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    Get the Facts About Your Pet's Health with These Resources

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Community Pet Outreach provides high-quality and accessible pet health care at a low cost to pet owners in the greater Dallas area. Whether you need to schedule routine shots or need to contact our animal hospital in case of an emergency, our Lewisville veterinarians are here for you and your pet. Click the links below to learn more about your pet’s health.

    • Find out more about how low-cost and painless pet microchips work to track your pet in case they go missing or get lost with this article from HowStuffWorks.com.
    • Click on this link to learn why the ASPCA recommends microchips for all dogs and cats.
    • Read this helpful article to find out why keeping your pet groomed is important for his health.
    • The National Geographic’s Cesar Milan gives pet owners tips on how to successfully bathe their dogs in this article.
    • Trimming an animal’s nails is complicated, so be sure your vet follows these tips to ensure your pet’s safety.

    The veterinarians at Community Pet Outreach are dedicated to keeping your pet happy and healthy. If you live in the Dallas area, call us at (866) 666-4705 to learn more about our low cost shots and visit us online to learn about our Dallas-Fort Worth and Tulsa mobile veterinary health clinics

    Understanding How Pet Microchips Work

    Last updated 1 year ago

    How does a tiny, non-toxic device that is about the size of a grain of rice prove to be the most reliable way to recover lost or stray animals? Pet microchips rely on radio frequency to transmit data back to a scanner so pet owners can reliably track their dog or cat if their pet goes missing. To learn more about microchips, schedule an appointment with your veterinarian clinic, and review these guidelines for how pet microchips work.

    Tiny Device

    Microchips are tiny and painless devices that your pet will not be able to feel. An RFID, or radio frequency identification, tag stores data. Using electromagnetic forces for power, the microchip then communicates that data to a device that reads it. Microchips have no batteries or internal power sources and do not actively transmit data. Instead, they simply store data, and sit in an animal until they need to be read.

    Unique Code

    Microchip manufacturers encode a unique identification number into each microchip. That means that if your beloved cat or dog runs away or goes missing, anyone who finds her can accurately and quickly determine to whom the pet should be returned. Microchips allow for your pet’s cells to actually form around the capsule so that it is held in place for the lifespan of your pet without expiring or wearing down.

    Vet Implantation

    A pet microchip can be implanted for a low cost by your local vet clinic. A veterinarian uses a hypodermic needle to place the microchip beneath your pet’s shoulder blades, and your dog or cat will feel no more discomfort than that of a typical shot. Certain state laws govern microchip implantation, so be sure to familiarize yourself with your local regulations and always visit a licensed veterinarian to be safe.

    Community Pet Outreach is dedicated to giving back to the Dallas area community by providing low-cost, preventative veterinary care for dogs and cats. Whether your pet needs routine shots or you are considering microchipping your dog or cat, call us at (866) 666-4705 for more information on our convenient mobile veterinary health clinics.

    How to Potty Train Your New Puppy

    Last updated 1 year ago

    If you are considering purchasing a puppy, you may be understandably nervous about potty training. As this video demonstrates, however, any dog can be successfully housebroken quickly.

    Every puppy has a little bladder, so be sure to allow your pet to use the restroom before any activity, including sleeping. Always take your dog out to the same place, and play with them a bit each time. Be sure to take them out before and after they eat, drink, or play with another pet or person.

    If you have recently purchased or adopted a dog or cat, your first call should be to a vet to make sure your new pet has their first shots. Community Pet Outreach has mobile veterinary trucks in Dallas and beyond that offer low-cost services to our community. Call us today at (866) 666-4705 for more information. 

    Keep Your Pet Healthy with Low-Cost Vet Care - [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Before you adopt a pet, it’s important to carefully consider the costs of pet ownership. Did you know that the average cost of owning a cat ranges from $900 to $1,500 in the first year alone? Owning a dog is no cheap affair, either; you could spend $400 to $800 on veterinary services for your dog in the first year. Fortunately, there are some reduced-cost alternatives to help you stick to your budget while keeping your furry companion healthy. Schedule an appointment with a low-cost vet clinic in Lewisville, where your beloved pet can receive vaccinations, spay or neuter, and protection from parasites at a greatly reduced cost. In fact, you could save about 50% on the cost of vaccines for your dog in the first year. Please share this infographic with your friends and family members who enjoy feline or canine companionship.

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    A Look at Why You Should Keep Your Pet Groomed

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Did you know that pet grooming not only keeps your dog or cat looking and smelling great, but is also necessary for your pet’s continued comfort and health? Ask your veterinarian about specific requirements for your breed, and familiarize yourself with these tips on how keeping your pet groomed and her nails trimmed both improves her skin and coat and keeps her safe from disease.

    Disease Detection

    Having your dog or cat regularly groomed can help you and your vet spot health problems before they develop into more serious conditions. Each time your pet is groomed, your groomer has the opportunity to check for lumps, bumps, and injuries. Without grooming, even large tumors can go undetected under a mat of hair. Be sure to regularly brush your dog’s hair at home to check for ticks and other pests that can carry dangerous diseases.

    Heat Prevention

    Do you own a naturally long-haired dog? As your vet will tell you, grooming for some breeds may be a more complex process than simply running your hands over your puppy daily and brushing weekly as recommended. Collies, Chows, and Alaskan Malamutes have an extra downy layer of fur under their already long hair, which can lead to overheating in the summer months. In the winter, long coats should still be trimmed to a glossy, medium length to prevent painful matting.

    Allergy Alleviation

    Finally, some pet lovers adopt dogs or cats in spite of their allergies. While your veterinarian and family doctor can work with you to make sure you have a plan to keep both you and your pet in good health, vets recommend keeping your dog clean and well-groomed to minimize shedding.

    Community Pet Outreach provides high-quality veterinary care to clients in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Whether your dog or cat needs a physical exam, microchipping, or a low-cost grooming, contact our Dallas mobile vet today at (866) 666-4705 to schedule an appointment. Community Pet Outreach is also proud to offer mobile veterinary health clinics to conveniently serve our entire community.

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