Old Towne Veterinary Clinic
Old Towne Veterinary Clinic

   Old Towne Veterinary Clinic: Healthy Living for Your Pet

At Old Town Veterinary Clinic your beloved companion will receive the best possible care in our capable hands. Check out our website to find out more about the pet services we offer.

 

IMPORTANT RECALL INFORMATION

Hill’s Pet Nutrition Voluntarily Recalls Select Canned Dog Food for Excessive Vitamin D

 

www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm630232.htm

 

Please note the specific SKU # & Code/Date in the FDA link above of affected products and discontinue use if you have any of these item(s). Bring back any food purchased from our clinic that is part of the recall and we will give you a full refund or replace the item(s).

 

Click the button below to view your pet's medical records & account or request an appointment.

The clinic will be closed Monday,

February 18th in observance of

President's Day. 

The clinic will reopen for regular business hours on Tuesday, February 19th at 8 am.

 

February is Dental Month

20% off Dental Cleaning

(Excludes extractions & take-home medications)

 

 

You already know that not taking care of your dog's teeth can lead to periodontal disease, a condition that results in bleeding gums, bad breath, and ultimately toothloss. ... Poor oral hygiene is also linked to other health issues, including diabetes and heart disease, and can lead to a broken jaw.

www.avma.org/public/PetCare/Pages/Pet-Dental-Care.aspx

Indoor Pet Enrichment Ideas

During the Cold Winter Months

INDOOR ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES FOR DOGS

Even though dogs get outside during the winter months, the short potty breaks are usually not enough to keep him physically and mentally active. While a rousing game of fetch may not be possible, there are ways to keep your pooch from feeling the effects of cabin fever.

A food-based enrichment can include hiding food in small toys, like a ball or KONG®. Stuff small pieces of kibble in peanut butter or pumpkin within the toy, then freeze it to make it even more challenging.

Sensory enrichment involves one or more of the senses of sight, smell, touch, hearing or taste. Find a nubby chew toy or play tug of war with a rope. Play hide and seek so the dog must rely on his sense of smell to find you, a toy or hidden food.

Novel objects may be adding a new box or blanket to explore. Novel just means it’s something new or unique added to their environment.

Social enrichment can be simply spending more quality time with your dog. If your dog is very social, have your friends bring their pets over to visit. Brave the cold to go to the dog park or consider doggie day care a few days a week.

Positive training techniques must be fun both for you and the dog. Teaching new tricks or behavior can be a great bonding experience. Positive reinforcement is crucial here. If you become frustrated or the pet becomes fearful, stop immediately.

https://indoorpet.osu.edu/dogs/environmental_enrichment_dogs

 

ENRICHMENT FOR INDOOR CATS

 

Cat behavior can include stalking, climbing or hiding. How can a pet owner encourage those behaviors? While outdoor cats can explore their environment more freely, enrichment opportunities are especially important for indoor cats.

A food-based enrichment can include hiding food in small toys, like a ball. In addition to having to find the toy, the cat experiences chasing and catching the toy and then eating the hidden treats.

Sensory enrichment involves one or more of the senses of sight, smell, touch, hearing or taste. Possibilities are nearly limitless here. Put on a TV channel that broadcasts the sounds and images of flying birds. Put out a scratching post. Introduce new smells that cats would enjoy. Buy a toy with feathers or string.

Novel objects may be adding a new box or bag for the cat to explore. We’ve all seen the “if I fits, I sits” memes showing cats stuffing themselves into irresistibly small spaces.

Social enrichment can be simply spending more quality time with your cat. If your cat is very social, then consider having friends bring their pets over to visit, or even adding another pet to your household.

https://indoorpet.osu.edu/sites/indoorpet/files/assets/documents/KeepingCatsIndoors-2013.pdf

There are free parking spaces right in front of our clinic, but during the afternoon

(starting at 11 am) they can fill up fast!

Pass our clinic and take a right into the first driveway 

follow that road to the back of our building for additional FREE PARKING that says

"Reserved 9211"

See you at the clinic!

 

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Dr. Martinez habla Español

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