Archive for June, 2013

Reduced pricing for spay, neuter and dental cleaning procedures!

June 30, 2013

Our practice maintains the philosophy that quality medical care should be the expectation of every pet owner. In addition to our competitive  prices, our commitment to delivering quality care for your pet is unparalleled. We never compromise, never waiver from our professional recommendations and always seek to provide the absolute best care for your beloved pet.

At the Animal Hospital of Polaris, we have invested in the latest technology, partnered with reputable vendors and hired the most qualified of professionals in an effort to provide premium care for your pet.

We understand that our clients strive to take great care of their pets but also manage their household budgets. In an effort to help you achieve both, we’ve created new and affordable treatments for your pet.

In our new offering, responsible pet owners can now have their pet spayed or neutered for the following:

  • Cat/Dog Spay procedures start at $150.
  • Cat/Dog Neuter procedures start at $100.

Our clients know how important dental health is for their pets and we want to make that more affordable as well.

  • For cats and dogs up to 6 years of age, dental cleanings start at $125!

(Prices for all procedures may be adjusted based upon the weight of your pet as the amount of anesthesia utilized will vary based upon weight). 

 
Responsible pet owners should consider spay/neuter surgery for their pet and now we make it more affordable.  Our prices might be competitive but our quality of care is unmatched.  

 

 

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Detecting pain in our pets…

June 21, 2013

Pain is exceptionally hard to detect in pets. Our pets can’t talk, so you have to look for the signs. Sometimes those signs can be very subtle, such as stiffness, particularly in the morning or after a nap, difficulty going up and down stairs,  favoring a limb and ultimately lameness (though this is never one of the first signs).

If you do notice signs of pain in your pet, be sure to consult your veterinarian for treatment options right away.

The good news is that joint pain, stiffness and the lack of mobility that accompanies the normal aging process and arthritis is not something your pet has to live with.

With the proper treatment, your pet can start moving again with less pain and inflammation. You can also prevent pain by keeping your pet’s joints healthy with frequent exercise, keeping your pet warm especially on those cold mornings and with supplements to support joint health.

The Animal Hospital of Polaris invested in a Medical Therapy Laser to treat pain and inflammation in pets as a supplement and/or alternative treatment for our patients.  Medical Therapy Laser treatment is offered to our patients at $200 for 6 sessions/treatments (plus a FREE examination).  Regular price is $400 for 6 sessions but now through July 31st, the price is reduced to make this treatment affordable. In addition to both traditional and Medical Therapy Laser treatments, we recommend the following:

1. Help your pet lose weight – Joint pain can be aggravated in overweight animals. If your pet is overweight, consult with your vet about putting your furry friend on a monitored weight-loss program.

2. Plan a little play time every day – Help your pet maintain mobility and flexibility with frequent short sessions of moderate exercise and play. Excessive exercise is not recommended. Particularly at this time of the year, swimming is a great way for dogs to exercise without stressing their joints.

3. Keep your pet warm – Make sure your pet has a nice warm spot to rest and warm blankets when it’s cold. You also can try using booties. A soft surface also makes your sore pet more comfortable.

Give us a call today to schedule your pet’s FREE examination and to discuss Medical Therapy Laser treatment for your pet.

 

Can you be a better pet owner?

June 12, 2013

There are several things you can do to be a better pet owner.  As a benefit, you’ll be likely to have a happier and healthier pet.  So…what can you do?responsible pet ownership

1.  Spend more time with your pet… dedicating time to them before work, after the workday… it will make a significant difference to your pet.

2.  Keep your pet well groomed or brushed.  It stimulates that skin and rids their coat of dead hair. (oh…and if your house happens to be cleaner as a result…that’s a good thing too!)

3.  Playing is good for both you and your pet… and now is a perfect time (with some perfect weather lately) to get outside and take a walk.

4.  Provide your pet with a healthy and consistent diet with high quality food and (healthy) treats in moderation.

5.   Don’t underestimate the importance of fresh water… clean your pet’s water bowl once daily and make sure they have access to water at all times.

6.   Inside or outside, in their very own doghouse or somewhere on your bed… make sure your pet has a safe and comfortable place to sleep.

7.   Choose safe toys for your pet…select toys that cannot be chewed or swallowed.  Small pieces that can break off and be consumed may cause a possible intestinal foreign body, possibly requiring surgery.

8.   Keep a watchful eye on your pet for dangerous or destructive behaviors.  Be observant with your pets and call your veterinarian to report any odd or problematic behaviors.

9.   Help your pet get a healthy dose of exercise each day… even your lazy cat can be enticed to exercise.  Make sure your pets maintain a healthy weight.

10.  Visit your veterinarian on a regular basis and maintain a schedule of wellness and recheck appointments.  Your pet’s needs may change depending on their chronological age, lifestyle or health conditions.