Does your pet’s breath stink? Is he/she eating less or seems to avoid hard food/treats? If so this could be a sign of dental disease. Dogs and cats can have a multitude of dental problems including, periodontal disease, fractures, gingivitis, receding gum lines, masses, gingival hyperplasia, stomatitis, plaque and more.
Just as in us, dental disease can be a serious issue for our pets. Not only can dental issues be painful they can also lead to heart, kidney or liver disease. Keeping up on dental cleanings and care can significantly lengthen your pet’s life and positively affect quality of life as well.
Vaccinations are an important part of keeping our pets healthy. They can either help completely prevent or lessen the clinical signs associated with disease. Core vaccines in dogs are Rabies, Distemper/Parvo and Bordetella with at risk vaccines of Leptospirosis and Canine Influenza. Core vaccines in cats are Rabies and FVRCP (Feline Distemper) with at risk vaccine of Feline Leukemia. We also have the ability to send out vaccine titers to determine whether a vaccine is currently needed.
Wellness exams are incredibly important for dogs and cats of all ages. Early diagnosis and warning signs of disease can be lifesaving. Our wellness exams include a complete physical examination, which is a nose-to-tail inspection for any abnormalities using special equipment as needed, including a stethoscope to listen to the heart and lungs, an otoscope to view the inside of the ears, and an ophthalmoscope to examine the eyes. In addition, we will check your pet’s vital signs (temperature, pulse, and respiration) and record your pet’s current weight.
While not specialists we do internal medicine determining function, diagnosis, pathology, and treatment of internal body systems. Common diseases affecting these systems in dogs and cats are diabetes, hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism infectious diseases, anemia, inflammatory bowel disease, hepatitis, acute or chronic kidney failure and pneumonia.
Spay / Neuter
All spays and neuters surgeries include pre-anesthetic bloodwork, anesthesia monitoring with IV fluids to ensure that each surgery is as safe as possible. We also strongly believe that pain should be minimized post op and will send home with some form of pain management.
Our veterinarians adhere to the highest level of care standards for all surgical procedures. Our highly skilled doctors place emphasis on pain management to ensure your pet is safe and comfortable throughout the treatment process. Your pet’s vital signs are monitored by our well trained veterinary technicians, who will remain with your pet through recovery.
Our veterinarians perform all common procedures, including: spays, neuters, mass removals, biopsies, exploratory surgery, soft tissue surgery, some limited orthopedic procedures and more.
After performing a complete examination and reviewing your pet’s medical state, we will discuss treatment options that may include surgery and put together a plan that suits the needs of both you and your pet.
At Advanced Veterinary Care of Planowe will do our very best to make your pet’s stay with us a happy and comfortable experience. All members of the AVCP team are highly experienced and trained to care for your pet with the same compassion and attention they would give to their own pets. You will have the added benefit of knowing that if your pet experiences any illness while you’re away, it will be promptly and competently addressed by Dr. Jones or Dr. Fuller.
Nutrition plays a vital role in the prevention, treatment and recovery of dogs and cats from various illnesses. This includes gastrointestinal disease, liver disease, kidney disease, pancreatic disease, bone/joint disorders, skin conditions and cancer. We will guide you through specific recommendations depending on your pet’s current health status.
We can perform many diagnostics in house for quicker result time including, radiographs (x-rays), fecal tests, skin cytology, fine needle aspirates of masses, heartworm tests, bloodwork. We also work with a send out diagnostic lab for more in depth testing if required.
Preventive healthcare involves a multi-faceted approach that includes evaluation of your pet’s overall health and risks of disease or other health problems. Based on the findings of the exam, we will provide you with recommendations for your pet’s nutrition, dental care, vaccinations and heartworm/flea/tick prevention, as well as recommendations specifically tailored to your pet’s health status and risk factors. Preventing medicine, early diagnosis and treatment of developing problems or diseases can increase the likelihood of successful outcomes.