Mar Vista Animal Medical Center

3850 Grand View Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90066

(310)391-6741

marvistavet.com

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November 2023

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HOLIDAY SCHEDULE 2023
  

 Wednesday


November 22


Closing 3 PM  The day before Thanksgiving


 Thursday


November 23


CLOSED for THANKSGIVING


 Sunday


December 24


Closing 1 PM  The day before Christmas


 Monday


December 25


CLOSED for CHRISTMAS DAY


 Sunday


December 31


Closing 1 PM  New Year's Eve


 Monday


January 1, 2024


Closed for NEW YEAR'S DAY

Please plan ahead with regard to appointments and boarding reservations.

There are presently four doctors on our schedule. If you wish to see a specific doctor, please notify us when making appointments.

THANK YOU AND HAVE A SAFE AND WONDERFUL HOLIDAY SEASON!

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KITTENS FOR ADOPTION

 

Female Tabby cat for adoption
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A litter of four kittens was abandoned at our hospital just after Hurricane Hillary last August, They had been found in the storm.

Three have found new homes, leaving one still available for adoption.

Classic Female Tabby.

$200 ADOPTION FEE
Includes:
Health Care Exam, Deworming, Vaccination for FVRCP, Rabies and Feline Leukemia,
Microchip and Chip Registration, Spay/Neuter

      Calico Female
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Orange and White Female
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Orange and White Male
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These three kittens abandoned by a sobbing woman who found them.
Only six weeks old, so they will be ready to adopt by December 1st.

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HOLIDAY PET HAZARDS

Strange people and unusual food in the house makes for a special pet situation. Here are some tips for the Thanksgiving holiday:

  • Holidays can be stressful for your pet especially if lots of strangers are coming over. If your pet needs a tranquilizer to get through the day, let us know.

  • There are plenty of foods that are not safe for pets. Here is a short list:

Uncooked bread dough
Raisins and grapes
Anything sweetened with xylitol
chocolate
macadamia nuts

  • A sudden fatty meal can cause pancreatic inflammation in a dog and hospitalization may be needed.

  • Bones and corn cobs are very dangerous if swallowed. Be sure they are not accessible to furry friends.

  • Many ornamental flowers are toxic to cats

Keep the phone number for National Animal Poison Control Handy: (1-888-426-4435)

If your pet has a HomeAgain microchip (the kind we implant at our hospital), consultations are free but use 1-888-HOMEAGAIN to connect with them.


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LIBRELA IS FINALLY HERE!

Librela (bedinvetmab) is a monthly shot for arthritis pain in dogs (similar to Solensia in cats which has been in the U.S. for a year or so). Librela is not a pain medication in the usual sense. It is a monoclonal antibody against nerve growth factor. This means that it acts on the sensitive nerves that are inappropriately sprouting and creating chronic pain. Responses are typically obvious within 7 days of the first treatment but dogs will require two injections before response can be judged.

Librela is given once a month at our office.

Contact us if you would like to try it for your arthritic dog.

Visit Librela.com for more information.

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INTERESTING EXTERNAL LINKS

Sometimes pets need extra help and sometimes pet parents do, too. A paid clinical trial can bring therapy to a disease which seemed hopeless but where would someone start? Here are two links to keep on hand either to share with others or for the future.

   

Clinical trials are always coming up for new therapies. You are welcome to browse what is available.

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https://ebusiness.avma.org/aahsd/study_search.aspx

   

   

https://www.acibiosciences.com/

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DID YOU KNOW....

We offer specialty services by request?

Dr. Marchione     -     Ophthalmology

Dr. Ghormley     -      Diagnostic Ultrasound

Dr. Johnson       -      Chiropractic

Dr. D'Urso-Tsugawa - Cardiology

Let us know if you have need for something extra and we can set it up for you.
Text or call 310-391-6741  

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APPLE PAY NOW ACCEPTED

We now accept Apple Pay as a form of payment, as well as Visa, Master Card, American Express and Discover credit cards, as well as Care Credit and ScratchPay.

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Please allow 24 hours to process medication refills. To have medication shipped to you, please order at marvista.vetsfirstchoice.com

 

   

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