December Mews-Letter (Archive)

December Mews-Letter

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year from the Hampden Veterinary Clinic!! This is a wonderful time of year of gathering with two legged and four legged family and friends as well as a time of reflection before welcoming the New Year. The holiday toxin section has been rigorously tested by Dr.Ai’s dog, Zander the black lab. He has been very busy personally testing out whether holiday treats can cause an upset stomach, diarrhea or bloating and may be single handedly responsible for a world coal shortage this Christmas. We hope that this Mewsletter can bring some peace and safety to your holiday season!

Holiday Schedule:

We will be closing early at 2pm on Friday December 11th to accommodate for our office holiday gathering.

We will be closed Thursday December 24th and Friday December 25th and will be open normally on Monday December 28th.

We will be closed Wednesday December 30th, Thursday December 31st, and Friday January 1st 2016. We will be open again on Monday January 4th.

Paws of Hope Tree:

The Paws of Hope Christmas Tree is back at the Hampden Veterinary Clinic. The Paws of Hope Tree is decorated with ornaments with different monetary amounts or resource vouchers for things such as medications, vaccines, x-rays, and other medical care. These donations will be used to help families in need throughout the year. If you would like to make a donation to one of our patients or families in need of financial assistance please stop by the office!

Holiday Travel:

If you are travelling with your pet over the holidays here are some tips to be prepared for the unexpected!

– Make sure you have a record of all of your pet’s chronic medical conditions and medication list

-Make sure you have enough prescription medications to last THROUGH the holiday. We have some early closings and long weekends this month. Please see our holiday schedule and make sure your pet’s medications will last through our holiday closings!

-Make sure you have enough prescription food. Some of the prescription food is shipped to our office. Holidays can cause delays or closings so make sure to order your foods early this month!

-Update any emergency contact information and make sure their identification tags are up to date

-If you are driving long distances, looking up pet friendly rest areas, motels/hotels, restaurants, dog parks, emergency veterinary hospitals etc along your route can be useful.

– Obtain any sedatives or motion sickness medications prior to travel! Some medications need to be given the day before travel so call us if you have any questions!

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