Archive for December, 2012

Happy New Year!

What’s a New Year without a little change?

For much of 2012, I’ve blogged on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and updated our Facebook page on Tuesday and Thursday.

For the rest of December and continuing in 2013, I will update the blog on Tuesday and Thursday, while checking in to Facebook on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. It’s the ol’ switcheroo, in other words.

I’ll still bring you timely bulletins about lost and found pets, schedule changes, and other critical information — even on non-blogging days — so that you can stay up-to-date. Otherwise, when things are quiet and all is right in Pet Owner Land, you can check in with us twice a week, or as often as you prefer.

Keep in mind that our Electronic Universe consists of four parts: e-mail, blog, Facebook, and our YouTube channel. That’s right – we have our own channel, where I’ve posted such memorable videos as “Active flea larvae on the Flea Farm,” “Tapeworm segment releasing its eggs,” and who could forget “Hungry little crab”? But the front runner so far is “Live Tapeworm segments” with 508 views.

In 2013, I plan to bring you video of live heartworm larvae (microfilariae) as viewed under a microscope. You’ll remember to give your dog his heartworm preventative every month after seeing that.

Keep watching and keep in touch.  ~~  Jen M.

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“Behold, the virgin shall be with child
and bear a son,
and they shall name him Emmanuel,”
which means “God is with us.”
Matthew 1:23


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Only 4 more days until Christmas! 

Are YOU ready?

Image courtesy of Christians Unite.

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Our clinic will be
closed Monday, December 24th and Tuesday, December 25th,
in celebration of Christmas.

We will re-open Wednesday, December 26th.

In anticipation of the New Year,
we will also close at 4 PM on Monday, December 31st

and re-open Wednesday, January 2nd.


Please ensure that you have adequate amounts of medication

and prescription food to carry your pets through the holidays.

Otherwise, please plan to pick up your refills by Saturday.

“Girl with puppy” graphic courtesy of The Graphics Fairy.

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We’ve got a few ideas for last-minute (and novel) gifts for the pet owners on your Christmas list.

Grab some of these on your next visit to our clinic:

Extra-fine flea comb
Flea combs

Grooming glove


Pill crusher/splitter

Gift certificates

P.S. – Congratulations to Mary W. and Barbara B., the two winners of our special December drawing!

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As you can see, even the pictures in our clinic have gotten into
the Christmas spirit.


Speaking of the Christmas spirit — yes, that is a ghost peeking out of the attic window in the American Paw-thic picture…


…and he looks mighty festive, too. 

Here’s another little ghostie that hangs out in our office all year long:


It’s possible my inspiration comes from my mother, who places a Santa hat on a large statue of Abraham Lincoln each year.  

Do you have any favorite quirky holiday decorations? Tell us about it in the comments section.  ~~  Jen


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Translation, please! Part 2

You've got mail!

You’ve got mail!

Spammers gotta spam, right?

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Naturally, those comments did not make it past the screening process. For the original Translation, Please post, go here.

Image by The Graphics Fairy.

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