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Happy Halloween 2014!



Halloween is almost here! 

Make sure to prepare if you have pets. Halloween should be a fun time! Unfortunately there are many of us that are too busy to understand there are some precautions we must take as pet owners. 

Please be familiar with the following Safety Tips.
  • Don't leave your pet out in the yard on Halloween: There are plenty of stories of vicious pranksters who have teased, injured, stolen, even killed pets on this night.
  • Trick-or-treat candies are not for pets: Chocolate is poisonous to a lot of animals, we've all heard that. But this week we are talking a TON of chocolate, not just a small bite! Tin foil and cellophane candy wrappers can be hazardous if swallowed.
  • Be careful of pets around a lit pumpkin: Pets may knock it over and cause a fire. Curious kittens especially run the risk of getting burned. Children are also susceptible do hazards with their costumes so please keep them away from lit candles too!
  • Don't dress the dog in costume unless you know he loves it. Otherwise, it puts a lot of stress on the animal.
  • If you do dress up your dog, make sure the costume isn't constricting, annoying or unsafe (again, choking and fire hazards.) Be careful not to obstruct their vision
  • Even the sweetest dogs can get snappy when they can't see what's going on around them.
  • All but the most social dogs should be kept in a separate room during trick-or-treat visiting hours; too many strangers in strange garb can be scary for a dog.
  • Be careful your cat or dog doesn't dart out through the open door.
  • KEEP ALL BLACK CATS INDOORS! With the history of superstitions, black cats are a target for many of this holiday’s evil pranks. Our best advice would be to keep ALL cats inside!
Microchip your pet!

Lost pet’s can come home!

A microchip is a tiny chip about the size of a grain of rice which has an identification number programmed into it. The chip is encased in a smooth, strong bio-compatible glass, and is small enough to fit into a hypodermic needle. Once an animal is injected with the chip he can be identified throughout his life by this one-of-a-kind number. His identification cannot be lost, altered or intentionally removed.

How does the microchip work? 
The microchip is generally injected deeply under the skin. It sits safely there, totally inert. A special scanner is used to send a radio signal through the skin of the animal to read the chip. The animal feels nothing as the scanner is passed over him. The microchip sends it’s number back to the scanner. It appears in the viewing window as, for example, AVID 220*609*321.

We wish you a fun-filled night but a safe one too! Happy Halloween from all of your Az Pet Professionals!







PAWS TO YOU PAWS PRODUCTS!

Today's world has many pet owners fearful of what products and foods they can feed their fur family. So many stories heard in the News about pet's falling ill... even dying, after eating certain brands of foods or using certain products on their pets. PAWS Products offers you alternatives for this reason. We are very excited that Mindy and her pet business are official members of Az Pet Professionals! Mindy has been a trusted pet expert since 2012! Take a peek here at all she can offer you and your pets and if you should have any questions at all about Mindy's Products, please don't hesitate to give her a call!




At P.A.W.S. Products, we know that pets are family, and they deserve natural, healthy treats, supplements and grooming products - free from chemicals and preservatives. We believe there is a definite link between good products and good health – after all, what goes inside the body shows on the outside.  

Our human-grade pet products are made from all-natural, whole-food, holistic ingredients. If we wouldn’t eat or use it ourselves, you have our promise it will never be included in our treats, supplements or grooming products. And all of our grooming supplies are not only pet friendly, but also earth friendly and cruelty-free.  They are made with 100% Natural ingredients, and are safe to use on humans as well!


At P.A.W.S., we Provide Animals With Superior Products!


We love what we do, and we hope your animal companions will love it too! The result of this labor of love is the product line-up we are proud to offer today:

Products we offer:

Healthy, Tasty TREATS


*Apple Cobbler*     * Elvis*      *Maple Bacon*     *Pumpkin Pie*     *Say Cheese*


Nutritional SUPPLEMENTS
 
 
 
 *EFA Oil*       
*Healthy Powder*



      





                                

Holistic GROOMING Supplies


*Herbal Shampoo*       *Soothing Ear Wash*       *Hot Spot Spray*         
*Coat Spray/Insect Repellant*       *Healing Salve*

Our pets are part of our lives and the focus of everything we do.  Here is my promise to you:

"We won't ever make anything we wouldn't consider good enough for our own pets (and even ourselves!) to eat or use. Our fresh pet products will always be made from only the highest quality, human consumable, whole-food, natural ingredients. 

We will always choose the best raw ingredients and never leave procurement to anyone else. We will put our hearts and souls into building a strong company and brand, based on the foundations of product integrity, transparency and honesty. 

We’ll respect our community and our planet by choosing local, organic ingredients whenever we can. We will be dedicated to building long-term and mutually beneficial relationships with local ranchers and farmers, and will focus on sustainability.  We will be honored to support our local rescue groups and give back to the community that has given so much to us.

Please let us know if you have any questions or leave us a comment - we want to know how we can help!"
~Mindy, Owner of P.A.W.S. Products

To learn more and to purchase our products please visit our  
our website 

or email Mindy at PackLeader@PawsPure.com

We’re social animals!! Speak to us!
 

We LOVE our furry friends! 
Here are a few:



*Heidi the jumping German Shepard is one of our favorite customers! 

She suffered so badly from allergies, she had to take regular shots of multiple medications. Since she’s been taking our EFA Oil, she no longer needs to take those shots! 
We are so happy to have helped Heidi! 
Ask how we can help your fur-buddy too!*












Welcome Second Home Pet Resort!

Please help me welcome "Second Home Pet Resort" of Phoenix!
We are very excited that Second Home Pet Resort is now an official member of Az Pet Professionals! I first had contact last year with Second Home Pet Resort and was so impressed with their facility that I couldn't wait to get back to Chandler and tell everyone about it! I met with one of the owners, Roger, and his manager and director, several months ago for the second time. I just can't say enough good things about this amazing Pet Resort and am so excited to share them with you! Welcome Second Home Pet Resort!





Looking for a beautiful, upscale pet resort? Well look out! We have an amazing Pet Resort to show you! I have known and worked with the owners, manager and director of Second Home Pet Resort for over two years. They are warm, compassionate, professional and dedicated pet lovers! They wanted what would be best for your pet, so they BUILT you a place to bring them to!


Business Website: www.secondhomepetresort.com 

Second Home Pet Resort

747 E. Thunderbird Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85022
Phone: (602) 997-6600
Fax: (602) 993-5566
Directions:
Southeast corner of 7th Street and Thunderbird Road
Located behind Walgreen’s








Second Home Pet Resort
747 E. Thunderbird Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85022
Phone: (602) 997-6600
Fax: (602) 993-5566
Email: info@secondhomepetresort.com
Directions:
Southeast corner of 7th Street and Thunderbird Road
Located behind Walgreen’s

It's National Veterinary Technician Week!

Az Pet Professionals has many pet experts. They also has a founder who just happens to be a Certified Veterinary Technician! So please help me to celebrate National Veterinary Technician Week in honor of our own, very special Veterinary Technician! Thank you!


It is once again, National Veterinary Technician Week!

2014’s theme is “What does a Veterinary Technician Do?”

We would like to celebrate all the Veterinary Technicians in the World this week and share some of the amazing and often unknown things that they do!

Veterinary Technicians are an integral part of the Veterinary Field. If you know one yourself, you’ve probably gotten used to hearing “Vet Tech.” That simple term can sometimes get blank stares when we tell people what we are. After all, isn’t a “Tech” someone who does stuff like change oil, put new tires on your car, works in a lab with a long white coat and protective glasses? Many people have no idea what “Vet Tech” really means. It is a shortened language used because we’ve gotten used to saying it. But in real, the title is much more than that.
Some states have “Licensed Veterinary Technicians,” others are recognized with “Registered Veterinary Technician,” and our state, Arizona, we are recognized as “Certified Veterinary Technicians.” They all mean the same thing.

Certified Veterinary Technicians, or any of the above credentialed titles, mean that a person has graduated from an Accredited School of Veterinary Technicians, taken and passed a State and a National Test. They are required to uphold their Certifications by attending 10 hours of continued education every two years and pay a license fee. This assures all that credentialed veterinary technicians are staying current in all of the changes in the veterinary field and are committed to continued learning.

This is an older video from 2012, but the message remains clear......



So….. What does a Veterinary Technician Do?” This article explains this in depth. http://www.vettechguide.org/what-does-a-vet-tech-do/


Here are just some of the things you may not realize that we do:
·        Phlebotomy
·       X-Rays Technicians
·       Dental Hygenists
·       In house laboratory procedures, including handling of all the samples, requisition forms, and protocols for many different tests to be performed. Making sure the results get to the doctors.
·        Surgery Assisting, not just assisting, but everything that goes along with that term is:
o   Checking in the patient and reviewing the procedure with the client and explaining all the intake paperwork.
o   Placing an IV catheter so the patient receives important intravenous fluids during surgery as well as receiving pain injections.
o   Administering IV fluids
o   Assisting during surgery, that means not only knowing how to read an EKG, but also Oxygen Saturation, Blood Pressure, Temperature and much more.
o   The most important, assessing the patient’s parameters and never relying on a machine.
o   Knowing what to do in case something goes wrong in the surgery room.
o   Post operative care for the patient.
o   Completion and accuracy of all charges to the client.
o   Thorough explanation of home care to the client.
o   Follow up to check the status of the patient the following day
o   Clean up, clean, sterilize instruments, and re-set the surgery room for the next day.
And that’s just surgery!



Exam room technicians have the education to educate clients in a degree of pet care from the importance of vaccinations, heart worm prevention, lab testing, home care, behavior, and so much more.
Technicians are also responsible…… and this is a biggy, in caring for the client! Yes, taking care of the client too! Being a technician does not mean hanging out in the back of the hospital “playing” with pets. It’s so much more. It’s about the pet owners too. It's hard work, sometimes back breaking, long hours, fast paced, high stress situations, and much knowledge needed in many different areas of Veterinary Medicine. So the next time you see your Vet Tech prior to the Doctor at your pet's appointment, please remember that they do much, much more than just taking your pet's temp before the doctor comes in!

To read more about other things Kim does please visit her website at www.vetekchiconwheels.com. Kim teaches Pet CPR and First Aid as well as Public Speaking, teaching others pet care and safety. 

If you’d like to do some more reading, here are some shared sites worth browsing through.
So if you know a Veterinary Technician, maybe today you could send them a little message and let them know how much you appreciate what they do for all the pets. I know I’m going to!

Thank you!


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PET EXPERT TIP OF THE DAY

8 THINGS YOU CAN DO TO KEEP YOUR DOG SAFE IN THE SUMMER
  1. Never, ever leave your dog in the car;
  2. Make sure your dog has unlimited access to fresh water;
  3. Make sure your dog has access to shade when outside;
  4. Take walks during the cooler hours of the day;
  5. When walking, try to stay off of hot surfaces (like asphalt) because it can burn your dog's paws;
  6. If you think it's hot outside, it's even hotter for your pet – make sure your pet has a means of cooling off;
  7. Keep your dog free of external parasites (fleas, ticks) and heartworms – consult your veterinarian about the best product for your pet;
  8. Consider clipping or shaving dogs with long coats, and apply sunscreen to your dog's skin if she or he has a thin coat.

PET EXPERT TIP OF THE DAY!

Household pet tip for dogs from Blue Ribbon K9 Academy:

Train your dog to use a pet door by putting a dab of butter on the bottom edge of the flap. Have another person hold the dog on the side with the butter and you stand on the other side with treats. Your dog will lick the bottom of the flap, pushing it open while you encourage it through and offering treats. Happy Training!

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