Wellness and Preventive Care
We believe in preventive care to help your animals live longer, happier lives.
- Annual visits are critical to assess a patient’s health; we look at weight, listen to their heart and lungs, assess their teeth, and give a full body exam at each visit.
- Vaccines are crucial to prevent many contagious diseases – we assess an animal’s lifestyle to ensure your pet is only getting the vaccines it needs. Our core vaccines are DAPP, Leptospirosis, Rabies (legally required for dogs in the state of Idaho) and we also offer Bordetella (kennel cough) and Canine Influenza.
- We also highly recommend annual bloodwork. Both dogs and cats are very good at hiding illnesses and we find many issues in routine bloodwork that were not suspected.
- Annual heartworm testing and yearly heartworm prevention is recommended for all dogs. We offer Sentinel monthly pills and Proheart injections for prevention.
- If your pet is not on heartworm prevention, we recommend deworming annually to help protect you and your family from intestinal parasites.
All of our doctors are skilled surgeons and we offer a wide array of surgical services. We offer both soft tissue (spay, neuter, mass removals, etc) and orthopedic surgeries (ACL, patella, simple broken bones). We utilize an anesthetic protocol tailored to a pet’s specific age, species, and special concerns. All of our surgeries are monitored by a technician and up-to-date monitoring equipment and all get IV catheter and fluids with surgery. We’re always happy to do a surgical consult to discuss the best options for you and your pets.
Oral health is a crucial part of maintaining an animal’s overall well-being. We will evaluate your pet’s teeth during an exam and recommend an anesthetic dental cleaning if warranted. During a dental, your pet’s teeth are scaled ultrasonically and polished just like your dentist does. We can offer extractions as needed to maintain your animal’s oral health. We will be happy to do a dental consult and even discuss some at-home dental care.
We have full capability for in-house bloodwork including chemistry, CBC, urinalysis, feline leukemia/FIV testing, parvo testing, and more. If a pet isn’t critical, we can also send out labs to a national reference laboratory for more in-depth testing. We offer in-house radiographs and minor in-house ultrasound with one of our doctors. For more extensive diagnostics, we do have the ability to schedule an in-house ultrasound with a board certified radiologist.
As our pets live longer, fuller lives, they require a little more care. Our staff is experienced at being gentle with your senior pets and making the best preventive recommendations to help expand their life span. We consider pets to be seniors between 6-10 years of age, depending on breed, and will definitely advocate for annual bloodwork and possibly annual dentals. When an end of life decision has to be made, our compassionate staff will help you through this difficult time. We do offer cremation services through a local pet crematorium.