In every case, you'll be served by experience, knowledgeable members of our staff. Our veterinarians, veterinary technicians and other pet-friendly personnel are trained to the highest standards. Their knowledge of the latest veterinary medicines and procedures, and state of the art equipment ensures that all our pet patients get the best in prevention and healing methods.
Local Medical IssuesThere are numerous local medical issues that can impact your pet's health, and that require your attention over the entire year. For example, there's heartworm, which can affect both cats and dogs. Since it's transmitted by mosquitoes, which thrive in our region, it's a serious cause for concern. But since the winter temperatures do not get cold enough here to kill mosquito eggs, it's a year-round risk. Likewise for the potential for flea and tick infestation, or intestinal parasites each of which poses a problem in any season. And finally, contrary to what you'd expect, allergies are a year-round issue. Many pets suffer from skin and ear allergies, the signs of which include scratching, redness in the ears, and "scaly" skin.
With winter fast approaching, it is very important to keep you pets away from antifreeze. Antifreeze is sweet tasting to your pet, and even a small amount ingested by your pet is very poisonous. Salt and other chemicals used to melt snow and ice can be hazardous to your pets. These chemicals can irritate your pets' paws, and if the pet licks their feet and ingest any of the toxic residue, they may become very ill. It is safest to use a pet friendly ice melt.