donation: $1 each

Entry Fee: $1
Prize: Gift Basket worth $50, worldwide fame

Create a frame for your pet photo.
Donation: $1


Total value of gift cards, products, services, includes a Nook Color, $500
Donation: $5

Friday, June 3, 2011

Fight Fleas with New Frontline Guarantee

Caring for the Pets You Love - June 2011

Frontline Plus Offers New Guarantee
Fleas are one of the most insidious pests involved in the human-animal bond.  An adult flea can lay 50 eggs a day, bite up to 400 times a day and live for 120 days.  The flea’s four stage life cycle includes – the pupae stage – that is impossible to kill.  In this stage it sits quietly - in your carpet, your cushions or your yard - until an appealing host “awakens” it to the adult stage.  This is how an area that seems clean can suddenly become infested when you or your pet enters the area.

Frontline Plus is our recommended product for controlling fleas and ticks because it has proven to be safe for pets and effective against fleas and ticks.  It kills fleas in three of the four life stages and kills more types of ticks (4) than any other product.

Now Frontline Plus is offering a Satisfaction Plus guarantee that the product will control fleas in 3 months.  If you purchase the product from your veterinarian and use according to directions for at least three months and you still have a flea problem, you will get a personal consultant to help you.  The consultant will even send Terminix to your home to treat the environment if needed.  The flea life cycle can make it hard for any product to control a true infestation, but now if regular use of Frontline Plus doesn’t break the cycle, you can get help without additional cost.

Choose Frontline Plus Savings
In June, you can choose 2 free doses or a free rabies vaccine when you purchase a 6 month supply of Frontline Plus.  This is a great choice to have and makes the per dose price competitive with less effective products.  Also, as part of our 25th Anniversary celebration we will give away four $25 credits to clients that purchase Frontline Plus.

Story Time
Dr. Hutton’s daughters, Delaney and Makena, will host a “story time” of select animal stories on Wednesday, June 22 at 10:00 a.m.   The story time will include a snack, a tour and a presentation by Dr. Hutton on X-rays.  The story time is open to children of all ages.   6/22/2011 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Follow Us
You can keep up with all of the 25th Anniversary activities by following us on Facebook (http://facebook.dj/allcreaturesonline)  or check out our blog (http://allcreaturesonline.blogspot.com/)

Do You TEXT? J
Would you be interested in receiving communications about your pet in a text?  This is a new feature in our electronic medical records.  We can send you appointment reminders or remind you when your pet is due for service.  We can also contact you after a surgery or other pet service or even let you know when your pet is ready to be picked up from grooming or boarding.  Any interest?  Please email us with your thoughts.  (mail@allcreaturesonline.net) Thank you.

Congratulations to the Winners
As part of our 25th Anniversary celebration, we gave away Early Detection Tests and a $25 Visa Gift Card in May.  Lois Teed-Gillen, Paulette Klein, Pam Fox, and Linda Morrison all received a credit on their account for the Early Detection blood tests for their pets.  The $25 Visa Gift Card went to Ashley Wathen.

Celebrate With Us
Our 25th Anniversary celebration continues in June.  We will give away another $25 Visa Gift Card so make sure to enter every time you visit our office.
More Info: http://www.allcreaturesonline.com/