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By Mike Falconer
Here at Craig Road Animal Hospital our goal is to provide great pets with great care. In order to serve you more efficiently we have upgraded our online services to include:
* Access to a new, easier to use, Pet Portal.
* Ability to schedule appointments online in real time.
* Mobile access through the MyPetsWellness app.
Pet Portal and Online Scheduling:
The online pet portal allows you to have quick and easy access to see upcoming appointments, upcoming reminders and lets you request refills for prescriptions.
In addition, you have the ability to schedule appointments online, in real time, through the pet portal. Utilizing our online scheduling allows you to schedule your pet(s) next visit with us no matter what time of day it is and see actual availability of your pet’s doctor.
That is right, you can book an appointment for your pet(s) without having to pick up the phone!
To access your record online or schedule an appointment online:
MyPetsWellness Mobile App:
MyPetsWellness, is now available in the App Store for iOS devices and in the Google Play store for Android devices. The app gives you access to all of your vital pet health information at any time, from anywhere. You’ll be able to see each pet’s upcoming appointments, vaccine reminders, and prescriptions. You can even book an appointment, request boarding for your pet, or refill a prescription. And you can upload your favorite pet photos.
To view the iOS version of the app, click here.
To view the Android version of the app, click here.
Or, from either the App Store or Google Play store, simply search “MyPetsWellness” and you should find it.
The username and password for the MyPetsWellness app is the same one you use for your online pet portal. If you have been using our existing pet portal please switch over to the new system as the old system will be going away soon.
If you would like to see a little more about our new system you can watch our video below.
We hope you enjoy these new tools and find them useful. If you have any questions you can, of course, call us on 702 645 0331, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org , or ask any of our staff next time you are in the hospital.
By Dr. Debbie White
Here is some summarized info on Circovirus in Dogs:
Back in August and September of this year, Circovirus was suggested as a cause of death/illness of dogs in the outbreaks in Ohio, Michigan and California, but researchers no longer consider it to be the primary cause of illness.
Circovirus is thought to possibly be a co-infection in some cases, but is still being studied to determine if and how it played a role in the dogs. It’s important to know that Circovirus has been isolated out of completely healthy dogs. In one study Circovirus was isolated from the stool of 14 out of 204 healthy dogs- so just testing positive for the virus doesn’t mean the pet is going to become sick.
In November in Las Vegas a dog became sick with bloody vomiting and diarrhea at a boarding facility. The dog was promptly taken to a veterinarian, tested negative for parvovirus infection and treated aggressively with intravenous fluids and supportive care. The dogs condition worsened and it subsequently died. Post mortem tests revealed the dog was positive for Circovirus. Other post-mortem pathogen tests were not performed.
With the identification of Circovirus in Las Vegas, pet owners and veterinarians should consider Circovirus in cases of severe gastrointestinal illness, particularly if the symptoms worsen suddenly, if shock symptoms set in, or if bleeding develops into the chest or abdomen cavity.
The identification of Circovirus in a Las Vegas dog is of concern, but should not cause dog owners to panic. There are a lot of reasons why dogs have vomiting or diarrhea. Here are some tips for dog owners:
· Keep your dog current with other recommended vaccinations. A pet with weakened immune system or not up to date on other infectious illnesses may be at greater risk of illness with Circovirus.
· Avoid contact with obviously sick dogs.
· Be watchful for vomiting, diarrhea, and lethargy. Contact your veterinarian if suspicious symptoms arise.
· Seek prompt veterinary care including intravenous fluids for suspected cases. Early treatment seemed to help improve survival of sickened pets in the earlier outbreaks.
I invite you to read more information about Circovirus on the American Veterinary Medical Association’s webpage at: https://www.avma.org/KB/
Craig Road Animal Hospital in the news again.
This time Dr. Debbie White talks with Channel 8 about the dangers of parvo virus in Las Vegas.
If you have any problems viewing the embedded video about Craig Road Animal Hospital and parvo virus then please click here.