Mar Vista Animal Medical Center

3850 Grand View Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90066

(310)391-6741

www.marvistavet.com

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November 2019

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HOLIDAY SCHEDULE: NOVEMBER


WE will be CLOSED
Thursday November 28th
in observance of THANKSGIVING DAY.

We will be closing earlier
at 3 pm
(instead of 6 pm)
on Wednesday November 27th.

Have a Safe and Happy Holiday!

  
HOLIDAY SCHEDULE: DECEMBER
(original graphic by marvistavet.com) Tuesday December 24th Closing Early  (8 am - 3 pm)
Christmas Eve
Wednesday December 25th CLOSED   Christmas Day
Merry Christmas!
Tuesday December 31th Closing Early (8 am - 3 pm)
New Year's Eve
Wednesday January 1, 2020 CLOSED   New Year's Day
Happy New Year!

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TASTY FOR HUMANS, DANGEROUS TO PETS    

We wish all of you a special holiday this Thanksgiving and want you to know how thankful we are for your trust and for your business. In keeping with those thoughts we want to share a list of toxic foods that have to stay away from the pets as all prepare for thursday's big feast.

  • Grapes and Raisins - Cause kidney failure in dogs even in small amounts.
  • Chocolate - Fat and sugar are one thing, theobromine and caffeine are another. The darker the chocolate, the more dangerous the food.
  • Yeasted Dough - Can expand in a pet's stomach and cause obstruction and distress.
  • Macadamia Nuts - Cause tremors and hyperthermia in dogs.
  • Onions and Garlic - Inactivate platelets and damage red blood cells especially in cats.
  • Xylitol-containing candies/gum/foods - Sugar-free gum and candy frequently contains xylitol and recently some peanut butters began to include xylitol sweeteners. These cause liver damage and hypoglycemia in dogs.

There are lots of details to supervise during the holidays and it is easy to leave a snack out where it is accessible to the pets. Please be extra careful so the holiday can be fun for everyone in the family, even those family members with four legs.

  

HAVE YOU LIKED US ON FACEBOOK?

We usually add an interesting external link to our newsletter but if you really like links, like us on Facebook!

We like to provide our Facebook followers with interesting links as well as hospital news and information about special offers. In case you missed out, here are some of the links this past month:

The Mary-Edna Boydston Grant for financial aid for senior citizens needing help with pet care:

www.animalhealthfoundation.net/how-we-help/mary-edna-boydston-fund.html

We are thankful for Veterinary Technicians. Here are some reasons why:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=brKFkZBzn-c

How to Prepare Pets for Wildfires:

www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-10-29/how-to-prepare-pets-and-large-animals-for-wildfires?fbclid=IwAR2X-raCeGhBzZPUP5K6qrG9gOkShxKavFHiKqRsMEcgatY-9a3OXzyMCeM

Health benefits of Dog Ownership:

www.nbcnews.com/health/heart-health/owning-dog-linked-lower-risk-death-after-heart-attack-study-n1063526?fbclid=IwAR0Zk-493xP3GfpwVhrRqXoKkt3I6FqrMVB8iO11Dvz8RIb8JB6DcD1aDbo

Need an objective source on how to pick a pet food? Try the World Small Animal Veterinary Association Global Nutrition Guidelines :

www.wsava.org/Global-Guidelines/Global-Nutrition-Guidelines

We usually add an interesting external link to our newsletter but if you really like links, like us on Facebook!

  

LATEST SYSTEM UPGRADE: THE BAIR HUGGER

Medical practice is always improving as science and technology make advancements. This month we announce a new warming system for sick and anesthetized patients using forced warm air in a special disposable "air blanket." The Bair Hugger system, commonly used in human hospitals, allows for a mattress of warmed air to cover the patient or be used as bedding under the patient. The warmed air keeps the patient from developing overheated pressure points while still maintaining normal body temperature in the patient's core. This not only provides a dimension of safety for patients who need help staying warm but it also makes for a comfortable recovery when the patient is kept snuggly warm.

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DID YOU KNOW ...
   
...THAT TREATS ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO BE
  
MORE THAN 10% OF YOUR PET'S DAILY CALORIES?
  

It is surprising how many Calories are in pet treats. A large milk bone biscuit contains around 100 Calories. A Beggin' Strip has 30 Calories. It is easy to keep slipping treats to the family pet and before you know it, several hundred Calories have been added to the daily regimen and you might as well have added an additional entire meal only one made out of high salt, high fat rations.

The same rules go with doctoring up pet food to make it tastier. Lots of people add chicken or cooked ground meat to the kibble for flavor. You don't want to interfere with the balance of the diet so be sure to limit the topper to 10% of meal.

 
(Photocredit: Morguefile.com

  

Dr. Jenny Johnson's Next Day For Chiropractic Is

THURSDAY December 12th.

Appointment times are still available.

Chiropractic helps with:

  • Posture and Mobility
  • Spinal pain
  • Arthritis pain
  • Conditions mediated by spinal nerves

Shockwave therapy is also available for drug-free management of arthritis pain
To set up an appointment, call us at 310-391-6741.
For more information on Veterinary Chiropractic or Shockwave therapy, click here.

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Please allow 24 hours for processing of medication refills. Thank you.

  

  

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