Archive for December, 2009

Discounts on Products for Special Needs Dogs and Cats

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

Ok, the economy stinks and we’re all watching our spending.  We know, we get it.  But our dogs and cats shouldn’t pay the price for our economic sins. 

So we’re doing our part at Scout’s House by launching a new monthly specials program that’ll offer great discounts and free shipping on our best-selling products for special needs pets, including dog boots, harnesses, pet beds, elevated bowls, and arthritis supplements, just to name a few. 

To find out what’s on sale, follow us on Twitter (@scoutshouse) where we’ll post monthly specials, as well as late-breaking announcements on one-day sales, contests with prizes (hey, who doesn’t love winning a prize?!), and really cool specials created just for our Rehab and Boarding clients and online store customers.  

Of course, you can always find the monthly specials at our online store, too:  https://www.scoutshouse.com/store

Get on Twitter and follow us now–the savings start next week!  And please feel free to share this with friends and family.  We need to get the word out that there’s help out there for dogs and cats who are old, ill, injured, or disabled.

How to Make the Best Health Care Decisions for Your Pet

Monday, December 21st, 2009

by Lisa Stahr

With all the veterinary professionals I work with, you’d think I’d make confident decisions about my pets’ health care–but I don’t!  

If you suffer from the same doubts, join me tomorrow when I talk with Dr. Jan Lowery, a general practice vet with years of emergency clinic experience, about how to make the best health care decisions for your pet.  And bring your questions!

Tuesday, 12/22, at 1pm Pacific time at http://specialpetsspecialneeds.com–or download it later for free from iTunes (search “Scout’s House”).

If You’re Doing Internet Research on Your Pet’s Health Issue…

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

…first read Dr. Nancy Kay’s recent blog post, “Everybody’s Gone Surfin’,” which explains how to find “instructive, accurate, worthwhile Internet information” and avoid “online junk food.”  (Love that phrase!)   This is a must-read post for all of us who use the Internet to learn more about the health issues our pets face (and who, besides my 86-year-old mother, doesn’t do that?)!  

Check it out at http://speakingforspot.com/blog/

Dr. Kay is a Board-certified internal medicine specialist with VCA Animal Care Center in Rohnert Park, CA, and the author of Speaking for Spot: Be the Advocate Your Dog Needs to Live a Happy, Healthy, Longer Life, which is a wonderful soup-to-nuts guide for any pet owner, newbies and old hands alike.   Her info is:

Nancy Kay, DVM
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Recipient, American Animal Hospital Association 2009 Animal Welfare and Humane Ethics Award
Author of Speaking for Spot: Be the Advocate Your Dog Needs to Live a Happy, Healthy, Longer Life
Website: http://www.speakingforspot.com
Spot’s Blog: http://www.speakingforspot.com/blog
Email: dr.kay@speakingforspot.com

If You're Doing Internet Research on Your Pet's Health Issue…

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

…first read Dr. Nancy Kay’s recent blog post, “Everybody’s Gone Surfin’,” which explains how to find “instructive, accurate, worthwhile Internet information” and avoid “online junk food.”  (Love that phrase!)   This is a must-read post for all of us who use the Internet to learn more about the health issues our pets face (and who, besides my 86-year-old mother, doesn’t do that?)!  

Check it out at http://speakingforspot.com/blog/

Dr. Kay is a Board-certified internal medicine specialist with VCA Animal Care Center in Rohnert Park, CA, and the author of Speaking for Spot: Be the Advocate Your Dog Needs to Live a Happy, Healthy, Longer Life, which is a wonderful soup-to-nuts guide for any pet owner, newbies and old hands alike.   Her info is:

Nancy Kay, DVM
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Recipient, American Animal Hospital Association 2009 Animal Welfare and Humane Ethics Award
Author of Speaking for Spot: Be the Advocate Your Dog Needs to Live a Happy, Healthy, Longer Life
Website: http://www.speakingforspot.com
Spot’s Blog: http://www.speakingforspot.com/blog
Email: dr.kay@speakingforspot.com