Although I have modified my services, I am still here to help you with the needs of your pet. I am currently offering phone and zoom appointments along with some ‘curbside’ treatments as indicated. Please contact me and we will make a plan for your pet’s situation. I will be publishing more health tips and updates on my Facebook page and Instagram.
We understand the growing concern surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) with the patients we serve. It can be easy to feel overwhelmed with information when facing uncertain times. While uncertainty can feel unsettling, it is also an opportunity to learn and adapt to changes.
Along with concerns for your family, jobs and the economy, we know you want to ensure that you are caring for you pets in the best way possible. I am here to help you assure the best health for your pets in the next few months. I do not believe that there is value in panicking, but instead staying informed and making some reasonable preparations will be helpful for you and your pet.
I have currently closed my home-practice but will continue to provide phone and zoom appointments to assist you with pet needs. There are many options, including home remedies that can help keep your pets healthy. For my current clients, I am happy to schedule a phone call to review your home-treatment program and offer suggestions.
Here are some simple ideas to help keep your pets healthy:
- There seems to be a question going around whether pets can get COVID-19. The answer is NO for dogs and cats. There are versions of the coronavirus that can infect dogs and cats, but these are not the same as the COVID-19 that is currently infecting humans.
- It is a good idea to be prepared for shortages or delays in getting supplies. I recommend buying an extra 6-8 weeks of food, treats, supplements, medications, and anything else that you give your pet on a regular basis. This will help assure that there are no gaps in treatment protocols. For nutritional supplements and herbs, you can decrease dosages and/or go to every other day dosing to help them last longer if necessary.
- Exercise is very important for the health of your pet. Getting out in non-populated areas will provide for social distancing as well as give you a great stress-buster. Your pet will be grateful for some time outdoors to take in the new smells of spring
- What to do if you pet is sick but you can’t get to the vet? I am offering a brief (15-min) phone or zoom consultation for $35 to help you determine if your pet needs urgent care. I can also help you with suggestions for home remedies and determine which symptoms are indications for concern.