Preventive routine health care is the key to longer, happier lives for you and your pet. Dogs and cats age at a much faster rate than people do. For every year that you age, your dog or cat can age from 6 to 8 years. We would like to be the primary caregiver for your family pet throughout every stage of its life, and we strive to make your pet’s care convenient and affordable for you.
Whitmire Animal Hospital offers a wide variety of general surgeries in house. Scheduled surgeries are performed Monday through Friday, during our 10am to noon hours. Routine surgeries are commonly recommended when your pet’s examination reveals medical problems correctable by surgery. Our experienced staff are highly trained to perform:
When coming in for a scheduled surgery, we require that your pet be admitted the morning of surgery after being fasted the night before, no food or water after midnight. All clients will be required to fill out a surgery release form, which can be done ahead and brought with you to save time.
In order for our pets to stay as healthy as possible we recommend you visit your vet annually for a check up, heartworm check and necessary vaccinations.
Rabies: Required by law. A fatal infection affecting the central nervous system which is transmitted through the bite of an infected animal. All animals must by current on their Rabies vaccination in order to be seen at our hospital.
DHPP: Prevents distemper, adenovirus (hepititis), parainfluenza and parvovirus.
Leptospirosis: Helps prevent Leptospirosis bacteria which can also cause disease in humans.
Lyme: Helps prevent Lyme disease. Lyme disease is transmitted by tick bite and should be considered in high risk patients or those not on an oral tick preventative.
Bordetella/Kennel Cough: Recommended every 6 months. This disease is very contagious and can cause upper respiratory disease and even pneumonia. The illness is characterized by a dry, hacking cough, often with gagging and retching.
CIV/Canine Influenza Vaccine: A severe respiratory infection. Dogs that frequent dog parks, are kenneled or around multiple other dogs are especially at risk. There are two strains, H3N8 and H3N2. The bivalent vaccine covers both strains.
Rabies: Required by law whether your cat is kept inside only or not.
FVRCP: Protects against the viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, panleukopenia and chlamidia.
Feline Leukemia: Highly contagious and devastating viral disease that decreases the ability of the imune system to respond to infection. Recommended for all cats that go outdoors and in some multi-cat households.
Dental health is a very important part of your pet's overall health, and dental problems can cause, or be caused by, other health problems. Your pet's teeth and gums should be checked at least once a year by your veterinarian to check for early signs of a problem and to keep your pet's mouth healthy.
Have your pet's teeth checked sooner if you observe any of the following problems:
Some pets become irritable when they have dental problems, and any changes in your pets behavior should prompt a visit to your veterinarian. Always be careful when evaluating your pet's mouth, a painful animal may bite.
Over 2 Million pets reunited with a HomeAgain microchip and pet recovery system, you'll give your pet the best chance of coming back home to you.
A HomeAgain www.homeagain.com microchip is your pet's permanent ID. A pet microchip-the size of a grain of rice-goes beneath your pet's skin. This permanent ID can never be removed or become impossible to read. HomeAgain uses this ID to contact you and reunite you with your pet.
Dog and cat microchipping is a simple procedure. A veterinarian simply injects a microchip for pets, about the size of a grain of rice (12mm), beneath the surface of your pet's skin between the shoulder blades. The process is similar to an injection and takes only a few seconds. No anesthetic is required.
You are welcome to fill out an Enrollment Form ahead of the procedure and bring it with you.HomeAgain Enrollment Form
Our hospital has the equipment and capabilities to do radiographs on site. We also provide the service of OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals www.ofa.org) radiographs. OFA is an organization to promote the health and welfare of companion animals through a reduction in the incidence of genetic disease.
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We carry a full line of medications for your pet, as well as offering a wide range of prescription medications that can be filled on-site.