Grantline Veterinary Hospital has been honored to serve our community, providing compassionate care for your pets. It is with a heavy heart that we must announce that our practice must temporarily close, effective December 22nd. The nationwide labor shortage has hit the veterinary industry hard, and we are unable to keep our hospital open without a doctor on site.

While we are actively recruiting for a new veterinarian, we cannot provide medical treatment or authorize prescription refills without a provider onsite. However, our phone lines will remain open to help you. If you need medical care in our absence, we can assist in referring you to another hospital and transferring your pet’s medical records there.

While we cannot provide a timeline for reopening at this time, we want to thank you for the trust you have placed in Grantline Veterinary Hospital over the years, and we hope to see you again soon!

3 Ways to Safely Treat Your Pet on Valentine’s Day

Although you show your furry friend just how much you love them every day, Valentine’s Day gives you the opportunity to shower them with even more adoration. While your pet cannot have chocolate, there are many other safe pet treats you can share with them. Try the following pet-friendly treats to show your pet how much you love them.

#1: Peanut butter-covered strawberries

Skip the toxicity-causing chocolate coating on juicy strawberries and slather them with xylitol-free peanut butter instead. Berries are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, plus they are a great source of fiber, which aids in digestion. To help your pet enjoy all the health benefits berries have to offer, spread a thin layer of peanut butter on various types of berries, then pop them in the freezer for a tasty frozen treat.

#2: Heart-shaped box of assorted treats

Does your furry friend have too many favorite pet treats to pick just one? Fill a heart-shaped box with delicious, pet-safe goodies. Add bite-size treats, small pieces of fresh fruits and veggies, chunks of cheese, and bites of lean meat, then present the dish to your furry pal. Good treat options include apples, bananas, melons, green beans, carrots, bell peppers, tuna, and turkey breast.

#3: Conversation heart cookies

Everyone, including your pet, appreciates home-cooked goodies. Make heart-shaped cookies using your favorite treat recipe, and then use xylitol-free peanut butter or plain greek yogurt in a piping bag to write messages to your furry pal, such as:

  • I chew-s you
  • Puppy luv
  • Good dog
  • You’re purr-fect
  • Friends fur-ever
  • I ruff you

If your pet gets into a Valentine’s Day treat they shouldn’t have, our team is here to help. Call us for an appointment.