Mar Vista Animal Medical Center

3850 Grand View Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90066

(310)391-6741

www.marvistavet.com

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October 2016

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DOES YOUR PET HAVE A GREAT COSTUME IDEA?

IS YOUR PET LOOKING FOR A GREAT HALLOWE'EN PARTY?

Consider the
16th Annual Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade and Costume Contest.

The 16th Annual Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade and Costume Party is just what he (or she) has been looking for. There's a parade, costume contest for pets, pet adoption, and even a Bulldog kissing booth.

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Sunday October 30th at the Marina Vista Park in Long Beach

Happy Hour (Registration) begins at 12:30,
the vendor fair is from 12:30-4:30.

HUMAN CONSTUMES ENCOURAGED.

For details visit: http://www.hautedogs.org/howloween.html

IS YOUR PET STILL LOOKING FOR THE RIGHT COSTUME?

INTERESTING EXTERNAL LINKS: PET HALLOWE'EN COSTUMES


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https://jet.com/search?term=DOG%20COSTUMES

http://www.partycity.com/category/halloween+costumes/dog+costumes.do

http://www.target.com/c/pets-costumes-halloween-party-supplies-holidays/-/N-5tf58#?lnk=snav_rd_halloween_pet_costumes

OR DOES YOUR DOG WANT TO SIT THE WHOLE THING OUT?





(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.

Keep Your Pets Safe On Hallowe'en!

  • There will be a lot of scary visitors coming to your door. If your pet will be afraid, keep him or her confined and away from the action.
  • Keep gates locked and keep pets where they can't get frightened or panicked by spooky noises or strangers. 
  • Pet costumes should be comfortable and allow for comfortable movement and breathing. 
  • Chocolate is toxic to pets. Also toxic: macadamia nuts, xylitol sugar substitute, and raisins. No sharing!
  • Don't leave wires or decorations where they are likely to be chewed up. Pets are curious about all the new smells and textures and may want to play with things. Be sure to pet proof your displays.

HAVE A SPOOKY
BUT SAFE HOLIDAY!

THE ARGONAUT BEST OF THE WESTSIDE EDITION IS OUT!

For the third year running, we have made it to the Top Three in
the Best Veterinary Services category.

Thanks to everyone who voted, and we promise to continue
to strive to earn this honor next year and every year to come.

CONFUSED ABOUT PET INSURANCE?

The Embrace Pet Insurance Representative will be here with coffee and doughnuts (and hand out Trick or Treat bags) during vaccination clinic Sunday, October 23rd.

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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).

DID YOU KNOW...
that black cats are the least likely to get adopted at the shelter?

Black cats have a special place in superstition but "Black Cat Syndrome" is actually real. Black Cat Syndrome refers to the phenomenon in animal rescue where black cats are the hardest cats to adopt out. They spend the longest time in the shelter as they are chosen last which means they are more likely to be euthanized or to get diseases related to crowding in the shelter.

Why is this? Most likely, this is not about belief in bad luck but is about the human preference for a cat with color. Some say it is because it is harder to read the expression of a black furred animal and it is certainly harder to get expressive photographs to show off in rescue promotions. Black cats are excellent pets and as affectionate and personable as cats of other color types. If you are considering a feline friend, don't go for looks; its personality that counts!

 

  • In Scotland, the arrival of a strange black cat signifies coming prosperity.
  • In Japan, owning a black cat is considered lucky. It is believed that a lady who owns a black cat will have many suitors.
  • In Germany, a black cat crossing your path from right to left is a bad omen but crossing from left to right is a good omen.
  • In Europe during the middle ages, black cats were associated with witches, evil, and sorcery, hence their images in Hallowe'en decorations to this day.

 

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

This month we would especially like to thank:

Carolina Petersen
Cindy Pickett
Pete Toston

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 NOVEMBER 3rd.

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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