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March 2016 Newsletter

Happy Easter! Abell’s monthly newsletters are available for tidbits of information regarding pet healthcare. Dr. Alicia Rueschhoff is in charge of the newsletter and is hoping this will help increase clients education and their relationship with Abell Animal Hospital. We are hopeful this will aid you in keeping your furry family member healthy! Please feel free to share these with your family and friends

What to expect from our monthly newsletters:
1. Fact or Fiction? We will provide a “True” or “False” statement and you will receive the answer with the next month’s newsletter
2. Information regarding services we offer at our practice, that you might be unaware of.
3. New information regarding any recalls or other matters pertaining to your pet’s health.
4. Updates on monthly discounts offered at Abell Animal Hospital.
5. Seasonal recommendations for your pet.
6. Behavior training recommendations for your pet.
7. Question of the month. One client’s burning questions will be answered by a veterinarian.

• February: Dogs can see color.
o Dogs may only have two cones vs. our three, but they can see color. Cones are the receptors in the eye that pick up color. Dogs have cones for green and blue shades but lack red. This means they can see similarly to a person that is color blind; they cannot distinguish between yellow, green and red, but when it comes to blue, purple and gray they have it covered!
• MARCH: A wagging dog = a happy dog.

Tune in next month to find out the answer for February. Let us know what you think on our Facebook page!

Did you know that we have a pill that gives your dog 3 months of flea and tick prevention!!
• You heard me right! The medication is called Bravecto.
• Bravecto is a chewable treat (like Nexgard) that only needs to be administered every 3 months to provide full protection from ticks and fleas.

This month Abell Animal Hospital is offering a discount on select heartworm prevention and flea/tick prevention. This month we are running a special on HEARTGARD and NEXGARD. If you buy 12 months of Heartgard, then you will receive a $35 rebate. If you purchase 7 months of Nexgard, you will receive 2 months FREE! If you purchase 12 months of heartgard and 7 months of Nexgard, then we will discount the heartworm test $10. That is a total of $100 in savings!!!! Call today to schedule your yearly exam!

Remember that Easter is this month. We see many dogs and cats that week for chocolate toxicity (just like last month for Valentine’s Day). Please remember to keep these tasty sweets out of reach from your pet. If they happen to get a taste, either call our clinic or an emergency clinic for further recommendations. Our phone number is (773) 631-6727 and Skokie Blue Pearl is (847) 673-9110.

Signs of Chocolate Toxicity are vomiting, diarrhea, convulsions and can lead to life-threatening seizures.

March into Prevention. As the months continue to get warmer and we go outside more, remember that the parasites are enjoying this trend as well! Make sure to keep your pet protected from harmful “bugs” that can cause significant disease processes. Our recommendations are listed below:
1. Cats: Revolution once a month. This protects against heartworms (yes cats can get this disease as well, even our indoor kitties), roundworms, hookworms, ear mites and fleas!
2. Dogs: Proheart every 6 months to protect against heartworm disease. A dewormer is given orally at the same time at no cost to cover roundworm and hookworm infections. Bravecto every three months for flea and tick preventative.

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