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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
As the year comes to a close and a new one beckons before us we sit back and reflect on what was and what may be yet to come.
It has been a good year for us. We made many new friends and have been able to bring in new and innovative treatment options for our beloved furry family members. We’ve welcomed new team members while having to say goodbye to loved family. We’ve seen miles and piles of snow, lakes of water, and windblown yards. We’ve been fortunate to save lives, bring in new lives, and make lives better.
While we reminisce about all we’ve seen and gone through we are optimistic about what the New Year may have in store for us. We look forward to growing and adding more staff to serve you and wondering if we will say goodbye to others. We are hopeful that we will have the opportunity to continue to offer the best and most progressive care to our valued patients by learning about the newest techniques or treatments available. We look forward to meeting new critters and the people who love them while enjoying time catching up with those we’ve watched grow through the years.
Any way you look at it we have been blessed, we don’t know what’s coming but we do know that there will be triumphs along with some missteps too and, thankfully, we will be surrounded by our family and friends through it all. Gratitude. It’s not happiness that brings us gratitude. It’s gratitude that brings us happiness. Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one!
As the year is winding down and we sit and reflect on what a year it has been, we cannot help but be so thankful and joyous for how fortunate and blessed we are. As chronicled on our facebook page we have listed just some of the many things we are thankful for as we did a month long homage to all blessings, please give a moment to be a part of our celebration.
First and foremost, we are thankful for you, our wonderful and warm hearted clients and patients. Without you, we could not do what we love and be able to help you and your pets. As Anna put it, “We have the best clients, but they aren’t really clients. They are more like a part of our family.” Anna is exactly right. You have entrusted us with the care of some very important family members, you have let us into your lives and we don’t take that lightly. So, thank you for making us possible and for untrusting us with those precious fur babies.
Does Your Pet Hurt?
Osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative arthritis, degenerative joint disease, or osteoarthrosis, is a type of joint disease that results from breakdown of joint cartilage. Subtle changes may include stiffness of the joint, swelling of joints, inability to exercise, or general “slowing “down. As these changes progress you might begin to notice a loss of muscle mass, weight gain, and complete exercise intolerance. September is National Animal Pain Awareness Month, in an effort to help pet parents monitor their pets we have put together this informational paper to help you.
Over 30% of adult dogs show some form of arthritic changes. These changes start as little things such as not wanting to walk as far or play as hard, slowness to rise or lay down, grunting or groaning while adjusting their positioning, or just a general decrease in activity. This may progress to not wanting to go up or down stairs, not playing with favorite toys, not greeting owners when they come home, and not jumping up onto furniture (couches or beds to sleep at night). Owners may also notice a change in nail length and wearing on their paws as dogs try to adjust the way they walk to ease discomfort. Dogs will also lie down instead of standing for periods of time or may be content to just lay in the yard instead of chasing down the pesky squirrel or rabbit that taunts them.
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