Cold Cats

cold cat

Cat Gets Cold

Parks it under your vehicle. If you have an indoor/outdoor cat, chances are they have their favorite spots. In the garage may be one of them during the cold winter months. That means your car is a prime target for a snuggle spot.

If your cat frequents the garage make sure to find out where the are before you pull out the car. They may be on top of a tire or perched near a warm part under the vehicle.

Winter Weather Tips for your Pets

To Sweater or Not To Sweater

Sure, it’s cute, but does your pup really need a dress up? Well, January 14th is dress up your pet day, so obviously there are pet owners that take this very seriously. In reality, if you have a thin animal that doesn’t have a lot of body fat, or a short hair that doesn’t have a lot of insulation, then you do need to take precautions to keep them warm when they are out in the elements.

Careful on the Ice

This goes for all of you. Animals can slip and fall on the ice, same as use. If ice exists, try going to the park for your walk instead.

I’m Cold

Older animals, short-haired and skinny dogs get cold faster. Be especially careful with puppies.

Leave Animals Home

Treat cold weather the same as you would hot weather. Don’t leave your pets in the car during cold weather.

Keep Them On Leash

Keep your dogs on leash when you are out. Especially in snowy conditions where the animal may not be visible because of snow depth. If you are dealing with a puppy, double up on this rule. An untrained, inexperienced pup can get in more trouble faster than you or they may expect.

Luna chasing in the snow

Wipe Their Feet

Many of you probably leave your walking shoes by the door. Roads are full of chemicals this time of year. Salts, anti-freeze and de-icers are used everywhere. Remember to wipe down your animals feet to keep those out of your house and out of their mouths.

Pet Portal and Appointment Scheduler

Is it time for your next appointment? We have changed our customer portal.
Schedule Appointments

If you have an existing account with us, your information should already be ported over. You will need to do a pet look-up and then reset your password. Just click on the button above to get started. If you are new to TLC, you can use this link to set up your account – REGISTER HERE

New Pet Portal

There is No Fooling Around with Heartworm

Buy Heartworm Medication!

It’s sometimes hard to imagine that “an ounce of prevention”…really is worth it. In this case it is. Heart worms are highly invasive and the treatment, once afflicted, adds up quickly.

For the cost of what adds up to be 7 years worth of medication, the treatment is more than your dog and 
your wallet want to go through. The reality is that you 
love your pet and you don’t want to see them go 
through a case of Heartworm. Call to schedule 
a Heartworm test.

Mosquito400Brought to you by the Mosquito (Culicidae)
Worms grow over 7 months and usually 
come in multitudes. The worms begin 
with an incubation period inside the
 mosquito. They carry the larvae and 
deliver it to the host, your cat or dog! They can 
grow up to 12 inches and dogs can be infected 
with as many as 250 of them. It’s nasty business
for your dog or cat! This is why we recommend regular testing and most importantly, preventive medication.

 

Fear FREE Certified Professionals

Fear Free Certified professional

Several of our team members have gone through the Fear Free Certified Professional program for Albuquerque Veterinarians. We have adopted a culture of Fear FREE medicine in the clinic and try to add a little TLC into every interaction we have with your pet.

What is Fear Free?

Utilization of Fear Free methods and protocols leads to better healthcare outcomes, satisfied clients and relaxed patients. It also reduces or removes anxiety triggers, which creates an experience that is rewarding and safer for all involved, including your pet(s), you and your veterinary healthcare team.

collie-w-treatsStress can start at home. We encourage you to check out our check-lists to insure that you are doing everything possible to start on the right foot.

Tips for Dogs

Tips for Cats

we practice fear free veterinary medicine

Hot Pavement, No Dogs Allowed

Hot Pavement doesn't require hot temperatures

Hot Pavement Doesn’t Require Hot Temperatures

Don’t go out for walks once it gets past 80 degrees. Especially on dark pavement, but gravel trails get just as hot under the New Mexico sun.

Make sure that you have plenty of water for you and your pet. Continue reading

COVID19 UPDATE

4/1

Hello everyone! Thank you all for your understanding and support while we all adjust to the changes that have been brought on. As we continue to evolve with the current pandemic, we would like for everyone to know that we will continue to provide the best medicine possible for your furry family members as well as continue to provide you with the same treatment (as close as possible) that you are accustomed to! We have sent out an email with more details on some recent changes but here are a few things we would like to share.

*We are still at this time open normal business hours and have increased all current sanitation procedures again!

*Please call to schedule an appointment.  There are some appointments that we will need to postpone, but please call us and we can discuss your particular need.!

*Please call the clinic when you arrive for your appointment (or if you are picking up food/medications)

*At this time, we are not permitting clients into our facility.  We will bring your food/medications out to you.  If you are here for an appointment, we will get a history from you about your pet and take your pet into the clinic where our doctors will perform their examination and we will call or come out to explain to you our findings and any needed recommendations.

We are all in this together. We will continue to keep you informed as we change protocols or as regulations change what we are permitted to do. PLEASE call if you have any questions.

Thank you,
The entire TLC Pet Hospital Staff

 

Health Update

Just wanted to let everyone know that we will no longer be performing any elective surgeries for the next few weeks. This includes spays, neuters, declaws, general mass removals and routine dental cleanings. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, however, with the short supply of medical supplies, we need to help any way we can to conserve. We appreciate your understanding!

SPRING HOURS

TLC Pet Hospital - Albuquerque Veterinarians

WE ARE OPEN AND HERE TO SERVE YOUR VETERINARY NEEDS

Mon-Fri 7:30-6:00
Sat 8-1 & 1:30-4:00

We are continuing curbside service to deliver your need for pet care and veterinary emergencies. For the safety of your animals and our staff, during the shorter, darker days, we will be closing at 6:00. Continue reading

HOLIDAY CHOCOLATE ALERT!

Chocolate Alert for Pets
  • DENTAL HEALTH MONTH
  • HEART HEALTH MONTH
  • February 14th – Valentines Day (no chocolate! for dogs)
  • February 20th – “Love your pet day” ?
  • February 22nd – “Walk Your Dog Day” ?
  • February 25th – “Spay Day USA” ?

REMEMBER – Chocolate is very bad for your canines. Major signs that they made off with the goods include: 1) Hyperactivity – If your doggie is spasing-out more than usual, check around in their favorite hiding corner for the wrappers that were left behind after they devoured your favorite chocolate. This is usually followed with 2) Vomiting – Unfortunately, the pup will get very sick and might even react allergically. Get them seen as soon as possible if that happens. Contact Us

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