Apr 10 2015

February 2015 Newsletter

Good times! What’s going on at EAH?
There are always good things going on around EAH… here are a few!
  • If you have had a positive experience with our hospital and our staff, we would love for you to tell others! Online reviews are how many people new to our area find our hospital, so help us keep up the great work! Please let us know after you have posted a review; As a thank you for helping us, we will issue a $10 credit on your EAH account – helping you and your pets next time you are in to see us!
    How to leave a review on Google:
    -Go to www.google.com
    -Type in “Ebenezer Animal Hospital
    -On the right hand side of the page, please click on “write a review.”
    How to leave a review on Yelp:
    http://www.yelp.com/biz/ebenezeranimalhospital-rock-hill
    *Please know Yelp only displays reviews of individuals who have at least 1 other review (2 or more total), so use this opportunity to give kudos to another local business!*
    As always, if you have concerns, we would love for you to call and discuss those with us directly!
  • Comfortis (oral flea medication) and Parastar (flea and tick topical) are buy one get one free! Take advantage of this great deal while supplies last!
  • Our Whole Health Plans continue to be a great investment for clients who find it easier to pay monthly for preventative care! For more information visit http://ebenezervets.com/services/whole-health-plans/
  • Due to increased demand, we are extending our February Dental Month Promotions through mid-March! Call now to schedule your pet’s dental cleaning through March 13th and get great deals (as outlined below)!
  • Don’t forget- continued heartworm preventative is so important! We live in the south, and the American Heartworm Society recommends year-round preventative due to the high instance of mosquitos in our area. If you are like many others and have a hard time remembering monthly preventative, your dog may be eligable for the Proheart 6 Injection! Proheart is a safe injection that lasts 6 months, allowing for ease of use and continued protection. A quick trip to our hospital for our staff to administer the injection, and you and your pup are on their way. Ask about Proheart 6 if you think it may make your life easier!
Dogs and cats are NOT small humans when it comes to medication!
This may not be a suprise to some of you, but many people think that human medications are always safe for their pets. This is NOT the case! In fact, you should NEVER give medications to your pets without first checking with our veterinarians to ensure it is safe. Here are a few medications which should NEVER be given to pets:

  • Ibuprofen – Ibuprofen (Advil®, Motrin®) is the most common human medication ingested by pets. Many brands have a sweet outer coating that makes it appealing to pets (think “M&M,” but a potentially deadly one). Ibuprofen can cause stomach ulcers and kidney failure.
  • Adderall® – Adderall® is a combination of four different amphetamines and is used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children. This medication doesn’t have the same effect in pets as it does in people; it acts as a stimulant in our pets and causes elevated heart rate and body temperature, along with hyperactivity, tremors and seizures.
  • Zolpidem – Zolpidem (Ambien®) is a sleep-aid for people. Pets commonly eat pills left on the bedside table. Zolpidem may make cats wobbly and sleepy, but most pets become very agitated and develop elevated heart rates.
  • Clonazepam – Clonazepam (Klonopin®) is used as an anticonvulsant and anti-anxiety medication. It is sometimes also prescribed as a sleep-aid. When animals ingest clonazepam they can become sleepy and wobbly. Too much clonazepam can lower the blood pressure, leading to weakness or collapse.
  • Acetaminophen – Acetaminophen (Tylenol®) is a very common pain killer found in most households. Cats are extremely sensitive to acetaminophen, but dogs can be affected too. Acetaminophen can cause liver damage. It can also cause damage to your pet’s red blood cells so that the cells are unable to carry oxygen – like your body, your pet’s body needs oxygen to survive.
  • Naproxen – Naproxen (Aleve®, Naprosyn®) is an over-the-counter pain reliever. Dogs and cats are very sensitive to naproxen and even small amounts can cause stomach ulcers and kidney failure.
  • Duloxetine – Duloxetine (Cymbalta®) is prescribed as an antidepressant and anti-anxiety agent. When ingested by pets it can cause agitation, vocalization, tremors and seizures.
  • Venlafaxine – Venlafaxine (Effexor®) is an antidepressant. For some unknown reason, cats love to eat the capsules. Ingestion can cause agitation, vocalization, tremors and seizures.

 

Upcoming EAH Community Projects and Events!
February 2015

Pet Dental Health Month! – EXTENDING TO MARCH 13th DUE TO DEMAND!

February is pet dental health month, and to celebrate we are offering extended dental services at a discounted rate! Our everyday LOW prices for base dentals will apply (call us for these details and pricing!), and we will offer the following additional discounted services:

– ALL cats and dogs that have a dental performed in February will have a FREE application of Oravet sealant applied! This helps prevent tartar and plaque accumulation! This is a

– 10% off on products and services such as dental extractions, dental radiographs, all antibiotics and pain medications associated with the cleaning, doxirobe treatments, laser therapy, mass excisions or surgeries around the face or mouth, and 10% off all dental related products such as toothbrushes, CET chews, Greenie’s, etc!

March 14th, 2015

EAH Staff to participate in the Committee for Responsible Pet Ownership fence build!

The Committee for Responsible Pet Ownership is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public on how to care for and better understand animals. One of their many missions is to “Unchain York County” – organizing fence builds for dogs currently living on chains and for their families who can not afford to install fences themselves. Unchaining dogs greatly improves their safety and quality of life.

Some of the EbenezerAnimal Hospital staff will be helping with one such fence build on March 14th. We are excited about this volunteer opportunity, and will be helping to unchain three dogs from a Rock Hill family.

Fencing requires funding, so if you would like to help support the cause, please visit
www.980dogs.com/
Unchain-York-County.html or drop by our hospital to make a donation.

 April 18th, 2015

Waggin’ Trail Dog Walk and Event!

We had so much fun last year, we decided to sponsor this event again in 2015! Mark your calendars now to join us for the dog walk – only $5 to join and proceeds benefit 2nd Chance Rescue! There will be games, vendors, and a walk!

More details to come. We hope to see you there!

EAH Highlighted Staff Member – Michael!
Everyone knows and loves our Client Care Associate, Michael. But did you know that Michael has been with EAH since 2009? He lives with his wife Carol and they have an adorable gray kitty named Carson (who is very well behaved!) and a princess of a dachshund named Zoe (pictured below with Michael!).

Michael loves to read “all kinds of books” – his interests are varied! He enjoys listening to music, jogging, and most interestingly- entering sweepstakes! Michael enters sweepstakes whenever available and has been doing it for years! We asked him what the best thing he’s ever won… his reply? “Cars” Wow! He’s won three cars total, the nicest of which was a brand new Honda Odyssey!!

Next time you are in, please take a moment to say hi to Michael!

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