Check back here regularly to find out what's going on at the Juan Tabo Animal Clinic!
As the ever changing public health crisis continues to challenge us, we have been taking extra measures to make sure that you and your pet's are taken care of.
Our staff has been lightened by half each day. Our capabilities are more and more limited as the situation evolves and complying to rules put in place by our valuable leaders.
Some valuable tools have come out in the past week or so that I am so excited to tell you about!
Please, if you are able, download the "Pet Health Network" App. The thumb nail looks like the picture I have attached today.
Through here you are able to view your pets health records, refill prescriptions, request appointments and wait for it...... You can text us!
The text phone number that you are now able to use is 505-716-4747.
We encourage you to use this as well as the email to contact us for anything you might need to help lighten our phone load.
We will continue to do everything we can to help you through these trying times. We are only seeing essential appointments currently as requested by our leaders. We are currently not doing any nail trims, elective surgeries or elective appointments. Please be patient with us. I assure you that we want to see you and your pet's!
If you should have any questions, please feel free to text, email, or call us. If you request a phone call back, the phone number calling you may not be a clinic number as some of us are working from home currently.
Stay home, Stay healthy so we can get back to life as usual.
Juan Tabo Animal Clinic
COVID- 19 UPDATE
Dear Valued Clients,
There has been several changes in how we opperate as this situation continues to change.
We understand that this is a very frustrating time and we ask that you be patient with us as we attempt to navigate this fluid situation.
We have recieved more direction from the state as to how "Emergency Veterinary Services" is defined.
-Emergencies that require immediate attention
-Vaccinations essential for public health and animal welfare
The state is also asking us to revert to "telemedicine" as a primary contact with your pet's problem before bringing them in for an appointment.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, phone number, your pets name and your pets problem as detailed as possible with pictures and video if you are able. This enables us to determine if the problem is urgent or emergent and meets the critera to be seen.
We are running on a very light and limited staff to ensure that we can continue being there for you and your pets. We ask that you limit your phone calls as we are being over run with phone calls and are having a hard time keeping up. Hold times are extensive.
Please email us before calling us at Juantaboanimalclinic@gmail.com for all prescription refills, food requests and appointment requests and we will get back to you within a couple of hours.
We thank you for your compliance in this matter. Please stay home and stay healthy to get on top of the spread and get back to business as usual.
New Puppy or Kitten for Christmas? The Low-down on New Pet Care
New puppy or kitten underneath your tree this holiday season?
We are so excited for you! There are a few things you need to know about getting them settled in your home.
1. Puppy's and kittens need a series of vaccinations that happen every two to three weeks for a series of 4 appointments. Make sure to take a look at your current records and schedule the appointment with us to make sure that your new fur baby does not get behind on their series. Certain GI or respiratory diseases can be very harmful to this new baby. Start a preventive care plan with your veterinarian to ensure longevity and health of your new pet's life.
2. Potty training. Make sure you start early and often with your potty time expectations. Sometimes leaving a kitten alone with their litter box or taking your new puppy outside often with a lot of praise is important in these early days.
3. Diet. Make sure your new baby has a proper puppy/kitten food, ensuring a high caloric intake during the first few months. Keep human food away.
4. Put away your favorite shoes. This is a very playful time in your pets life and they have a need to play and chew!! To avoid any frustrations, put away anything that is important to you! Bring home play toys and encourage play time with their own toys.
We are so excited to meet your new pet! We are here for you every step of the way!
The do's and do nots of your pet's holiday splurging.
Thanksgiving Do's and Do Not's
This is a festive time of year and we want to splurge on all the goodies that the season can bring. We want to give you a few tips on food safety for our four-legged friends!
As always, we encourage you to only feed your pet, pet food. But we know that during this time, it doesn't always happen. Certain foods can upset your pet's GI track, or worse, poisen them.
Fat is always a big no no for your pet. Any types of fat outside of their normal diet, such as but not limited to; gravy's, turkey skin, deserts, bread, butter, lard, etc can lead to acute pancreatitis. Pancreatitis is a disease in which your pet's pancreas becomes inflamed. This can happen with certain fatty foods. Other GI upsets include vomitting and diarrhea. We encourage you to stick with your pet's normal diet.
We will be closed Thanksgiving day but will open for normal business hours on Friday, November 29th!
For more holiday information for your pet, we refer you to the AVMA website at this link. https://www.avma.org/public/PetCare/Pages/thanksgiving-pet-safety.aspx