SUMMER 2016 EDITION
IN THIS ISSUE
Charity Dog Wash
Dr. April Larson
Meet Our Headline Pet:
Although not really a dancer, Rumba’s boundless energy dances her through life. True to her breed she loves to retrieve things, even if you haven’t thrown it! Life is too exciting to not carry a stick 3x your size!
Charity Dog Wash – July 31st 10AM-1PM
We are excited to be back in the swing of things with our Annual Charity Dog Wash! It will be held this year at PCAC on Sunday July 31st from 10AM – 1PM. We are so pleased that K9 Salon and Market (formerly Gannon) will be joining us again, helping to get your pups clean and soft. As always, all proceeds will go directly to charity and because they do so much for veterans, active military, children, and adults with disabilities, we will be donating to Freedom Service Dogs of America. This amazing, local organization adopts dogs from shelters and rescues then trains them as service animals for those in need.We will be offering wash and dry services, nail trims, anal gland expressions, as well as BBQ (by your grill master, Dr. Mark Motichka), and free Kona Ice provided by Virbac Animal Health. Please visit our website for costs and more information.Thank you for joining us at this great event benefiting Freedom Service Dogs of America!
Welcome Dr. April Larson
Coming Soon… Have you seen a new name on our window recently? Teasing you with Coming Soon? We are excited to announce the upcoming arrival of Dr. April Larson as she joins our team in July. Dr. April Larson grew up in the small town of Port Orange, Florida and like many other veterinarians, discovered her love of helping animals early on. She has always loved to travel around the world. From the Southern Alps of New Zealand to the highlands of Scotland, the mountains have always called to her.
Dr. Larson attended the University of Florida and earned bachelor degrees in Anthropology and Biology, going on to earn her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. She will always be a Gator at heart!
Dr. Larson completed a one year small animal medicine, emergency, and surgery internship at BluePearl Veterinary Partners in Tampa, Florida before moving to the beautiful Rockies. Her interests in veterinary medicine include surgery, hospice care, and ultrasonography among others.
Dr. Larson completed a one year small animal medicine, emergency, and surgery internship at BluePearl Veterinary Partners in Tampa, Florida before moving to the beautiful Rockies. Her interests in veterinary medicine include surgery, hospice care, and ultrasonography among others. During her free time she enjoys exploring the Colorado outdoors with her dingo look-alike, Darcy. She loves hiking, kayaking, and is learning to ski. Dr. Larson is thrilled to become a part of your community and pets’ lives!Schedule your pet’s next appointment with Dr. Larson and welcome her to our family! 303-841-8833
Heartworm Prevention – Interceptor Plus
At PCAC we are constantly learning new and better ways to practice veterinary medicine.We recently conducted a review of parasite control options for our patients, After a close comparison of approved veterinary products, our veterinarians have decided to recommend Interceptor Plus (milbemycin oxime/praziqunatel) for the prevention of heartworm disease and treatment and control of adult hookworm, roundworm, whipworm, and tapeworms in dogs.
Although similar to Sentinel, Interceptor Plus differs in that it treats tapeworm infections. Many dogs in our area share their habitat with rabbits, prairie dogs, and other mammals. When a dog is able to ingest a tapeworm-infected flea off another animal, they can get tapeworms. With Interceptor Plus, your dog will receive a once-a-month treatment for tapeworms automatically.
A monthly chew that protects against 5 threats to your dog.
Interceptor Plus protects against five dangerous threats to your dog. Heartworms aren’t the only parasite that pose a danger to your pet. Your dog may also be at risk for common intestinal parasites, including roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, and tapeworms. These parasites can cause diarrhea, vomiting, anemia, and in some cases, death.
Interceptor Plus comes in a highly-palatable chew.
More than 96% of dogs accepted the chicken-flavored chewable overall.For these reasons, Interceptor Plus is our choice for preventing heartworm disease and controlling these intestinal parasites. Please let us know if you have any additional questions about this recommendation.Our heartworm and parasite prevention recommendation for cats will still include Revolution, but we will also carry and recommend Interceptor for those cats and owners who prefer pills over topical. Interceptor has the same great heartworm medication as Interceptor Plus but does not include the tapeworm treat. Interceptor is fully labelled for preventing heartworm infection in cats.
Our responsibility as veterinarians is to provide pets with products we believe are the best choices for their individual needs. As a responsible and loving pet owner, we know you want the best for your pet. Together, we can help pets live longer, healthier, higher-quality lives.
Message From Midnight
I’m told there’s a movie coming out called “The Secret Life of Pets”. This documentary focuses on the lives of a select few cats, dogs, birds, and other pets and how they live out their days when home alone.
Now, my first question is, why didn’t they choose me as a subject??!! My beauty and stellar personality lend perfectly to the cinema!
Next I have to wonder why these pets don’t have real jobs like me?
Being Chief Security Officer is tough work; I’m no laze-about… except when I’m lazing about. Finally, because I know you are all curious, I’ve attached a link to a video showing exactly what I do when everyone else goes home for the night. And goodness gracious do I look good on camera!
Don’t worry, someday my star will shine!