Our pet's teeth are often overlooked, and yet can be a major sources of illness and discomfort. Disease symptoms may include bad breath (halitosis), discoloration of the teeth, gingivitis, and a reluctance or inability to consume crunchy or hard-to-chew food. Furthermore, bacteria, which reside in tartar, can invade the body and cause damage to vital organs such as the heart and liver. Regular, professional cleaning is important to maintain your pet's healthy teeth and gums, and allows us to address any oral issues before they become medical complications. We use modern, safe ultrasonic equipment to clean each tooth thoroughly, above and below the gum line. Each tooth is then polished to create a smooth, lustrous tooth surface, which is more resistant to plaque buildup. This can help reduce bacteria's contribution to periodontitis.
Preventing periodontal disease begins at home. By brushing your pet's teeth on a regular basis, you can help reduce plaque buildup. Offering dental chews and kibble will also help to reduce the risk of dental disease and plaque buildup.
Radiographs are a tool used to evaluate musculoskeletal, cardiovascular (cardiopulmonary), gastrointestinal, reproductive and urinary health.
All patients are carefully examined and anesthesia is customized to meet your pet's needs and state of health. Prior to surgery, we highly recommend pre-operative lab work to ensure your pet's internal organs are functioning properly prior to the surgical procedure. Surgical services and facilities include: fully trained veterinary and technical staff, heated water blanket for greater comfort in the surgical suite, continuous electrocardiography/oxygen saturation/blood pressure monitoring, and comprehensive post-surgical care. Our surgical services include but are not limited to spays, neuters, soft tissue surgery, ACL repairs and Caesarean sections.
We stock a wide variety of medications that are available as well as our on-line Pharmacy when your pet needs them for optimal care and functioning.
Microchips have helped reunite thousands of pets with their families. We offer the most widely used microchip product available on the market, which provides comfort to you knowing you've optimized the chances of a safe return home for your family member in the event he or she has become separated from the family unit.
Periodically we may encounter an extremely difficult medical or surgical case that requires a second diagnostic opinion or unusual equipment. Our team does not hesitate, when necessary, to use Board Certified Veterinarians to assist us in optimizing the care and health outcome of your beloved family member.
Quality Diets and Pet Nutrition
We are what we eat, so the best quality food will help ensure the on-going health of your family member. We provide a variety of specialty diets for pets with specific needs such as sensitive stomachs, allergies, or renal issues. Custom diets can be of enormous help in managing certain medical conditions including kidney or liver problems. These specific diets are ideally balanced to help the body manage the condition being treated.
Vaccinating our pets is the best way to prevent some common and often fatal diseases in dogs and cats. A vaccination prepares the immune system to react rapidly and effectively when exposed to a particular pathogen. Diseases in canines that we routinely vaccinate against (core vaccines) include parvovirus, infectious hepatitis, adenovirus type 2, distemper and rabies. We also carry non-core vaccines including bordetella, Lyme's Disease and leptospirosis. Diseases in felines that we routinely vaccinate against are feline rhinotracheitis, calici, panleukopenia and rabies. We recommend vaccinating against feline leukemia if your cat prefers to venture outside or is exposed to other cats that venture outside.
Puppies are vaccinated with a 4-1 vaccine called DHPP at 8 weeks, 12 weeks, and 16 weeks. A fourth DHPP may be necessary depending upon the circumstances. DHPP boosters are then given 1 year later, then every 3 years after that. The initial rabies vaccine is given at 16 weeks and then a booster is given 1 year later, then every 3 years.
Kittens are vaccinated at 8 weeks and 12 weeks with FVRCP, and then a booster is given every 3 years. The initial rabies vaccine is given at 16 weeks and then a booster is given 1 year later, then every three years.
We will send a friendly reminder by mail of your pet's upcoming annual exam and vaccination needs so you don't have to worry.
We strive to prevent illness in every instance and to detect health imbalances as early as possible. An annual wellness assessment and physical exam will help your companion animal enjoy a long, healthy and rewarding life. Our annual evaluations include a comprehensive physical exam, vaccinations based upon your pet's needs, health and life style screening, intestinal parasite testing, nutrition consultation, dental health evaluation, exercise planning, and preventative measure for heartworm, fleas, and ticks.