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Pet Food Labels! Deciphering the code!

Pet food labels are VERY deceiving……

Most people pick a pet food based on the packaging and what they “think” is a good food for their furry family member. The truth is there is a lot about a pet food label that most people don’t know! Do me a favor, grab your pet food bag, label or container and take this short quiz based on your pet’s food. If the answer to any of these questions is not on the pet food label then try their website. If you still can’t find it call the manufacturer.

Pet Food Quiz

1.) What are the top 5 ingredients in your pet food?
2.) Is your pet food TEST FED or SCIENTIFICALLY FORMULATED?
3.) Is the formula fo this diet FIXED or UNFIXED?
4.) Is your pet food label as lite, light, reduced calorie or indoor formula?
5.) Is your pet food labeled as ORGANIC?
-If yes, then does it have a USDA seal, State seal or no seal?
6.) Is your pet food labeled as ALL NATURAL?
7.) Is your pet food labeled as HUMAN GRADE or HOLISITIC?
8.) What life stage is your food labeled for? Puppy/Kitten, Adult, Senior, All life stages or intermittent feeding?
9.) Do you feed RAW diet?
10.) Did you find any of this information on the website or literature for this food?

Please write down your answers to these questions, information to interpret them to follow! Stay Tuned!
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Vaccine/Microchip Clinic!

Location: Pet Connection in Barrington

Date: 3/18/2017

 

We will be doing 9-11 am Rabies only then 11-2 for visits with exams. It’s first come first serve. You MUST have a previous rabies certificate with you at your visit to get a 3 yr Rabies vaccine.

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Meet some of our ACMV employees and pets past and present!

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Up coming Vaccine/Microchip Clinics!

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March 18th 2017: Vaccine Clinic at Pet Connection in Barrington, NH 9-11 am for Rabies only (no exam)! Cash payment only and MUST bring prior vaccine certificate to the clinic to receive a 3 yr vaccine. 11-2 pm Wellness exams, Rabies and other vaccines/microchipping available. Credit Card and Cash payments permitted for these appointments. We are sorry but we do not accept checks at vaccine clinics.

April 8th 2017: Danville Town Rabies Clinic 10 am- 2pm Danville, NH

April 22nd 2017: Vaccine Clinic at Pet Connection in Barrington, NH 9-11 am for Rabies only (no exam)! Cash payment only and MUST bring prior vaccine certificate to the clinic to receive a 3 yr vaccine. 11-2 pm Wellness exams, Rabies and other vaccines/microchipping available. Credit Card and Cash payments permitted for these appointments. We are sorry but we do not accept checks at vaccine clinics.

May 13th 2017: Vaccine Clinic at Pet Connection in Barrington, NH MUST bring prior vaccine certificate to the clinic to receive a 3 yr vaccine. 10-2 pm Wellness exams, Rabies and other vaccines/microchipping available. Credit Card and Cash payments permitted for these appointments. We are sorry but we do not accept checks at vaccine clinics.

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Vaccine/Microchip Clinic!

Hello! Does your pet hate going to the vet? Well join us at Pet Connection in Barrington on September 10th 2016 from 11-3 for a vaccine, microchip clinic! Clinic is held at the Pet store inside our mobile van!

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Upcoming Vaccine/Microchip Clinics!

April 16th 2016: We will be in Barrington at Pet Connection 11-3pm for a vaccine/microchip clinic! First come first serve!

May 7th 2016: We will be in Exeter at Little Critters Pet Center from 11-3pm for a vaccine/microchip clinic! First come first serve!

June 11th 2016: We will be in Barrington at Pet Connection 11-3pm for a vaccine/microchip clinic! First come first serve!

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Now offering Acupuncture and herbal medicine using Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM)!

Now offering Acupuncture and herbal medicine using Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM)!   Recently updated !

Acupuncture and herbal medicine using Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM)What is Acupuncture:

1) Acupuncture is one the 4 methods of TCVM, other methods include: herbal medicine, food therapy and Tui-Na.  The role of acupuncture is to balance the Qi (energy) of the body.  In TCVM, disease occurs when energy is imbalanced. Acupuncture has been used to provide;

a) Pain relief and anti-inflammatory effects
b) Promoting tissue healing
c) Regulation of gastrointestinal motility
d) Anti-fever effects

2)  Does Acupuncture work?
-About 85% of animals will respond to acupuncture.  Owners should plan on at least 3 treatments.  There are many scientific studies to show that acupuncture does work, sometimes better than western medicine.

3) Is Acupuncture safe?
-Yes!! As long as you have a trained professional,  Acupuncture is very safe and the chance of negative side effects is remote. Acupuncture should be used cautiously with pregnant animals, open wounds, tumors and seizures.

4) Can it be used with my regular medication?
-Yes! Acupuncture is great addition to a medical plan that involves the medications you use on a daily basis to control conditions. In many circumstances, you may be able to reduce or eliminate the need for some medications.  Some conditions have limited response to western medicine (for example hind limb weakness due to neuropathy).  Acupuncture can be very successful in giving animals a longer and happier life.

5) How long do I need to continue with acupuncture?
-It depends, some animals may need to be seen regularly, others can reduce visits to an “as needed” basis.

6)  What conditions are use treated by acupuncture?
-Acupuncture is most commonly used to treat arthritis, spinal disc disease and degenerative joint disease.  It can also be used to treat: seizures, laryngeal hemiplegia, asthma, allergies, inflammatory bowel disease, vomiting, constipation and metabolic diseases (Cushing’s disease, Addison’s disease and hypothyroidism.  It has an important role in quality of life, pain management and palliative care.  An experienced practitioner can help you understand the expected results.

7) What is Dr. Curry’s training?
-Only license veterinarians are qualified to perform acupuncture on animals.  Dr.  Curry completed the small animal acupuncture course through the Chi Institute and passed her certification exam in 2015.    She is very excited to offer this to All Creatures Mobile Vet clients!

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New and Improved Online Pharmacy!

Hello! Please check out our new online pharmacy! We are able to offer FREE shipping on all orders with Auto-ship feature (you can cancel at anytime) This includes those bulky items like food! We also know have the capability to recommend medications to you and set up your own personal care cabinet for your pet! We are even offering compounded medications! Other benefits of ordering from us is supporting our clinic and taking advantage of the manufacturer guarantees that you can not get with outside/other online pharmacies. Prices are checked daily and always competetive with Pet Meds. Check it out today!

 

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At Home Pet Euthanasia

No one wants to think about it but it’s part of most pet owner’s lives at some point or another. Euthanasia is a service that most veterinarians can provide their clients in their time of need. It’s used to end suffering and to allow our pet’s a dignified end surrounded by family and loved ones. I myself have been through this process with clients hundreds of times over the last 16 years and truly understand how hard it is to make that decision and to drive our furry family members to the appointment.

I can honestly say that having my old girl euthanized at home was the most peaceful experience I have ever had. There was no waiting room full of people to witness me losing it over the thought of no longer having my girl, there was no L—O—-N—G car ride there staring into her glazed over eyes knowing what was instore.

Instead, there was me, my girl, Dr. Curry, Sara our technician and my other pets. I brought her favorite dog bed out onto our porch and there in the morning sunlight Dr. Curry gave her an initial injection and I held her while she fell asleep. There were no barking dogs, no other people to overhear me cry and no distractions. Just me and my girl.

Once she was completely unconscious Dr. Curry administered the euthanasia solution and within seconds my girl was gone. At that moment I could hear the birds chirping, the wind blowing and feel the sunshine on my face. I knew my girl was no longer in pain and no longer suffering.

As hard of a decision it was to make, I am so thankful that I could have Dr. Curry come to my home and give this gift to my girl. After experiencing home euthanasia I can not imagine having to go through it any other way.

If you’re struggling with the decision of euthanasia or just have questions, please don’t hesitate to call. We are more then happy to share information and answer any questions you may have.

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Pet Dental Cleanings and why they are crucial to their health!

Good morning everyone! We have had a few people ask why dental cleanings are so important to their pet’s health so we thought we would give you some answers! Your pet’s poor oral health has the same health risks that your oral health does! If you have periodontal disease bacteria can easily spread throughout your body and cause real damage! It can cause kidney, liver and even heart problems.

When we provide a dental cleaning we are removing all of that harmful bacteria, plaque, tartar from your pet’s teeth and from up under their gum line. Not only will your pet’s teeth look better but they will smell better and be healthier all at the same time! We also polish their teeth which is very important after they are scaled. If you scale your pet’s teeth without polishing you are creating tiny grooves in the teeth that are perfect places for plaque and bacteria to immediately start adhering to.

There are a lot of dental sprays that claim to clean your pet’s teeth but those can be harmful to your pet and do not clean up under the gum line where the real damage is happening. Once tartar and bacteria start to creep up on the gum line and under it, it starts to push the gums back and cause bone loss. This eventually leads to oral pain and tooth loss. Periodontal disease is not reversible so making sure to prevent it is the best approach. We also have some clients that have their groomer brush their pet’s teeth every 6 weeks when they are groomed. This is a great idea but brushing needs to be done everyday to be effective just like you and I!

Check out one of our before and after picture to see how amazing the transformation can be!

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Please feel free to call with any questions and schedule your pet’s appointment to have their teeth checked today! 603-244-6098

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