The Animal Emergency Clinic is a caring extension of your family veterinarian. We exist to meet the needs of your pet and family veterinarian by offering emergency and critical care services. Working in conjunction with your family veterinarian we provide evening, weekend, and holiday services designed to assist in the treatment of injured or ill animals.
Our veterinarians have a special interest in emergency medicine ensuring your pet receives the highest quality of appropriate and necessary medical treatment. Our entire staff is devoted to providing a caring environment treating both people and pets with dignity, kindness, and respect.
Monthly Pet Health
Is your fur baby in his/her golden years? Usually we can tell when our pets start to slow down, eating habits change or weight is decreasing as they reach their senior "golden" years.
Here are just a few health problems that are common in older pets:
Kidney and liver disease
testicular and breast cancer
Prostate disease and infected uterus
Here are some tips to help make your senior pet more comfortable:
-Older pets have a harder time with thermoregulation, give your pet some blankets and limit their time outside in extreme temperatures.
-If you've noticed your pets sight or hearing has diminished, remove obstacles in the home and lessen anxiety by keeping the floor clutter free.
-Regularly brush your pets teeth to reduce plague; professional cleaning by your family veterinarian may still be required.
-Some Veterinarians feel that as pets get older they benefit from dietary supplements, speak to your family veterinarian about what may benefit your pet.
As our pets age, just as we do, any abnormal symptoms could mean something significant, so reporting even the smallest new symptom to your family veterinarian will benefit your pet and his/her health. Here are just a few symptoms to watch for:
wheezing, new lumps, weakness, coughing, weight change, loss of appetite, unusual discharge, change of water intake, stiffness and increased vocalizing.