Fall Newsletter 2018

Hello Furry Friends and Pet Parents!

Those evening walks are getting pretty dark these days, we hope we can brighten your day with some good news!

We are very excited that the Town of Wadena is on board with our TNR (Trap Neuter Release) Program. There have been complaints of feral and stray cats in our communities. Live-trapping and euthanizing them has not proven to be an effective way to manage these populations. Studies have shown that by trapping and spaying or neutering cats then releasing them with some obvious form of identification (ear notching is common) helps to stabilize the population, decrease disease and single out problematic cats. We hope that we will have a successful partnership with the Town of Wadena in our efforts to resolve this ongoing issue.

We are also excited to announce Late Night Thursdays!! After taking a vote and listening to customer feedback we have decided to stay open later one night a week. Starting in October, we will be open from 11 am - 7 pm each Thursday. We will continue with our regular business hours for the rest of the week. We will not be closed over the lunch hour on Thursdays.

Another upcoming event is our F.A.R.M. Cat program taking place on Wednesday, October 17th. If you have not reserved a spot yet we strongly recommend you call as soon as possible as there are limited spots available. We will not be having another F.A.R.M. Cat day until Spring of 2019.

Last but certainly not least, the winner of our September Wellness Month - Teacher’s Pet Gift Basket is Warren Ness and his dog Maxwell!! Yay!! Congratulations, we hope you enjoy all of the goodies and thank you for choosing Waggin’ Wheelz Veterinary Services!

A Little Q & A: Frequently Asked Questions

Should I still be treating for fleas this late in the year?

The answer is it depends. If you see live fleas on your pet it is absolutely recommended to treat. Fleas can be less active in temperatures under 20 degrees Celsius, but they can still persist in homes that have higher ambient temperatures and the stimulation of movement and body heat

What do I do if I find a stray cat or dog in town?

The Towns of Wynyard and Wadena have animal control bylaws in place. Please contact the town office if you are aware of a stray animal and the proper protocols will be followed

What do I do if I find a stray animal outside of town?

The town does not govern the control of stray animals outside of town limits. It is possible to bring the animal to a local vet clinic or humane society so it can be scanned for the presence of a microchip or any other identification.  If you wish to surrender an animal, a surrender fee does generally apply. Please note that we are currently unable to house stray dogs as we do not have the proper sized kennels for any long term canine residents. We also are not properly staffed after hours and on weekends to ensure that a dog would receive the proper exercise and feeding that would be required.