Can’t make it to the clinic during the day? Don’t worry, swing shifts are back! We are here 8am to 10pm on Thursdays and Fridays for later appointments starting this week. Call the clinic to schedule your appointment!
How often should my pet receive a dental?
The answer is frequently! Every 6-12months depending on how the teeth are. Take a look at some of our star patients, Simon, Marco and Noele, who have had 45 dentals between the three of them here at PBVC! Why do we recommend dentals so often? It’s for the health and happiness of your pet. Drooling, pawing at the mouth, and difficulty chewing are all signs that a visit to the vet is in order. By the time you are smelling bad breath, periodontal disease is the likely culprit.
There are great benefits to having regular dental cleanings such as better breath, less pain, and overall better health. Letting dental disease progress can lead to infections in the bones and even complicate preexisting conditions. Leslie Stone, owner of Simon, Marco and Noele, chalks up her cats’ long and healthy lives to frequent cleanings and we could not agree more! Good preventative dental care can save your pet a lot of pain and extend their life.
Leslie put it best when she said “we do dentals so we can do birthdays!”
What will you be drinking this holiday?
However you decide to celebrate, remember that your pets should never consume any sort of alcoholic beverage. Don’t let those begging puppy eyes fool you, alcohol is very toxic and can make your pet feel super sick.
Skip the special treats.
While you may indulge in some soda bread or corned beef, keep these away from your pets! Garlic and onions used in seasoning, while delicious for humans, can be toxic to your pets. Soda bread, another holiday treat for people, is one that should be avoided for your pets because of dangerous dough and raisins!
Your pet is hopefully not naturally green so if you want them to be festive, be sure to research dye (if you use it) to make sure it is animal safe and non toxic. All natural vegetable dye is great! For a mess free outfit, consider a green bandana!
Don’t party too hard!
Remember that your pet might be a little extra nervous with all the festivities going on. Try to steer clear of the party scene when you’re out taking your pet for a walk. If you’re having an event at your house, make sure there is a safe space for your pet to relax quietly and comfortably.
We hope you and your pet have a great Saint Patrick’s day and stay safe!
Today is International Women’s Day. For us, this day has special meaning because our business (and the veterinary world) literally could not exist without women. Our staff is nearly 90% women and if they went on strike today we would be closed.
The women of Pismo Beach Vet inspire us every day: their hard work, determination, endless compassion and empathy, and commitment to helping our patients and our clients are the reasons that we succeed as a business.
Think about the women in your community and how they continue to impact your life every day. Think about what would happen if suddenly all the women decided not to show up. When you are done thinking about that (and the catastrophe that would ensue), I would encourage you to take a moment to show appreciation for the women in your life and for all that they do.
We are temporarily discontinuing our Tuesday and Wednesday late hours (until 10pm). We will be open for normal business hours, 7 days a week, from 8:00am until 5:30pm. We are sorry for the inconvenience!
Voting has begun for the 2017 Best of SLO County Reader’s Poll and we’d LOVE your vote. Help us to be one of the Best Vets of SLO for the 5th year in a row by voting for Pismo Beach Vet!!
To participate, go to http://santamariasun.wehaa-server4.com/survey-122-2017-new-times-best-of-slo-county.html and fill out the survey.
As always, thank you for your support. We have the best clients on the planet and we appreciate the opportunity to serve you!
Chelsea has been with PBVC for 3 years. She always has a smile on her face and has been known to take selfie’s with unsuspecting cute animals! Though she is trained as a veterinary assistant, Chelsea’s primary focus at PBVC is Customer Service and she is one of our lead Receptionists so she will often be the first to greet you as you come in our clinic. We are pleased to announce that Chelsea is our February Featured Employee!
Why did you choose to work with animals?
From an early age I have always had a love for all types of animals. During high school I worked with various barnyard animals through the LA County Parks and Recreation. I decided I wanted to pursue a career in animals and got my Bachelors of Science in Animal Science. I love to volunteer and have traveled to Nicaragua to work at a free spay and neuter clinic and Thailand to treat elephants that have been injured riding camps, logging camps and landmine injuries.
Why do you love working at Pismo Beach Veterinary Clinic?
I love working at Pismo Beach Veterinary Clinic because I love our clients and seeing all of the pets grow and go through their life stages.
Chelsea was born and raised in Santa Clarita, CA and moved to San Luis Obispo in 2013 to attend Cal Poly where she received her Bachelors of Science in Animal Science. She joined PBVC in October of 2014 and couldn’t be happier! She has always had a love for all types of animals and plans on applying to vet school in the near future. Between school and working at PBVC, Chelsea works at The Equine Center as a member of the ICU team.
Chelsea enjoys traveling, kayaking, sport shooting. In her free time Chelsea spends time with her boyfriend and three dogs, Pudge, Ruger and Leroy Brown.
February is National Pet Dental Month, and because we want your loved ones to start the new year with fresh breath, February will be also Dental Month at Pismo Beach Vet.
At Pismo Beach Vet, we strongly believe that preventative dental care is the best way to ensure that your pet has a healthy smile for life. It has been shown that 85% of dogs and cats have periodontal disease by the age of three. Good oral hygiene, starting with regular dental cleanings, can improve comfort as well as overall physical health. Untreated dental disease can lead to major problems affecting the heart, lungs, kidneys, and liver.
For the month of February all dental packages will be discounted 15%. These packages include not only the dental cleaning and anesthesia, but also pre-anesthetic blood screening, IV catheterization and fluids to help make these procedures as safe as possible for your pet. Mention this email and also receive a discount on dental products including tooth brush kits.
Call us today for more information or login to your Pet Portal to make an appointment!
We are thrilled to announce (belatedly) that Lauren has received her R.V.T. (Registered Veterinary Technician) license. This is a huge accomplishment and we are so proud of her!
To read more about Lauren, go to: http://www.pismobeachvet.com/about-us/our-staff/#lauren