One of the greatest gifts you can give your dog is keeping them healthy.
The easiest and most economical way to do that is by bringing your pet in for Preventative Care Exams and vaccinations. Dogs age far faster than people, so significant changes in your dog’s health can happen in a shorter amount of time. Our Preventative Care Program allows us to diagnose diseases and conditions early, making them easier to treat and manage. Often, we can help prevent diseases entirely, just by ensuring that your dog has received appropriate vaccinations and preventives. We recommend that healthy adult dogs visit us once a year. Puppies, senior pets, and pets with chronic illnesses need more frequent checkups. We work with you to create an individualized Preventative Care program, including a vaccination and preventative protocol customized specifically to your pet. This could include the following.
Preventative Care Program
- Comprehensive physical exam
- Intestinal parasite testing and prevention
- Heartworm and tick born disease testing
- Flea and tick preventatives
- Vaccination program
- Specialized blood tests for each life stage
Did you know?
According to the PA Department of Agriculture all dogs three months of age and older living in Pennsylvania must be licensed by January 1 of each year. Violators will be cited up to $300 per violation, plus court costs.
Congratulations on your new puppy!! This is one of the best parts of our job, greeting all the adorable puppies! We want you and your new addition to feel welcomed at ALL of your puppy visits.
Check out our puppy page for more information.
Here are some of the ways we can take care of your dog:
Dirty dog? We can help! We have all the tools you need to bathe your dog during any kind of weather. No more bending over your bathtub! Leave the mess and the stink behind and use our new facility.
If you have never trimmed your dog’s nails before, the process can be truly intimidating! Our guide can make the process much less daunting. We are always here to help you if you have questions. You are also more than welcome to bring your puppy or dog in to see us and we can help you on your way to stress-free nail trimming.
Spaying and Neutering
Neutering (the generic term for both spay and castration) your pet has many important health benefits. They include eliminating ovarian cancer, testicular cancer, uterine cancer and uterine infections (called pyometra). It dramatically decreases the incidence of mammary cancer and prostate cancer if done at a young age. It also virtually eliminates overpopulation problems. We recommend neutering your pet around 6 months of age. Aggression, roaming and marking behaviors can be greatly reduced or even eliminated by castrating a dog. The health benefits are greatest if females are spayed before their first heat cycle, however, is NEVER too late to spay or neuter your dog!
Recent studies have shown that over 50% of dogs are overweight or obese. Obesity can lead to Diabetes, organ dysfunction, arthritis, increased surgical risk and grooming issues. It can also decrease your dog’s quality of life and even their life span. With today’s advances in nutrition, weight loss has never been easier. We can design a safe and effective weight loss program that fits you and your dog’s lifestyle. It is possible for dogs to lose weight! We can help you both achieve whatever goal you have set for weight loss.
Keeping your dog’s teeth clean isn’t just for hygiene; it is good for their overall health as well. Tartar is bacteria growing on your dog’s teeth, which leads to gingivitis and can enter their blood stream. We offer full dental services including:
- Scaling and polishing
- Advanced dental procedures
After a dental procedure or before any tartar has built up on the teeth is the perfect time to introduce your dog to brushing. Our guide can show you an easy way to get your dog used to this process and avoid frequent dental cleanings under anesthesia. There are also dental diets that are specifically designed to break into smaller pieces when bitten into. These pieces help scrape the thin layers of tartar off the tooth. If your dog has gingivitis or heavy tartar, however, the only treatment would be a dental cleaning under anesthesia.
If your dog is acting up a little, or you have a new puppy to train, follow the guidelines in the “Nothing in Life is Free” training philosophy and get your dog back in control!
Many common indoor and outdoor plants can be poisonous to dogs. If you suspect your dog has ingested a toxic plant or other kind of poisonous substance, the Pet Poison Helpline is your best resource for any animal poison-related emergency, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you think your pet may have ingested a potentially poisonous substance, call (855) 764-7611. Have the packaging available for the product you are calling about. Even if you call us, we will refer you to this number. There are an unlimited amount of treatments for potential poisonings and they are the experts. We work with Poison Control to come up the best treatment plan for your pet.