Mar 07 2016

November 2015 Newsletter

THE LATEST AND GREATEST FROM EAH!

  • Our Howl-o-ween costume contest was a huge success again this year! Thank you to all of our wonderful clients who brought their pet’s by EAH the week of Halloween in costume to trick or treat! We posted their photos to Facebook, and the pet with the most “likes” won 6 months of Bravecto – a great oral flea and tick medication! Congrats to “Koda” – our adorable Captain Jack Sparrow – for winning the contest this year with a record 176 “Likes”!
     
  • We are putting together our second annual “Peace, Love, and Rescue” Calendar, so please submit photos of your rescue pets! They should be emailed to communityoutreach@ebenezervets.com no later than November 21st. Calendars will go on sale early to mid-December (we will let you know!) and will be $15 each. Proceeds will benefit Project Safe Pet, a rescue group in the area that we work closely with. Submit your rescued pet photos today to be included! Check out last year’s calendar!
     
  • Don’t forget about our November Food Drive! Donations of non-perishable pet and people food are being accepted at EAH through November 21st to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of the Metrolinas. Please swing by and make a food donation and help struggling individuals in our area have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
  • Burrr…. It’s getting chilly out there! With the colder temperatures come challenges for some of our pets, and we can all use tips on how to keep them safe. Here are a few tips, taken from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Cold Weather Pet Safety page:
    • Make sure your pet has seen one of our veterinarians recently, as cold weather can worsen some medical conditions such as arthritis. 
    • Know your pet’s tolerance of the cold, as not all pets respond the same. Lessen their time outside, go on shorter walks, and know their limits. Did you know pets with some medical conditions (diabetes, kidney issues, hormonal diseases, etc) can have a harder time regulating their body temperature?
    • Fur does not make animals immune to cold weather! If you don’t want to be outside in pants and shirt because it’s cold and/or wet, then your pet’s likely don’t want to either. Most fur is like having a base layer of clothes on… helpful but not fool-proof in keeping our pets warm!
    • Check their paws for signs of cold-weather injury, such as cracked paw pads or bleeding. Slipping on snow, ice, or wet ground can also cause injuries, so stay in tune with your pet’s physical status and check their limbs after time outside!
    • And so much more- check out the site above for more!
  • Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Please be aware of the following hazards that surround this holiday, and know how to protect your pet!
     
Thanksgiving treats for your pets!

Want your pets to enjoy the Thanksgiving meal, but don’t want to deal with the upset belly that will likely ensue? Us too! As much as we love our clients and patients, we don’t want to have to see you the day after Thanksgiving because your furry family member over-indulged! Here is a healthy, pet-safe holiday treat that they are sure to love:

Scrumptious Sweet Potato Cookies (dog and cat safe!)

Feed something sweet without all the sugar; a boost of beta carotene and punch of potassium make these cookies a healthy addition to Thanksgiving dinner.

Ingredients

  • 1 large cooked sweet potato
  • 1 banana
  • ½ c. quinoa flour
  • ½ tbs. vegetable oil

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. In a medium-size bowl, mix the sweet potato and banana until well blended.
  3. Add the vegetable oil, then mix in the quinoa flour.
  4. Drop dough by the teaspoon onto a non-stick baking sheet and lightly flatten each cookie.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes and let cool before serving.

Yields: 8 servings

Calories per cookie: 14.4

For more holiday tips, how to keep your pet safe, and yummy holiday recipes, visit 
http://www.gopetplan.com/thanksgiving-treat-recipes.aspx 

Upcoming EAH Community Projects and Events!

November 1st- 21st

Human and Pet Food Drive

We have so much to be thankful for, and we hope you do too. This November, we are gathering donations for needy families and animals in our area, with donations going to the Second Harvest Food Bank. Non-perishable food donations for both people and animals will be accepted for the first three weeks of the month, before going to members of the community in time for Thanksgiving!

Please consider coming by and making a donation to help support animals and their humans in our area. 

 

December 4th 

Rock Hill Christmasville Parade!

Nothing starts the holiday season quite like the Rock Hill Christmasville Parade! Last year was so much fun we’ve elected to join the parade again! Bring your family out on the evening of December 4th and enjoy the lights!

Check out our float in the 2014 parade – such a great time for our staff! We love being a part of this community and are excited to participate again in 2015!

 

January, 2016

Great things on the horizon- stay tuned!


EAH Highlighted Staff Member –
Britany!

You may have seen Britany around EAH for a while, but now suddenly you see her greeting you and your pet in our reception area, checking you in and out, and answering your phone call. So what gives? Britany has been a great member of the EAH team as one of our Camp Counselors for about a year, and now she’s moved up to the position of Client Care Associate! We are glad to have her in this new position, so here’s a little about Britany!

Britany is currently a student at both Winthrop and York Tech, working towards a degree in biology. She hopes to eventually earn a business degree as well! When she’s not working or at school, she loves hiking with her boyfriend, EAH Camp Counselor Devan. 

Britany and Devan are parents to a small herd of animals (like most of us!), including two rescue kitties, Pitou and Slinky, as well as two husky mixes, Koda and Nala, who she bottle fed from birth. Britany also enjoys assisting local wildlife rehabers with rehabilitating wild animals, and has rescued and subsequently released over 20 animals including birds, raccoons, squirrels, rabbits, and even a mouse. 

Britany’s ultimate life goal is to open a rescue and therapy center for adults and children with special needs, exposing them to rescued dogs, cats, horses, and so on. 

Please take a moment to say hello to Britany next time you are EAH and welcome her to our team of Client Care Associates!

 

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