Veterinary care is crucial and effective for a wide variety of conditions. The following is a partial list of some of the most common. If you do not see your pet's specific condition listed, we encourage you to give us a call so we can personally address your particular concerns.
Spaying and Neutering
Spaying and Neutering your pet is the best way to prevent future medical issues as well as controling pet over population. Medical issues that can arrise in unaltered pets can be life threatening. The most common health risk in unaltered females is mammory cancer. These malignant tumors are hormone driven and can metastasize to other organs if left untreated. The surgery itself can also be very costly and recovery time for the pet is much longer than a normal spay. Spaying also eliminates the risk of pyometra ( an infected uterus) completely. Neutering males reduces the risk of non-cancerous prostate disorders, perianal fistulas, testicular cancer and may possibly reduce the risk of diabetes.
Arthritis is an inflammation of any joint in the body. The inflammation can have many causes. The most common type of arthritis is osteoarthritis which can be due to wear and tear on joints from over use, aging, injury, or from an unstable joint such as which occurs with a ruptured ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) in the knee. The chronic form of this disease is called degenerative joint disease (DJD). It is estimated that 20% of dogs older than one year of age have some form of DJD. One study showed that 90% of cats over 12 years of age had evidence of DJD on x-rays..
The Importance of Dentistry.
What is periodontal disease?
Over 85% of dogs and cats have some type of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease simply means that the gums and bone that hold the teeth in place are being destroyed by oral bacteria. This preventable disease is the number one diagnosed disease in our pets, yet many animals suffer needlessly. Periodontal disease begins with gingivitis, or inflammation of the gum tissue, which is caused by plaque. Plaque is a mixture of saliva, bacteria, glycoproteins and sugars that adhere to the tooth surface.
Shot Clinic's are held on the second saturday of every month unless anounced other wise. Services rendered at the shot clinic's include but limited to vaccines(Inital, Series Booster, Annual Booster), Heartworm Test, Fiv/Felv Test, Dewormer, Heartworm Prevention, Flea/Tick Prevents. The Clinic has NO OFFICE FEE durring that monthly shot clinic. The hours for the SHOT CLINIC are 1pm-5pm.
OUt Patient Services
Help For Animals provides Out Patient Services, these can include vaccines, deworming, allergy treatments, bloodwork, Heartworm testing and FIV/Felv testing. We also provide multiple types of wound care involving lazer treatments and therapeutic lazer treatments. The Clinic also provides a wide range of soft tissue surgeries, these surgeries can include tumor removals, cystotomies, cherry eye, and a vaste array of other surgeries not listed, please contact the clinic to set up your pets appointment today.