This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Banfield Pet Hospital®. All opinions are my own.
It is that time again. Time for Stormie’s wellness visit. Well, actually it was way past time for his visit, but you know me and how crazy life has been for us lately. After my orthodontist appointment, I picked up Stormie who had been playing in the wet grass and took him in. Poor thing. There was no sign of the bath I had given him only two days before. He looked a bedraggled mess, and I cringed a little expecting a tongue lashing as I have often received at the dentist office…ahem. But the staff at Banfield Pet Hospital® were awesome. They gave me lots of helpful advice about how to take better care of Stormie without being in anyway condescending.
My local Banfield Pet Hospital® is located inside our Petsmart store. I am always a little worried about entering a veterinarian office with other animals. I love that there is so much room to walk around and distance myself from other animals if need be. My dogs tend to be protective and Stormie is no different. He kept growling at the big dogs! Cracked me up.
The ladies at the front desk could not have been nicer.
Stormie received all of his vaccinations and heart worm testing. They all came included in the Banfield Optimum Wellness Plan®!
Banfield Optimum Wellness Plan®:
· Heartworm testing can be administered during a routine office visit. Office visits are always free through Banfield’s Optimum Wellness Plan®, and many plans include annual heartworm tests.
· Banfield believes in preventive veterinary care as the best way to improve the quality and longevity of a pet’s life by reducing the risk of developing serious, costly and sometimes fatal diseases, such as heartworm disease.
· Banfield’s Optimum Wellness Plans can be customizable based on the needs of the individual pet, and combine physical exams, routinely recommended vaccinations and screenings, unlimited free office visits, service discounts and more into one affordable veterinary care package.
Did you know that there is a six month injection heart worm preventative available? I was thrilled to learn about ProHeart® 6. It can be prescribed to healthy dogs over the age of 6 months, and delivers six months of protection in a single dose! A number of years ago my dog got heartworms, and it was the saddest thing. Treatment was so hard on my poor doggie to say nothing of expensive. Still as hard as I try to remember, I still find myself forgetting to give my dogs their heart worm preventative on time. Watch this video for more about heartworm.
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Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
I don’t think we have a Banfield near us, but it sounds like a wonderful place for pet owners!
This is where i take my dog.. so far i have had some good experiences that out way some of the bad ones..
Lavende & Lemonade says
I didn’t realize there were clinics inside Petsmart! I’ll have to take a look. Glad you had such a positive experience.
Mary Happymommy says
I love that my dog is so laid back.
Jenna Z says
I love that our dogs can make me smile even after a horrible day at work! They are just such a great comfort and fun to hang out with.
Protective? My guess is you likely don’t have time to socialize them. BUT please don’t think I’m criticizing you. I have a “feeling” it’s improper socialization because that is exactly how our german shepherd acts. Be glad Stormy is a small dog and your other dog’s breed isn’t know for aggression. It could be a whole ‘nother category otherwise.
Again, no condemnation, my dog is just awful with other dogs and we always have to keep him at home. No parks or fun trips with him because he can’t handle it, and neither can we.
@R, You may be right! My pouches definitely don’t have much opportunity to socialize with other dogs. And yes, I’m glad he is small!
Theresa @ Beauteeful Living says
I love Banfield and have been using them for years for both my dogs. Both dogs are in their Wellness program. That’s great that Banfield will be donating for each comment (up to $100).
I’ve seen Banfield Pet Hospitals at both my local Petsmart stores! We don’t have any pets but my friend takes her cat to the one closest to us and she loves it there.
We go to Banfield for my dog Elvis and am so happy with them. I trust them completely with his health!
Jess Scull says
aww hes so handsome! I’ve never heard of Banfield!
Melissa M says
I love that my dogs make bad days good ones!
I always find it funny that little dogs are the only ones who don’t realize they’re little. Your dog is adorable!
Misty Battle says
I love that PetSmart has a clinic inside their stores. It is so cool you can get your supplies and visits done in one place. Love your doggie. He is so cute.
They just opened up a Petsmart near me. I wonder if they all have a clinic.
Gladys Parker says
How awesome a vet inside a store. Complete two things at once. The new shot every six months sounds like a big time saver.
Elayna Fernandez ~ The Positive MOM says
I think with any hospitals, the customer care at the front desk is what makes the experience. I’m glad you had a great one at Banfield.
Amy Orvin says
I love my dog’s unconditional love for me.
Awesome! I’ll have to mention this to my mom – she just got a puppt and is looking for care for him.
Liz Mays says
It would be hard as a pet owner to decide where to go. It’s nice to hear this is a great place!
Yona Williams says
Stormie is soooo cute…love him! I had no clue that pet clinics were stationed in certain PetSmarts. that’s interesting. Yes, I cannot stress to people how important it is to stay on top of the heartworm medication.
Ooh – love your dog! Looks like a great place for a pet clinic!!
how convenient! a pet hospital inside your local pet store. Stormy is super cute!
courtney b says
i love how she cares about us shes just like a person!
I love my dog! She is a totally sweet and very smart. I love that when someone didn’t call me to say they are coming over, so alerts me when they are here.
katrina g says
banfield does a great job. we used to go to one but moved and the closest is about 3 hours away.
We don’t have any pets but we used to. I know how hard it can be to keep one groomed and it looks like they did an awesome job!
My pup is so goofy and playful. It cracks me up to see her tripping over a ball she’s trying to hunt.
Crissie Woolard says
My dog gives me unconditional love all the time
Ashley Schein says
She is always with me.
angie boss says
I love the snuggles!
I like that she loves everybody she meets. She doesn’t judge anyone, just wants to kiss them. She is so sweet.
Jenna Wood says
All of my pets have their own unique personality, even our cat plays fetch!
Sharon F says
My Pedro is almost 12 years old and one of my favorite things about him is that he eats food that my 1 year old twins drop during mealtimes. Less to clean up for me. 😉
Randi Robinson says
I love that my Husky is my son’s best friend!
Christy McMahon says
I absolutely love my dogs personality! !
I love my bull dog and doberman together it is like having 2 teenage boys.
My dog loves to cuddle, and I love that about him! I’ve always got a buddy 🙂
nichol tone says
I love all 3 of my furbabies
Holly Mitkowski says
I love how they snuggle me to sleep!
Madalyn Haire says
I have 4 Boxers (1=mine, 1=my 9yr old’s, 1=my 1yr old’s & 1= my parents I keep cause their other dogs don’t like her)
& I love that they ALL act like people!!! Really, it’s unbelievable… They are just like kids!!!
I love that our boxer gives us unconditional love, always! I love that we found our second pup as a rescue dog at our local PetSmart store!
Heather Dawn says
I have three Boston Terriers. I love that they can brighten my day up. They are all so playful and loving.
I appreciate our Westie Charlie’s love and devotion the most.
grace renee says
my dog is my best friend!
megan tilley says
I love that we have been through so much over the year and he is still my best friends.
Laura J says
Oh I love Murphys personality! Some times I think that he thinks he is a wolf….he loves to howl along to music on tv or the radio..or if anyone sings! So cute! Always makes me smile!
They keep me company throughout the day
amy tolley says
I love everything about my pup hes an original hes for sure a one of a kind i love to watch him play with his toys and with the cats so cute…he is a big part of our life and family
Jasmine R says
I have an almost 2 year old Dachshund. He is quite a character lol He is part of the family. I like that when we put my daughter to bed and have story time he hops into bed too. 🙂
tina reynolds says
The smiles and comfort the provide
We love our dogs! Not only are they good watch dogs, but they provide such unconditional friendship.
Heather Bridson says
My dogs are the best because they always love to be with me, and miss me when I’m not home.
Um… EVERYTHING?! We love our three big dogs.
wen budro says
I love her kisses and greetings when I wake up in the morning.
Kendra Gillilan says
My friend and always waiting for me
liz l says
My pupsters are always there for me 🙂
Alesha ol says
I love everything, they rescued me, showed me another version of unconditional love
kathy dalton says
i LOVE THAT THEY PROVIDE UNCONDITIONAL LOVE
Leigh Anne Borders says
I love that they love you unconditionally! Makes a bad day so much better with them!