My Durvet 24/7 and Durvet’s Online Facelift: Phase 1 of 3

“Durvet gets a face lift” has been the recent motto around the Blue Springs offices as we’re making exciting new online changes.

The first phase, launched in August, is our brand new and shiny My Durvet 24/7 website.

Durvet’s 24/7 platform was created 13 years ago as a tool to help better serve our members, providing them with must-have information on pricing and programs…all right at their fingertips….24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The original website design and set up had remained the same for the last 13 years, and while it served its purpose well, the time had come to get a fresh look and improvements. Continue reading “My Durvet 24/7 and Durvet’s Online Facelift: Phase 1 of 3”

Don’t Shop. Adopt! Understand the Importance of Pet Adoption

Did you know that approximately 7.6 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year?

Of those, approximately 3.9 million are dogs and 3.4 million are cats. Only 10% of those animals received by shelters have been spayed or neutered.  As a result, it causes overpopulation and an excess of animals killed annually.

There’s a misconception that shelter animals are “damaged goods.” I can assure you that’s truly not the case. Most arrive at the shelters due to a death, divorce, moving, lifestyle change, birth of a child, or even because the family didn’t train them.

There are several benefits to pet adoption. Obviously you’re saving an animal’s life and also other lives by creating space for another pet who needs shelter. In addition, you’re getting a pet that will already be spayed or neutered so they won’t be contributing to the overpopulation epidemic. Continue reading “Don’t Shop. Adopt! Understand the Importance of Pet Adoption”

Product Spotlight: Styptic Powder

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  • Product Size: 14 grams
  • Ideal for dog, cat and bird owners
  • Benefits:
    • Stops bleeding fast!
    • Easy to use for minor cuts or nail clippings.
    • Apply a pinch of Styptic Powder to the bleeding area, usingmoderate pressure until bleeding stops.
  • Can be used anytime of the year, when animals are in need.
  • Approved for used on dogs, cats, and birds.

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A Dog’s Best Friend: EQyss’ New Elite Conditioning Shampoo

Post written by Kimmie Wells
EQyss Grooming Products – Sales, Events and Relations

Sydney beachTake a look at this happy girl… while she’s having the time of her life running in and out of the water, she’s also becoming a wet, sandy, filthy mess, with me thinking “You’re not coming in the house like that!”

Little does she know a nice, soapy bath is in store for her later. Oh, what a great chore for mom!

Let’s face it, bathing a dog (especially a hairy one) isn’t always a pleasant task, so I always try to make bath time QUICK!

Bathing this coat wasn’t always a fast task. First was the shampoo, then wash it out, and then came the conditioner (yes, this furry mess needs conditioner), and finally came the water once again to wash it all out.

Could there be a quicker way? Continue reading “A Dog’s Best Friend: EQyss’ New Elite Conditioning Shampoo”

Winterizing Tips for Your Chickens (and their Coop!)

Gretchen Suggs
Gretchen Suggs

Gretchen Suggs is the Owner of Sweetheart Silkies, Inc., a nonprofit organization formed to promote poultry health and provide education to backyard flock enthusiasts. She has been breeding and showing silkie bantams for 6 years. Find her on Facebook here.

The weather across the nation seems to be warmer than usual this time of year, making it a tad hard for us to accept that winter is closing in.

Your chickens however, have no doubt that the season is changing. Animals in the wild are currently doing their own preparations for the upcoming winter, so why not enjoy the beautiful Fall weather, spend some time outside with your chickens, and take steps to prepare your backyard flock and their housing for the cold winter months to come. Continue reading “Winterizing Tips for Your Chickens (and their Coop!)”

The Ten Commandments of Merchandising

Ten CommandmentsFor those who obey the Ten Commandments of merchandising, each day at the store can seem like “Grand Opening” day.

If that doesn’t excite you, says pet retail specialist Chris Miller, then maybe a 30% increase in sales will.

Yes, that’s the generally accepted boost you can expect by
“re-merchandising” the store with better illumination, engaging interactive signage, attractive fixtures, open spaces and an abundance of products.

Miller, owner of Pacific Store Designs, has designed more than 3,000 retail stores worldwide over the last 35 years. Not only did he present these same commandments at a presentation at SuperZoo 2014, these same basic principles were featured in Pet Product news just last December.

But you don’t have to be a design wizard to create an atmosphere full of visual excitement. Just follow his Ten Commandments of merchandising: Continue reading “The Ten Commandments of Merchandising”

Understanding Wound Management

Post written by Mea Allen, RVT and Durvet Customer Service Representative

From small skin tears to large open-flesh wounds, wound management is essential to the healing process.

Keeping the wound clean is the number one thing that promotes healing. If the wound isn’t kept clean, it has the chance to become infected.

As always, please contact your veterinarian before trying to treat any open wound on your own.

At the first sign of an injury and open skin, I take my clippers and shave a patch of hair approximately 1”–2” all the way around the wound.

Next, rinse the site with cold, sterile water for approximately ten minutes. This will help reduce inflammation, clean out any debris that may have gotten into the opening and aid in visualization of the opening. Continue reading “Understanding Wound Management”