What A Year...But Still So Thankful
2020 has definitely been a year most people won’t forget. Covid-19 has caused havoc and chaos – disrupting everyday life functions like…eating, shopping, schooling and go figure football in the south. We’ve navigated through toilet paper shortages, mask wearing and daily temperature checks. While all of these “real life” issues provided challenge, they have also offered opportunity to grow stronger…with time as well to reflect and give thanks.
Doctors and Staff
It goes without saying, our doctors and staff have a passion and continue to be committed to pets. Through all the uncertainty, dedication to our furry friends has been unwavering. As we learned to operate with mandated face mask orders and curbside service routines, doctors and staff of Altadena Valley Animal Clinic kept spirits high and skills sharp. It helped a strong practice…grow stronger for those entrusted to us.
This year will undoubtedly go down as one of the biggest surges in pet ownership in decades. From rescue pets to adopted puppies and kittens, 2020 has been a wonderful year for pets young and old. “Stay-at-home” directives were challenging, but these new pets provided an invaluable level of comfort and companionship to families of all ages.
Moving Forward…2020 to 2021
To help you stay off the naughty list and stay on the nice list we have some helpful recommendations.
Your Pet’s Health IS A Priority
Whether you have a new pandemic pet or a furry friend from years past, their health should be a priority. Make sure they have regularly scheduled exams, vaccines, heartworm and flea prevention. As much as pets want your love and attention, they also need your care and compassion for their overall health and wellbeing. Give your pet a Christmas gift of good health by scheduling their visit today. You can also take advantage of our Heartgard® and NexGard® specials - good through December.
What’s In Your Pet’s Stocking?
Let’s be honest, you probably give your pet a gift and/or hang a stocking for them at Christmas. If you do, you’re not alone. And why not…they’re a member of the family, too. We have a few ideas for your furry friend’s stocking this year. (For more ideas shop our online store here
o Healthy treats
o Pet approved chew toys
o New bedding
o Jazzy J bow ties and collars
Look Good, Feel Good
New pets can benefit from an early exposure to grooming services. The experience of getting a bath, nails trimmed, and ears cleaned will help them learn socialization skills, handle different noises, and get familiar with a visit to the clinic. To schedule a grooming appointment call 205-967-7383.
Train Them For Success
A great way to make Santa’s nice list is a training class for your new pup. Classes range from Socialization for new puppies to Beginner, Impulse Control, Therapy Prep, and more. Training is a smart way to provide your furry friend life skills like sit, stay, and leave it, just to name a few. Check out our training page
for class descriptions and schedules.
From AVAC, we hope you and your pets have a Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year!
Julie Grimes, DVM