Big Lick Vet Spring Newsletter April 2021


Welcome to the Spring 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!


Due to Covid-related circumstances, we are unfortunately seeing backorders and delays for many Royal Canin and Hill’s diets. We know how frustrating it is to not be able to get your pet’s necessary food and we apologize for any inconvenience these delays and backorders have caused. As a solution to this issue, we are currently encouraging clients to switch their pets over to Purina’s equivalent prescription diet. For any Hill’s or Royal Canin Prescription food that you may now be feeding you pet, there is a specific Purina Veterinary Diet that works just as well. Please ask your doctor or a member of our trained staff for the Purina diet that is comparable.
Spring Scented Candles are Here!
It’s Spring and what better way to celebrate and get in the mood than by burning some spring scented candles! They’re finally here and we’re excited to light some of our spring favorites, like:
�� Magical Marigold
�� Picking Daisies
�� Flower Power
�� Gardenia Delight
�� Frangipani
Give us a call at 540-776-0700 and we’ll set aside your favorite scent for you to pick up!

SureFeed Microchip Automatic Pet Feeder Raffle

This March, we focused our attention on our feline patients and highlighted the importance of regular veterinary care for cats. With regular wellness visits, we address concerns long before they become serious. Wellness care is a whole pet approach to vet care and encompasses a myriad of physical, emotional, and behavioral health services. As part of our focus on our feline friends, we raffled off a SureFeed Automatic Microchip Pet Feeder. All clients who brought their cat in for an annual wellness visit during the month of March were entered into the raffle and had a chance to win! Heather Sullivan and her kitty Malcom were the winners and took home the pet feeder valued at $180. Congrats!

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? If so, then check out our app and/or 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.
Download on iOS or Android OR sign up / sign in on a desktop computer.
FREE DELIVERY of Your Pet’s Food!
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!
Purina Pro Plan Vet Direct
Support us AND enjoy FREE SHIPPING right to your front door through Pro Plan Vet Direct.
Our Clinic ID is TMFHI.
Pro Plan Vet Direct Discount Codes (One Use Per Client):
-Use code TAKE30 to take 30% off your first automatic shipment order
-FREE SHIPPING 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.
Our Business Hours:
Monday: 7:30am – 5:30pm
Tuesday: 7:30am – 6:00pm
Wednesday: 7:30am – 5:30 pm
Thursday: 7:30am – 5:30 pm
Friday: 7:30am – 5:30 pm


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.
In light of everything going on and the changes we’ve had to make to our day to day operations, we’ve made the decision to postpone our upcoming promotions so that as many of our clients as possible can take advantage of them. We look forward to sharing them with you when things get back to normal! Hint: we’ll be raffling off a Yeti cooler soon!
  To learn more about our specials and promotions, check out the Specials page on our website.

From Our Blog:

Atopic dermatitis is a common allergic skin condition in dogs that causes chronic itching. Dogs with atopic dermatitis overall have a reduced quality of life. While dogs can’t tell us how they’re feeling, people with the same condition have reported significant psychological burdens from itching that greatly increases stress levels. We can only imagine that dogs experience similar effects from chronic itching. And it’s not just the dogs who suffer – their owners do too. Pet owner quality of life was directly correlated with a reduction in a dog’s atpoic itch and one study found that pet owner quality of life more than doubled after one week with Cytopoint. Cytopoint works by: 1) Blocking signals that trigger allergic itch, 2) Relieving signs of itch such as scratching and licking, and 3) Allowing red, irritated skin to heal. Check out our blog post to learn more about Cytopoint and if it could help your dog!
Regular wellness care is an essential component of a healthy lifestyle for all pets. Unfortunately, cats are less likely to receive routine wellness care than dogs. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), only 47% of cat owners brought their pets in for wellness care over the course of a year versus 79% of dog owners and 10% of cat owners never even take their cat to the vet at all. This is an unsettling statistic when you consider how many cats may be suffering from illnesses that could be prevented. In this blog post, we highlight the reasons why routine veterinary care for cats is so important, as well as outline our recommendations for annual feline veterinary care. If your cat needs an appointment, call us at 540-776-0700 or request an appointment online.
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 even during this unusual time. Thanks for choosing us to be your pet’s health care provider!
Your Friends at Big Lick Veterinary Services