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The Season of Good Will and Peace
The holidays are right around the corner and people everywhere are starting to think about turkey, presents, time off, and time with loved ones. Some people aren’t as fortunate as others.
Owen’s Ark Veterinary Clinic has had the blessed ability to work with a great organization in our area for the past several years. The Ottawa County Holiday Bureau works tirelessly for our neighbors and beyond that need a helping hand. Poverty is much closer to home than we would believe. Last year they were fortunate to be able to help 733 families in Ottawa County. When broken down that includes 2,285 individuals- 1056 of those being children less than 18 years of age; a staggering figure by any means. In Clay, Allen, and Harris townships there were 171 families with a total of 525 individuals- 347 adults and 178 children. These families are just like you and I, they have fallen on hard times and would never ask for help much less broadcast their plight. This is where we come in.
Halloween and Pet Safety
Halloween is once again upon us and while it can be a great time of year with beautiful leaves falling and fun costumes with lots of yummy candy, it can also be a dangerous time of year for our pets.
Let’s start with costumes for your pet. If your pet enjoys getting dressed up then great! But, if you have a pet that does not, then consider letting her or him wear just a festive bandana. Halloween is already stressful without making your pet more anxious. For those who do like a fun costume, please make sure it fits comfortably without any tightness that could cause swelling or pain or pull on their fur. A costume should be loose but not enough that your pet could trip on it, this includes trailing pieces. Also, if a costume includes an eye piece or head cover make sure your pet can still easily see and hear. Lastly, make sure there are no extra pieces (bells, balls, bows) that your pet could chew off and potentially cause a bowel obstruction.
Let’s face it, we may not all love to shop but we all love to buy stuff for our favorite furry friends! Owen’s Ark can make shopping for your buddy super easy and fun too. We now have a great online store available to you 24 hours a day and 7 days a week where you can find hundreds of things to spoil your pet. We offer prescription foods as well as regular diets, toys, supplements, leashes, dental care, flea and tick prevention, heartworm prevention, shampoos, and many more great things you never realized you can’t live without. The best part is… it will all be delivered right to your door without having to venture out in to the cold winds, rainy days, blustery snow, or baking sun. It’s a win-win for pets and people alike.
Click on the link in the right hand upper corner of our homepage and check out all there is pamper your faithful companion. They’ll thank you with a great big, sloppy kiss or one long, lingering gaze of adoration. Either way, you are their hero!
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Genoa, OH 43430