Monday, November 21, 2011

Senior Pet of the Week-Hercules

Hercules is our Senior Pet of the Week! Hercules is a 12 years old Torkie Mix. He is tiny but mighty! Hercules has ongoing but manageable medical conditions and is the light of his owners life! We love seeing Hercules come into Brandt Veterinary Clinic!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

National Black Cat Day

Black cats have it bad in America. The Journal of Applied Animal Welfare found that in shelters, black cats are half as likely to get adopted as are tabby cats and two-thirds less likely to be adopted than white cats.

Many rescue organizations and shelters even have to prohibit the adoption of black cats during October due to the nasty treatment many unfortunately receive.

Black cats and wonderful and should be celebrated.
So, here are top ten reasons why everyone should adopt a black cat:
    10. You’ll save money on their Halloween costumes.
    9. You can always find them in the snow.
    8. Holding a black cat is very slimming.
    7. Black cats will match any decor.
    6. A link brush isn’t required for a black-tie affair.
    5. When you love a black cat, luck is on your side.
    4. Black cats are like onyx, a beautiful gem! 
    3. They love to play just as much as any cat. 
    2.They are least likely to be adopted. 
    1. Love knows no color.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Senior Pet Highlight-Hope

In honor of National Senior Pet Month, we would like to highlight Hope. Hope is a 10 year old calico kitty who loves coming to Brandt Veterinary Clinic. Her mom keeps a close watch over her and always attends to her medical needs!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Happy Veterans Day

Happy Veterans Day from Brandt Veterinary Clinic. Thank you to all those that have served and continue to serve our great country

Monday, November 7, 2011

Oscar-Senior Pet of the Month

Oscar, a Cinnamon Ocicat, was born on July 1, 1998 at a cattery in Nebraska and his mother's name is Pocahontas. I adopted him from a pet store in the Buckland Hills Mall in Connecticut...( I went clothes shopping and ended up coming home with a kitten instead!). He became a father of five ( four girls and one boy) on June 19, 1999. Oscar's daughter, Shelby, has remained his best friend and partner in crime while residing with me in CT, RI, MA, and here in FL. His three other daughters and son were placed in good homes with neighbors and friends. He is enjoying his "retirement" in Florida and loves to hang out in the pool cage where he watches birds and chases squirrels and lizards. Oscar reminds me to tell you that he loves everyone (especially Dr. Kate) at Brandt Veterinary!!!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

November is National Senior Pet Month

November is Senior Pet Month. Do you have an older cat or dog sharing your home? If so, you know the joys of pets who might have less spunk but more soul. Here are five reasons to love a senior pet.

1. Distinguished look
You know how as we age, we are said to look distinguished? The same is true for our pets. I think senior cats project an air of peaceful dignity. And who can resist the precious gray muzzle of an older dog?
2. Laid-back lifestyle
For kittens and puppies, most any time is play time. Older pets, however, don’t need to release all that youthful energy. They are quieter and often content to just watch what’s going on in the living room or outside the window. Cuddling next to you takes precedence over most anything else.
3. Fewer demands
Older pets still need love and attention, but they don’t require babysitting like a frisky puppy or curious kitten. Some older pets have special medical needs, but after all they’ve given us through the years, it’s an honor to take care of them in return.
4. Wisdom of the ages
When I look into the eyes of a senior dog, I see a world of experience and wisdom. Older pets know what to expect, and are generally reliable and even. They require little training since they already know the rules.
5. They might be just like you!
As we get older, our needs and routines change. We might prefer quiet evenings at home rather than going out on the weekends. We still like to exercise, walk, or even run—but sometimes we go at a different pace. We might even nap in our chair occasionally. If you have a senior dog, you might find that he’s just like you!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Facebook Contest!!!!!
Earn points for participation and get cool stuff at Brandt!
Contest running 10/28/11 thru 1/31/12

How do you earn points?:
        1 Point for a “Like” or thumbs up on a BVC post or picture
        3 Points for a post on BVC’s wall or tagging us in a photo of your
           pets, the clinic, or the Doctors and staff at BVC
        5 Points for a “Share your BVC story” post…Did the Dr’s or staff do something extraordinary for your pet? Please share!

What can I get?:
Lean Treats                   10 pts                         Bath                                         50 pts    
Pill Gun                        15 pts                         1 Night of Boarding                     50 pts    
$5 account credit           20 pt                           Eggercisor/BusyBuddy/Chuckle Toy  75pts
Nail Trim                       20 pts                        CET Chews                             75 pts
$10 account credit         40 pts                         Bag of RC food 5 #                  80 pts  
                                                                        $25 account credit                    100 pts

Keep track of your points & call ahead to cash them in. We will schedule your services or have your goodies ready for you! Happy Facebooking!!