Welcome to the Summer 2021 edition of Big Lick Vet’s newsletter! Our goal with this newsletter is to provide our clients with information about what’s been happening here at Big Lick Vet for the past few months, what’s coming up, and our specials/promotions. We also want to provide you with information that’s relevant to you and your pets, like recalls, alerts, and educational information. Thank you for choosing us as your pet’s veterinary care provider! You can also visit our website to stay up to date on what’s going on at Big Lick Vet between newsletters!
Don’t Forget To Refill Your Pet’s Medication Before the 4th of July!
Fourth of July fireworks can be stressful for dogs and cats. If your pet requires anxiety medications or behavioral health supplements to get through the Fourth and the surrounding days, we recommend putting in your refill request now. With the holiday only a few days away, we want to make sure pet owners are prepared in advance – especially since the Fourth of July falls on a weekend this year. Call us at 540-776-0700 or submit a request online through our app and pet portal. If the holiday makes your pet anxious or stressed, then you can also check out our blog post for some tips and tricks on making the holiday as safe and stress-free as possible for your pets. We will be closed over the weekend and recommend saving the Emergency Vet’s contact information in your phone in case you need it – their phone number is 540-563-8575.
Summer Scented Candles are Here!
It’s finally summertime and what better way to enjoy the sunshine and warm weather than by bringing the scents of summer indoors with our summer scented Pet Odor Eliminator candles.
We’re excited to burn some of our summertime favorites, like:
☀️ Bermuda Beach
☀️ Flamingo Bay
☀️ Pina Colada
Come pick out your favorite candle or give us a call at 540-776-0700 and we’ll set one aside for you to pick up!
Access Your Pet’s Records 24/7 With Our App and Pet Portal
Have you ever been a pinch where you needed your pet’s vaccine history after hours? Ever had to board or groom your dog last minute or over the weekend? If so, then check out our app and online pet portal. They give you 24/7 access to your pet’s vaccine history and you can also access and request prescription refills and appointments. It’s perfect for when you need last minute boarding, day care, or even training for your pet or if you need access to your pet’s records after hours.
Did you know you can support our small, locally owned business AND have your pet’s food shipped to your front door for FREE? With Purina Pro Plan Vet Direct you can get free delivery with no shipping minimums on every single order. Just click the link below to sign up and start ordering!
Pro Plan Vet Direct Discount Codes (One Use Per Client):
-Use code TAKE30 to take 30% off your first automatic shipment order
-FREESHIPPING on all Pro Plan Vet Direct orders – No minimum and no code needed!
You can find all Pro Plan Vet Direct Offers on their website at any time.
Purina Pro Plan Vet Direct Now Offering Direct Rewards!
On top of already offering FREE SHIPPING straight to your house and monthly coupon codes, Purina is also now offering Direct Rewards. With Direct Rewards, you’ll earn 10 points on every dollar spent. You can then use those points to save on future purchases! With all of these rewards and offers, there’s no reason not to take advantage of Purina Pro Plan Vet Direct! Click here to learn more about PPVD and their new Direct Rewards program. Click here to sign up for a PPVD account and start having your pet’s food shipped to you for free!
This April, earn 500 BONUS DIRECT REWARDS POINTS on your first autoshipment order.
This June and July, we’re raffling off a Dyson Ball Multifloor 2 Vacuum to one lucky client! If there’s one thing we know most of our clients have in common, it’s pet hair, so we hope the winning client will put the vacuum to good use. When you purchase a 6 month supply of Bravecto or a 6 month supply of Sentinel, you’ll recieve one raffle ticket. When you purchase a 12 month supply of Bravecto or a 12 month supply of Sentinel, you’ll receive three raffle tickets. That means, if you purchase a year supply of both Bravecto and Sentinel, you’ll be entered into the drawing six times! To qualify, all purchases must be made under the same pet and for the same size Bravecto or Sentinel. If you have any questions or need Bravecto or Sentinel for your pet, please contact us at 540-776-0700.
Due to popular demand, we’re continuing our Client Referral Program through the end of 2020! It means the world that you would recommend us to your friends and family, and this is our way of saying thank you! When you refer a friend to Big Lick Vet, and they mention your name when scheduling or checking-in for their first appointment, we will provide you both with a $20 credit on your account to use towards your next visit.
To learn more about our specials and promotions, check out the Specials page on our website.
Spending time with our pets during the long, sunny days of summer is one of the best parts of this time of the year! But being overeager in the heat can quickly become dangerous. Animals with flat faces – also known as brachycephalic breeds (ie: Pugs, French Bulldogs, Boston Terriers, English Bulldogs) – are more prone to heatstroke because they cannot pant as effectively as other dogs. Elderly, overweight, and sick pets are also at a higher risk for health concerns if in the heat too long. Luckily, there are precautions you can take to help ensure your pet can still have a fun – and safe – summer with you. Follow these 8 tips to beat the heat this summer and keep your pets safe!
The Fourth of July can be a fun time to celebrate with family and friends, but it’s not always the most fun for our pets. It can be a frightening time of year for our pets and can even be dangerous for animals. Fireworks and celebrations can startle animals and cause them to run away, the food at festivities can make our pets sick, and heat can be dangerous. Thankfully, there are precautions you can take beforehand and measures you can take during festivities to ensure your pet has a safe and healthy holiday. Check out some of the most important Fourth of July pet safety tips on our blog!
In recent years, dog parks have sky-rocketed in popularity. They can provide fun, exercise, and playtime for dogs with high energy needs or those without a yard at home to run and play in. But they don’t come without risks and ultimately, it’s up to every pet owner to determine if the dog park is the right place for their pet. If you do decide to visit the dog park with your dog, then follow these tips to ensure your dog is safe and protected at the dog park. In this blog, you can also learn more about the three dog parks in the Roanoke Valley and what they have to offer, so you can decide which park is the bet fit for you and your dog!
Anxiety in cats can be difficult for both cats and their owners. The development of anxiety in cats is often triggered by very specific events, objects, or changes in routine or environment. Sometimes, it can be difficult for cat owners to recognize, as some signs and symptoms of feline anxiety manifest as destructive behavior and can be misinterpreted as bad behavior. The signs and symptoms of cat anxiety can also mask other illnesses, so always visit your vet to ensure that there are no underlying conditions. Luckily, we now have another option for addressing anxiety in cats – breakthrough feline supplement, Feline Calming Care. Purina Calming Care is a breakthrough feline supplement. It contains a probiotic strain shown to help cats maintain calm behavior and helps cats cope with changes in routine and location, helps promote positive behaviors such as playing and seeking out social contact, and has shown an improvement in cats displaying anxious behaviors such as pacing. To learn more about Calming Care and if it might benefit your cat, continue reading on our blog.
To see the blogs posted above and more, check out our blog.
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Please feel free to call our office at 540-776-0700 with any questions, concerns, or needs you might have! We look forward to continuing to provide the highest level of veterinary medicine along with friendly, compassionate care to you and your pets. Thanks for choosing us to be your pet’s health care provider!