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Public Service Announcement Concerning Leptospirosis Outbreak in Phoenix Area

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, we have not heard of any confirmed cases in our area, and 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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Northwest Pet Clinic Supports Education

Northwest Pet Clinic was proud to be the Hamster Ball Races sponsor for Harelson Elementary’s annual Fun Fest.

The Fun Fest was designed to bring the community together in a fun and healthy way while raising funds to support the educational needs of the students and teachers at Harelson Elementary.

Our sponsorship helped to allow Harelson the opportunity to provide a quality education to all of its students.

Previous sponsorship funds went towards the purchase smart boards for the classrooms, hiring a reading room coordinator, and hiring a school counselor. In addition, monies were used to fund classroom supplies for every class room; including art, music, and physical education.

Northwest Pet Clinic is proud to be able to give back to the community. We thank our clients for their support in helping us make a difference in the future of our children.

For more information about Harelson Elementary, please visit their website by clicking on the banner below.


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Canine Walk for Cops

Canine Walk for CopsNorthwest Pet Clinic is very proud to be participating as the Best Paw Forward sponsor for the Tucson Police Foundation’s annual Canine Walk for Cops! Please come and join us for a day of fun in the sun! This is going to be an exciting event.

This one-mile dog walk and breakfast benefits the Tucson Police Foundation and TPD such as the K9 Unit. Cost is $20 per one walker and one doggie and includes breakfast for the walker and a goodie bag and bandana for the doggie. Each additional doggie is just $10. You can purchase additional breakfasts for just $5. This is a fun-filled morning, leading off with the one-mile walk at 8am. Then a breakfast, an exciting TPD K9 demonstration, Doggie contests/awards and a terrific raffle! Don’t wait – this event is limited to the first 200 registrants!

Saturday, April 4, 2015
Brandi Fenton Park
3482 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718

For more information and registration, please visit their website here: Tucson Police Foundation.

Bring your family, friends, and furry buddies. We hope to see you Saturday!


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