Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Halloween Photo Contest

As the days become shorter and the temperature drops, many of us think that the threat of fleas and ticks latching onto our four-legged family member reduces, or is even eliminated.  Unfortunately this is completely false, with owners often times finding out the hard way.  The best way to avoid finding yourself faced with a flea infestation or your pet being at risk of a tick-borne illness is using a veterinarian approved flea and tick preventative throughout the year.

There are many products to choose from and discussing your options with your veterinarian is the best way to find the correct match for your pet!  With Halloween approaching this weekend, we thought that it’s the perfect time to give you the opportunity to share a picture of your pet in his/her costume on our Facebook Page with the incentive of a great prize – a Seresto collar!  This collar will protect your dog or cat from fleas and ticks for 8 months!

Upload a picture of your pet in their Halloween costume on our Facebook Page anytime between now and Friday.  The picture that receives the most “likes” will win a free Seresto collar!  Have a wonderful and safe Halloween and we look forward to seeing your pets in creative getups!!!

Terms and conditions of contest:
This contest is in no way sponsored or affiliated with Facebook.  Participants must be 18 years of age or older.  Picture of pet must be uploaded by midnight EST on Friday, October 30, 2015 and all accounted “likes” close at the end of this period.  Photo receiving the most “likes” as determined by Veterinary Associates of Cape Cod will be announced on October 31, 2015 through a Facebook announcement.  Submitter of winning photo is responsible for contacting Veterinary Associates of Cape Cod to claim ownership of photo submitted by providing full name, address and telephone number.  Veterinary Associates of Cape Cod obtains full rights of any and all photos submitted.  Prize cannot be exchanged for cash and must be picked up at Veterinary Associates of Cape Cod.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Veterinary Associates of Cape Cod Goes Mobile!

Times have definitely changed!  Only ten years ago mobile apps were unheard of.  Nowadays, they have become essential to many of us.  There are literally apps for everything one can think of – from banking, music purchases and even paying for your daily cup of coffee!  Since many of us are on the go, we recognize the importance of a mobile app to help our clients contact us through multiple platforms. 

Veterinary Associates of Cape Cod is proud to announce the launch of our new app!  Downloading our easy to use app gives our clients the ability to schedule appointments and request prescription refills from their smart phone, tablet or any other device!  Our app also has some interesting features such as breaking news, pet food recalls, access to medical articles and a “Tap to Call” feature.

We encourage our clients who prefer to contact us electronically vs. calling us directly to download our easy to use app.  Managing your pet’s care through our new app gives you the ability to reach us anytime!  Thank you for entrusting us with your pet’s care and we hope you find our new app helpful in managing your pet’s health!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Have a Happy and Safe Halloween!

Since Halloween is just around the corner, we thought it would be wise to give a friendly reminder of things to keep in mind to keep your pets safe.  Trick or Treating is a fun-filled tradition, but we must be leery of the danger this can pose to our beloved four-legged family members.   

As most of us know, chocolate is toxic to dogs, and it is our duty to protect them by keeping chocolate away from our pets.  Most of us think about the candy or chocolate our children are bringing home, but keep in mind where you place your bowl of treats to hand out to our costumed visitors!  Even if the treats you’re offering are not chocolate, they are most likely not appropriate for your canine companion, and should be kept up in high area to avoid any unplanned canine snacking.  Many of us do keep in mind the dangers of chocolate ingestion, but don’t forget that candy ingestion in general is dangerous.  Between the amount of sugar and the types of wrapping these treats are enclosed in, it is best to keep these treats in areas that are inaccessible to our dogs. 

We must not forget our feline companions!  We highly recommend on Halloween night to keep your cat in an enclosed area of the home during Trick or Treating hours.   Many of our cats are indoor only, and opening and closing of your door to hand out treats puts your cat at risk for an unplanned escape.  Additionally, even if your cat is allowed outdoors, keeping him/her inside during this high-traffic (foot and automobile) evening will ensure your feline companion is safe during this festive holiday!