Regular physical examinations and vaccinations can help your pet to live a healthy, happy life. You can protect your pet from many common infectious diseases through vaccinations. Our staff will be happy to outline our recommended vaccination protocol with you.
We offer a variety of surgical services to our patients, including but not limited to, spaying/neutering, growth removal, gastrointestinal surgery, and trauma repair.
We offer digital radiography (including dental radiographs) and ultrasound. Radiologic consultation with a Board Certified Veterinary Radiologist is also available.
Would you let years go by between visits to the dentist? Don’t ignore your pet’s dental health either! The American Veterinary Dental Society reports that 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats show signs of oral disease by the age of three. Dental disease doesn’t affect just the mouth; it can lead to more serious health problems including heart, lung and kidney disease, which makes it all the more important that you provide your pets with proper dental care from the start.
Any time your pet is going to have a procedure requiring anesthesia, special considerations are taken to help ensure the safety of your pet. Our doctors will examine your pet to make sure they are healthy enough to undergo anesthesia. Depending on your pet’s age and general physical condition, we may recommend blood tests, and x-rays to check for underlying health issues. Though there is some risk associated with any medical procedure, modern anesthesia is usually safe, even for older pets.
A microchip is an identifying chip placed under the skin of your pet. The chips are about the size of a grain of rice. Microchips have been particularly useful in the return of lost pets. They can also assist where ownership of an animal is in dispute. Ask our staff about our microchipping program and about registering your pet’s microchip.
It is important to have your pet examined for parasites regularly. This can be done by checking a stool sample. Stop by our office and pick up a collection vial to make collecting your pet’s sample easy for you.
Heartworms are blood parasites that are transmitted by mosquitoes. We recommend monthly heartworm prevention be given year round. Many products that prevent the spread of heartworms also have monthly parasite protection and even flea prevention. Contact us for more information on the products we carry and we can help you find the product that will be right for your pet. Your pet should be tested for heartworms every year.
Fleas and ticks are so much easier to prevent than to treat. We recommend starting flea and tick control in the spring prior to flea and tick season to prevent infestations on your pet and in your home. There are many flea products that combine heartworm and parasite protection with flea protection for easy administration. Ask our staff members to help you find a product that is perfect for your pet. Also ask about promotions on the products we carry to help you save money!