In the Community
Please join us for the Pets in the Park which will be held on June 7th and 8th at Glasgow Park. This will be a fun family and canine event and will showcase the dock diving sport. Our own Amanda will be competing with her dogs Piper and Puck. Please visit our booth during the event for great raffles, trivia, and practice information. We will also be providing microchip scanning and placement services- cash sales only. Microchip implantation and registration will be offered at special pricing of $35 exclusive to this event.
Congratulations to Cyndi Donelson for winning the gift certificate we raffled off a the Mayfest in Odessa event. Thank you to everyone that purchased raffle tickets; all sales were donated to the Corbit Calloway Library.
What’s New at CAVA
Mark your calendars for our first annual CAVA Open House event to be held on Saturday June 29th from 3-5:30 PM. We will be providing tours of the facility, educational information, and lots of family friendly activities. We will have a frisbee dog and training demonstration at 3:30 and 4:30 PM. We do ask that you leave your 4 legged companions at home during this event. Please check out our facebook page for updated information over the next few weeks.
Fear Free at CAVA
Would your pet benefit from a social visit? This is something that we often recommend for nervous or anxious dogs and puppies. Our goal is to make the veterinary visit as stress free as possible for each pet. Many pets are anxious about coming the vet and the reasons behind that anxiety can vary. Social or “happy visits” can be beneficial for your pet for several reasons. For puppies, these visits can reinforce the fun, treat filled environment that we like to share without the hands on physical exam and vaccinations. These visits can give you and your puppy the opportunity to interact with various team members and reinforce a positive experience. For those pets that already have pre-established anxiety related to the veterinarian, these social visits allow us an opportunity to use some counter conditioning techniques to “re-teach” them that good things happen at the vet. If we can repeatedly have them visit at times when there is no exam, no vaccines, and no scary stethoscopes or ear cones, it will help to form a more positive relationship between the CAVA team and your pet. We always recommend these visits take place during our off peak hours, so please call ahead to check the day’s schedule. In general, we are always happy to spend a few minutes pampering your pet with treats and belly rubs.
The longer days and warmer weather are finally here. That means more time for outdoor activities. Dogs love to roll in the grass, go for leash walks, and swim in the family pool. But the summer months can also bring the potential for numerous stressful events to our four legged companions. Many pets travel with us on vacation and may experience car sickness or anxiety. Look for signs such as panting, salivating or vomiting. In addition to techniques to reduce anxiety, there are wonderful anti nausea medications available to prevent the vomiting some pets experience.
Summer also brings with it more potential for thunderstorms, family gatherings, and fireworks. All of these things can produce significant anxiety for some pets. Luckily there are several things that pet owners can utilize to help reduce anxiety in our pets. Pheromones can be applied in the environment or on a piece of clothing such as a pet shirt or bandanna. Many calming supplements can be administered orally to your pet a few hours prior to the known trigger. Some pets will also benefit from use of a thundershirt that fits snuggly around their body and helps them to feel more secure. For pets with more severe anxiety, prescription medication may be indicated. Please ask us which products or combination of products may be most beneficial for your pet during these stituations.
Accepting New Patients
One of the best compliments that we can receive is the personal referral of your friends and family. If you have had a positive visit with us, please take the time to share your experience with others. There are several easy ways that you can help spread the word about Companion Animal Veterinary Associates.
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