Small Animal Care

Small Animal Care

Wellness and Prevention

During a comprehensive physical, nose to tail examinations are performed.  These exams help us to diagnose and treat diseases early, often before any symptoms are noticed. 

Early detection allows more effective treatment and preventative measures to be taken.

Our goal is to help your pet live a long and healthy life with you. 

Vaccinations are important to keep your pet safe from many difficult to treat and preventable diseases such as distemper, parvo, leptospirosis and rabies.  We tailor your pet’s vaccination schedule based on their lifestyle.  

In our area, we see many dogs that have sustained rattlesnake bites.  We offer rattlesnake vaccination which can help lessen the severity of envenomation. 

RATTLESNAKE BITE IS STILL A VETERINARY EMERGENCY AND YOU PET STILL NEEDS TREATMENT IF BIT EVEN IF THEY ARE VACCINATED.

http://www.redrockbiologics.com/rattlesnake_vaccine_for_dogs.php

HomeAgain microchips are tiny devices that provide your pet with permanent identification to give them the best chance of coming home. 

Once chipped, your pet will be forever registered in HomeAgain’s database, which provides your contact information in case your pet is found.

Visit the link below for more information about HomeAgain.

https://www.homeagain.com/

Due to improved veterinary care and dietary habits, pets are living longer now than they ever have before. One consequence of this is that pets, along with their owners and veterinarians, are faced with a whole new set of age-related conditions. In recent years there has been extensive research on the problems facing older pets and how their owners and veterinarians can best handle their special needs.

We offer several Senior Wellness packages with diagnostics such as bloodwork, radiographs and ultrasound to help detect diseases in their early stages to allow better treatment and prevention.  

Area of concern

Description

Increased veterinary care

Geriatric pets should have semi-annual veterinary visits instead of annual visits so signs of illness or other problems can be detected early and treated. Senior pet exams are similar to those for younger pets, but are more in depth, and may include dental care, possible bloodwork, and specific checks for physical signs of diseases that are more likely in older pets.

Diet and nutrition

Geriatric pets often need foods that are more readily digested, and have different calorie levels and ingredients, and anti-aging nutrients

Weight control

Weight gain in geriatric dogs increases the risk of health problems, whereas weight loss is a bigger concern for geriatric cats.

Parasite control

Older pets’ immune systems are not as healthy as those of younger animals; as a result, they can’t fight off diseases or heal as fast as younger pets

Maintaining mobility

As with older people, keeping older pets mobile through appropriate exercise helps keep them healthier and more mobile.

Vaccination

Your pet’s vaccination needs may change with age. Talk to your veterinarian about a vaccination program for your geriatric pet.

Mental health

Pets can show signs of senility. Stimulating them through interactions can help keep them mentally active. If any changes in your pet’s behavior are noticed, please consult your veterinarian.

Environmental considerations

Older pets may need changes in their lifestyle, such as sleeping areas to avoid stairs, more time indoors, etc. Disabled pets have special needs which can be discussed with your veterinarian

Reproductive diseases

Non-neutered/non-spayed geriatric pets are at higher risk of mammary, testicular, and prostate cancers.

Treatment

We offer the following diagnostics options to help determine the best treatment for your pet.

  • Digital Radiology
  • Ultrasound
  • Computed Tomography (CT)
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • In-house laboratory 
      • CBC
      • Chem
      • Thyroid
      • Felk/FIV
      • Parvo
      • Pancreatitis
  • Reference laboratory services
 Dental health is a very important part of your pet’s overall health, and dental problems can cause other health problems.  Periodontal disease is the most common dental condition in dogs and cats – by the time your pet is 3 years old, he or she will very likely have some early evidence of periodontal disease, which will worsen as your pet grows older if effective preventive measures aren’t taken.
 
 We proudly offer: 
  • Routine prophylactic cleanings
  • Dental X-rays
  • Extractions

 Early detection and treatment are critical, because advanced periodontal disease can cause severe problems and pain for your pet. Periodontal disease doesn’t just affect your pet’s mouth. Other health problems found in association with periodontal disease include kidney, liver, and heart muscle changes.

We believe dental care is paramount to your pet’s health.  Due to its importance, our veterinarians and technicians have undergone advanced dental training.  We also offer dental promotions twice a year, in February during National Pet Dental Health month, as well as in July.  

 

Surgical services:

  • Orthopedic
  • Soft Tissue

Alternative Therapy Options:

  • Acupuncture 
  • Class IV Laser Therapy
  • Herbal medicine consultant

 

Other Services

  • Cats

$15 per day

Dog-free private window suite

  • Dogs

$20 per day

Week-day baths available

  • Large animals

There is a veterinarian available for emergency services 24/7.  Just call the clinic and follow the instructions to be forwarded to the veterinarian on call. 

Response time is within 1 hour.

Payment is required at time of service for all emergency calls.

We are happy to help you with exotic pet needs! Please contact us to discuss how we can better care for your exotic pet.