The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC). aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control is your best resource for any poison-related emergency—24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you think your pet may have ingested a poisonous substance, call (888) 426-4435. A $65 consultation fee may be applied to your credit card. Poison control experts may also provide valuable information to help pet owners recognize potentially hazardous substance, including plants, human foods, human medications, and more.
Chocolate Toxicity Meter petmd.com/dog/chocolatetoxicity Chocolate contains chemicals known as methylxanthines (specifically, caffeine and theobromine), which are highly toxic to dogs. In general, the darker and more bitter the chocolate, the greater the danger. The following link will help you calculate the risk posed to your dog after an accidental chocolate ingestion.
Pet Nutrition Guidelines The following sites contain information about pet food recalls as well as tools to help you choose the right food for your pet.
The Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) is an association of local, state, and federal agencies charged with the regulation of pet foods and animal drug remedies. This website offers practical guidance about pet food.
FDA.org, this link from the FDA provides updated information on pet food recalls.
General Health & Wellness
The following websites contain useful information about your pet’s health, including dental care, behavior, general health, and common diseases.
Founded in 1991, the Veterinary Information Network, Inc. (VIN) is the veterinary profession’s premiere online resource, providing doctors, students, and other members of the industry with the tools they need to address the demands of a modern veterinary practice. VIN extends its commitment to the well-being of companion animals by providing the finest in online pet health information on its client education website.
Career Opportunities We are always accepting resumes from committed and compassionate veterinary professionals. If you are looking for a collaborative environment that nurtures and encourages growth, apply below! We are an equal opportunity employer that strives to create a welcoming environment for employees and patients alike..
Convenient location, specialized care, and a well-trained, compassionate staff make us the top choice amongst pet owners. We treat every pet as if they were our very own family pet, and strive to make their stay with us as comfortable and fun-filled as possible. We hope that they will think of our pet boarding facility as a home away from home. We go the extra mile to ensure that all your pet’s needs are met during their stay with us. You can specify their individual needs for services such as medications, a bath, or even a medical procedure, and we will make sure it happens. Whether your pet is here for a day of pampering, as an overnight guest, or for a medical procedure, we keep our facility climate controlled to ensure your pet feels relaxed and comfortable.
Why should I board my pet?
If you are planning to travel overnight for days, weeks, or even a few months, consider boarding your pet during your trip. Your mind will be at peace knowing that your pet is being taken care of in a safe and secure environment.
What is K-Laser therapy?
Laser therapy is the use of specific wavelengths of red and near-infrared light to create beneficial therapeutic effects. The power can be modulated and pulsed and has no negative effect on normal tissue.
What can the K-Laser treat?
The K-Laser is a premier FDA-cleared Class IV programmable laser that delivers therapeutic power strong enough to cause healing changes to diseased and damaged tissues, relieving pain and reducing inflammation. Therapeutic applications which have shown promising results are:
- Acute painful muscle, tendon, or joint injuries
- Painful spinal problems (pinches nerves)
- Oral Infections
- Ear Infections
How is the K-Laser different than other laser therapy devices?
Low laser therapy devices are Class III lasers or “cold lasers”. Their power ranges from 5 milliwatts to 500 milliwatts. The K-Laser is a high-powered therapy device adjustable from 100 milliwatts to 6,000 milliwatts allowing for a much wider range of treatment protocols. The power and penetration of the K-Laser system are not attainable with cold laser devices.
What does it feel like to receive K-Laser therapy?
You don’t really feel much. The therapy does not cause any pain or discomfort for the patient and there is no anesthesia required for the procedure. The patient will only experience a slight warming or tingling sensation.
How many treatments are necessary?
Each patient and condition being treated are different, but usually, 6-10 sessions are sufficient to achieve a treatment goal, although positive results are often seen after the first couple of treatments. Each K-Laser treatment only takes from 2 to 10 minutes depending on the size and condition being treated. Some chronic cases may require regularly scheduled boosters after the initial treatment plan.
PetCare Animal Hospital is committed to providing our clients access to the top diagnostic laboratories in the country to ensure that their pets wellness status or illnesses are diagnosed correctly. New medical diagnostics are constantly being discovered while existing ones are continually being improved, therefore we are always assessing and incorporating the latest innovations in diagnostic testing.
Here are a few of the more common diagnostic tests we perform:
Complete Blood Count (CBC)
This shows a complete picture of all of the cells that circulate in the blood. This test helps diagnose anemia, infections, and leukemia among other disorders; also an important screening test for your pet’s annual wellness examination.
Blood Chemistries and Profiles
The results of these tests reveal the health of all the major organs in the patient’s body, including the heart, liver, and kidneys in addition to detecting hormonal abnormalities that may be present; also recommended as part of your pet’s annual wellness examination to ascertain the general health of your pet.
Also known as complete urine analysis, is important in determining the health of your pet’s complete urinary system including the kidneys and the urinary bladder. It is important in detecting urinary tract infections, which are very common and can remain undetected without a urinalysis; recommended as part of your pet’s annual wellness screening.
Heart worm Testing
This test, performed annually, now tests for much more than just heart worms. Several important diseases transmitted by ticks, including Lyme Disease, are accurately detected using this latest technology.
Also performed annually, detects the presence of parasitic worms as well as identifying other microscopic organisms that cause acute and chronic gastrointestinal problems.
The microscopic examination of your pet’s skin or “lumps and bumps”, is performed in our in-house laboratory by our doctors and trained staff. We also send cytology samples out to specialized laboratories that we have determined to be the best in diagnosing particular diseases should the need arise.
The microscopic examination of your pet’s skin, lumps or bumps, or any abnormal tissue that has been biopsied or removed from your pet, is sent to and performed by expert laboratories to identify the cause and severity of the suspected condition.
Bacterial Culture and Sensitivity
This test is performed when an infection does not respond to current treatment or is suspected to be a more serious infection or chronic problem. The report identifies the bacteria that is causing the infection and tells us the best antibiotic to use to combat the infection. The laboratories that perform this service for us are staffed with experts in bacterial and fungal infections.
Our surgical suite is fully equipped with the latest in monitoring and life-saving systems for routine and specialty surgeries. At PetCare Animal Hospital your pets’ safety and comfort are our top priorities. Inside our state-of-the-art surgical suite, all animals under anesthesia are closely monitored with specialized equipment which includes pulse oximetry measuring oxygenation, ECG, continuous blood pressure monitoring, temperature probes, newly developed equipment to maintain body heat, and most importantly, a surgical nurse evaluating these monitors and your pet during the entire surgery. Using state-of-the-art machines and monitoring devices we can adjust the anesthesia based on heart, breathing, and blood pressure readings to ensure your pet’s safety under our care.
Before surgery, pre-anesthetic blood screening is evaluated to give us a more complete picture of your pet’s internal health to allow us to create the safest anesthetic protocol to meet your pet’s specific needs. Each patient has pre-medications tailored to each individual patient to ensure their safety and comfort. Immediately after surgery, surgical incisions are treated with a Class 4 K-Laser to promote healing and decrease pain at the incision site. After your pet’s surgery, each patient is recovered individually and placed in our surgical recovery area allowing us to continuously monitor them in a controlled environment.
When purchasing medications and products from your veterinarian, you can be assured that those items have been handled correctly, maintained within proper temperature guidelines, and most of all – carry the manufacturer’s guarantee.
Other online pharmacies are able to sell products at such low prices because they make purchases in very large volumes. This potentially could mean that the medications you are giving your pets may have been sitting in a warehouse for months with no verification of proper storage or handling prior to arriving at your door.
Important prescription medications such as Heartgard, Nexgard, Revolution, and Trifexis are sold to veterinarians directly from the manufacturer under guidelines approved by the FDA.
Purchasing products from your veterinarian assures proper handling and processing. This means they carry the manufacturer’s guarantee and our after-purchase patient support, which could be very important, should your pet have any issues while on the medications. Those same important consumer safeguards exist whenever you purchase your pet’s medications from our online pharmacy.
Most pet owners use online pharmacies for two main reasons: low prices and doorstep delivery. Now you can have the convenience of an online pharmacy with the confidence of our guarantee and product support.
Additionally, from time to time, manufactures offer special deals and rebates through veterinarians only, which we will be sure to pass onto you when you purchase your pet’s medications from us.
Finally, you have the choice of the convenience of having your prescriptions filled at your pet’s appointment or the convenience of online ordering and home delivery. It’s your choice!