CONGRATULATIONS Sherri P. from Kellyville, OK and Sheri D. from Wthrby Lake, MO ! You are the winner of the Jeans Giveaway.
Thanks to all of you who shared, Julie
The funny thing about catalogs is how far in advance you have to plan them out in order to be on time for the season. While most of us are just now starting to think about the Christmas season, the Valley Vet staff was shooting Holiday cover shots back in July! Have you seen the cover with those four cute kids on the front?? Let’s just say I wasn’t exactly the “favorite Julie” on July 3rd, by having them wear long sleeves, jeans and boots. Even sitting in the air conditioning, the stage lights got a hot for them. Side note: we are friends again; I bought them all ice cream after the shoot!
The other tricky part of planning far ahead is making sure the products you shoot are in stock and are ready to be photographed. You never know when something is going to be discontinued by the manufacturer. Take for instance those butterfly bell boots in the center of the picture……yea, they were not originally “butterfly” in the initial shot. THANK YOU Photoshop!
Those Little Buster toys that adorable five year old is playing with, those were actually my son’s birthday presents…for July 19th! We didn’t have our regular stock in the warehouse yet, so, we carefully took them out of the boxes so we could use them and then carefully put them back in the boxes so I could re-wrap them for later in July. I did confess to my son afterwards that his birthday toys were already used. Thankfully he and the little boy playing with them are the best of friends, so he was “cool with that”.
I do want to thank “my kids” for being a part of that shoot and being such beautiful/handsome models for us.
If you are still in need of a few ideas for your animal loving friends, or maybe just your animal, check out our gift selection. Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year to you all! Julie
Winter is fast approaching. Are you ready? This is the perfect time of year to prepare for what winter is going to bring. So you may be asking yourself, “Where do I start, and what does Valley Vet Supply has to offer for winter weatherization?” Here are a few ideas to get you started.
In our Valley Vet Direct Pet edition, we have several items to keep your furry friend warm and comfortable during the up and coming cold months. The first thing that I am going to purchase is an electric heat pad. There are several available, ranging in watts and dimension. Most are waterproof, and they are all very durable.
The next item that is a great seller is our dog blankets, for the stubborn dog that won’t go outside in freezing weather. A blanket is a great way to keep you animal warm and dry while outside. Direct Pet Super Store has them in a variety of colors, deniers, and sizes. Most are water proof and easy to keep clean.
Valley Vet Supply has products for bigger animals, too, with everything from horse blankets to water deicers to keep your livestock watered, even in freezing conditions. Valley Vet Supply also has a variety of items in stock to help ensure the safety of your animal.
The Deicer that will really come in handy this winter is the Submergible Tank De-Icer. This de-icer can be used in any tank and only runs when needed. I personally hate having wet gloves and freezing hands after breaking ice in the tank. No more having to worry that your livestock won’t have water because of ice.
Valley Vet Supply has hundreds of items to help you get through the winter months. If there is something else you need and can not find it, our wonderful staff is always willing to help you. Feel free to call with any questions. Rachael
Nothing, for a lady, is quite as satisfying as when you finally find “that pair of jeans”. You slip them on, you feel comfortable, confident, and it feels good when you see someone do a double take out of the corner of your eye! LOL. I know I have my favorite pair that I would wear everyday if I could get my laundry done that fast.
For our next shot of “it’s better to give than to receive”, I’m going to give away two pairs of jeans. I’ll be selecting two winners to win one pair of jeans each. The winners will have their choice of any one pair of Ladies Booty Up Wrangler Jeans or Men’s 20X Competition Jeans.
What is it about a pair of jeans that gives you the look, feel and comfort you want? Do you have a favorite brand or type of jeans? Guys, I want to hear from you too!! See the official rules below.
Good Luck, Julie
1. Answer the question in the comments section of the Wrangler Jeans Giveaway post on our blog: What is it about a pair of jeans that gives you the look, feel and comfort you want? and 2. Tweet or Like the post.
One entry per person, please. (Note: if you don't see your entry right away, please don't enter a second time. It will show up shortly!)
No entries after 8:00 am Central Time Monday December 10, 2012.
Two winners will be selected at random and announced Monday. The winners will have their choice of any one pair of Ladies Booty Up Wrangler Jeans (18515) or Men’s 20X Competition Jeans (26387).
Attention: Check Out Our Countdown to Christmas!
Within the first few hours of life, a calf gets up and is likely to suckle everything within reach as it searches for the udder. In the process, the calf is at risk for picking up various pathogens. As these pathogens make their way to the gut, the calf can quickly develop scours and become dehydrated.
When pregnant cows have been vaccinated against bacterial and viral pathogens like E coli, Rotavirus and Coronavirus, they pass along the protection to calves through their colostrum. It’s important that the calf received adequate colostrum in order to achieve passive transfer of immunity from disease. You may wish to feed a supplemental dose of Colostrum, especially when the weather is poor. Cold, damp, and muddy conditions can increase the pathogen load and weaken a calf’s immune system.
Scour protection Antibiodies may be administered to newborn calves within the first 6 to 12 hours of life. They provide a degree of scour protection until the calf’s immune system is functional. Certain types of scours and pneumonia are caused by bacterial infections and may improve with the use of sulfas and Antibiotics.
Cryptosporidiosis (Crypto) is another possible cause of calf scours, which is resistant to treatment. The organism invades cells in the intestines and can quickly spread through a high percentage of the calf crop. Avoid buying calves to cross-foster, as this is the usual source of the organism.
Clean, dry calving areas also help prevent infection. Keep ‘em warm and dry!
Holidays and the traditions that surround them make this time of year especially festive. From decorating a tree to hanging mistletoe, we invest a lot of time and thought into creating the perfect holiday atmosphere. Have you ever wondered if any of your traditions might lead to a holiday pet emergency?
A decorated Christmas trees is beautiful, but some ornaments and decorations can pose risks to dogs and cats. Have you ever known a cat who could resist the shiny glass ornaments hanging off of the branches? They are irresistible! A few playful bats and suddenly the festively colored globe shatters on the floor. Glass fragments can cut sensitive paws and noses ,and inevitably end up in our bare feet!
Tinsel, ribbons and even lights can be dangerous for cats, and sometimes for dogs too. The string-like consistency of these decorations can be very problematic if a pet swallows the material. The string can lodge in the pet’s intestines and actually generate a saw-like motion, which could lead to perforation and eventually to peritonitis. Veterinarians refer to this as a “linear foreign body” and the outcome can be deadly.
It’s not something we’d normally think about, but curious pets often wonder what’s wrapped inside of those gifts under the tree. Presents that contain any sort of food can be sniffed out and irresistible to some pets! Sometimes mere curiosity can lead an enthusiastic pet to eat ribbon, bows or wrapping paper.
There is one simple thing you can do to avoid a trip to the animal ER this holiday season. Avoid the temptation to feed pets from the table! The skin of a holiday turkey, fatty parts of a ham, leftover gravy and other rich foods can all trigger an episode of pancreatitis.
Pancreatitis means inflammation of the pancreas, an organ that provides digestive enzymes and insulin. Under typical circumstances, these powerful chemicals help break down proteins, fats, and carbohydrates so the body can make use of the food.
For some reason, these enzymes are occasionally triggered early and actually start damaging the pancreas itself, causing severe inflammation of the organ and surrounding tissues. This is a very painful condition. It is seen more frequently around the holidays when pets eat too much fatty food from holiday meals. This fat is thought to trigger the disease.
Pet owners first notice that their pets just don’t feel well. Then they may have a painful abdomen that gets worse. Often they can develop diarrhea. The classic symptom is vomiting.
Even though symptoms range from mild to life-threatening, acute pancreatitis is a very painful condition. Pets will whine or cry, and often walk with a hunched up appearance. This is a sure sign of pain that may require veterinary care. Dehydration, heart arrhythmias, or blood clotting issues may occur without quick medical attention.
If you notice a change in your pets eating behavior or stance, or any signs of abdominal pain, especially with vomiting, call your veterinarian for early treatment. This could save your pet’s life. Lori H
Thank for all for your amazing comments and feedback. I cannot believe we had 798 comments!
First off I want to congratulate our winner, but then read on as I want to respond to a few of your comments.
CONGRATULATIONS to Kristi P of Collins, OH. You are the winner of our 2012 Ariat Boot Giveaway. I will be personally contacting you to get your style and size of Ladies Dahlia 9" Boots ordered.
Jennifer, you asked for suggestions for your wedding; do you want the boots to match your wedding colors, or are you looking for something that is more universal? Either way, definitely go with something that is going to be comfortable! I have to share that I wore canvas tennis shoes all day at my wedding. My sister-in-law appliqued them to match my wedding dress, so unless I showed you, you had no idea! J By the way, I was very comfortable.
Beverly noted that you would like to see a wider variety of kids boots available through Valley Vet.
Kathy, you have a narrow foot, and no Ariat store close to you to try on, and don’t really want to order from a mail house in case you have to return. You’ve kind of stumped me, but I can tell you I will keep a look-out for a narrow Ariat to add to the catalog.
Many of you ladies are asking for a wider boot, I will also look to add those options, when available, when I’m setting up boots.
Thanks to all of you for listing your favorite boot companies. That will give me leads on who I should start making contact with and see what we can do to add their boots to our selection.
One last thing—check out our facebook page. We are having a 25 days of Christmas drawing giving away over $8000 in prizes.
Thank you and good luck, Julie