Disease Prevention and Routine Health Exam – Check-ups
Cornerstone of pet health. Truly an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Since our pets can’t tell us what’s wrong with them and they are masters at hiding disease until its too late, that annual exam saves lives.
From routine spays and neuters to cruciate knee ligament repairs, you can expect we will hug your pets like they’re our own and get them home to you safe and sound.
Together with you, we will decide which vaccines are truly necessary and will stretch them out as long as we can in between.
We do biopsies and blood testing so that we can get you a quick diagnosis, which is the starting point for all treatment.
X-Ray and Ultrasound
We’ll do these right in clinic so we can get you a quick diagnosis, which is the starting point for all treatment.
We really want to prevent tooth loss and oral pain. We do this with ultrasonic cleaning of the teeth and under the gum line. If your pet’s tooth problems are more severe, then we are able to treat them with dental surgery in our clinic.
We really care about your pet’s emotional wellbeing. With this in mind, we will give your pet a fear-free experience with us. Should you have challenges with your pet, our doctors will take the time to help you understand what’s going on and how to help your pet and your family.
ear infections & itchy pets
Itchy pet, call your vet! Same goes if you suspect your pet may have an ear infection - head shaking, scratching, and signs of discomfort - can be indications that your pet has an itchy ear. While “itching” might seem like a relatively minor condition, an allergy or a more serious condition may be to blame - plus, it can be maddeningly uncomfortable for your pet, resulting in a major decrease in their quality of life. We can help you get to the root of the cause!
These are fun and they’re complimentary to you. All the puppies who show up on Wednesday night are younger than 4 months old. We simply put them all together on the ground and let them play. We also ensure that no one gets scared if the play gets too rough. This is all about giving your puppy socialization like Kindergym. Entry requirements are simply that they need their first distemper and kennel cough vaccines.
Held every Wednesday from 4PM-5PM and we ask that you please RSVP.
Worm and Parasite,
Flea and Tick Control
A pet who has normal stool can have 50-100 worms inside. Fleas are a nuisance and give your pets tapeworms, and our Comox deer ticks are downright dangerous; they carry Lyme disease. Every time your pet goes outside, you can expect that they will come into contact with these parasites, and you will not see them. Our pets’ parasites can also be transmitted to our children. We’ll ask you about how you’d like to handle these in your first visit with us.
There are many nutritional philosophies and you may find that confusing and overwhelming to know what’s best for your family pet. We’ll help you get the answers you need, while at the same time being respectful of the philosophy you wish to embrace for your family pet.