Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Holiday Pet Safety

“My pet would never eat food off the table!”
“My pet would never knock over the Christmas tree!”
“My pet would never bite someone!”

We all know our pets pretty well, but what we don’t always realize is that stress can make anybody do crazy things! When you have holiday guests or flashing Christmas lights or loud holiday music—or all of the above—at your house all at once, your pet may get stressed and frustrated, causing them to act out in unexpected ways. Most pet accidents are met with the statement, “He’s never done anything like that before!”

We recommend always making sure that your pet has a safe place to sit and relax during your holidays parties. Just like some people, pets need to get away from the action and de-stress, but most of the time they don’t know how to ask for their space. If your pet is comfortable in their crate, we recommend moving it into a quiet room and letting them spend some time resting during your holiday get-togethers. Your pet will be happier, and by extension, you and your guests will be happier! And holidays disasters will be prevented.  

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Local Food Drive Drives Local Business to Work Together!!!!



 November 14th through December 19th

Hospital Will Match Food Donations*

VCA Hollywood Animal Hospital’s Broward Meals on Wheels (BMOW) for Companion Animals Food Drive is proud to announce the community partnership with The Bedpost in Wilton manors in the collection of food for homebound seniors in S. Florida.

As an active member of our community and 2014 Local 10 Top Ten List Award recipients, The Bedpost was happy to open their doors to collection of cat and dog food for our BMOW Pet Food Drive. Donations of canned and dry food for cats & dogs made from November 14th- December 19th, 2015 will be deposited into BMOW for Pets’ food bank and portions will be matched by the VCAHAH*.

For additional information on BMOW, please visit http://www.bmow.org/our-services/.
November 14th- December 19, 2015
7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Monday - Saturday

WHERE: The Bed Post
3001 NE 6th Ave
Wilton Manors, FL 33334

VCA Hollywood Animal Hospital
(Drop off sites in both the main hospital and annex building)
2864 Hollywood Boulevard, one block east of I-95
Hollywood, Florida 33020

The BedPost
M-Sat 10a-4p
Sunday 12p-5p

VCA Hollywood Animal Hospital
7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Monday - Saturday

Just stop by with a donation of canned, dry or dehydrated food for cats or dogs.

The BedPost is a Ft. Lauderdale based furniture that has been serving our community for over 30 years. This unique shop offers the friendliest staff, the most unusual furniture and decor and simply the very best service in town. For more information, please visit http://thebedpost.com/ or call (954) 564-5100

VCA Hollywood Animal Hospital has earned a solid reputation for offering the very best in veterinary medicine as well as the latest technological advances and therapies. Founded in 1947, serving S. Florida for over 68 years, we are committed to our community. We believe that giving back to the people that supports us is paramount. For more information, please visit www.vcahollywood.com or call 954.920.3556.

Broward Meals on Wheels for Companion Animals started when volunteers began to notice clients sharing their meals with their pets. Senior on a restricted budget can have a difficult time meeting their own needs and often the needs of their companion animals can be neglected. With only the support of volunteers and donation this organization provides delivery of food for these loyal pets once a month to clients of BMOW. For more information visit www.bmow.org or call VCAHAH.

Linda Ream - 954.920.3556 or Linda.Ream@vca.com

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

A Special Thank You! to our Food Drive Partners, Hollywood Antiques & Collectible Club!!!

Today, the VCA HAH had the pleasure of joining the HollywoodAntiques & Collectible Club for their holiday luncheon and thank them personally for their efforts each year in support of our Broward Meals on Wheels for Pets Food Drive (BMOW). 

As a longtime client and friend to the HAH, Julia Sosnik extended this invitation to us and to members of Broward Meals on Wheels for Companion Animals team. We were grateful to be included and even more appreciative of this chance to highlight the efforts of these thoughtful  men and women who  facilitate their own food drive along side ours and donate hundreds of pounds of pet food each year.

Now in its fourth year, our staff looks forward to this food drive. We are consistently moved by the generosity of our community and organizations like Hollywood Antiques & Collectible Club as that have pick up the cause and facilitate drives of their own throughout Broward. 

Relying solely on the generosity of the community, Broward Meals on Wheels for Companion Animals provides food for pets of homebound seniors in Broward County. The results of our food drive helps to feed pets throughout the year that might otherwise go hungry.  

Today, we thank Hollywood Antiques & Collectible Club for their unique support. Our role in this local community as partners in the health of our pets is cherished. 

2014 Resulted in 4989 lbs of food donated!!


The final day of our Pet Food Drive is December 19th! Join us and the great bearded one for a FREE photo with Santa and your pet!!