VCA Bering Sea Animal Hospital

Our Hospital

At VCA Bering Sea Animal Hospital, we look forward to providing your family with the most up-to-date and current medicine in veterinary care that is possible. We take great pride in educating you on the new and latest. As the days get busier and time flies by, just remember that we will always provide the best and most compassionate care we possibly can.

Local Medical Issues

VCA Bering Sea is offering 20% off dental packages from January - March 2014.

Tooth brushing is the single most effective means of removing plaque from the visible surface of the tooth and is a very important part of your cat or dog's overall health care routine. We have some suggestions:


• Tooth brushing is best done at the same time each day, for example before the evening meal. Select a brushing device (toothbrush, finger brush, etc.) and select a pet toothpaste (do not use human toothpaste). Pet toothpastes are designed to be swallowed, taste good to pets and contain enzymes or antiseptics that help control plaque.


• Concentrate on brushing the outside of the upper teeth and ignore the insides completely. A back and forth motion for 30-60 seconds each side should be adequate if done daily.


• You might need to desensitize your pet to the tooth brushing process. To accomplish this, gradually introduce your finger or toothbrush into the mouth for short periods of time and give a strong reward immediately afterwards.


• Dogs: In order to maintain control, we recommend that you keep the dog's mouth closed with one hand on the muzzle and brush the teeth with the other. A finger brush or pet toothbrush are good brushing devices.

• Cats: The trick for cats is to introduce your finger or a small device such as a Q-tip for only a short (1-3 seconds) period of time immediately followed by the strong reward. A favorite flavor on the Q-tip or finger would be ideal. This needs to be repeated many times before anything significant can be accomplished in removing plaque. If you overwhelm the cat by being too aggressive all will be lost.

• If you are patient and persistent, your pet will soon look forward to the brushing experience.


• Place pet toothpaste inside a Kong toy. Your pet will gnaw away at the Kong for long periods of time and will be brushing his/her teeth at the same time!
 

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Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately. If it is after hours, please contact Pet Emergency at 907-274-5636.

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