For years, we have wanted to set up a not-for-profit foundation for animal care but have just not been able to get around to it. We finally have a solution: The Veterinary Care Foundation! Now our owners and friends can donate tax-deductible gifts to the foundation. Designate Tipp City Veterinary Hospital and the money is available to help worthy pets. We want to give the very best care available but unfortunately, that isn’t always available. These funds will help our Good Samaritan cases, assist pet owners in financial crisis, and help with service animals (police, fire and seeing eye dogs). To learn more about the Veterinary Care Foundation, how it is helping pets around the country and to donate to the foundation in your pet’s name, please visit their website. -Dr. Jim
“The Veterinary Care Foundation (VCF) is a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation that helps veterinary practices fund their discounted and no – charge cases.
Upon joining VCF, a fund is established in the practice’s name under the VCF charitable umbrella.This enables clients and the general public to make tax-deductible gifts through the Foundation which will support the practice’s charitable endeavors.
100% of all funds donated to a practice’s charitable fund go directly to that practice – all Foundation operating expenses are met by membership dues paid by veterinarians.”
Tipp City Veterinary Hospital is happy to announce a new product that we think will help you save time, money and a bit of hassle when it comes to giving your dog flea & tick medication.
Bravecto is a chewable tablet for the treatment and prevention of fleas and ticks. The great thing about Bravecto is that it only needs to be given EVERY THREE MONTHS! That means that four chewable tablets will last you a full year. Bravecto is the first FDA and veterinary-approved chewable tablet for the prevention of not only fleas, but the three most common types of ticks: the black-legged tick, American dog-tick and brown dog-tick. It is even safe for pregnant and lactating females.
The Doctors at TCVH are very excited to bring this product on board. Having to only give a single chewable tablet for three months of flea and tick prevention helps pets stay safe and protected. We all know that life can be hectic and sometimes get the better of us. It’s hard to remember to give medication every month and this product makes things a bit easier. When you pair Bravecto with our other great product, ProHeart, you only have to think about these medications four times a year. If you missed our post on ProHeart, a six-month injectable heartworm preventative, check it out HERE.
We have a really great rebate going on currently. When you buy your first two tablets of Bravecto (remember-that is six months of prevention) you will receive a $50 rebate in the mail. You are essentially getting paid for your first dose of the medication.
We think you are going to love this medication and the ease of giving it to your pet. If you have any questions about this new product, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 937-667-8489. You can also check out Bravecto’s Website for more information.
Now that Old Man Winter is upon us, many of us are unpacking our sweaters and knocking the dust off of our boots for the first time this year. As we prepare ourselves for the cold, snow, and ice that we will likely be facing sooner than we would like, it’s important for pet owners to start thinking about how we will keep our furry friends safe and comfortable this winter.
1. Know how much cold your pet can handle. Some dog breeds are better suited for outdoor winter weather than others. Many dogs, like Saint Bernards or German Shepherds, have heavy fur coats or layers of fat to keep them warm in harsher climates. Other breeds, like Chihuahuas, are native to warmer climates and may need extra layers in the winter. Yes, that means that are justified in buying that adorable doggie sweater you saw at the pet store. Puppies are less tolerant of the cold than adult dogs and should limit their time outdoors. For cat owners, the ASPCA recommends never letting your cat outdoors in the winter.
2. Protect your pet from burns. Colder temperatures make fires, candles, space heaters, and radiators especially cozy but can be dangerous for animals. Take care to keep a close eye one your pets around heaters or consider placing a small protective screen or baby gate around fireplaces, wood stoves, or heaters. Make sure that your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors have fresh batteries and include your pets in your family’s evacuation plans.
3. Prevent frostbite. Limit time outdoors for indoor pets that may not be used to colder temperatures and make sure your pet has warm bedding at night. If temperatures are below freezing, consider allowing outdoor pets to come indoors for the night. If your outdoor pet cannot come inside, make sure that your pet has warm bedding and a warm doghouse or barn to protect your friend from wind, which increases risk of frostbite. Consider adding a doggie door to your garage or basement door to provide your pet a safe place to escape from extreme cold.
4. Pay special attention to your pet’s feet. Ice and snow can cause a pet’s pads to crack and bleed and should be wiped off well when they come inside. Make sure to get in between the toes. Take special care to remove any salt, deicer, or antifreeze which can be harmful to your pet’s health if ingested.
5. Keep your pet on a leash at all times. Dogs may quickly lose their owner’s scent on snow or ice and quickly become lost. Avoid bodies of water, where ice may be weak and a pet can fall through.
Dogs that do not shed can be a blessing to many. There is no excess hair to clean up and they’re more likely to have fewer allergies because they don’t produce a lot of allergens, which is a big cause of allergies in dogs. Now, every dog will shed at least a little, but it is hardly noticeable for some breeds. The only dogs that truly don’t shed are ones without any hair.
The most common types of dogs that don’t shed are different kinds of Terriers, Miniature Schnauzer, Bichon Frise, Shih Tzus, and all Poodles. There are many other types that shed very little, but the ones previously mentioned tend to be the most popular for pet owners. Dogs who don’t shed still need to be groomed like those who do, but just for slightly different reasons.
When brushing or combing the fur of a heavily shedding dog it is important to do so, because the dead and excess hair needs to be untangled from the rest of their fur. Dogs that barely shed need to be groomed so their hair will stay at a certain length. They don’t have the benefits of other dogs who shed a lot, therefore will need to have their hair cut down and brushed often. Dogs shed so that the old coat makes room for a new coat to grow in, just like when humans shed hair. Dogs that barely shed do not have that luxury. Their hair will grow and often get tangled, so brushing at least once a day will prevent the coat from becoming knotted. Most dog’s that don’t shed also require semi-regular trips to the groomer for trimming of long, unmanageable locks of hair.
All dogs are great companions; just some owners tend to want ones that don’t shed much. If you choose to go this way you must be willing to cut and groom your non-shedding dog frequently.
The entire staff is friendly, professional and genuinely care about the animals and their needs. They provide a clean environment, free of clutter. The animals being boarded seem comfortable and safe. The dogs are separated from the cats.The equipment is up-to-date. They offer payment options, and have an app! WHAT MORE COULD YOU ASK FOR?
This was my first visit and I had a sick little dog who needed to be seen on a Sunday, when his normal vet is closed. Dr. Jake took really good care of him and was very understanding when my dog tried to eat him. The women running the front counter were extremely kind and friendly and treated us like we’ve been coming there for years. Definitely a great experience and my dog is feeling so much better!
My Pomeranian pup broke his hind leg and no vet in my area was confident in their ability to do the surgery required to help him. I stumble across Tipp City Veterinary Hospital on google and called them, they got my baby in ASAP and after taking new xrays proceeded with the surgery. They did it that same day almost immediately and he was back home the same night. They were very helpful, friendly and informative. I highly recommend them for anything you may need for your pet and they’re prices are reasonable too.
I had to have my 15 year old dog put down on a Saturday afternoon. They were not my regular vet, but my vet had closed at noon and I didn't feel I could wait until Monday. They scheduled a time for me to come in and when we arrived they had a room ready so we did not have to sit in the waiting room. The staff was so kind and caring. They brought a small plate with all kinds of little goodies for my beloved dog. After she passed they made a clay foot print on clay with her name and heart on it. They were so kind to bring her to my car and they hugged me and cried with me and told me how sorrythey were for my loss. They also sent a beautiful card signed by the staff with caring messages. I would recommend them to anyone. I was so impressed and forever grateful for being so kind during my loss.