Share the Care = $15 for Client Referrals

Thank you for being a part of the Horn Lake Animal Hospital family! We appreciate referrals to new clients.

For each friend, coworker, neighbor or family member you refer to us – gets you $15 credit on your account as a thank you! The new client receives a $10 savings as a welcome gift!

Your recommendation to others is valuable to us. As your partner in your pet’s health, we say thank you! New clients must give your name upon their first check-in.

Why Dental Care is Important to Pets – Save 15% Through March

Horn Lake pet owners – Dogs and cats experience the same dental problems as people, including plaque and tartar buildup that can lead to gingivitis and dental disease.

Besides just causing BAD BREATH, pet dental disease:

  • Releases bacteria into the bloodstream
  • Increases risk for heart, liver and kidney disease
  • Can cause severe pain and problems for your pet

Pets need regular dental cleanings to increase quality and length of life and:

  • Allows us to chart periodontal disease over time
  • Means less time under anesthesia
  • Reduces need for more advanced and expensive treatment in future
  • Can add up to 2-4 years to your pet’s life

Dental disease is THE most common disease in dogs. Recent studies show that 85% of cats and 92% of dogs over age 3 have periodontal disease. Don’t let your pet be a statistic; schedule their dental cleaning appointment today.

What Happens During My Pet’s Dental Cleaning?

During a dental cleaning (sometimes called a prophylaxis), plaque and tartar are removed from a pet’s teeth and the health of the entire mouth (tongue, gums, lips, and teeth) is assessed.

A thorough dental cleaning can be accomplished only while the pet is under general anesthesia. The anesthesia we use is safe for animals and your pet is monitored constantly while under anesthesia. Prior to anesthesia, blood tests are performed to help uncover any hidden illnesses.

What Can I Do To Take Care of My Pet’s Dental Health at Home?

Dry kibble is better at cleaning the teeth than the alternative canned foods, it is not the best way to prevent tartar build up. In addition, animals don’t chew as thoroughly as humans their instinct is to eat quickly, not to savor each bite.

Chewing on bones or hides can help to clean the teeth, but is still not as thorough as regular brushing. Regular brushing at home is the best way to consistently clean teeth. Pet toothbrushes, pastes, and other dental products can be purchased easily be ordered through our online pet pharmacy & online store.

SAVE ON PET DENTAL CLEANINGS THROUGH MARCH

Save 15% on dental cleanings through March!  Plus receive a free pet dental health goodie bag.

(Although we are a walk-in veterinary clinic – appointments are required for dental cleanings.)

New Year’s Resolutions for Healthy & Happy Pets

Horn Lake pet owners – New Year’s Resolutions to keep your pets healthy & happy in 2018!

  1. Plan two vet visits this year– Pets need regular veterinary care to live long, healthy & happy lives.  Seeing your pet when he or she is feeling good during a wellness exam gives veterinarians a baseline to use in case of trouble.  We will update needed vaccinations and discuss early disease detection blood and lab tests.
  2. Discuss dental cleanings – Besides bad breath, poor dental health can cause pain and lead to heart, liver & kidney disease. Learn more about pet dental disease…
  3. Don’t skip on their exercise – Regular exercise maintains your pet’s healthy weight, builds strength and endurance.  Exercise reduces behavior & medical problems associated with inactivity.  Do not let the winter keep you from jogging or walking your dog – most dogs will retrieve balls or toys for hours if you will toss it for them! Encourage cats to be active with toys or chasing laser pointers.
  4. Consider training – Beyond learning sit, stay & come here, effective obedience training can help your pet become a successful member of your family.
  5. Provide year-round heartworm prevention – Heartworms, a potentially life-threatening disease, is prevalent in Mississippi and Tennessee because of mosquitoes. While treatment is available, heartworm prevention is safer, more cost-effective & without side effects.  All pets – even indoor – need to be on year-round heartworm prevention.  We have safe, effective products available including monthly or quarterly pills, topical options or a 6-month injectable from the veterinarian.
  6. Help your pet be reunited if lost – Microchipping is a permanent form of pet ID. Veterinary hospitals and animal shelters can scan a lost pet and obtain the owner’s contact information if implanted with a microchip. Make sure the information is up to date if you moved or changed phone numbers. Ensure ID tags are current also and securely fastened onto your pet at all times.
  7. Be mindful of what they eat –  Talk with us about nutritional counseling for your pet. Certain “people foods” are toxic to pets – chocolate, avocado, grapes/raisins, onions, garlic, macadamia nuts and alcohol and any foods containing xylitol (artificial sweetener often found in peanut butter and desserts).
  8. Visit our online pet pharmacy & store and download our app – You can refill your pet’s prescriptions and order food and supplies to be delivered right to your door!  You can shop at your convenience 24/7 – shop now!  In the app and online portal, you can view your pet’s medical history and see upcoming services due.
  9. Keep them looking & feeling fresh and clean – Regular bathing & grooming keeps skin, coat & nails healthy!
  10. Thank you for letting us be your partner in your pet’s health! Refer new clients to Horn Lake Animal Hospital – Each referral is a $15 credit on your account as a thank you and a $10 credit on your account to them as a welcome gift!  We appreciate recommendations to other Horn Lake area pet owners.