Your pet's lifestyle and environmental exposure are evaluated, and vaccines are given for those
diseases your pet is at risk of contracting. My Pet's MVP Mobile Veterinary practice
provides these vaccinations both at your home and in our Vaccine Clinics,
usually held on the first Saturday of the month. Here is a simple
explanation of why we vaccinate our pets.
are given to our pets to help strengthen their immune systems against the
various diseases in their environment. Rabies and Distemper/Parvo are
widespread in the North Texas area and that is why those vaccines are considered
Core Vaccinations for a dog over a year old are Rabies and Distemper/Parvo.
For a cat, the core vaccinations are Rabies and Distemper.
A young puppy needs 3 sets of shots, spaced one month apart, starting at 6 to 8
weeks of age. The puppy shots include a Distemper/Parvo Vaccine all three
times, deworming the first two times, and on the third visit, the puppy receives
a 1 year Rabies vaccination.
usually apply a topical flea/mite/heartworm medication all three times as well.
If your environment contains animals who are frequently found around water, such
as raccoons, possums or skunks, then your pet should receive a Lepto Vaccination
in addition to the core vaccines.
your environment contans a lot of Ticks, then your pet should receive the Lyme's
Vaccination in addition to the core vaccines.
your pet is going to be boarded at a boarding facility or pet resort or if you
are taking your pet to a groomer, most will require a Bordatella Vaccination
(Kennel Cough) in addition to the core vaccines. We use an oral vaccine
for this most of the time, saving your pet from another shot.
pet related venues will require you to have a Canine Influenza vaccination.
if your environment has a lot of rattle snakes, there is a Rattle Snake Vaccine
available. This vaccine does not eliminate the threat of a rattle snake
bite, but it helps slow down the destructive effects of a rattle snake bite,
giving you more time to get your pet to an animal hospital where they can
We strive to prevent illness whenever possible. If you have any additional
questions, please do not hesitate to call your mobile veterinarian. Your
pet's lifestyle and exposure are evaluated, and vaccines are given for those diseases your pet is "at
risk" of contracting.
Microchips have helped reunite thousands of pets with their families. We offer
AVID microchip products and include Lifetime Registration to increase the
of a safe recovery.
Each year millions of pets become lost or displaced. In fact, 1 in 3 pets will
go missing sometime in their lives. The Avid® Microchip is an implantable
medical device that safely and permanently identifies your pet. Since 1985 Avid
has successfully reunited millions of lost pets with their owners, and today,
saving lives through microchip identification and recovery continues to be
Avid's mission and business.
What is a microchip?
The Avid Microchip is a passive, integrated transponder that is about the size
of a grain of rice (12mm) and is injected into animals with a 12-gauge needle.
The microchip is encapsulated in a biocompatible glass capsule coated with
Parylene C to prevent tissue irritation and microchip migration. The microchip
does not use batteries but is energized by an electromagnetic field produced by
a microchip scanner. The microchip is permanent and will last the life of the
pet. Each microchip has a unique identification number that is encoded and
locked into its integrated circuit. When the pet is registered in a
pet recovery database this identification number links the pet to the
owner's contact information.
Why should I microchip my pet?
Every year approximately 6 to 8 million pets end up in municipal shelters,
animal control facilities and humane societies across the United States (Source:
HSUS). Typically, these facilities receive hundreds of lost or displaced pets
each week, experience overcrowding and have limited resources. Some of these
facilities have a no-kill policy while others have to make hard decisions.
Fortunately, most of these facilities are committed to scanning pets upon intake
and before disposition and will try to reunite a microchipped pet with its
owner. When a microchip is detected, the facility will call a
pet recovery service to locate the owner and reunite the pet with them. The
system works; each month thousands of lost or displaced pets across the U.S. are
reunited with their owners.
Does microchipping hurt my pet?
Avid Microchips are about the size of a grain of rice and are typically injected
between the shoulder blades with a 12-gauge needle. The procedure is similar to
receiving routine vaccination through a needle and most pets don’t even react
when the microchip is injected. Because the microchip is biocompatible, the pet
will not experience any adverse reactions. The microchip provides a safe,
permanent form of identification.
Should I register my pet's microchip?
Registering your pet in a pet recovery database is the most important step in
the microchipping process. Unfortunately, many pet owners forget or will not
take the time or effort to register their pet. When an unregistered pet enters
an animal control facility the pet could be adopted by another person or group,
or the unthinkable can happen. Because unregistered pets are difficult to trace
back to their owners these pets have a limited time to be reunited with their
owners. Unclaimed pets take up unnecessary resources and cost taxpayers and
donors an average of $120.00 in kennel fees. Remember, a microchipped pet has a
better chance at being reunited with its owner but only if the pet is registered
in a pet recovery database. Once your microchipped pet is registered in the
PETtrac Recovery Network, your pet can never leave home without positive
"HSUS Pet Overpopulation Estimates."
The Humane Society of the United States.N.p., 23 2009. Web. 24 Oct 2012.
Pet's MVP Mobile Veterinary Practice works with Pet Loss at Home, a large, at
home, pet euthanasia service. Our mobile veterinarian works for the benefit
of the pet and to assist with closure for the pet owner.
goodbye to a long-time friend is painful. We work with clients to ensure their
pet's comfort and dignity in passing. Services include transportation of remains
to the crematorium as directed by the client. Euthanasia is an
extremely difficult decision for anyone. All pet parents should have the option
to euthanize their pet in a comfortable, safe environment. Your home is a
familiar and peaceful place for your pet companion and we want to make your
pet's euthanasia dignified for everyone involved.
How does pet euthanasia work? What to expect? How do I prepare? How long does
Pet euthanasia is a massive overdose of anesthesia. A tired, relaxing, falling
asleep feeling is what your pet experiences. First, a calming sedative is
given carefully under the skin with a tiny needle (it can be helpful to
distract your pet with food during the sedation injection). Peaceful
relaxation and full unconsciousness sets in over 5-15 minutes. Next, a vein
injection is given. As the anesthesia overwhelms the brain and shuts it down,
the breathing quickens and stops within 30 seconds, followed by the heart
slowing and stopping over 1-3 minutes. Faster breathing is the primary change
to expect. You may also see that the eyes remain slightly open, the skin may
twitch, and the tongue may relax out a little. Occasionally, one to three
sudden deep breaths occur. Home visits typically last 30-60 minutes.
Things to do ahead of time:
aside a large dry towel and a blanket or bed sheet that we can keep.
your pet is still eating, set aside some extra-tasty food like lunchmeat (or
even milk/tuna for cats) for hand-feeding during sedation. There are no food
restrictions before or during our visit.
Consider lighting candles, playing relaxing music, laying out blankets and
pillows, reading a poem or prayer.
Would a special location be appropriate: in the yard, at a park or
wants to be there?
you want fur clippings or clay paw print?
there a special toy or blanket or drawing or letter or photo or flowers that
can be sent with to be included in the cremation?