Mar Vista Animal Medical Center

3850 Grand View Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90066

(310)391-6741

www.marvistavet.com

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December 2016

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HOLIDAY HOURS AND SPECIAL VACCINATION CLINIC HOURS

HOLIDAY HOURS


  Saturday, December 24th:   


    Normal Schedule (closing at 3:00 pm)

  Sunday, December 25th:   

    CLOSED   Merry Christmas!

  Saturday, December 31st:   

    Normal Schedule (closing at 3:00 pm)

  Sunday, January 1st, 2017:   

    CLOSED   Happy New Year!


Because the Holidays fall on Sundays this year,

our regular Low Cost Sunday Vaccination Clinic

will be moved to Saturday for December 24th and December 31st.

Clinic pricing will be valid all day.


WE HOPE YOUR HOLIDAY SEASON IS WONDROUS AND BEAUTIFUL AND THAT 2017 IS SAFE AND BOUNTIFUL FOR ALL.

HOLIDAY PET HAZARDS

HOLIDAY SAFETY TIPS
EACH HOLIDAY SEASON WE OFFER A REMINDER OF
THE HAZARDS OF THE SEASON THAT FACE YOUR PET

  RIBBONS & TINSEL

Especially interesting for cats and kittens, but dangerous to chew or swallow. An intestinal foreign body is a life-threatening event.


  ELECTRIC LIGHT CORDS

Teething puppies and playful young cats can bite through a cord, burn their mouth or cause a neurologic reaction leading the chest to fill with fluid. Either way, it’s an emergency you (or your pet) don’t need.



  CHOCOLATE


Tastes good but is toxic to pets. The darker the chocolate the worse the syndrome. The fat and sugar can cause a toxic pancreatitis, while the “methylxomthines” in chocolate can lead to seizures or even death.


  DECORATIVE PLANTS

Some are toxic (such as mistletoe), some just cause a bellyache (such as poinsettia). Be familiar with what plants you plan to have on display. For more information, visit the ASPCA Toxic and Non-Toxic Plants web site at:

 www.aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control/toxic-and-non-toxic-plants


  COOKING

Keep pets out of the kitchen during the hustle and bustle of the season. The last thing you want is for someone you love to get underfoot and get burned from spillage.


DELUXE BATH - HOLIDAY EDITION!

with an emphasis on deodorization


YOUR DOG WILL RECEIVE:

  • A CITRUS MINT DEODORIZING SHAMPOO
  • RASPBERRY CONDITIONING RINSE
  • ANAL SAC EXPRESSION
  • NAIL TRIM
  • HOLIDAY BANDANA OF YOUR CHOICE

Don't let the family dog put the stink on your holidays.
Book a Holiday Deluxe Bath today!

Under 45 lbs:  $62.00
     45-90 lbs:  $69.00
  Over 90 lbs:  $73.00

DOES YOUR PET STRESS OUT WITH STRANGERS? TOO MUCH NOISE?
TOO MANY PEOPLE IN AND OUT?

We have a solution.

FOR NERVOUS DOGS





(original graphics by marvistavet.com)

We have Sileo® oral gel for relief of panic/fear without sedating side effects.

Apply the gel in the cheek pouch about 30-60 minutes before the effect is desired.

Dogs only.

For more details, click here.

FOR NERVOUS CATS

Consider picking up a cat martini kit for $6.50. You get a capsule of anti-anxiety medication (gabapentin), a flavor packet, a measuring spoon for canned food, and a tongue depressor for feeding.  Anxiety relief is just a few bites away. Call or email us for more information.

GIRL SCOUT TROOP #2155 VISITS




Afterwards, Girl Scout Troop 2155 met outside,
and gift bags were handed out.

Last month we hosted local girl scout troop #2155 and covered:

  • Gowning up for surgery
  • How to speak dog and cat language
  • Safety around pets
  • Lessons from the microscope

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY! Glad everyone had a good time.

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HOW TO DONATE MONEY TO CHARITY WITHOUT SPENDING MONEY YOURSELF

Charity Donations that Don't Cost You Anything

The Giving Spirit of the Season: Charity and Non-Profit Donation At No Cost To You

During the Holiday Season, we send special good wishes to those in need and focus extra attention on helping those in need. Many of us would love to send money to charity but have little to spare. Luckily, there are ways to support your favorite charities (our favorites are local animal rescue groups) without actually spending your own money. Here's how:

AmazonSmile

www.Smile.Amazon.com

Shop at Amazon.com much? Sign up for Amazon smile at and pick a charity from the over a million charities listed. (We recommend Rin's Rescues, Kitty Devore Rescue Network, Westside German Shepherd Rescue, Voice for the Animals, or Dogs without Borders.) Shop normally with the same Amazon prices and selection. Your account information from Amazon.com automatically transfers to AmazonSmile but 0.5% of the purchase price is donated to your charity by the AmazonSmile foundation. No cost to you.

Tab For a Cause

www.TabforaCause.org

Google chrome and Mozilla Firefox users can donate to charity simply by opening tabs in their browser. See the above web site for the list of charities supported.

Browse For the Cause

www.BrowsefortheCause.com

Download Browse For The Cause and donate to your favorite charity with ZERO out of pocket expense, for life!

The Animal Rescue Site

TheAnimalRescuesite.greatergood.com

The Animal Rescue Site sells pet related accessories but you can click their big purple button once a day and donate food and supplies to animal rescue groups and shelters all over the country at no cost to you. Try it now!

Good Search

www.Goodsearch.com

This search engine, powered by Yahoo, will find whatever you are looking up on the internet but will donate a penny to a charity every time you use it. Sign up for any number of charities such as those listed above.

DID YOU KNOW...
that you get a $25 credit to your account when you refer a friend for medical services at our hospital?

Thanks again to Guild Copeland, Diego Delgado, Jose Diego, Natalia Hopkins and Bree Roberts for sending friends and family to see us in October and November!

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

This month we would especially like to thank:

Guild Copeland
Diego Delgado
Jose Diego
Natalia Hopkins
Bree Roberts

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 JANUARY 5th.

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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