We will be doing Paw Print Ornaments up until Christmas again this year! If you would like to have your pet's paw print made into an ornament to be hung on your tree, please call and set up a quick 10 minute appointment with our technicians. They are $10 each and proceeds go to Helping Paws Animal Shelter.
WVC's Clinic Cat Couple Jackie and Jasper ("Jaspie" as we call them) had to get their picture with Santa as well!
Thank you so much to everyone who took part in this year's Santa Pictures! We all had so much fun and were excited to see the excellent turn out we had.
We have emailed everyone who purchased a digital copy of their picture to their email. We were sending out so many emails from our social media account it actually kicked us out so if you were at the end of the day during Santa Pictures check for an email from firstname.lastname@example.org! If you purchased a physical copy, the value pack, or a Paw Print Ornament all of those are ready at the Clinic!
Our Clinic's hours are Monday - Thursday 8am - 7pm, Friday 8am - 6pm and Saturday 8am - 2pm. You are more than welcome to come at any time to pick up.
We will be doing the Paw Print Ornaments up until Christmas! If you would like to have your pet's paw print made into an ornament to be hung on your tree, please call and set up a quick 10 minute appointment with our technicians. They are $10 each and proceeds go to Helping Paws Animal Shelter.
We will have a video soon of ALL the Santa pictures from this year. You'll be able to find that on our website and all of our social media outlets. We have also teamed up with Purina again. For every "Like" to our Facebook page Purina will give 1 pound of food to a local animal shelter this holiday season. So please go to our Facebook page and give us a "like". Plus, by liking our page, you will see all the other things we are doing in the community, tips, ways to win Clinic Cash, and much more!
Woodstock Veterinary Clinic
Come visit the Woodstock Square and enjoy the holiday season!
We brought our own spin on the Woodstock Opera House's theme of "Letters to Santa" and participated in the Christmas Tree Walk again this year. This year we did something extra special and fun ... we have created a scavenger hunt!
Come visit our tree at the Woodstock Opera House and try to find all the answers to the questions below and send the answers to our email (email@example.com). Only submit answers to our email! Please do not submit them on Facebook/Instagram or in the comments section here. For every correct answer you are entered into several chances to win Clinic Cash this holiday season. If you get all of them you get 5 extra entries!
1. How many WVC logos are on the Christmas Tree?
2. What letters to Santa have the "Heartgard Heart" sticker on them?
3. What service could Grizzly get at Woodstock Veterinary Clinic for Christmas from Santa?
4. What does Princess Meow Meow want for Christmas?
5. Who could use some Bravecto for Christmas?
6. How many mail boxes are on the tree?
Please submit your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org -- we will be accepting entries until December 26th. Have a very Happy Holidays!
Over the past couple weeks we have been gathering toys, coloring books, hygiene products and much more for our boxes to give to Operation Christmas Child. We even had a very awesome client bring in some things to donate with our boxes! We are excited to say on Saturday our team sent out 20 BOXES!
November is National Pet Diabetes Month
Diabetes is a condition in which the body cannot use glucose normally, and it occurs in pets as well as people. In dogs and cats, diabetes can be treated if it's detected early enough. Here is a simple how to video on how to give insulin to your diabetic animal.
For more information please call our Clinic at 815.338.0132
Pets older than seven years of age are considered seniors. Seniors are in the stage of life in which the aging process affects every organ and some organs can “wear out” faster than others. Certain observations are especially important to make as your pet grows older. The following is a list of key recommendations that we feel are important for older pets.
Keep vaccinations current. Your veterinarian will determine the proper vaccine schedule for your senior pet’s lifestyle. Most senior pets will receive most vaccines every one to three years. Some vaccines with shorter duration of immunity may be given more frequently.
Brush your pet frequently to prevent matting. This contributes to skin infections and may hide skin tumors.
Clip toe nails as needed to prevent overgrowth. Long toe nails may cause the dog to stand and walk abnormally resulting in pain or accelerate and exacerbate arthritic changes.
Keep plenty of fresh water available and monitor its consumption. Increases in water consumption or urination are often associated with conditions such as diabetes, kidney and liver disease.
Keep other pets from preventing your senior pet access to food and water.
Keep your senior pet indoors most of the time, especially in inclement weather.
Weigh on the same scale and record results at least every few months. Changes in weight can be an early indicator of disease.
How often should I take my senior dog to the veterinarian?
You should take your senior pet to the veterinarian at least once a year for an annual check-up. We do recommend that semi-annual wellness examinations are better.
We are now offering our Senior Wellness Packages through the end of the 2017 year. Your pet’s well-being and keeping them healthy is our top priority. That’s why we offer different packages to keep your pet’s wellness on track! Our wellness packages are designed to help pets stay healthy and happy into their golden years.
Our Senior Silver Package includes 2 semi-annual wellness examinations with our veterinarians, annual bloodwork, annual Heartworm/Tick Screening or FeLV/FIV testing, annual fecal testing, and a pedicure.
Our Senior Gold Package includes all of the above in the Silver Package and a full package of radiographs.
Over the weekend we chose all of our winners for October's giveaways! We have contacted those winners to let them know of their prizes. Thank you to everyone who participated over the past month - we had lots of fun with the trivia and the adorable costumes that were entered in the contest!
If you answered a trivia question correctly and have not come in to get a treat out of our pumpkin for your pet we ask that you do before the end of this month. :)