Hey Santa!

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All I want for Christmas, Santa, is a forever home. You know me. I’m Oscar. I have been good all year. I even went to obedience class. All a person has to do to meet me is call At Home Veterinary Care at 850-274-5710. That’s all I want, Santa. I want a home.

Barktoberfest Costume Contest Winners!

We had a great time at Barktoberfest this year. Even though the weather was a bit wet we had a great turnout. It was hard to decide which costumes were the best but here they are.

The little Sailor Boy won first place, Woof in Sheep Clothing won second place, Hershey’s Kiss won third place, and Lizard won fourth place. There were some other great costumes and we’ll post them in a later posting. Congratulations winners!

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Agility is for Everyone!

Marcia Cook and her dog Lucy

Marcia Cook and her dog Lucy

We have so much fun in Agility. This is a fun class that is designed to create a closer bond with you and your dog and, like Marcia Cooks says in her video, she wanted her rescue dog to “gain confidence.”

There are no barrier restrictions on dogs and dog sizes and there is no barrier restriction with a person’s activity level or age. This is an interactive dog and handler “team” class. It is meant for big dogs and little dogs. It is meant for all people, young and even older. Some people have had so much fun they have taken the class more than once!

Do you want to have a closer bond with your dog? Do you want to have fun? Join our next Agility class by contacting us at At Home Veterinary Care. You can go on-line and pre-register at athomevet.care or give us a call at 850-274-5710.​

 

Register NOW!

Our Canine Good Citizen class will be starting this Thursday, 08/31/17. Call now to reserve your spot. You and your dog will learn things like “sit,” “down,” “stay,” walk politely on a leash and much, much more. You can also register on-line at athomevet.care. Not sure this is the class for you and your dog? Give us a call and our trainer will contact you and tell you about all the classes we offer year-round.

Call us NOW at 850-274-5710 today to see what class is right for you and your dog.

 

Aggressive or Reactive?

Do you think your dog is aggressive when they see another dog and you’re afraid to take them out in public? They may just be “reactive.” Our 4-week Reactive Dog class is the class for you. Skills will be taught to create an environment for you and your dog that makes it a pleasure to take them for a walk. The last class will be a field trip to Lake Ella where your dog will encounter ducks, geese, other dogs, many people, musicians, joggers, and more. You will use the skills you learned in class out in the public.

At Home Veterinary Care offers a variety of classes year round to meet your training needs and make your pet a valuable family member while having fun and interactive training sessions. Our state of the art facility offers a 2,000 square foot training room and large outdoor agility field.

Besides year-round training classes, At Home Veterinary Care also has a Wet and Wonderful Dog Splash Park with a zero entry Splash Pad and attached Lazy River, as well as over 48,000 square feet of outdoor dry play space.

Call At Home Veterinary Care (or visit our website at www.AtHomeVet.Care to register) on any class you are interested in. A member of our training team will contact you and discuss the class, answer your questions, and get your enrolled! Classes will be scheduled when a minimum of 5 dogs have been enrolled. Call 850-274-5710 today to see what class is right for you and your dog.

Come Join Us For Agility Fun

Our Introduction to Agility class has just ended but we are gearing up for our next class and want you to join in on the fun!

This class is a favorite of everyone who takes it. You and your dog work as a team going over obstacles, weaving through poles, going through tunnels, and jumping through hoops. Rain or shine, this class is interactive and can sometimes be fast-paced.

Call At Home Veterinary Care (or visit our website at www.AtHomeVet.Care to register) on any class you are interested in. A member of our training team will contact you and discuss the class, answer your questions, and get your enrolled! Classes will be scheduled when a minimum of 5 dogs have been enrolled. Call 850-274-5710 today to see what class is right for you and your dog.

Is Your Dog at Risk for Overheating?

With the rising temperatures, it is advised that your dog only play outside in the heat for 20 – 30 minutes. They should then be brought indoors to give them a break for an hour or so. Keep in mind the more your dog’s body heat rises the quicker it rises. So, in the summer they don’t need an excessive amount of outdoor play; 3-4 sessions a day is sufficient.

Symptoms of Overheating

Heavy panting or rapid breathing Elevated body temperature
Excessive thirst Weakness, collapse
Glazed eyes Increased pulse and heartbeat
Vomiting, bloody diarrhea Seizures
Bright or dark red tongue, gums Excessive drooling
Staggering, stumbling Non-Responsive: meaning the dog will not acknowledge you or not react when you trying to get their attention.

How to Care for an Overheated Dog

  • If you feel that your pet is overheated DO NOT GIVE THEM ICE COLD WATER give them regular tap water. They may not drink at first. Drinking water may also cause vomiting.
  • Do not put ice packs on your dog for this will cause the blood vessels to constrict and could result in your dog going into shock.
  • Cool your dog down
    • Start with hose water or tap water on the paws (this is the only porous place on a dog) and work your way up the body, wetting the back and the head last.
    • If you have a pool,encourage the dog to walk into it if they won’t carry them into the water feet first and again, cool from the paws up.
  • Allow them to rest in front of a fan or in an area that has good air circulation.
  • Do not make them lay on a wet towel – their body heat will turn the towel into a heating pad.

While You Celebrate the 4th, Your Pets Can Too!

Relaxing in the pool, running in the dog park, training on the agility equipment or snoozing in a villa – we’ll be here with them!

For our “fireworks fearful funny friends” our sound-proofed TV Lounge will give them all the comforts of home, without the noise and fears. Reservations required for the TV Lounge.

Holiday Hours

Saturday July 1 7:30am-2pm
Sunday July 2

8-10am & 6-8pm

(Staycare drop off and pick up)

Monday July 3  7:30am-8pm
Tuesday July 4

 8-10am & 6-8pm

(Staycare drop off and pick up)

Wednesday July 5

 7:30am-8pm

(Regular hours)

 

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