Mar Vista Animal Medical Center

3850 Grand View Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90066

(310)391-6741

www.marvistavet.com

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August 2016

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WE WILL BE OPEN REGULAR HOURS (8 am - 6 pm)
ON LABOR DAY,

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 5TH

DOES YOUR PET FEAR THE VET?

Or perhaps the groomer, strangers, loud noises, or other scary situations?

We have some suggestions. See below.

For Scaredy Cats

  • Does your cat hide when the carrier first comes out?
  • Is the car ride filled with piteous meowing?
  • Does your cat require a muzzle, towel, or special restraint in order to be examined?

We don't want your cat to be frightened or anxious anymore than you do.

Ask our receptionist for a "cat martini" to bring home prior to the vet visit.

The "martini" is safe, easy to administer, and mildly sedating. Its effect is more through creating more of a zen mood. Examination, bathing and clipping and sample collection are easily performed. The martini kit includes a gabapentin powder capsule, flavor packet, tongue depressor, and measuring spoon. The powder is mixed in canned food and fed to the cat 2 hours prior to the appointment. Your cat should be amply relaxed and comfortable for the car ride as well for the day's procedures.

For Scaredy Dogs

  • Does your dog need a muzzle during examination?
  • Does your dog tremble in the vet waiting room?
  • Is your dog afraid of strangers at home?
  • Do loud noises initiate panic?

We want our patients to have a pleasant experience here without fear or anxiety.

We now carry Sileo® oral gel for prevention of fear/panic.

Sileo is an oral gel originally made to prevent noise phobia episodes but it can be used for other forms of panic as well. It is non-sedating and requires 30-60 minutes to work. The gel tube is good for 2 weeks after it is opened.

For basic medication information, visit our pharmacy page by clicking here.

For a more interactive review of fear and noise phobia, visit Sileodogus.com.

CONFUSED ABOUT PET INSURANCE?

The Embrace Pet Insurance Representative will be here with coffee and doughnuts during vaccination clinic September 4th.

Embrace Pet Insurance offers wellness coverage with no waiting period which means they will pay for services performed the same day you sign up.

Visit EmbracePetInsurance.com for more details (such as how much your pet's individual policy would cost per month).

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DID YOU KNOW...
that we have an on-line pharmacy so that we can more easily supply special medications and therapeutic diets?

From the convenience of your own home you can:

  • Refill medication and have it shipped to you
  • Order prescription food and have it shipped to you (even if it is  food we do not regularly stock!)
  • Have medications custom-compounded with the flavor of your pet's choice.

Prescriptions are emailed to our doctors for approval. You receive a confirmation by email or phone to approve your shipping method and charges. Free shipping for orders over $49.99 and free shipping for scheduled auto-shipped items.

Our on-line pharmacy is live now at

marvista.vetsfirstchoice.com

LOS ANGELES ANIMAL SERVICES HAS RAISED ITS SPAY-NEUTER VOUCHER VALUE TO $50.00!
(It used to be $30)

You probably know by now that all cats and dogs must be spayed or neutered in the city of Los Angeles with a rather short list of exceptions. There are steep penalties for getting caught with an unsterilized pet but, on the more positive side, financial relief available if you have a pet that needs to be spayed or neutered.

Simply visit an Animal Services facility during business hours with proof of residence in the city of Los Angeles  and you will receive a voucher for $50 off surgery at the facility of your choice.

The nearest facility is 11361 West Pico Blvd, L.A. 90064

The city shelters welcome donations, volunteers, temporary foster parents for pets, and many other programs and services. Visit laanimalservices.com to see what is available.

Don't forget KITTENPALOOZA on August 27th where cat and kitten adoption fees are reduced.

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INTERESTING EXTERNAL LINKS FROM THIS MONTH'S NEWSLETTER:

Sileodogus.com
 - for an interactive look at noise phobia and a new treatment for panic in dogs.

LAAnimalServices.com

 - for special events and programs, information about local pet ordinances, adoption and more from Los Angeles Animal Services.

EmbracePetInsurance.com

 - for quotes on insurance for pet accident, illness and wellness.
PetInsuranceUniversity.com  - to compare pet insurance policies.

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

This month we would especially like to thank:

Kristal Ben
Nehama Bentovim
Cindy Iles-Nelson
Warren Propheter

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 SEPT 8TH

Please call for a space in her schedule.

Dr. Johnson also performs shockwave therapy for arthritis with great success. If this exciting non-drug treatment is of interest to you, please contact us for further information.

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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