Educating pet owners through preventive care.
We provide state of art dental care for your pet, including digital dental X-rays, scaling, and tooth extractions, if needed. Good dental care and hygiene is essential for the overall health and comfort of your pet. Infected teeth and inflamed gums (gingivitis and periodontal disease) can be a chronic source of pain for both cats and dogs, and can affect their ability to play and interact with you on a daily basis.
Did you know that the most effective way to help prevent periodontal disease in both cats and dogs is brushing their teeth daily? Starting them young (as puppies and kittens) by using a finger brush will gradually allow your pet to become comfortable having their teeth brushed. It is important to use a pet-specific toothpaste to avoid ingestion of fluoride found in human toothpastes.
Spay and Neuter
Having your pet spayed or neutered can be crucial to their long-term health as well as help reduce the number of homeless and unwanted pets in our county’s shelters. Spay surgery (also known as an ovariohysterectomy) is the removal of a female pet’s uterus and ovaries to prevent pregnancy and any further heat cycles. This procedure also prevents many common cancers and infections that can occur in these organs in the future. Neuter surgery (or castration) is the removal of a male pet’s testicles. This prevents your pet from impregnating others as well as the possibility of testicular cancer and certain prostate disorders. Like any major surgical procedure, a pre-anesthetic exam is required and a blood test is highly recommended before your dog or cat undergoes surgery and anesthesia.
In addition to spay and neuter surgeries, our veterinarians are also trained to remove masses/lumps for biopsy, perform wound repairs, amputations, bladder stone removal (cystotomy), cesarean section, as well as several emergency and elective abdominal procedures (such as gastrointestinal surgery and splenectomy)
Itchy skin and parasites such as ticks and fleas are common ailments for our furry friends. Parasite prevention, ear and skin infections, itch control, and foxtail removal are some of the most common conditions our veterinarians treat and manage!
Separation anxiety, aggression, inappropriate urination, and fear of loud noises or certain situations are common issues that many pets and their owners face. We can provide help through training suggestions, environmental changes at home, and potentially prescribe medications to help calm your pet and facilitate other behavioral modification training. We have a Fear Free Certified Doctor and are constantly working on training our staff and altering the environment and our handling techniques as well as prescribing appropriate medications when necessary to make veterinary visits as Fear Free as possible for our patients.
Our state-of-the-art digital X-ray machine, digital dental X-ray machine, and ultrasound can be used to aid our veterinarians in the diagnosis and screening of your pets for numerous common diseases and conditions. Some pets require sedation prior to imaging, so be sure to ask whether or not your pet should be fasted prior to their appointment.
Our pets can suffer from many of the same eye ailments as humans, such as glaucoma, corneal ulcers, and cataracts. To maintain their vision and comfort, it is vital to have their eyes checked regularly and schedule an appointment quickly if you have any concerns.