May is Lyme Disease Prevention Month
Did you know that one out of every 14 dogs in St. Joseph County is Lyme-positive?
Lyme disease is transmitted by the bite of an infected black-legged (deer) tick. Symptoms include fever, lameness, swelling of the joints and/or lymph nodes, lethargy and loss of appetite.
Ticks can also spread Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Anaplasmosis, Ehrlichiosis and other infectious diseases to pets and people. Be sure to inspect your pets regularly for ticks, large and small, especially after being outside in a wooded or grassy area.
Prevention is the best approach in protecting your pet this season. Here's what we recommend and carry:
- Lyme Vaccine: Only $25! If this is the first time your pet is getting protected against Lyme, a booster will be required in three weeks.
- Nexgard Chewables: During May 2017, buy 3, get 1 FREE
- Frontline Gold Topical: During May 2017, buy 3, get 1 FREE or buy 6, get 2 FREE!
April is National Heartworm Awareness Month
Did you know? Mosquitoes can spread Heartworm, a harmful disease that affects both dogs and cats. As its name implies, Heartworm lives in the blood of a pet's heart and blood vessels. We recommend annual screenings for pets, even if they are already on preventative products.
Throughout the month of April 2017, purchase an "April Showers Umbrella" at South Bend Animal Clinic for $1 to write your pet's name on it. All of the proceeds will go towards much needed treatment for a Heartworm-positive pet in a local shelter.
Refer a Friend to South Bend Animal Clinic & Get $25 Off
Do you want to save $25 on your pet's next visit to us? Now, it's simple! Just tell a friend or family member about our hospital and ask them to mention your name when they book a new client appointment. We will instantly credit both of your accounts with $25 when you bring in this Fetch- A-Friend Card.
As always, we appreciate the confidence you’ve shown in us by telling your friends about our hospital and love having you as part of the family. Thank you!
South Bend Animal Clinic Has Been AAHA-Accredited for Nearly 60 Years
South Bend Animal Clinic has been an AAHA-Accredited hospital since 1956 and on September 23, 2015 we passed our most recent review and inspection!
Accreditation by AAHA means that we have been evaluated on approximately 900 standards of veterinary excellence. To maintain accreditation, we are reviewed by veterinary experts every three years.
AAHA-Accreditation is voluntary, and we are proud to be in the 12-15% of animal hospitals in the US and Canada that have gone through the rigorous process.
At South Bend Animal Clinic, we hold ourselves to a higher standard. Keeping pets healthy and their people happy is our priority.