What You Need to Know About Parvo
Canine parvovirus infection is a highly contagious virus that attacks the lining of the digestive tract of dogs. The virus can cause disease in any age dog, but young dogs that have not been vaccinated are most commonly at risk. Doberman Pinchers and Rottweilers are the two breeds that seem to be most affected.
Parvovirus is shed into the stool from infected dogs. The virus is very stable in the environment and resistant to the effects of heat, detergents, alcohol, and most disinfectants. Because of the stability of the virus, it may be transmitted by hair, clothes, shoes, and toys contaminated with infected feces. Parvo can be contracted via indirect contact.
A Notice for Our Grooming Clients
Unfortunately, we are temporarily unable to offer grooming services. Our groomer, Andrea, is on leave until August and, at this time, we don't have another groomer to see her clients in her absence.
We understand that many of our patients need regular grooming and we want to make sure you find a temporary groomer for your pet until Andrea returns. Should you decide to take your pet to a non-veterinary hospital, you can use this medical history release form to give us authorization to fax your pet's vaccine history to the store or grooming parlor.
Help Keep Your Pets Safe from Internal Parasites
This month, South Bend Animal Clinic would like to express the importance of fecal testing for your pets.
Routine fecal tests allow us to check your pet and help prevent the spread of intestinal parasites.
For the entire month of June (6/1 - 6/29) we are offering a $12 discount to clients on their pet's fecal test - making them $22.
Introducing Zoetis Petcare Rewards Program
Zoetis Petcare Rewards is a new loyalty program that replaces their existing rebate programs. It allows members to earn rewards on eligible purchases of Simparica, Proheart 6, Revolution, Rimadyl, and Convenia.
These rewards can be redeemed for a reloadable Zoetis Petcare Rewards Visa® Prepaid Card that can only be used at your veterinary practice to pay for any product or service.
Please note that due to this change in program, we will no longer be able to offer free doses of Revolution in clinic.
For more information, or to sign up, visit the Zoetis Petcare Rewards website or call their customer service line at (855) 749-7274.
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 62 Years
South Bend Animal Clinic has been an AAHA-Accredited hospital since 1956 and on September 18, 2018 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 this rigorous process.
At South Bend Animal Clinic, we hold ourselves to a higher standard. Keeping pets healthy and their people happy is our priority.