April 2020


On behalf of everyone at Partners for Healthy Pets we send best wishes to your veterinary practice team, your clients and your patients in these challenging times. We recognize that preventive healthcare is not your primary priority right now but we do want to remind you that both the AVMA and AAHA can provide you with up to date and relevant information regarding Covid 19. In the meantime, you can put this installment of the PHP Practice Newsletter in your files until you need it. Thank you for your dedication and for continuing to provide high quality veterinary care under these difficult circumstances.

Adorable Public Service Announcement Available for Your Practice

PHP created an upbeat and impactful public service announcement (PSA) video free for your use that brings home the core message that taking pets to the veterinarian at least once per year is as important as food and love.

Public Service Announcement

The PHP Special Care Instructions PSA is easy to share across the web, either on your practice website or social media pages. It’s a great way to remind pet owners to schedule a yearly checkup with you. Check out the PSA here and share it with pet owners. Consider playing it in your waiting room – cuteness overload is guaranteed!

Additional Support Materials for Your Practice

Need easy-to-implement materials to remind pet owners about the importance of regular exams? Look no further! The tools listed below are all available on the PHP website free of charge:

Let us help YOU see more pets!

Flea and Tick Prevention
This month, let’s focus on flea, tick and internal parasite prevention! As always, we’ve taken out all of the guesswork for you. Here you’ll find ready-to-use Facebook posts, tweets and copy for your practice website or newsletter. You can copy them “word for word” to educate your clients about the importance of yearly checkups for their pets.

Fleas, ticks and internal parasites go hand-in-hand in veterinary medicine. Doesn’t it seem like flea allergy dermatitis tops the rule-out list for patients with skin problems? Isn’t a tick-borne disease most commonly suspected for every patient with non-specific signs, such as intermittent lameness, lethargy or loss of appetite?

Unfortunately, your clients may think their pet’s general ailments are caused by the weather or old age and not give them a second thought. That’s why it’s up to you to encourage your clients to schedule their pet’s annual checkup. You are the only one who can obtain a detailed history, perform a thorough physical exam, run the right screening tests and discuss flea, tick and internal parasite prevention with expertise.

It’s time to check in with all of your clients (especially those inactive clients you haven’t seen in over 14 months) to promote preventive care. All patients can benefit from a discussion with owners about flea, tick and internal parasite exposure as part of their yearly checkup.

Word for Word

Here are April’s Facebook posts, tweets and copy for your practice website that you can copy “word for word.” They focus on the importance of flea, tick and internal parasite prevention.

Copy and paste this month’s Facebook posts onto your own page.

Engage clients with this month’s tweets.

Use this month’s website copy online or in your practice newsletter.

Click here for print ad templates, digital banner ads, our public service announcement video and other useful tools your practice can utilize to promote preventive care.

Success Stories

Partners for Healthy Pets is dedicated to ensuring that pets receive the preventive healthcare they deserve through regular visits to a veterinarian. We are committed to working with you to enhance the health of your patients and your practice. Learn more about all the tools available to your practice in the Partners for Healthy Pets Resource Toolbox at www.partnersforhealthypets.org.
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