Low Cost Spay/Neuter Day Oct. 18th

Horn Lake pet owners – help control the pet overpopulation and have your pet spayed or neutered!  Spaying/neutering also has health & behavioral benefits.

CANINE SPAY $70

FELINE SPAY $50

CANINE NEUTER $60

FELINE NEUTER $40

Give us a call today to make your appointment as we have limited availability.  All pets must (by law) be current on Rabies.  If the patient is not current, it will be given a Rabies vaccination for a $10 charge.

There will be an additional charge if pets are in heat, pregnant or cryptorchid.

Owners have the option to add on other services for which there will be additional fees.

Save $20 on Pet Wellness Packages this Week Only

$20 OFF Dog & Cat Wellness Packages if the appointment is THIS WEEK (exp 9/28) from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm.  Call 662-393-1116 to schedule!

 

Premium Package  $95 – this week only $75

Includes:

  • Physical Exam
  • Bordetella – Kennel Cough Vaccine
  • Rabies
  • Distemper
  • Hepatitis
  • Leptosporosis
  • Parvo
  • Parainfluenza
  • Heartworm Test
  • Intestinal Parasite Screen/Fecal Exam

Standard Package $89 – this week $69

Includes:

  • Physical Exam
  • Rabies
  • Distemper
  • Hepatitis
  • Leptosporosis
  • Parvo
  • Parainfluenza
  • Heartworm Test
  • Intestinal Parasite Screen/Fecal Exam

World Rabies Day – $10 Rabies Vaccines on Sept. 28th

Horn Lake pet owners – Horn Lake Animal Hospital is celebrating World Rabies Day on September 28th with $10 rabies vaccines for dogs & cats!

What is rabies?

Rabies is a deadly disease caused by a virus that attacks the nervous system. The virus is secreted in saliva and is transmitted to people and animals by a bite from an infected animal. Once the outward signs of the disease appear, rabies is nearly always fatal.

What animals can get rabies?

Only mammals can get rabies – birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians can not be infected with the rabies virus.

Cats have become the most common domestic animal infected with rabies. This is because many cat owners do not vaccinate their cats and cats can be exposed to rabid wildlife, either outdoors or when bats get into the house. Rabies also occurs in dogs and cattle in significant numbers and has been diagnosed in horses, goats, sheep, swine and ferrets.

Vaccination programs and control of stray animals have been effective in preventing rabies in most pets.

What are the signs of rabies in animals?

Once the rabies virus enters the body, it travels along the nerves to the brain. Animals with rabies may show a variety of signs, including fearfulness, aggression, excessive drooling, difficulty swallowing, staggering, paralysis and seizures. Aggressive behavior is common, but rabid animals may also be uncharacteristically affectionate.

There is no treatment once the clinical signs of rabies appear.

Rabies infection of an animal can only be confirmed after death, through microscopic examination of the animal’s brain.

What can I do to help control rabies?

Remember that rabies is entirely preventable through vaccination.

  • Have your veterinarian vaccinate your pets and animals – dogs, cats, ferrets, and select horses and livestock.
    • Your veterinarian will advise you on the recommended or required frequency of vaccination in your area.
    • Rabies vaccine is required by state law.
  • Reduce the possibility of exposure to rabies by not letting your pets roam free.
    • Keep cats and ferrets indoors, and supervise dogs when they are outside.
    • Spaying or neutering your pet may decrease roaming tendencies and will prevent them from contributing to the birth of unwanted animals.
  • Don’t leave exposed garbage or pet food outside, as it may attract wild or stray animals.
  • Wild animals should never be kept as pets.
    • Not only may this be illegal, but wild animals pose a potential rabies threat to caretakers and to others.
  • Observe all wild animals from a distance. A rabid wild animal may appear tame but don’t go near it.
    • Teach children NEVER to handle unfamiliar animals—even if they appear friendly.
  • If you see a wild animal acting strangely, report it to the city or county animal control department.
  • Bat-proof your home and other structures to prevent bats from nesting and having access to people or pets.

Horn Lake Animal Hospital is celebrating World Rabies Day on September 28th with $10 rabies vaccines for dogs & cats!

$20 OFF Wellness Packages if the appointment is THIS WEEK from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm.  Call 662-393-1116 to schedule!

Premium Package  $95

Includes:

  • Physical Exam
  • Rabies
  • Bordetella
  • Distemper
  • Hepatitis
  • Leptosporosis
  • Parvo
  • Parainfluenza
  • Heartworm Test
  • Intestinal Parasite Screen/Fecal Exam

Standard Package $89

Includes:

  • Physical Exam
  • Rabies
  • Bordetella
  • Distemper
  • Hepatitis
  • Leptosporosis
  • Parvo
  • Parainfluenza
  • Heartworm Test
  • Intestinal Parasite Screen/Fecal Exam

Buy a 6-Month Supply of Heartworm AND Flea & Tick Prevention – Get 15% OFF

Horn Lake MS pet owners – It takes one bite from an infected mosquito to break your pet’s heart!

What are heartworms? Heartworms are a serious and potentially fatal disease in pets, particularly in Horn Lake, MS and Memphis, TN with the prevalence of mosquitoes. Foot-long worms live in the heart, lungs & blood vessels of infected pets, causing lung disease, heart failure, organ damage and can be fatal if untreated.

How does my pet get heartworms?  Heartworms living in an infected dog, cat or wildlife produce baby worms that circulate in the bloodstream. When a mosquito bites an infected animal, it picks up these worms and when it bites another animal, the worms enter through the bite wound. Heartworms can grow and live for 5 – 7 years in dogs and 3 years in cats.

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Heartworms

How prevalent is heartworm disease in Horn Lake, MS?  Heartworm disease is a year-round problem. In De Soto County, MS – 1 in 18 dogs tested positive for heartworms. 

What can I do to protect my pet from heartworms? Heartworm disease is preventable! Dogs should be tested annually and before starting prevention. Prevention is the safest and most cost-effective option, but treatment is available for dogs (although costly & lengthy). Cats should be tested before starting prevention and re-tested as the veterinarian deems appropriate. There is NO treatment in cats, so prevention is critical and the only means of protection.

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Heartworm Treatment vs. Heartworm Prevention

Horn Lake Animal Hospital has safe, effective products available that cater to you and your pet’s lifestyle and budget.  They must be administered year-round to protect your pet.

Buy a 6-Month Supply of Heartworm AND Flea & Tick Prevention – Get 15% OFF
Exp. 6/30/18. Not valid in online store. 

Keep your pets safe from this deadly but preventable disease!

Come visit us now for their heartworm test and to discuss the best prevention options for your pets.

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.

Online Pet Health Records & Mobile App

Thank you for allowing Horn Lake Animal Hospital to be your partner in your pet’s health!  Beyond providing your family with veterinary care, we offer you two options to view your pet’s medical records 24/7 and contact us to request prescription refills.

Through our mobile PetPage app or online portal, you can easily:

* Access your pet’s medical info

* View upcoming services due

* View scheduled appointments

* Request a prescription refill

To Download PetPage App
1) Access Google Play or Apple Store by clicking one of the links below (you must be using your mobile phone in order to install the application).
 
2) After you have installed and opened the app on your mobile phone click the “sign up” button on the home page of the app. Enter your email address, choose a password and click the blue sign up button. 
3) You will then be sent a confirmation email. Click the link in that email. Check your SPAM folder if you do not see the confirmation in your inbox. 

To Access Pet Records Online (Not on Smartphone App)

You can access your pet health records without a smartphone by clicking here. You will need to sign up before logging in. Use your email address as your username.

Do not hesitate to call us if you have any questions!