We understand how stressful it can be when your pet becomes sick and work closely with you to provide the best care possible. We are able to perform many diagnostic tests on site which reduces the amount of time to reach a diagnosis. Should hospitalization be needed we will offer regular updates on your pet's condition and allow visitation time for you and your pet. Additionally, we work closely and transfer to Carolina Veterinary Specialist if more intensive care is needed.
Pets age more rapidly then their people. Senior pets often require increased attention and more frequent visits to the veterinarian. As their needs change, they may require changes in diet, and their to their home environment. Senior pet exams are similar to those for younger pets, but are more in depth, and may include dental care, blood work, and specific checks for physical signs of diseases that are more likely in older pets.
Did you Know? The oldest recorded age of a cat is 34 years. The oldest recorded age of a dog is 29 years.
Indoor cats need yearly exams too!
Our pets age differently than we do and yearly exams are important, even if your pet has no health issues. Our goal is to catch disease processes early, so that we actually can help your pet.
The old saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is true for our pets as well.
Examples of the more common findings are dental disease, weight issues, ear/skin infections, dry eye, heart murmurs, skin tumors, cataracts, painful joints, and flea/tick/tapeworm infestations. Many of these have the potential to cause severe discomfort and sometimes fatal disease in your pet. Some diseases are also potentially zoonotic (transmitted to people).
The decision to bring a new puppy or kitten into your home is exciting and can also be stressful. We are ready to provide you with the necessary tools to make it a successful addition to your family!
All puppies and kittens should be seen by a veterinarian between 6 and 8 weeks of age, or within the first few days after adoption. During this visit we will plan out a preventive care schedule that fits your puppy or kitten's life style. We will also discuss basic training and nutrition for your new family member!