Our owner also runs Colonial Newfoundland Rescue. They find homes for Newfoundlands that are given up by their owners or ones that end up in shelters. For more information see www.colonialnewfrescue.org. Thank you Julie McGuire Photography for some beautiful photos of our fosters.Fred the #Newfoundland came to our mini #holiday photo session today - but there’s NOTHING mini about him! What a big cuddle monster! #newfiesofinstagram #newfie #amissville #amissvilleva #virginia #rappahannock #rappahannockcounty #holidayphotoshoot #holidayphotos #petphotography #petphotographer #dogphotography #dogphotographer #dogsofinstagram Golden Retreat For K9's Dog Boarding ...
TIMES STILL AVAILABLE FOR SUNDAY!STILL OPENINGS FOR THIS SUNDAY!!! If you live in the Northern Virginia area and would like to have holiday photos professionally done with your Newf see below. We have a professional photographer visiting one of our officer's boarding kennel on November 18 and December 5. 25% of proceeds go to our rescue. To reserve your session click on this link: JulieMcGuirePhotographyBookings.as.me/goldenretreatfork9s...
This summer, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began an investigation into a potential connection between “grain-free” diets and a serious heart condition in dogs. Veterinary cardiologists from around the country have been noticing these cases for over a year now. It appears that the problem is primarily with smaller, niche-brand companies and with ingredient lists that include peas, lentils, or potatoes. Early data indicates that low taurine levels in the blood may be a contributing factor for development of this particular form of heart disease.
Our recommendations to our clients are:
(1) Follow your veterinarian’s advice when choosing a pet food formula. So far, none of the brands our veterinarians routinely recommend has been implicated, even in their “grain-free” formulations.
(2) Report any sign of heart disease to your veterinarian immediately (i.e. coughing, exercise intolerance, increased resting respiratory rates). Also, we recommend any pet be examined by a veterinarian every six months to detect heart murmurs in their earliest phase.
(3) If your pet has been eating a “grain-free” diet, consider testing blood taurine levels – especially if you plan to continue using the same formula.
Ordinarily, blood tests for taurine levels are expensive due to special handling and shipping requirements. In consideration of the ongoing investigation, Clevengers Corner Veterinary Care has made special arrangements that will make taurine testing more affordable for a limited time.
Between now and February 28, we will be able to offer blood taurine testing for $152 per dog, nearly $75 off the usual cost. The sample collection can be scheduled with one of our technicians or it can be obtained during an examination or consultation with one of our veterinarians.
This offer is available for any dog, even if not normally a patient of Clevengers Corner Veterinary Care. Please feel free to share this post with your friends and neighbors. Thank you for your continued trust in our practice.