At Peoria Area Veterinary Group (PAVG), we are extremely grateful for our clients. We have been pleased to offer our Loyalty Program, and would like to announce some changes that will become effective August 1.
For every $100 you spend on your pet at any of our locations, you earn one PAVG Care Coin. Saving your PAVG Care Coins will allow you to spend them on the following rewards:
- 3 coins: Free nail trim
- 4 coins: Free parasite exam
- 5 coins: 25% off your pet’s medical panel
- 8 coins: 25% off any laser therapy package
- 10 coins: 10% off your total invoice
- 15 coins: 15% off your total invoice
For example, if your bill is $325, you will earn three PAVG Care Coins. (Please note that because we do not keep running balances for each account, amounts over a $100 increment on individual invoices—$25 in our example—cannot be used toward your next coin.)
Although the above procedures may not immediately come to mind when you think of veterinary medicine, we chose these rewards because we know they are important to your pet’s health and quality of life. Following are the benefits of these specific rewards and their impact on your pet’s life.
Free nail trims for dogs and cats
Toenail trims tend to be polarizing—pets either tolerate them or actively try to avoid them. Many owners find trims difficult to perform at home, so we are happy to help. Our trained veterinary team knows exactly how to calm your pet for nail trims, and we strive to make the experience fear-free so that each time your pet returns, he is more comfortable with the procedure.
Maintaining toenail length is important for both dogs and cats. In dogs, long nails change the bone alignment in each toe. Their nails are meant for gripping while running and turning, but dogs will lose traction when their nails are too long because their feet become splayed.
In cats and dogs, the toenails can become so overgrown that they curve around and puncture the paw pad directly behind the nail. This condition is extremely painful, especially because the pet has to walk on the injury.
If you can’t keep up with your pet’s nail trims at home, please allow us to do them. We’d also be happy to teach you so you can trim his nails yourself.
Free parasite examinations for pets
Intestinal parasites, such as roundworms, hookworms, and whipworms, are transmitted to your pet when he is exposed to parasite eggs shed in the stool of other animals. Intestinal parasites can cause diarrhea, which may be bloody, vomiting, unthriftiness, electrolyte disturbances, and, if severe, sometimes death. Additionally, some canine and feline intestinal parasites are zoonotic, meaning they can be transmitted to humans. Let us ensure your pet is parasite-free by bringing him in with his fecal sample you have collected, or we can obtain one directly from your pet.
25% off your pet’s medical panel
Your pet may be the picture of health, but he still should have yearly blood testing. Annual blood work gives us a baseline for your pet’s major organ function, and his normal red and white blood cell levels. Knowing your healthy pet’s blood work results will help when he’s not well. For example, if your sick pet’s blood work shows an elevated liver value, we can compare that value to his results when he was healthy. Annual medical panels allow us to compare your pet’s health from year to year, as well as track changes over the year. We may be able to ignore a slightly elevated value on its own, but if his results from the three previous years show that the value has been steadily trending upward, we will know we should look more closely for reasons behind the elevation.
Consistent annual medical panels provide the information we need to get ahead of small health problems before they become large health problems.
25% off any pet laser therapy package
Laser therapy is a non-invasive treatment for pets with acute and chronic injuries. Therapeutic lasers use a specific wavelength of light to penetrate tissue and cause changes at the cellular level. Laser therapy usually takes five to 10 minutes per treatment, and we initially start with two to three sessions per week and decrease them as needed.
Some of laser therapy’s many benefits include:
- Decreased inflammation — Dilation of blood vessels increases the total blood circulation in the affected area and reduces swelling and pro-inflammatory prostaglandin production.
- Decreased pain — Stimulation of the production of endorphins, which are natural pain relievers, and decreased nerve sensitivity result in less pain.
- Accelerated healing — Light photons penetrate targeted tissues to accelerate cell growth and reproduction.
- Decreased scarring — Decreased production of fibrous tissue results in less scarring.
- Increased nerve function — Laser therapy speeds up nerve regeneration and aids nerve cell reconnection.
Laser therapy is helpful for painful acute and chronic conditions, including arthritis, hip dysplasia, neuromuscular diseases, soft-tissue injuries, and musculoskeletal injuries.
We truly appreciate our loyal clients, and we look forward to seeing you and your pets. To learn more about our Loyalty Program, or to schedule an appointment to start earning coins, give us a call.