Spays & Neuters
We believe in neutering or spaying
your pet to reduce the canine and feline population and to reduce his or
her risk of related illness due to territorial fighting, wandering to
find a mate, and other serious complications related to intact males and
females. The recommended time to spay or neuter your pet is between
the ages of 4-6 months to avoid possible breeding or heat cycles. This
however does not mean your pet can not be spayed or neutered after the
recommended time. At the time of the spay or neuter we can offer the
following services: blood work, ID Chip implantation, dewclaw removal,
feline de-claw, nail trim, anal expression, dental work, hernia repair,
or other needed operations at that time.
are a way to help protect your pet from some awful diseases. Vaccines
were developed to help these diseases from spreading to other animals
and thus being a very serious problem if they did spread.
encourage annual exams as a means of providing attentive care for your
pet. Annual exams provide us with the information we need to help you
customize the best health care plan for your pet during each stage of
its life. Some of the things that will impact your pet's needs are
determined by diet, environmental impact, weight, and breed of your pet
just to name a few.
To keep your
geriatric pet healthy and to catch any signs of problems early we have
an exam every 3 to 6 months depending on the circumstances of each pet.
We also recommend a full blood panel to have a better idea of what is
going on internally.
Dentals are necessary
on all pets just how soon do you need one? Pets that do not have good
salivary enzymes will need one sooner than say the one that has good
salivary enzymes. Bad salivary enzymes may be due to poor quality
breeding, old age, poor or incorrect diet, and incorrect care of the
teeth. Items such as rawhide chews, knuckle bones, and other various
types of dental chews act as a toothbrush for your pet. The items
listed above (act as a toothbrush) in providing an abrasive surface
where the friction that occurs breaks off the plaque and debris on the
teeth. The hard kibbled food is also better than the canned soft food
for the hard kibble also provides an abrasive area for the teeth to rub
against. The soft food easily sticks to the teeth and without proper
care like brushing the teeth or providing other chewing items will
result in tarter and bacteria buildup. We do free dental estimates if
your pet is in need of one. Give us a call for an appointment.
our clinic your pet's behavior is really important to us. Your pet's
behavior is the key to you and your pets happiness and ability to get
along. Without the ability to understand what your pet needs and how you
should communicate to your pet what you are wanting is very important.
Our doctors will be able to guide you to what you are able to do to help
your pet become your ideal companion. They also have various local
trainers that are able to assist you in training your pet to become your
ID Chip Implantation
HomeAgain ID chip is a good way for your pet to have additional ID in
case they lose their collar. If the pet gets lost and someone is trying
to find out where they live this chip will allow the finder to take the
pet to the humane society and or any veterinary clinic to help get the
information needed to locate the owner of the pet.
Weight Loss & Management Plan
half of U.S. dogs and cats are overweight. Pets that are overweight can
have several different types of health issues. It is best that your pet
stay at the proper weight to help maintain proper health which in turn
will help your pocket book.
experienced groomers are able to provide many different types of cuts
for your dog. Treat your pet to a fun spa day to get all trimmed up and
feeling better. Some breeds require that grooming be done every 6 weeks
otherwise they may get matted or if it is a breed that needs its ears
plucked, they can get ear infections.
is in the Treasure Valley area and it is recommended that your pet be
on a preventative. Heartworm is a parasite that is transmitted by
mosquitoes. A mosquito bites an infected dog or cat then bites another
dog or cat which that is when a pet becomes infected. Your pet will need
to have a blood test done first to make sure your pet doesn't have
heartworm and then they can be on a preventative. A pill given each
month will help prevent heartworm and help your pet. MORE...
Flea & Tick
and ticks can be a big pest and trying to keep them under control or
rid them of your home can sometimes be a problem. Topical applications
work well and allow the whole pet to be protected for one month