Paw prints set in clay are tangible symbols of the love people feel for their pets. For two decades, ClayPaws, the original paw print kit, has helped veterinary teams "capture the love" and provide comfort for grieving clients. Today, thousands of veterinary teams around the world create ClayPaws prints using our exclusive modeling compound and efficient print-making system. This year, in celebration of our 20th anniversary, World by the Tail, Inc., is pleased to offer an exciting, new product for making keepsake paw prints. Our new Almond Shimmer clay has a beautiful luster and, even without glaze or decorations, glistens with a subtle sparkle. The creamy, almond color is a soothing addition to our White and Terra Cotta colors and is made from the same proprietary formula that has made ClayPaws Kits famous! The Almond Shimmer ClayPaws Kit is affordable and conveniently packaged for use in busy animal care businesses. Order now at a special introductory price at 1-888-271-8444 (toll free) or at www.veterinarywisdom.com.
- Understand how receiving a ClayPaws Print can help grieving veterinary clients
- Understand how making and offering a ClayPaws Print can also help veterinary teams deal with patient loss
- Understand how veterinary teams can use ClayPaws prints as part of their family-present euthanasia protocol
- A new clay color option, Almond Shimmer, is now available for making ClayPaws prints
- The special formula clay used in ClayPaws Kits is the best overall modeling compound for making keepsake paw prints
- ClayPaws Kits and their associated print-making accessories are designed specifically for use in a clinical setting and have a 30-year track record
- ClayPaws prints are an effective grief support tool and ideal for use as part of a family-present euthanasia protocol
- Making ClayPaws prints can also help veterinary teams deal more effectively with patient loss
Q: What is a ClayPaws Kit?
A: A ClayPaws Kit is a pre-measured, convenient, affordable way to easily make a permanent keepsake paw print. Kits are available in four colors and consistencies (elaborate and announce our new product called Almond Shimmer.)
Q: How are your new Almond Shimmer ClayPaws Kits different from your other ClayPaws Kits?
A: First, the Almond Shimmer ClayPaws Kits have the priviledge of representing our company's, World by the Tail, Inc.'s 20th year in business. Our customers have asked for a new clay for years and we're thrilled to offer it now.
Q: Who uses ClayPaws Kits?
A: Caring veterinary teams who want to comfort grieving clients. Thousands of veterinary teams across the country, as well as in six other countries around the world.
Q: Most veterinary teams have very busy schedules. When are ClayPaws made?
A: Absolutely, veterinary teams are busy! That's why making ClayPaws prints is most effective when the gesture is associated with a grief support protocol. When I was the Director of the Argus Institute, the pet loss support program at Colorado State University,
Q: How are ClayPaws prints made?
A: It's an easy, well-thought-out process that yields predictable results. The first step is to knead the clay to distribute the oils and soften the clay, then using one of our shaping molds and patty pads to form the clay into a patty that is smooth and uniform, etc.
Q: Why are ClayPaws prints so comforting for clients who have lost a pet?
A: 1) explain concept of linking objects 2) mention importance for children and other members of the family who may not be present when a pet dies.
Q: Is the process of making ClayPaws prints helpful for the members of the veterinary team, too?
A: Yes, staff members feel they have an effective tool to use to provide comfort, which helps them feel more skilled ClayPaws are also "good business", promoting positve word-of-mouth, aiding client retention, etc.
Q: I've seen photos of ClayPaws prints and they are decorated with ribbons, hearts, etc. Are those also from you?
A: Yes, we offer several options for "finishing" ClayPaws prints, everything from customized ribbons, to crystal birthstones to handmade heart, bone and fish charms that we make ourselves in our ClayPaws Studio. Most are exclusive to us.
Q: Are ClayPaws Kits and the accessories expensive for veterinary teams to use?
A: Not at all---the cost of a single Kit is around $6.00 and we offer quantity discount pricing, which can reduce the cost much lower. Many veterinary practices and pet crematories also charge a fee for a print, so most costs can be recouped.
Q: Where can veterinarians purchase ClayPaws Kits, especially the new Almond Shimmer ClayPaws Kits?
A: World by the Tail, Inc., can be reached toll free at 1.888.271.8444 or ClayPaws Kits can be ordered online at www.veterinarywisdom.com. They are also available via some distributors, like IDEXX and Midwest Veterinary Supply.
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