Through September 30, 2018
ALVIN ANIMAL CLINIC
2202 N Gordon St
Alvin, Texas, 77511Get Directions
Greetings, Alvin Animal Clinic friends and family!
Hopefully your start to the fall season is going well. We know many of you have students who have started back to school, and we wish them all the luck to the start of a great school year.
September is Senior Wellness month as celebrated in the veterinary community. We consider any cat or dog over the age of seven to be a senior pet. When your pet reaches the age of seven, they should have some tests run to decide a baseline (or normal state) for their age so that if any illnesses or changes occur later we know what to compare to and hopefully be able to treat them faster. Many things can happen as your pet ages, and we want to make sure you are prepared and that you know what is normal aging and what is not. Age alone is not a disease, and we want to see your little ones live out their golden years happily. The most common health concerns in our senior pets include: arthritis, heart disease, kidney disease, hypothyroidism (dogs), hyperthyroidism (cats), diabetes, and dental disease.
We have a preventative package set up for senior pets that is $222.81 and includes a general profile (to check basic organ functions), a complete blood count, a thyroid and cholesterol panel. By purchasing these tests as a package you save $19.84. We recommend this testing on an Annual basis for all of our Senior Pets year round, but in the month of September we offer a special promotion for this package.
During the month of September, we are giving an additional $15.00 off of our canine and feline senior bloodwork packages. So make sure to call us today to schedule an appointment. 281-585-5183.
There are several things you can look for in your pet that may indicate they should come in for an examination and if you see any of these concerns with your pet, please give us a call so we can schedule your pet an appointment.
1) Slowing down – can be due to arthritis, back pain, heart disease or decreased energy
2) Coughing or rapid breathing- can be due to heart disease or lung disease. Or pain.
3) Increase in water consumption or urination, especially large puddles of urine can indicate kidney disease, diabetes, cushing’s disease, or heart disease.
4) Hyperactivity or increased aggression with weight loss in cats can indicate thyroid disease.
5) Weight loss – can indicate heart disease, liver disease, kidney disease, thyroid disease, or cancer.
6) Bad breath- can indicate dental disease, kidney disease or diabetes.
With most of these diseases, there are special foods or medications that can slow the progression of the disease and give your pet a longer, happier life.
We appreciate all of our clients and enjoy seeing each of you return to us. Please feel free to pass along any compliments or concerns you may have so that we may always learn how to better serve you and your pets.
You can also go to your favorite review website and leave a review for us. This will help anyone who is looking for a new veterinarian find one that best fits their family and needs.
We love it when you refer us to others as well, and if you are not currently participating in our referral program please ask how to be involved. It rewards you and your friends.
This time of year is a great time to schedule routine appointments too. With school starting up, some clients have obligations to the educational system during the school day. If you do not have such obligations, consider making your appointment earlier in the day.
Alvin Animal Clinic now has our very own Mobile App for android and Apple users. This app can used to request medication and food refills, Record Requests, Appointment Reminders and Wellness Reminders. We also have a rewards program for the app that customers can use on their visits to the office. Next time you come to the office ask one of our staff about the app.
Thank you and we hope to see you soon!
Your Friends at
Alvin Animal Clinic