FYI, Great Products

We have a new app: Meet Televet!

We have had our former app, Pet Pro Connect for awhile now but it is getting a MAJOR upgrade! Pet Pro Connect is becoming Televet!! Here is what you need to know.

What is it?

Televet is our new client communications app! It can be downloaded as an actual app or accessed via our website! It has several classic and new functions for both our clinic and our clients:

  • Request appointments
  • Request refills
  • Message our team directly via text message
  • Sign pre-anesthetic (and more) paperwork ahead of time
  • Automatic reminders straight to your phone or email
  • View & request medical records
  • Much more!

How do we switch to the new app?

This is the best part, you don’t really have to! The new features can already be found on our website (see below) and can be accessed by anyone with an internet connection.

As far as the mobile app goes, please feel free to continue using your Pet Pro Connect app! It will slowly transition to include more and more of the new features until the new app comes out. At that point, when you open the app, it will redirect you to download the new app. Easy peasy!

A quick how-to guide for finding the app:

We are so excited to bring this technology to you & bring Mannford Animal Clinic into the technological age!


Questions? Please feel free to message us or give us a call at (918)865-4733!

Behavior, Celebrate

Is your pet afraid of fireworks? We know what to do!

Pets are very commonly scared of fireworks, just like babies. From their perspective, there a lot of very loud sounds & bright lights. They are not familiar with these sounds & lights, thus anxiety occurs. We are here to help them stay calm and enjoy the festivities with us!


HOW DO I KNOW IF MY DOG IS ANXIOUS?

Severe anxiety is usually obvious, but there are quite a few more subtle signs that come before full-blown panic such as:

  • Lip licking repetitively
  • Ears pinned down to the head
  • Hair/hackles standing up along back
  • Pacing
  • Not wanting to eat

There are more severe symptoms that can be quite alarming such as:

  • Digging
  • Destructive behavior: chewing on walls/shoes/etc, crashing through windows, scratching at doors, etc
  • Sudden aggression, especially with other pets

What can you do at home to help calm your pet?

You can do many things to help alleviate your pet’s stress. In a perfect world, we would remove whatever is stressing them. Unfortunately, we can’t really stop the Fourth of July, but we can make it easier on them.

Give them a safe place

If we give them a safe place to hide, that usually helps alleviate stress. Finding them a quiet, dark, cozy places such as:

  • Covering their kennel with a blanket
  • Putting some blankets & toys in a closet
  • Hiding under the bed
  • Anywhere they feel safe

Giving them comfort

If your pet is asking for pets & cuddles, absolutely love on them! But some pets just want to hide & be alone. That is okay too! What is most important is giving them whatever they need!

What if that isn’t cutting it?

Sometimes, despite our best efforts, our pets stress levels are too high to manage at home. The noise & excitement of fireworks is a lot of stress for them.

But there is hope! We have many pharmaceutical options that result in varying degrees of relaxation. Of course, if needed, we can help them sleep, but usually a little dose of anxiety medication helps them relax.

If you would like to explore pharmaceutical options, please give us a call to make an appointment!

Celebrate

MEMORIAL DAY: HONOR THOSE WE HAVE LOST

TODAY IS THE DAY TO REMEMBER THOSE WHO PAID THE ULTIMATE PRICE FOR OUR FREEDOM.

We at Mannford Animal Clinic, hold a very special respect to those who have served in our armed service, and especially those who have laid down their lives. So many in our lives need to be thanked for defending our freedom.

And we are so grateful to those behind our heroes: mothers, grandfathers, cousins, aunts, spoused, & friends. Their sacrifice is also deep. So THANK YOU for all of those who have fought for us!

FOR ALL OF THOSE WE HAVE LOST, WE ARE GRATEFUL & PRAY FOR YOUR SOULS.

FYI

How to make a pet first aid kit?

Spring & summer mean not only are we more active outside, but so are our pets! Today, we decided to make a quick how-to guide for putting together your very own Pet First Aid Kit!

Please note, this is not a comprehensive or exhaustive list. If your pet has a favorite snack, that is a good thing to add! Does your pet have any regular medications? Also, a great addition. Please see the bottom of this post for great online sources to learn more!


Per First Aid Kit Checklist

Here are the absolute essentials for what goes in your pet’s first aid kit. A lot of these items work for human first aid too so feel free to make a combo human + pet kit!

  • Important phone numbers:
    • Pet Poison Control
    • Your primary vet’s office
    • The nearest pet ER
    • Animal control (if anyone else’s pet is involved)
    • Non-emergency police
    • The nearest pet boarding facilities
  • Digital thermometer
    • This is especially useful for hyperthermia (overheating) & hypothermia (getting too cold)
  • Muzzle: even NON-aggressive patients can bite when injured and/or scared (even people)
  • Leash & collar with ID
  • Gauze roll or ACE BANDAGE
  • Spare towels & washclothes
    • For cleaning and as bandage material
  • Medical tape (non-stick tape)
  • Oral syringe (like the kind that come with children’s medicine)
  • Non-scented medical lubricant To protect eyes & wounds
  • Activated charcoal
    • To absorb toxins in the body
  • 3% Hydrogen Peroxide
    • This is to induce vomiting if needed: but please ALWAY contact Pet Poison Control or a veterinarian before induing vomiting
    • Please note: hydrogen repeatedly used in wounds kills new cells (hence the fizzing) & will slow down healing
  • Saline Solution (contact solution)
    • To clean wounds
  • Location of pet carrier (small dogs & cats)

Quick Pet Disaster Tips

These tips are for YOUR safety & your pet’s!!

  1. If your pet is injured, they are likely scared, confused, & panicky! Please try to not be bitten, scratched, or hurt.
    1. A hurt you cannot help a hurt them
  2. Please do not hug an injured pet. You may accidentally hurt them & they may not respond the way you expect them too!
  3. When you are checking them for wounds, please go slowly & gently
    1. If they get more & more agitated, pause and give them a minute.
  4. Drive carefully to your vet clinic
    1. A hurt you cannot help a hurt them

Being Financially Prepared

There are many strategies for being financially prepared for a disaster. Of course having savings in the bank is the most common form of preparedness! We do have some other recommendations as well.

Our favorite pet insurance: Trupanion

We have recently partnered with Trupanion pet insurance! It is an affordable insurance that covers accidents, illnesses, & injuries. Our favorite thing about them is that they pay your vet directly. So no waiting on tiresome reimbursements.

Want to learn more? Here are some great links!

Pet Poison Control:

https://www.petpoisonhelpline.com/

Pet ER: Oklahoma Veterinary Specialists:

https://okvets.com/

Online Pet First Aid Classes:

https://www.redcross.org/take-a-class/first-aid/cat-dog-first-aid

Guide for Pet CPR:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ibd4edu1Zhs

Questions? Please don’t hesitate to send us a message or give us a call at (918)865-4733!