Quarterly Prints (Winter) 2019

What’s New at CPVH

2019 Calendars Are Here!!

If you haven’t picked up your free copy of our 2019 Claws & Paws Calendar, stop by today and get one. We have them available in our reception area. This year’s calendar features clients’ pets as a result of the 3rd Annual Calendar Contest we held earlier this year. Congratulations once again to those selected for the calendar! This was a fun project and we are so happy to have you all as a part of our Claws & Paws Family. Be sure to watch for your opportunity to have your pet featured in next year’s calendar.

We Love Our Clients

Robin Williams

We love our patients; all of them. From the ones who are excited to see us, to the ones who just aren’t that into it. We enjoy the relationships we have built with them, and watching them grow and change through the seasons of their lives. But, we also love our clients. We talk about how we are in the veterinary field because we love animals, but the truth is we love people, too. From the excitement when you first bring your new little baby to see us to the heartbreak when it’s time to say goodbye, we are right there with you.

We enjoy learning about your families, your hobbies and interests. This helps us to build a relationship with you. We love educating new pet owners and seeing their knowledge blossom as they care for their pets. We also enjoy learning from our clients as we educate them.

We have a wonderful client base, with many different people from many different walks of life. We enjoy hearing about your new job, your vacation, your future plans. We love to see pictures of your kids and grandkids, and your other pets.

We enjoy sharing social media sites with you; whether it be important information, fun contests we offer, or even just posting pictures of your babies. We utilize all the social media sites, such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Be sure to check us out on all of them.

Our clients are very generous. Anytime we have a drive or an opportunity to help out in our community our clients step right up. This is one of the reasons we enjoy having our client appreciation events; from hot cocoa and pictures with Santa to snow cones in the summertime, we love these opportunities to give back to you.

We have the best clients and patients here at Claws & Paws, and we really do enjoy visiting with you. So, the next time you are in, be sure to say “Hello” and fill us in on what’s going on in your world. From Dr. Wickel and the entire staff, we really care about you and your babies.


Christina Strickland

We have the best reminder around! Claws & Paws Veterinary Hospital’s online store offers the convenient Remind-Me Dosing Program. Remind-Me Dosing is a set it and forget it way of ensuring that you remember your pet’s monthly preventatives. Life gets busy, and sometimes that makes us forgetful. Unfortunately, it only takes one missed dose of heartworm preventative to put Fido’s health at risk.

Our Remind-Me Dosing Program includes all the brands you know and trust; including Heartgard, Trifexis, Sentinel, Nexgard, Advantage Multi, Revolution, and more. When you purchase your pet’s medication through our online store, you can trust that it is always guaranteed. These medications come from the same source as they would if you were picking them up in our hospital. The difference is, a single dose is automatically billed and shipped to you monthly, making our Remind-Me Dosing Program both convenient and affordable!

So, how do I set it up?
• First, go to the CPVH.com homepage and click the online store button right on our home page (or the image to the left).
• Next, search for the preventative that you and your veterinarian have selected for your pet.
• Set the packaging option to single Remind-Me dose (instead of a 6-month supply)
• Our system will prompt you to set up your monthly shipping date, billing, and shipping address
• And you’re done!!
Never Forget Again
Our Remind-Me Program always includes FREE SHIPPING, and you can cancel or change your ship dates at any time. Now all you have to do is wait for your pet’s monthly preventatives to be shipped directly to you each month. When it arrives, that’s your reminder to give the preventative. It’s that easy!

New to our online store? If this is your first time ordering with us, we’d like to welcome you with 25% off your first order. Enter promo code ‘WELCOME25’ at checkout to take advantage of this offer!

Got a Puppy or Kitten for Christmas? Now What?

Julie Wickel, DVM

What to do with those new puppies and kittens that you got for Christmas!

What’s better than finding a new puppy or kitten under the Christmas tree? After playing with your new pet, you may wonder, “What do I do now?” We have answers for you!

When you first get your new baby, you should make an appointment with your veterinarian for an examination to ensure that he or she is completely healthy. During this exam, the Doctor will listen to the heart and lungs, examine the eyes, ears, and skin, palpate the abdomen, etc.

While you are in the room, different topics will be discussed concerning your pet’s health and how to keep your new pet healthy.

New puppies and kittens should be fed puppy/kitten food until they are 9-12 months of age. For large breed dogs, they should be fed puppy food until they are 1 ½ years of age.

Vaccines are usually started at 8-weeks of age and then given every 3-4 weeks until the puppy or kitten is 16-weeks of age. The type of vaccine given depends upon your pet’s lifestyle, age and health.

It is likely that an intestinal parasite exam will also be recommended on the first visit since it is very common for puppies and kittens to have intestinal parasites.

We recommend that you keep your new puppy isolated from other dogs until he or she is fully vaccinated at 16 weeks of age. This means no front yard, walks around the block, park, or PetsMart. No exposure to other puppies (even those also kept up on their vaccines) or strange dogs. Adult dogs 2 years of age and older that are up to date on their vaccines are OK to be around. As for kittens, recommend keeping them indoors until they, too, are fully vaccinated.

You should start your baby, both dogs and cats, on heartworm prevention at 8-weeks of age and keep them on this medication for life.

For more detailed information, please call us or visit our website and view our articles “Congratulations on Your New Puppy” and “Congratulations on Your New Kitten.”

We’re here to answer any questions you may have regarding heartworm prevention – 281.997.1426.

Be a Part of the Virtual CPVH Family! @ClawsAndPawsVet

Be a Part of the Family
Choosing a Veterinarian can be difficult. Your pet is family, your best friend, and your choices greatly affect their health. At Claws & Paws Veterinary Hospital®, we want you to be familiar with the professionals who are handling and caring for your pets. Whether it is in-house, or on your virtual social circle, we want to assure you that our number one goal is to give your four-legged friends the best possible veterinary care in town. Since we get to know and spend most of the time with your fur babies while they are here with us, we think it is important for you to get to know our staff members as well.

Scooch Over Dr. Google!
Who better to provide important veterinary care information than your very own family veterinarian? By following us on our social media channels, you gain 24/7 access to endless amounts of valuable pet health content, from info-graphics and blogs to educational videos. All our educational videos, blogs, and newsletters are staff-created and produced. We provide our followers and subscribers with large amounts of pet-health information, so they feel confident when making decisions regarding their pet’s care. On top of the educational content, we are always posting important updates that we believe you should be aware of. We post about pet food recalls, hospital closures, special events, contests, new products and more. Whether your pet is a patient of ours or not, we want your pet to live a happy and healthy life.

Get a Behind-The-Scenes Look

Get a sneak peek of the veterinary professionals you have chosen to care for your family members. We provide exclusive behind the scenes looks at what goes on in the “the back” of our hospital. Most pet owners have heard the phrase “the back” mentioned at some point during their pet’s veterinary appointment. Experience tells us that the majority of pet owners perceive it as a mysterious and feared area in the veterinary hospital. We understand how scary it can be to have your pet taken away from you for exams, blood draws, and other treatments; but we want to assure you that “the back” is not a scary place at all. While we are unable to give each client an individual tour while they are here, we can provide you peace of mind by frequently posting photos and providing you with a behind-the-scenes look at what activities take place. Plus, if you need your daily adorable animal fix, we’ve got you covered. Our social media channels are full of irresistibly adorable pet photos and videos.

By including us (@ClawsAndPawsVet) in your virtual social circle, we will provide endless benefits for you and your furry friends, 24/7, 365 days a year.