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3:30 to 5:00 PM
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Every Other Saturday
November 23, December 7
12:30 to 2:00 PM
Their services are provided without an examination fee by a state licensed veterinarian. VIP offers all canine and feline vaccinations, blood and fecal testing, flea and tick control, ear mite treatment, deworming, and heartworm prevention. They also offer microchipping for only $39.00 including lifetime registration. For more information see Their web site at http://www.happypet.com
or call the Ukiah or Lakeport Rainbow stores.
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Splish Splash! The rain has finally returned to northern California and Rainbow is ready to help keep you and your loved ones – two and four legged – warm and dry. Check out the great selection of rain gear, rubber boots, coats, and accessories in the stores now! And, what better time to shop and save than the famous Black Friday Sales – at Rainbow "Friday" lasts all weekend long! Take $20.00 off any purchase of clothing or gifts of $100.00 or more, the entire weekend after Thanksgiving, at both Rainbow stores. Great selections, top brand name products, great prices, and FREE GIFT WRAPPING – what's not to love?
Just a few of the new items coming into Rainbow stores - a wonderful selection of rubber boots for men, women and kids! Pick from fun colorful styles to work-horse boots from Boggs, Muck Boot Company and more! Also, check out the new women's Marlinton Vest from Carhartt - rugged, warm and stylish for your favorite outdoors-woman!
You can support your own community by shopping local. Local businesses support our communities all year around. They sponsor youth programs, support 4H and FFA, promote animal rescue groups, and employ our friends and neighbors. Rainbow Ag is a locally owned family business – with over 20 years of involvement in the communities in Lake and Mendocino Counties. Rainbow is proud to be part of your life in this wonderful part of the country.
Here comes Santa Paws! Once again, the Ukiah Rainbow store will be hosting SNAP's Pet Photos With Santa, on December 7 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. All proceeds will go to the Spay Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP) that has served the community since 1991 by providing vouchers to low income pet owners to have their pets spayed and neutered. Get either print photos or a CD with all your photos for a donation of only $20.00. Come down and join the fun! Learn more
More fun! Don't miss the December 5th evening Customer Appreciation Party and Sale, at both Rainbow stores. Watch for your invitation and join in at the Lakeport and Ukiah Rainbow stores for fun, prizes, snacks and big savings, just in time to finish off – or begin! – your holiday shopping. It's one of the biggest sales of the year at Rainbow, and always a fun time to shop, visit with friends and kick off the Holiday season. That's the evening of Thursday, December 5th at both Rainbow Stores!
Another fun event in the Ukiah store, on December 14 the Daisy Davis Pit Bull Rescue will be creating "pawfect" ornaments. Choose from a custom paw print ornament, or a bone ornament personalized with a name (a great gift!) and help support Daisy Davis Pit Bull Rescue, based in Ft Bragg. Learn more at the Daisy Davis Facebook Page.
In this issue, the vets from Middletown Animal Hospital remind us about the importance of identifying our dogs! Maybe it's time for a new collar and tag, or better yet, a microchip, but making sure your pet has ID can make all the difference in case of the unfortunate event that they get lost! Also, get ahead on your fur-iend's Christmas gifts by using the buy one, get one for 50% on all pet toys subscriber coupon. A great way to fill your pet's stocking and save money too!
Vaccination Clinics At Middletown Animal Hospital,
10am to 11am - November 23, December 7
Healthy pets only, dogs on leashes and cats in carriers.
More info call 707-987-2000
Do you have a pet health question for the veterinarians?
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We will print selected responses in the next issue of Rainbow Wags Pet Newsletter
Are you confident that your pet can be identified if he or she becomes lost? It can be extremely stressful and difficult for both pet and owner when an unexpected separation occurs. The best chance of reuniting pet and owner is through proper and thorough identification.
The easiest and cheapest form of identification is an identification tag attached to a collar. This should include the pet's name and the owner's phone number at a minimum. Some people elect to include an address on the identification tag as well. Another great option is to have the collar personalized with the pet's name and owner phone number. This is especially beneficial for animals that tend to lose their identification tags but keep their collars on. The biggest potential problem with this form of identification is that if the tags or collar are not present on the animal when they are found, then the owner cannot be identified or contacted.
Another great form of a more permanent identification is a microchip. This is a device about the size of a grain of rice that is implanted in the animal's fat layer just below the skin. It is placed between the shoulder blade area on the back. The microchip has a number encoded on it. This number is linked to the pet and owners' information in a microchip database. One of the biggest mistakes made is that the pet is microchipped but the owner fails to register it properly. As a result, the pet has an identification number but it is not linked to the owners' information in the database. A microchip that cannot identify a pet is basically useless. It is extremely important to not only register the microchip when the pet first gets it, but also to keep that information current.
Although none of us ever want to have to search for a lost pet, it is always good to be prepared for this event. In addition to the above identification options, it is also helpful to have current pictures of your pet available. If your pet has unique markings, these should also be documented in photos. In the event that the unthinkable happens and your pet is lost, be sure to contact animal control, local animal shelters, and local veterinarians immediately to inquire about any recently found pets.
Dr. Joanna Holtz
|Value is important in this tight economy. You want the best for your animal companions, but you can't ignore the costs either. That's why Rainbow is pleased to introduce their new House Brands of pet foods – extremely high quality food that is also an extreme value! These brands aren't advertised nationally but just compare the quality to other store brands and it's easy to see why they are such a value. Get a 40 lb bag of Red Flannel Canine Select for the low regular price of $17.99, or a 35 lb bag of Exclusive Chicken & Rice for the everyday price of $34.99. Save even more by using the Frequent Buyer Card and when you buy 6 bags, you get one free! Come on in to the Ukiah or Lakeport stores today and ask for the House Brands – and get your Frequent Buyers Card.
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