News, Tips & Information

Double Defense Against Heartworm Disease

With mosquito season upon us, remember to protect your dog from deadly heartworm disease. We recommend a monthly heartworm & intestinal parasite dewormer. We ALSO recommend that you protect your dog with a monthly dose of Vectra 3D, which combats fleas, ticks & the mosquitoes that transmit heartworm. Using both methods of protection boosts success at preventing heartworm transmission to 99%!

Click HERE for more information, including studies showing efficacy of Double Defense strategy for dogs.

Photo courtesy of: http://www.fightheartwormnow.com

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New Position Available - Come Join Our Team!! -- POSITION FILLED

Willow Animal Hospital is seeking a Veterinary Receptionist for a full-time position. We are looking for an applicant who encompasses a great attitude, outgoing personality, a high level of computer proficiency & exceptional telephone communication ability. Most importantly, the applicant must be a team player who enjoys working as part of a team in a high energy, fast-paced environment. Our goal is to always provide the finest veterinary care to our patients and to always be kind and considerate to their owners. Qualified candidates must be committed to providing the highest quality in patient care, demonstrating exceptional client communication skills, as well as embracing & contributing to a positive team-work environment.

Please send your resume (including at least 3 references), Attn: Rachael Larson, Office Manager (see our CONTACT page).

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Fresh breath for Valentine's Day!

February is National Pet Dental Health Month!! To help the special pet in your life have their brightest, whitest smile, stop by our clinic and pick up a bag of dental care treats for Valentine’s Day. We just received our first shipment of the new Hill’s Prescription Diet Canine Dental Care Chews and have a limited supply of free samples! We also carry dental treats for cats, which have proven very popular with the kitties.
For more ways to help keep your pets’ breath fresh and their mouths health, click HERE

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We're Hiring!! Veterinary Receptionist Position -- POSITION FILLED

** Thank you for your interest – This position has been filled **
Willow Animal Hospital is seeking a Veterinary Receptionist for a full-time position. We are looking for an applicant who encompasses a great attitude, outgoing personality, a high level of computer proficiency & exceptional telephone communication ability. Most importantly, the applicant must be a team player who enjoys working as part of a team in a high energy, fast-paced environment. Our goal is to always provide the finest veterinary care to our patients and to always be kind and considerate to their owners. Qualified candidates must be committed to providing the highest quality in patient care, demonstrating exceptional client communication skills, as well as embracing & contributing to a positive team-work environment.

Please send your resume (including at least 3 references), Attn: Rachael Larson, Office Manager (see our CONTACT page).

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2017 Vaccination Clinics

Our vaccination clinics offer a closer-to-home option for keeping up on your dog or cat’s routine vaccinations. We visit Oulu, Port Wing, Cornucopia, Maple, Brule, Mason and Mellen annually (just in time for dog licensing). Stop by for annual heartworm and tick-borne diseases testing/prevention, internal parasite treatment/prevention, and discounted vaccinations for your faithful pets!

Click HERE for more information about dates, times and locations, or call our clinic.
(photo courtesy of: http://allcarepetpacifica.com/service/vaccinations/)

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May Your Days Be Merry & Bright...

As we move into the Christmas season, we are again reminded of God’s great gift of salvation. It is our sincere hope that as you celebrate the holidays with your family, friends & pets, you may know & understand how very much you are loved, & may experience God’s peace & rich blessings. Have a bright, merry & meaningful Christmas!!
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Happy Thanksgiving!!

Can my dog have turkey scraps? My cat likes cranberry sauce; is that okay? If you’re wondering what’s safe for your pets, you are not alone. To get you started, remember to Be Careful of the Bones!! From all of us here at Willow, have a safe & happy Thanksgiving!
(photo courtesy of: http://www.vvcofhamburg.com/thanksgiving-pet-safety-tips/)

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From ABC to E = mc2?

As your kids prepare to go back to school, don’t forget about your playful pooch! Could your dog benefit from going to ‘school?’ Obedient pets are not only safer & more enjoyable to be around, but training will also help strengthen the bond between you & your canine companion. Whether you have a new puppy, or a more mature dog that’s a bit of a ‘wild child,’ consider enrolling in canine obedience classes this fall!
(photo courtesy of: www.petswelcome.com)

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Have Cat, Will Travel..?

Does the thought of bringing your cat to the vet give you nightmares? Do you avoid routine veterinary care for your cherished companion because you know you probably won’t see him again for several days (about the same amount of time it will take for the scratches on your arms & face to start healing)? If so, here are a few simple tips that can make regular visits more enjoyable for both you & Kitty:

1. Leave your open carrier in a cat-friendly spot at home, with a familiar blanket, toy, treats, etc. inside, to encourage your cat to go in & become more comfortable with the carrier.
2. Practice car trips with your cat that DON’T end at the vet. Make the trip fun, with treats, toys & lots of petting/praising.
3. Wipe or spray the inside of your carrier with Feliway®, a synthetic pheromone that has been shown to have a calming effect in cats (available at our clinic or online store).
4. Perform mock ‘exams’ on your cat, similar to what the vet will do. This makes your cat more comfortable with being handled.
5. Leave your cat inside its carrier while in the waiting room. The waiting room can be loud & scary, & most cats prefer to ‘hide’ somewhere.
6. Start young! If you have a new kitten, practice these tips from an early age to help avoid issues later on.

Don’t let a ‘scaredy cat’ keep you from maintaining a healthy cat!

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