Mar Vista Animal Medical Center

3850 Grand View Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90066

(310)391-6741

www.marvistavet.com

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January 2017

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NEW MEDICAL DEVELOPMENTS FOR DOGS:
        WHAT'S COMING AND WHAT'S ALREADY HERE

COMING SOON:

GALLIPRANT FOR CANINE ARTHRITIS PAIN
This year introduces the "piprant" class of pain medications, designed for long term use without the concerns of liver and kidney function that have been issues for the non-steroidal anti-inflammatories. The wider safety margin makes the products attractive for feline use, though that remains unapproved at this time. We are looking forward to the introduction of this medication in the next couple of months. This medication is so new that the manufacturer's web page is not yet live but it might be by the time you read this.

Visit: Galliprant.com

BIVALENT FLU VACCINE FOR DOGS
H3N2 is the Asian flu for dogs, way more virulent and contagious than H3N8, the more common dog flu. Many canine rescue groups bring dogs to the U.S. from Asian countries for adoption. In 2015, this practice led to a spectacular canine flu outbreak in the Chicago area that sickened over 1000 dogs and quarantined the city to canine travel. A vaccine was quickly marketed but which should you use? In February we will be offering vaccine that includes both flu strains. This vaccine is recommended for dogs with regular contact with other dogs (dog park, groomer, doggie day care etc.)

For more information on canine flu, visit our library page.

CYTOPOINT FOR ALLERGIC DERMATITIS IN THE DOG
Zoetis has released a monoclonal antibody product to alter the immunological mechanisms of itch in the skin of allergic dogs. No steroids/cortisones involved. This is a monthly injection dogs can take during their itch season without the side effects associated with current effective anti-itch therapies.

Visit Cytopoint4dogs.com for more information.

NO NEED TO WAIT. THESE DEVELOPMENTS ARE HERE RIGHT NOW:

SILEO ORAL GEL FOR CANINE ANXIETY
This product was developed for noise phobia as on the Fourth of July but can be used for other causes of fear: travel, grooming, vet visit, etc. The gel is delivered into the cheek pouch (not swallowed) and provides relief of fear for hours without drowsiness.

Visit our Sileo page for details.

DELMOPINOL DENTAL TREATS
These new dental chews contain a center piece of demopinol so that they not only rub plaque of the teeth; they prevent its re-attachment. This is excellent for preventing dental disease but they also are effective in reducing bad breath. For proper effectiveness, one chew treat is given daily. To facilitate this, they are packaged in 14 and 30 day supply boxes.

For more details visit: OraVet.com.

SHOCKWAVE THERAPY FOR ARTHRITIS
Shockwave therapy, performed under sedation, involves the transmission of pressure waves through soft tissue with the result being long term relief from orthopedic pain without the use of drugs. Our own Dr. Johnson performs shockwave therapy here on a regular basis. Her consultation schedule is listed below.

For more information, visit: http://equineshockwave.com/shockwavesmall.html.

DID YOU BUY TRIFEXIS OR COMFORTIS IN 2016?

IF SO, DON’T FORGET YOUR REBATE.

You get $10 for a 6-pack and $25 for 2 6-packs and you have until March 1st to send in the rebate form.

Go To: WWW.ELANCOREBATES.COM

Fill out the information. You will need a copy of the receipt from our hospital. If you bought your parasite product months ago and don't have your receipt any more, email us at MarVistaAMC@gmail.com and we will email you a copy of your receipt for your rebate. Follow the instructions at the Elanco web site. TIP: the instructions are best followed on a smart phone rather than on a computer as an image of the receipt must be submitted.



INTERESTING EXTERNAL LINK OF THE MONTH:

The Healthy Pets Healthy Families Coalition has put together a 2017 Calendar featuring fun activities for kids. The idea is to have fun while learning about how to promote health for the whole family including the four-legged members.

The Calendar can be downloaded at:

http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/vet/HPHFcal2017.htm

DID YOU KNOW...  THAT YOU CAN GET $25 WHEN YOU REFER A FRIEND?

We are honored when you refer your friends and relatives and believe in expressing our appreciation with an account credit to you. When your friend or relative brings a pet for medical services and they let us know you recommended us, we apply a $25 credit to your account. This credit can be used for services or merchandise as you choose. No limit on how many friends you can send our way.

Restrictions: the referred new client cannot have the same address as you and the referred new client must come in for services other than vaccination clinic, where the doctor evaluates the pet.

OUR HOSPITAL WOULD LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE WHO HAS REFERRED A FRIEND!

This month we would especially like to thank:

Robert Duncan
Mara Klug
Debra Loss

A $25 thank you credit is applied to your account when your friend comes in the first time for medical services for their pet.

Ask our receptionist for more details.

DR. JENNY JOHNSON'S NEXT DAY FOR CHIROPRACTIC IS THURSDAY FEBRUARY 2nd.

We offer Chiropractic services monthly with Dr. Jenny Johnson as well as Shockwave therapy for arthritis.

Chiropractic helps restore proper posture and carriage of the body to reduce pain and improve nerve function

Shockwave is an arthritis pain treatment that allows for prolonged relief after a single treatment.

Next Consultation and Chiropractic Day will be Thursday February 2nd.

For more details on Chiropractic or Shockwave therapy visit:

http://equineshockwave.com/shockwavesmall.html

NATIONAL VETERINARY DENTAL MONTH BEGINS FEBRUARY 1ST

25% OFF PRE-DENTAL LAB WORK, ANESTHESIA,
AND SIX STEP TEETH CLEANING

CALL FOR PRICING

MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT NOW!

We extend a special thank you to all our pet-owning clients
for continued confidence in our work.
Always call or email if you have
any pet care concerns or questions!

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