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Fresh Year, Fresh Focus on Pet Care

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Northwest Pet Gazette

Northwest Pet Clinic wants to thank you for your trusting us with your pet care needs.  We are so grateful to be able to serve such a pet loving community. After hearing your feedback, we started the last year working on changes to serve you better. We focused on Service Excellence and implemented both training and accountability programs to ensure you received the level of service you have come to expect from us.

At the start of 2018, we continue to build on that foundation. We are thrilled to introduce two new programs that will allow us to better serve you.

Veterinary Care FoundationPet Care Non-Profit

We have partnered with Veterinary Care Foundation! VCF is a non-profit whose goal is to help veterinary clinics better serve their communities pets. They allow us to use donations towards urgent pet care cases when family finances are limited.

We care about our community’s pets! It breaks our hearts when families are torn apart either by euthanasia or when a pet is signed over because a family cannot financially afford their pet’s life-saving treatment. This partnership allows us to provide care and help keep families together.

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Leptospirosis Outbreak in Phoenix Area

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To Our Valued Clients and Members of our Community:

Northwest Pet Clinic understands the concerns Pet Parents are experiencing with the recent news surrounding the Leptospirosis Outbreak that is currently affecting the Phoenix area. As you may have heard, Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection that is shed in and contracted from the urine of an infected animal and/or person.  It can also be contracted from bite wounds and ingestion of infected tissue. Though a rare occurrence, it can be transferred to humans from animals and vice versa. Common symptoms include fever, vomiting, diarrhea, lack of appetite, lethargy, weakness, depression, increased thirst and urination, and abdominal pain. Other symptoms may occur. If your pet experiences any of these symptoms, please call and schedule an appointment right away. This bacterial infection can cause mild symptoms with some patients not showing any signs to severe symptoms, sometimes causing kidney and/or liver damage.

Currently, no confirmed cases are in our area; this infection is not commonly seen here. We understand that because of our proximity to the Phoenix area this is still a concern to our community.  We do offer a vaccination that helps protect pets from Leptospirosis. Pet’s that work and/or play outdoors (ranching, hiking, live on large open land near wildlife) tend to experience the most exposure and are at greater risk for infection. We recommend this vaccine for anyone concerned that their pet may be exposed to Leptospirosis or will be traveling to an area known to have the infection. Other preventive measures that can be taken are the avoidance of contact with bodies of water that may be contaminated with animal urine, avoidance of contact with wild animals, and avoidance of exposure to any damp soil, water, grass or outside surface that may be urine contaminated.  If you have any questions, please feel free to ask a member of our team for more information.

 

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