With the new year, comes new adventures. In January 2018 Claws & Paws Veterinary Hospital® launched their own Snapchat channel for those 60 Million U.S. and 150 Million Global daily active users (Forbes Magazine, Sep 2016). We are planning to “snap” daily to widen our online presence. For those using the app, we hope you’ll join us on our journey.

For those unfamiliar with Snapchat, it is a Social Media site that competes with Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for users and has a good grasp of younger social media users. Posts on Snapchat are called “Snaps” and only remain visible to the view for anywhere from 1-10 seconds. The viewer can choose to re-play or take a screenshot of a post; however, the poster will be notified if this occurs. But, they are gone forever after 24-hours.

Unlike other social media sites, one does not receive likes or comments publicly. If the viewer chooses to reply to a snap, it is received by the poster privately. This can then begin a private “messaging” thread. These ultimately disappear, as well. You can, however, save any of your own snaps to your device’s camera roll, which can then be used on other social media sites.

Snapchat is known for their filters. This is often where those photos with filters such as rabbit ears and halos of olive leaves come from. Below is a short video introduction to Snapchat.

We will continue to develop and expand our social media presence. Please let our social media specialist know if you are interested or have any questions about Snapchat. Anytime your pet is with us at Claws & Paws, we’ll try to “snap” a moment in time and get it out there so you can see your baby when he or she is in our care. We understand the bond between us and pets and want to make sure we show you your baby during these times.

If you are interested in following us on Snapchat, you can search for us with our username ClawsAndPawsVet. Click here to screenshot and add us using our snapcode.

And now, even if you don’t have Snapchat, you can still see snaps we post by using Snapchat Maps. Simply click on any “blue bubble” on the map to view snaps in that area shared to the Our Story and if the user has geolocation enables on their device. We’ve included a link below for you to see what we post using Snapchat. Again, just click on the blue bubble at our location to see our Snaps. Clicking the double-arrow in the top left of the link below will open maps in a new window. You can then explore other Snaps on the map.

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