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Is it time for a nail trim for your pet?

September 12, 2013

Your pet’s nails are a vital part of their anatomy. They help your pet walk and run, explore and play. And if they aren’t taken care of properly, their nails can cause a host of problems ranging from mild discomfort to punctures or even joint and bone problems.

pet nail trimThis can easily be prevented by keeping your pet’s nails trimmed. The question is, how frequently do you need to do it? The answer depends on multiple factors. The average range of time for trimming a pet’s nails is anywhere between three to even eight weeks.

Two things that affect your pet’s nail trimming schedule are their location and their breed. The more active that a dog is, the less frequent their nail trims might be. Walking on rough surfaces can grind down the nail so city dogs and dogs that frequently walk on sidewalks and asphalt often need less frequent trimming. Dogs who spend little time outside typically need more frequent trims.

In addition, some breeds and individuals have nails which grow faster than the average; for example, Dachshunds and Bassets may need to have their nails trimmed more often.

A good rule of thumb is that if you can hear your pet’s nails “click” when he walks, they need to be trimmed. You should also keep an eye out for any changes in your pet’s walk as this might also indicate foot pain from lengthy nails.

Trimming your pet’s nails is important to his comfort and good health. Overgrown nails can cause problems like:

•  Ingrown nails

•  Torn bleeding nails

•  Splayed toes (deformed feet)

•  Bone and joint problems

•  Hip and back problems

Trimming your pet’s nails is a must. But often, it is a stressful and unpleasant task for both you and your pet. We asked pet owners to tell us what they dislike most about trimming their dog’s nails. Here’s what we learned.

•  Most people said their pet makes it difficult. Whether the pet is scared or simply uncooperative, it was hard to safely trim their nails while struggling to restrain them.

•  Pain and bleeding are a common complaint. There is a blood vessel running through your pet’s nails called the quick. It is easy to see on light-colored nails  and somewhat harder on dark-colored ones. When you cut into the quick, the nail bleeds. This is painful for your pet and it can also be a little scary for the pet owner.

•  Painful cuts make pets fearful of nail trimming. Just one bad experience can make a pet struggle and resist, turning a tough job even tougher. Some pets hate having their nails trimmed so much that they actually bite their owners.

It’s not surprising that most pet owners would rather not cut their pet’s nails and prefer visiting a groomer.  Print out this message and receive $5.00 off your pet’s nail trim!  Call us today at 614-888-4050 to schedule an appointment for your pet’s nail trim!

 

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Puppies love to play…why not play at doggie daycare?

August 20, 2013

Play for your dog is an exciting way to keep your cute canine happy, entertained and in good health. Dogs who have mental stimulation and exercise have better manners, fewer behavior issues and fewer health problems.dog daycare

Some of the benefits of play for your pet include:

  • Social activities and play encourage communication between humans and pets.
  • Keeps the dog from getting bored. Dogs need mental and physical stimulation. Play gives them the chance to use some of their instinctive behaviors, such as hunting, searching, running and jumping.
  • Prevents destructive behavior. If a dog has structured play and regular game times, he is less likely to rummage through the garbage or dig up the lawn.
  • Keeps the dog healthy. Play that includes running, chasing, swimming and jumping keeps your dog lean and builds muscle, preventing obesity and diabetes.
  • Helps train the dog. Using play with rewards and treats is a great way to encourage good behavior and train him to obey.

It’s hard to find the time to play with your pet each and every day… which is why we offer Doggie Daycare at the Animal Hospital of Polaris.  Dogs of all breeds can play and we recognize the benefits of of play for every pet!

Animal Hospital of Polaris provides doggie daycare for our active canine companions at $15 per day. If you do have all of your vaccines and tests performed here at Animal Hospital of Polaris, doggie daycare is only $13.00 per day.

Doggie daycare hours are from 7 AM to 7 PM, Monday through Friday.  Come let your pooch play!

Monday – Friday:  7:30 AM – 9 PM
Saturday:  8 AM – 6 PM (Veterinarian hours 8 AM – 4 PM)
Sunday:  10 AM – 6PM (Veterinarian hours 10 AM – 4 PM)
*Boarding clients:
Weekend drop off must be prior to 4 PM and pick up prior to 6 PM.

Reduced pricing for spay, neuter and dental cleaning procedures!

June 30, 2013

Our practice maintains the philosophy that quality medical care should be the expectation of every pet owner. In addition to our competitive  prices, our commitment to delivering quality care for your pet is unparalleled. We never compromise, never waiver from our professional recommendations and always seek to provide the absolute best care for your beloved pet.

At the Animal Hospital of Polaris, we have invested in the latest technology, partnered with reputable vendors and hired the most qualified of professionals in an effort to provide premium care for your pet.

We understand that our clients strive to take great care of their pets but also manage their household budgets. In an effort to help you achieve both, we’ve created new and affordable treatments for your pet.

In our new offering, responsible pet owners can now have their pet spayed or neutered for the following:

  • Cat/Dog Spay procedures start at $150.
  • Cat/Dog Neuter procedures start at $100.

Our clients know how important dental health is for their pets and we want to make that more affordable as well.

  • For cats and dogs up to 6 years of age, dental cleanings start at $125!

(Prices for all procedures may be adjusted based upon the weight of your pet as the amount of anesthesia utilized will vary based upon weight). 

 
Responsible pet owners should consider spay/neuter surgery for their pet and now we make it more affordable.  Our prices might be competitive but our quality of care is unmatched.  

 

 

Detecting pain in our pets…

June 21, 2013

Pain is exceptionally hard to detect in pets. Our pets can’t talk, so you have to look for the signs. Sometimes those signs can be very subtle, such as stiffness, particularly in the morning or after a nap, difficulty going up and down stairs,  favoring a limb and ultimately lameness (though this is never one of the first signs).

If you do notice signs of pain in your pet, be sure to consult your veterinarian for treatment options right away.

The good news is that joint pain, stiffness and the lack of mobility that accompanies the normal aging process and arthritis is not something your pet has to live with.

With the proper treatment, your pet can start moving again with less pain and inflammation. You can also prevent pain by keeping your pet’s joints healthy with frequent exercise, keeping your pet warm especially on those cold mornings and with supplements to support joint health.

The Animal Hospital of Polaris invested in a Medical Therapy Laser to treat pain and inflammation in pets as a supplement and/or alternative treatment for our patients.  Medical Therapy Laser treatment is offered to our patients at $200 for 6 sessions/treatments (plus a FREE examination).  Regular price is $400 for 6 sessions but now through July 31st, the price is reduced to make this treatment affordable. In addition to both traditional and Medical Therapy Laser treatments, we recommend the following:

1. Help your pet lose weight – Joint pain can be aggravated in overweight animals. If your pet is overweight, consult with your vet about putting your furry friend on a monitored weight-loss program.

2. Plan a little play time every day – Help your pet maintain mobility and flexibility with frequent short sessions of moderate exercise and play. Excessive exercise is not recommended. Particularly at this time of the year, swimming is a great way for dogs to exercise without stressing their joints.

3. Keep your pet warm – Make sure your pet has a nice warm spot to rest and warm blankets when it’s cold. You also can try using booties. A soft surface also makes your sore pet more comfortable.

Give us a call today to schedule your pet’s FREE examination and to discuss Medical Therapy Laser treatment for your pet.

 

Lyme Disease…it can affect your pet and your family… but you can protect both!

May 15, 2013

Lyme disease is a serious condition that affects dogs and humans and ticks are the number one carrier of Lyme Disease.  Dogs infected with Lyme disease may develop problems like joint swelling, lethargy, lameness, and fever two to five months after the tick bite.ticks

Occasionally, Lyme disease can cause a heart or nervous system problem in your dog. Rarely, kidney failure can occur. If you think your dog has been exposed to ticks, ask your veterinarian for a blood test to detect the antibodies, and, if positive, regular blood tests to monitor Lyme disease titers should be performed.

The good news is that, nine out of ten dogs exposed to the bacteria do not go on to develop Lyme disease.

However, it’s not as rosy a picture for humans. Symptoms resembling the flu can start days or weeks after the infection, and there may be a rash. These symptoms can come and go and, unfortunately, rarely be connected with Lyme disease.

Left untreated, Lyme disease can spread to your brain, heart, and joints. Many people are now discovering that the muscle and joint pain, numbness and tingling, insomnia, memory problems, and a host of other symptoms that they’ve suffered with for years may actually be related to a tick bite they got decades ago.

So, if your dog will be going outdoors this spring and summer (and most dogs spend time outside even if it is just for their daily walk), then you need to protect him and yourself from disease carrying ticks.

The best way to keep ticks – and potential Lyme disease- out of your home is by giving your pet high quality flea and tick prevention medication.  In addition, your dog should receive the Lyme Disease vaccine.  The vaccine is administered in a 2-part dose for the regular price of $60; however, throughout the month of May, your dog can receive both vaccine dosages for a total of $40 and the exam fee is waived.  Call us today to schedule your dog’s appointment and help to protect your pet and your family!

Remember that we are open late and on the weekends to help care for your pet:
Monday – Friday:  7:30 AM – 10 PM
Saturday:  8 AM – 8 PM
Sunday:  10 AM – 8 PM

Your friends @ the Animal Hospital of Polaris
8928 South Old State Road
Lewis Center, Ohio  43035
614-888-4050

 

Hard to believe flea and tick season is upon us…but we have a great, new solution to protecting your pets!

May 10, 2013
Seresto is the newest breakthrough in flea and tick prevention for your pets! Easier than monthly topicals, you simply apply Seresto to your pet just once and they enjoy 8 months of protection from fleas and ticks!  Seresto is a revolutionary new flea and tick collar that releases two active ingredients in controlled doses over time to protect your pet.  The cost is also impressive… throughout the month of May, the cost of the Seresto collar is just $69.99 with a $20.00 rebate.  Stop in today to purchase this protection for your furry friend!
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Flea bites can cause skin lesions, hot spots, hair loss and even anemia. Not only is the condition dangerous and uncomfortable for your pet, a single flea can lay up to 50 eggs a day causing a full-out infestation in your home before you know it.

Dogs are also common targets for ticks that can transmit serious diseases when they feed on your dog’s blood. A few of the most dangerous conditions:

  • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
  • Ehrlichiad
  • Lyme Disease

Remember that we are open late and on the weekends
to help care for your pet:

Monday – Friday:  7:30 AM – 10 PM
Saturday:  8 AM – 8 PM
Sunday:  10 AM – 8 PM

Your friends @ the Animal Hospital of Polaris
www.animalhospitalofpolaris.com
8928 South Old State Road
Lewis Center, Ohio  43035
614-888-4050

 

Why is flea & tick prevention important throughout the year? PLUS, buy 6 doses of Frontline & get 2 FREE!

September 20, 2012

Fleas and ticks are more than mere nuisances. They cause distress in dogs and cats and, more important, they cause disease. Intermittent preventive programs are not the optimal way to safeguard the health of your pets and family.Year-round flea and tick protection

By the time a pet owner notices fleas on a pet, the fleas have injected salivary proteins, transmitted infectious agents and begun laying eggs. Ticks can transmit disease agents to a dog or cat before the pests are found and removed.

Clearly, reactive treatments are insufficient to prevent disease in pets and their owners. We want our patients and their families to be protected…that’s why we are offering the following special:

Frontline: Buy 6 doses, Get 2 FREE*

The key to all-year-round flea control is continued monthly application of FRONTLINE PLUS, even in cooler weather. FRONTLINE PLUS kills all stages of the flea life cycle to protect your pets and their home environment from flea infestation. Stop in today to pick up your FRONTLINE PLUS!

*Cannot be used in conjunction with other offers or coupons.

Until the end of Aug., take 10% off a shaving treatment for your Labrador Retriever!

August 23, 2012

Labrador RetrieverA Labrador Retriever is one of the most popular dog breeds, both nationally and among our patients in the practice. The Labrador Retriever has double coats of short hair and is a medium but constant shedder. You can shave your Labrador during the shedding phase to minimize the amount of dog hair in your home. Did you know? … The amount of shedding depends on the color of your dog. Yellow Labs shed throughout the year but at a slow pace. A black Labrador, on the other hand, may shed its entire coat in the spring and during the fall.  Recently, Dr. Eaton brought her own yellow Labrador Retriever into the Animal Hospital of Polaris for a day of pampering (and a shave) in the spa!  She is such a happier dog now!  If you have any questions about shaving your Labrador Retriever, call Dr. Eaton @ (614) 888-4050 to discuss the benefits.  Enjoy a 10% discount now through the end of August on a shaving treatment for your Labrador Retriever.  Call us today at (614)888-4050 to schedule an appointment!

Advantage Multi for Dogs … Get 2 FREE doses when you purchase 6 doses!

January 31, 2012

Greyscale picture of Robert Hooke's drawing of...Flea and tick season may be months away but we recommend a year round parasite prevention program.  Advantage Multi® for Dogs, one convenient topical application, helps to keep your pet healthy in the following ways:

Now through February 15, 2012, purchase 6 doses of Advantage Multi for Dogs and get 2 FREE doses! We want to help you take care of your pet and your family.  Call us today at (614)888-4050 for more details and information!

Halloween Pet Costume Contest!

October 17, 2011

WIN A PET GIFT BASKET WORTH $150!!!  Post a photo of your pet in their Halloween costume to our Facebook wall by October 25th to enter the costume contest.  Voting will take place Oct. 26th-30th, and the winner will be announced on Halloween!  Photos must be of your pet, please.  Have fun!!! 🙂

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