Mar Vista Animal Medical Center

3850 Grand View Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90066

(310)391-6741

www.marvistavet.com

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June 2019

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WE WILL BE CLOSED ON

THURSDAY JULY 4TH

IN OBSERVANCE OF

INDEPENDENCE DAY


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FOURTH OF JULY SAFETY TIPS

  • NEED BOARDING? Make your reservation early as we may fill up.

  • FIREWORKS ARE SCARY so be sure the pet area is escape-proof and undamageable.

  • CHECK PET ID AND COLLARS JUST IN CASE OF EMERGENCY.

  • VISITORS CAN BE STRESSFUL. If you are going to need a pet tranquilizer, don't wait until the last minute.

  • GRILLING CAN BE HAZARDOUS. Corn cobs, skewers, and bones can make deadly foreign bodies.
  
HAVE A SAFE AND STRESS-FREE HOLIDAY!
   

   

WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE
 
TWO NEW PARASITE PRODUCTS THIS MONTH.
 
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For Dogs:

CORAXIS
A monthly dewormer for dogs
Applied behind the neck monthly.

Treats and Controls:
ROUNDWORMS

HOOKWORMS
WHIPWORMS
HEARTWORM

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Perfect for dogs who go to the park (where many other dogs have been pooping), to day care (where many other dogs have been pooping), dogs who travel (and need heartworm protection), and dogs around small children (who don't always wash their hands).

Want more information?

www.bayerdvm.com/products/coraxis-for-dogs

  

  

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For cats:

REVOLUTION PLUS
Revolution for cats has been up-graded to include a
faster flea killer to complement the regular selamectin.
This means not only better flea killing
but also tick killing as well as deworming.

Controls and treats:
FLEAS
TICKS
EAR MITES
ROUNDWORMS
HOOKWORMS
HEARTWORM

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Perfect for outdoor cats especially those who hunt (and thereby consume intestinal parasites). Outdoor cats need extra good flea protection (as they run in an environment where fleas cannot be controlled), worm protection (because of hunting exposure), and ear mite protection (from socializing with other outdoor cats).

Apply once a month as with regular feline Revolution. Want more information?

www.revolutionplus.com

  

INTERESTING EXTERNAL LINK

Have you ever wondered if your cat is sick or just picky about food?

A lot of sick cats don't get to the vet until they have fully stopped eating and by then their disease is advanced.

Here is an early check list to sort things out sooner.

 

www.PickyorSick.com

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DID YOU KNOW...

THE FDA IS INVESTIGATING HEART DISEASE IN DOGS

CAUSED BY GRAIN-FREE DIETS?

And it isn't only grain-free diets. It is also unusual ingredients and "boutique" brands. It isn't only breeds normally predisposed to genetically weak heart muscles. It isn't only breeds predisposed to taurine deficiency and it isn't a taurine deficiency. We still don't know what it is but changing to a conventional diet leads to marked improvement quickly.

We will keep you informed as information comes in. Right now here are the recommendations:

  • Stick to major brands of pet food.

  • Don't feed a diet that lists beans, peas, lentils or tapioca in the first 5 ingredients.

  • Leave the exotic protein sources to food allergic dogs.

Tufts University is at the forefront of the investigation. Here is their update:

https://vetnutrition.tufts.edu/2018/11/dcm-update

 

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