Preventative health care and early detection of problems is the best way to treat
disease. The time and effort devoted to wellness programs is beneficial to both
owners and pets.
We recommend that your pet have a complete physical exam every six months to one
year to look for early signs of disease along with vaccinations and annual screening
for intestinal parasites and heartworms. We emphasize affordable blood screening
panels to ensure a pet's health. Remember: Pets age much faster than people!!! A
year between physical exams in dogs is like a person waiting 7 years between exams.
A lot can change in that amount of time!
Approximately 85% of dogs and cats suffer from some degree of dental disease. Proper
dental care will increase your pet's quality of life. A dental prevents your pet
from losing teeth, having a painful mouth, having difficulty eating, and developing
bad breath. It can also help prevent bacterial infections in the heart and kidneys.
We can also provide more complicated procedures, such as oral surgery, if your pet
needs more advanced care. These procedures can aid in the early detection of problems
with the teeth and surrounding bone that would otherwise be undetected.
In general, we recommend sterilization for pets that are not intended to be used
for breeding. Pets should have finished their puppy/kitten vaccines before scheduling
surgery. We generally like pets to be between 6 and 9 months old but this can vary
depending on the pet. Pets adopted from the Humane Society or another animal shelter,
with proper paperwork, can be sterilized for a discount.
We recognize that not all pets are perfect. If you are having a behavior problem
with your pet, please let us know so that we can help. You don't have to live with
bad behavior-it can often be changed with proper training and a little help understanding
the dog/cat mind. We can provide behavior-altering medications and/or names of local
trainers who can give one on one attention for your pet.
Our state-of-the-art in-house laboratory enables us to perform routine diagnostics
and advanced blood work instantly. Radiographs (x-rays) can be taken and interpreted
in under an hour to ensure that your pet receives timely treatment. We also have
the ability and expertise to provide more advanced diagnostics such as ECG and blood
We pledge to do our best to protect your pet against contagious diseases by tailoring
vaccination protocols to your pet's needs. We can also run blood titers to determine
whether your pet already has adequate protection prior to vaccinating for a particular
We can provide you with all of your pet's pharmacological needs with very little
waiting time for refills. Refill requests can be made over the phone or via e-mail
(Please see contact us section).
We recommend microchipping for all pets. We implant the Home Again Microchip, which is a small informational chip
placed under the skin. The Home Again Microchip has helped return over 300,000 pets
to their owners.
We can prescribe special diets to treat skin, liver, kidney, heart and intestinal
diseases. If weight is a concern we will create a weight-loss program to help your
pet reach his/her ideal body weight.
Under special circumstances we will make house calls. Contact
us for more information.
Saying good-bye to a long-time friend is painful. We work with owners to ensure
that their pets have comfort and dignity in their final moments. We also offer in-house