COMPLETE VETERINARY CARE FOR YOUR COMPANION
Our pet hospital’s quality veterinary services and care are delivered to our customers through empathy for the patient and unmatched bedside manner. Vet Care Pet Hospital was created to be your animal’s care center, meeting their needs as well as yours. We designed our full-service veterinary hospital to offer complete veterinary care. These are Vet Care’s commitments to our clients and their pets.
Hospital & Mobile Services
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Anal Gland Expression
Anal sacs (also called anal glands) are two small glands just inside your pet’s anus. The material secreted into these sacs is thick, oily, stinky, and is commonly described as smelling fishy. Most wild animals can voluntarily empty these glands for scent marking or self-defense (like a skunk might do); however, domestic animals have largely lost their ability to empty these sacs voluntarily. Our veterinarians will help make your pet more comfortable by emptying their anal sacs.
A microchip is about the size and shape of a grain of rice and is placed underneath your pet’s skin between the shoulder blades. Microchip implantation takes only a few minutes and is very safe. Each microchip is unique and carries vital information about your pet—including your name, address, and contact information. When a microchip is implanted, the pet owner is given a registration form to complete. Our clinic uses HomeAgain microchips.
It’s easy to keep your pet protected from parasites like fleas, ticks, and heartworm, and we’re here to help. Fleas and ticks are not only a source of irritation to your pet, but they can also harbor disease and adversely affect your pet’s health. Heartworm is a dangerous parasite that lives in dogs’ and cats’ hearts, damages the heart muscle, and can be fatal. Contact us to make sure your pet is protected from these harmful parasites! We carry the following products for parasite prevention:
Puppies and kittens should be dewormed at least twice 2 to 3 weeks apart, as a way to prevent infestation of parasites such as roundworms, tapeworms, whipworms, and hookworms. These parasites can affect your pet’s ability to absorb nutrients, damage the intestinal tract’s lining, and cause your pet to become very ill.
Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal disease in pets in the United States and many other parts of the world. It is caused by foot-long worms (heartworms) that live in the heart, lungs, and associated blood vessels of affected pets, causing severe lung disease, heart failure, and damage to other organs in the body. Heartworm is a serious disease, but the good news? It’s completely and easily preventable! Contact us to get your pet started on heartworm preventative today.
Fecal tests allow your veterinarian to check your pet for intestinal parasites, including roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, coccidia, and giardia. All pets should be tested for parasites at least annually. More frequent fecal may be necessary for puppies.
Feline Leukemia & AIDS Tests
Feline Leukemia Virus and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus are two highly contagious viruses found in our feline communities. FELV and FIV have a wide range of effects on the feline body and deplete the immune system. These two viruses are easily spread from cat to cat and are not curable once infected. Infection is mainly spread from contact with infected secretions such as saliva and can be transferred via blood, urine, feces, and breast milk. The FELV/FIV test is a straightforward test that requires a small blood sample.
Our veterinarians perform health examinations for dogs and cats and will be happy to assist you in preparing your pet’s health documents. Travel document requirements vary widely by country, so it is best to do some homework before making any arrangements.
Hospital Only Services
Senior Pet Care
Regular wellness visits are important for every stage of your pet’s life, so don’t forget to keep your senior pet’s scheduled wellness appointments. Your senior pet’s wellness examination is also your chance to have us address any of your questions or concerns about your pet. We welcome your questions and encourage you to be involved in decisions regarding your pet’s health care.
Your pet’s dental care is not different than your own dental care; it requires constant maintenance and oversight. Sometimes, an anesthetic dental is necessary, which involves scraping and removing tartar build-up, polishing the teeth, and applying a protective fluoride coating. Full mouth dental radiographs (x-rays) are also taken to evaluate the health of the teeth under the gum line.
Spay & Neuter
We prefer to neuter and spay dogs between the ages of 5-1/2 and 9-1/2 months, earlier for the small dogs and later for the large and giant breeds. Pets that have been spayed or neutered are less likely to get into trouble because they are less likely to wander away. We know that spaying before the first heat will give the female dogs a 95% reduction in their chances of developing mammary tumors; they cannot then develop an infection of the uterus (a pyometra) uterine cancers. Neutered male dogs are at a much-reduced risk of prostate disease, perianal tumors, and testicular cancer.
Cats are usually spayed or neutered between 5-1/2 and 6-1/2 months. Cats in heat or pregnant can also be spayed.