Complete Exam for Dog or Cat or Dog Vaccinations at Randall Orchard Crossing Animal Hospital (Up to 51% Off)

North Aurora

21 Ratings

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In a Nutshell

Veterinarians make sure family pets are kept healthy and safe with thorough exams and vaccination packages that prevent rabies and distemper

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Appointment required, same day appointments accepted. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Must use promotion value in 1 visit. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Vaccination only valid for healthy dogs. Upon examination if the dog is determined unhealthy, the customer can use their Groupon within 6 months time for that service. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose from Three Options

$53 for comprehensive exam for dogs ($107 value) * Skin scraping (if needed) * Head-to-tail exam * Ear cytology (if needed) * Ear cleaning * Nail trimming

$56 for vaccination for dogs ($115 value) * Bordetella * Distemper * Rabies * Heartworm test

$59 for comprehensive exam for cats ($120 value) * Head-to-tail exam * Feline distemper and viral rhinotracheitis vaccines * Rabies vaccine * Ear cytology (if needed) * Ear cleaning * Nail trimming

Domestication: The Pick of the Litter, Litter After Litter

It’s important to take good care of your pet—after all, it’s the product of millennia of domestication. Read on to learn more about how once-wild animals found a place in our homes.

If you raised a siberian husky pup and a wolf cub side-by-side, giving each one the same food, training, and number of belly scratches, you would still wind up with one tame creature and one wild one. So why the difference? Though both creatures are technically the same species (Canis lupus) and share virtually the same DNA, only the husky’s genes are programmed for domestication. The traits we associate with domestication—such as friendliness, calmness, and even floppy ears—have all been selected by humans and passed down from one generation of huskies to the next. In simpler terms: nature created the wolf; we bred the husky.

An example of the domestication process can be seen in a famous Russian experiment using arctic foxes. Beginning in 1958, scientists took an assortment of wild foxes and selected only the few that showed a specific trait—friendliness towards humans. They allowed those foxes to breed then selected only the friendliest of that litter, and so on and so on. After only a few generations, the foxes began to exhibit behaviors never found in their wild ancestors, such as whining and tail wagging. What’s more, the domesticated foxes took on new appearances, sporting more juvenile features and spotted fur. Though the strange new foxes might have been considered a new species, they—like dogs to wolves—were just a domesticated version of the same wild foxes.

Although dogs have been domesticated for roughly 33,000 years and cats for 12,000, no one is quite sure how either species came to be domesticated. One of the most popular theories is that only the least aggressive animals were permitted to hang around early human settlements, and over time, humans began breeding the friendliest of the bunch. The advantages were clear: dogs aided in hunting, while cats kept food stores free of rodents and protected the villages from laser pointers.

Customer Reviews

21 Ratings

Very friendly caring and helpful
Lorene M. · February 24, 2016
The Doctor's and Staff are wonderful! They really get to know their clients by name and their caring shows. The pricing structure is fair and they are open even on Sunday's which is great for those of us who work full time.
Jeanette D. · February 2, 2016
They were so helpful and patient with my anxious dog. Definitely recommend!
MELISSA Q. · March 8, 2015
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