Senior Pet Month

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During the cold months in the Peace Country, senior pets need our help to thrive. The North Peace Veterinary Clinic is celebrating senior health. Senior screening labwork for dogs and cats older than 7 years of age (and horses over the age of 15) help detect disease early.

For our special "celebration of seniors" promo, we will be offering 10% off all screening bloodwork, urinalyses and fine needle aspirates, now until November 30th! Don't delay, book your pet in today by calling 250-785-4578 or requesting an appointment online!

Equine Dental Float Promo

Colder weather brings challenges to Peace Country horses. Preventative veterinary care before winter ensures that your horse's body condition, nutrition, comfort and performance aren't impaired by the cold temperatures to come. All horses, especially seniors, benefit from deworming, an oral exam and a dental float as the deep freeze of winter sets in.

We are offering 15% off all equine dental floats, effective now through November 30th. Call 250-785-4578 to get your horse set up for the winter ahead.

Anthrax livestock producer meeting

Thank you to everyone who attended our Anthrax livestock producer meeting on October 30th. For any who were unable to attend, Energetic City has posted a link to their livestream of the seminar here.

Anthrax bacteria are normally  present in the soil. While the recent diagnosis of anthrax in our area is the first documented in BC, effective strategies have been developed to deal with outbreaks in other areas. Anthrax in livestock in Saskatchewan and Alberta has occurred sporadically and good control measures are available including vaccine for at risk animals. Contact, risk assessment and education are ongoing for our affected livestock producers. Be reassured that natural anthrax is not a risk for the general public. The likelihood of disease in exposed individuals (those in direct contact) is low and if it occurs it is commonly a characteristic skin lesion that responds well to antibiotics.

For more information, check out Dr. Sydney Routley’s column in the Alaska Highway News here.

Quality of Life

What to do when your once young, bright, bouncy pet isn't bouncy anymore? As responsible pet caregivers we need to decide when our pets need help.  Changes are often slow and can easily be missed but are significant over time.  Quality of life assessments coupled with veterinary expertise are tools that can help you make difficult decisions regarding your pet’s comfort. To learn more about this tool, call us at 250-785-4578. 

To print out your own Quality of Life Assessments, right-click on the below image and select "Save Image As", then print from your saved location.

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