Clear the Shelters 2017!
VIP Petcare was honored to be a national sponsor of NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations’ Clear the Shelters pet adoption campaign in 2017! Our goal was to not only find forever homes for shelter and rescue pets, but to educate all pet owners on the importance of ongoing pet wellness care.
On August 19, 2017, we joined hundreds of participating shelters across the country as we celebrate the adoptions of thousands of pets going to new homes! To express our gratitude for adopting a shelter pet, VIP Petcare donated over $200 worth of preventive care services to all pet parents adopting at this event. In addition, every pet parent also received one free dose of Heartgard, and one free dose of Nexgard (for dogs) to get their pet on track for preventing heartworm disease and fleas and ticks, courtesy of Merial.
Did you know that over 50,000 pets found forever homes during Clear the Shelters in 2016? How exciting is that?!
In 2017 our offers included:
• 1 FREE MICROCHIP (limited availability in Florida)
• 1 FREE RABIES VACCINE
• 1 FREE HEARTWORM/LYME COMBINATION TEST (for dogs only)
• 1 FREE VACCINATION PACKAGE (includes Leptospirosis)
• 1 FREE FECAL TEST
• 1 FREE DOSE OF NEXGARD (for dogs only)
• 1 FREE DOSE OF HEARTGARD
• 10% OFF YOUR FIRST ORDER IN OUR ONLINE STORE
Why VIP Petcare
Our commitment to you and your pet lasts a lifetime.
Every VIP Petcare clinic is staffed with a Licensed Veterinarian. All services are administered under the direct supervision of a Licensed Veterinarian. VIP Petcare has appointed a Veterinary Advisory Board made up of medical experts with a variety of backgrounds. This board is responsible for staying up to date on vaccination protocols and responsible recommendations, as well as setting the medical standards of the company.
VIP Petcare uses only the safest, brand-name veterinary pharmaceutical products.
All VIP Petcare clinic staff receive extensive and ongoing education and training.
VIP Petcare takes your pet’s health and lifestyle into account before recommending or administering veterinary care.
Your pet’s health records are always available at the touch of a button.
No appointment is necessary!
Here are some topics we will discuss at your visit:
We want to make sure your pet starts its life free of internal parasites, so even if your pet had a fecal exam and was dewormed before adoption, VIP Petcare recommends testing and deworming your pet again for extra assurance of a healthy start.
VIP Petcare recommends blood testing for both cats and dogs to check for infectious diseases. If you have adopted a kitten, we recommend a Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) test if one was not performed before you adopted it. These are very serious viral infections that can be passed from the mother to a kitten and can be contagious to other cats in your household.
If you adopted a dog, we recommend a Heartworm/Lyme combination test to be sure your dog is free of Heartworms and Lyme disease. Even if your dog is tested prior to adoption, that is no guarantee your dog will not develop heartworm disease, especially if the animal was not on heartworm preventative. After testing, and receiving a negative test result, we recommend giving your dog a heartworm preventative for the rest of its life, and testing annually to ensure your dog is still heartworm and Lyme disease free.
VIP Petcare recommends a series of vaccines for kittens and puppies up until the age of 16 weeks old. Our staff will review your pet’s history and life style to determine which vaccines or vaccination package is best for your pet. For example, if you are planning to let your cat go outside, we recommend your cat be vaccinated for Feline Leukemia Virus. Or, depending on your location we may recommend a Lyme vaccine for your dog.
Prescription Parasite Preventative
A final way you can keep your pet happy and healthy for the long haul is by administering parasite preventatives.
Heartworm disease and other parasites can be prevented with a monthly heartworm prevention product, like Heartgard or Trifexis. While there is no foolproof method of preventing Lyme disease, Ehrlichiosis and Anaplasmosis, these can be discouraged by keeping your pet on a regular anti-tick preventative, such as Revolution.