Spring Newsletter 2018

It has been a very busy spring for Waggin’ Wheelz Veterinary Services! We would like to take a moment to thank everyone for their continued support and for entrusting us with caring for the four-legged members of their families. We have created Waggin’ Wheelz Refurral Rewards to thank everyone for spreading the word! For each neighbour, friend or family member that mentions you as the source of the referral, a credit will be applied to your pet’s account. This can be used towards food & treats, toys, grooming supplies and other pet supplies!

We are excited to announce our new initiative F.A.R.M. Cats. We are always looking for new ways to better serve our client’s needs, and we sure have heard an awful lot about barn cats! With our Feral Animal Reduction Movement, we are focusing on decreasing and managing feral cat populations by sterilizing and vaccinating for Rabies virus in a cost-effective manner. If you, or someone you know, may be interested in this program there is more information found on our new website at https://wwvs.ca/farm-cats

While you are visiting our website, subscribe to our monthly newsletter and you will be kept up to date with health and wellness tips, events at the clinic and special promotions only offered to our subscribers! You will also be able to contact us, request an appointment, fill out a ‘new patient’ form, apply for our F.A.R.M. Cats program and much more!


A Little Q & A: Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between the F.A.R.M. Cats program and the way companion animal spays and neuters are performed?

When you bring your pet into our clinic, all our patients undergoing anesthesia have the option to receive IV (Intravenous) fluids as a safety precaution. Whether or not you opt for the fluids an IV catheter is placed in each animal. Your pet is monitored by a Registered Veterinary Technician from the moment they arrive, throughout the entire surgery process and even while they wake up from their procedure safely.

With our F.A.R.M. Cats Program we still perform the procedure with great care, but our patients opt out of the IV fluids and because of the number of animals undergoing surgery, they will not be monitored as closely as if it were someone’s pet and family member. Additional items like pain medications or additional vaccinations will still be available.


I need flea & tick medication for my dog, but she’s never seen Dr. Kaylee before. What are my options?

The chewable oral tablet, commonly Simparica or Bravecto, is a prescription medication. This means we must establish a doctor-patient relationship to prescribe the medication.

Option #1: Your dog is due for her vaccinations. We will book an appointment for her shots and you can pick up a prescription at the same time!

Option #2: Your dog is up to date on her vaccinations. We will book a brief exam, so we can establish a relationship to prescribe tick meds! (This is a one-time process if annual exams/vaccinations are kept up to date!)

Option #3: We do offer an over-the-counter treatment for flea & tick prevention

 

Are you still making house calls?

Most pets, and people, have no problem jumping in the car and heading down to the clinic for their shots, but we understand this isn’t the case for everyone! Our house call service has been widely utilized by elderly people who cannot easily travel or for farm dogs and cats. It is a service we continue to offer. We ask that people be mindful of utilizing the house call service if they have the option of bringing in their pet as while we are out on house calls, Dr. Kaylee is away from the clinic and temporarily unavailable for emergency situations.