We offer individualized dog and cat behavioral counseling on a variety of issues including aggressive behavior and inappropriate elimination. If you are concerned about some aspect of your pet’s behavior, please contact us and request an appointment with our veterinarians.
The loss of a pet can be a tragic event. The emotions we have as a result of this loss are real, justifiable and nothing to be ashamed of. Our team understands these feelings, as many of us have faced this in our own lives. We also have literature that can help you and your children deal with the loss of a family pet. Please don’t hesitate to contact us regarding this issue.
Health Screening Tests
Complete Blood Cell Count (CBC)
A complete blood cell count (CBC) provides a microscopic look at the blood itself. Blood is composed of different types of cells. Red blood cells are responsible for carrying oxygen throughout the body. White blood cells are the body’s primary means of fighting infection. Platelets play an important role in blood clotting.
A blood chemistry panel evaluates the status of the internal organs and measure levels of important blood components such as blood sugar, blood proteins, and electrolytes. Blood chemistries are commonly used to screen for diseases of the organs such as the liver or kidney, for endocrine/metabolic conditions such as diabetes and thyroid disease, and to assess the overall health of the patient.
An analysis of urine not only gives us information about the urinary system, but it provides some important data on other body systems as well. Evidence of some systemic problems may show upfirst in the urine. A urinalysis is an important component of a complete laboratory profile.
Thoracic radiographs/Abdominal radiographs
Chest x-rays can give us a glimpse into the health of your cat’s heart and lungs. It can reveal early heart disease and can reveal early signs of cancer that might otherwise go undetected.
Blood pressure and ECG
An elevation in blood pressure can reveal early disease processes such as heart or kidney disease. An electrocardiogram (ECG) can reveal a potentially life threatening cardiac arrhythmia.
Animals have various nutritional requirements depending on their age, breed and health status. Decisions regarding your pet’s nutrition should not be made without first consulting a veterinarian. Geriatric animals have significantly different requirements than young growing puppies or kittens. Animals with diabetes or kidney disease also have different requirements. Your veterinarian will be able to make informed decisions regarding your pet’s choice of diet given their age, breed and health status.
Good or Bad, Nutrition is the Foundation for Health
Most pet foods “feed” but very few of them “nourish”, despite all of their claims for health. All foods impact health either positively or negatively. And unbeknownst to most consumers, today’s pet foods are far from what nature designed dogs and cats to eat and live on. Our recommendations for feeding your pet center on a philosophy that looks to nature’s nutritional design and the science of nutrition, not savvy and often misleading messages of health fed to us by the pet food industry. Our veterinarians are passionate about getting the message out on pet food, good and bad, and how it is truly affecting our pets today. From allergies and obesity to cancer – food and nutrition play a greater role than most realize, just as it does for us humans.
It is our firm belief that choosing to understand your pet food options and choosing to feed a healthier food for your pet will make a difference in their health and their life.
Our in-house pharmacy is well stocked and contains supplies that allow us to protect and treat your pet. Your prescriptions are filled immediately following your appointment with the veterinarian-no need to make a separate trip to another place. We can easily mail most prescription medications and supplements to you when you need refills as well.
Coming soon… our online pharmacy!
Chemotherapy & Cancer Treatment
Unfortunately, animals are alsosusceptible to cancer.
They can develop cancer (abnormal cell growth) of the blood, the bone, the skin, the liver, etc. Spaying and neutering dogs and cats at an early age can prevent some forms of cancer. Recent advancements in cancer treatment can extend the lives of some pets dramatically. It may involve a combination of surgery and chemotherapy. An accurate diagnosis is necessary before we may begin any form of treatment.
Referral Services The majority of your pet’s health needs will be met at our practice; however, there are circumstances where a veterinary specialist may be required.
Under these circumstances, we may direct you and your pet to a specialist who is a veterinarian with advanced knowledge in a particular area of veterinary medicine or surgery. In some cases, specialized equipment is required to perform procedures that are not routinely performed by general veterinary practitioners. Examples of veterinary specialists include ophthalmologists, oncologists, surgeons, etc