When most people think of who needs flea prevention, the family dog is at the top of the list, and often cats are forgotten or assumed to be flea free. Cats are very clean creatures; they groom th ...View Article
Four Paws Animal Clinic
521A Searls Ave., Nevada City, CA 95959
Dr. Susan Murphy
March is Heartworm Prevention Month
Hearts should be filled with love, not worms!
Heartworm disease is a life-threatening condition, but fortunately, it is easily prevented. It only takes one bite from an infected mosquito to spread the heartworm parasite to your pet. It migrates through the blood stream and settles in the heart, arteries and lungs, where the adult worms can live for up to 7 years. Dogs and cats of all ages and breeds are at risk. There is no approved treatment available to cure cats with heartworm infections. A monthly, year-round pill or topical medication is an affordable way to make sure your pet is safe from heartworm. Some products also protect against other harmful parasites, such as intestinal worms, fleas, ticks or mites. A simple blood test can confirm that your pet is heartworm-free. Then, depending on your lifestyle, the proper prevention will be chosen. During the month of March, get $6 OFF six doses of heartworm prevention or $12 OFF twelve doses of heartworm prevention. Let us know if you would like an e-mail or phone call reminder so that you don’t forget to protect your pet all 12 months of the year.
Our Resolution for this year and always
Our Resolution is to always do our best to provide excellence in wellness, illness and surgical care for patients; to build close, positive relationships with clients, and to provide education and empowerment to clients and staff in a calm, comfortable, healing environment.
Dr. Susan Murphy and Jenna
Four Paws Animal Clinic is a full-service animal hospital whose mission is to provide compassionate care and support for all our 4 and 2 legged friends. We provide complete medical, dental, surgical and imaging services, including ultrasound as well as deluxe cat boarding. Our staff is extremely well trained and are passionate about veterinary medicine , having worked with Dr. Murphy at Best Friends for many years. She calls them the "Dream Team".
At Four Paws Animal Clinic, you will walk into a calm, welcoming, and friendly environment every visit, so that the experience is as comfortable as possible for you and your pet. We strive to provide professional, affordable, and advanced veterinary services, including, but not limited to newer alternative therapies such as cold laser and stem cell therapy using your pets own stem cells found in their fat cells. click here to read about this new and exciting treatment for your pets arthritis .
We also have an in-house pharmacy, dental care products, carry some premium foods and have access to specialists, making our veterinary facility a one stop shop for your pet's health and medical needs. Please browse around our new website to learn about our facility and to read interesting pet articles. Click on the "email us" link below to ask us a question or to submit feedback. For directions to our office see our contact us page. To receive free monthly veterinary care articles, please subscribe to our newsletter.
Remember, at Four Paws Animal Clinic, your pets are our family!
Dr. Susan Murphy
Nevada City Veterinarian | Four Paws Animal Clinic | 530-265-3722
521A Searls Ave.
Nevada City, CA 95959
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Dear Dr. Murphy,
Thank you so very much for your brilliant diagnoses of my endocrine issues this past year.
I am now a happy, active boy; getting more stamina by the day. The bounce is back in my step. Thank you!
Love, Harvard Nevada City