Dentistry & Digital X-ray
Dental care is vital to the overall health of any animal. Dental disease leads to health issues with the heart, liver, and kidneys, and can affect the entire body through the bloodstream. In fact, 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats over three years of age suffer from some form of dental disease, making it the most common pet health issue among our pet population in Kingston, NY.
The most effective way to protect your pet from dental disease is through professional cleanings. We perform thorough cleanings, including the area beneath the gums that you can't see or access at home.
We are dedicated to providing your pet with the best possible veterinary care, and our dedication to cutting edge technology is one way we achieve that. We are proud to utilize digital x-rays, which allow our staff a better view into your pet's health. Digital x-rays are an improvement over non-digital methods, and allows our veterinarians to more accurately diagnose and treat our pet's health issues.
Diet & Nutrition
Nutrition is a vital aspect of any animal's health, and as a pet owner it is one of your main responsibilities. We are happy to offer nutritional counseling and prescription pet foods for our pet patients. There are a variety of different diets designed for animals in different stages of life. We would be happy to speak with you about what type of diet is appropriate for your pet.
Obesity is one of the main health problems facing our pets today. A lack of proper diet and exercise can lead to excess weight, which in turn can cause a host of other health issues. That is why we emphasize weight management through nutrition and exercise. Keeping your pets within their ideal weight range is critical to keeping them happy and healthy, and can extend their lives.
Microchipping is the most reliable way to reunite lost pets with their owners. The procedure is a safe, easy, and inexpensive way to provide you with peace of mind. A small microchip is injected under the skin, between your pet's shoulder blades in a relatively harmless procedure. The chip is permanent and lasts the entire life of your pet. Your information is registered so your contact information is available should your pet ever get lost. When a lost pet is found, the owner is contacted immediately with where to pick up their pet.
Parasites such as fleas and ticks can be very damaging to your pet's health. Parasites can diminish your pet's quality of life and cause life-threatening illnesses. Our veterinary team will help you choose the correct preventive regimen based on your pet's risk factors and health status. Parasite control measures should be taken year-round to prevent potential outbreaks. We will work with you to ensure your pet is free from both internal and external parasites.
Just like us, preventative care should follow your pet throughout all phases of their life. It is one of the most important aspects of maintaining your pet's health. Pets should have a yearly wellness exam. As your pet ages, these may need to occur more often. A wellness exam allows us to evaluate the overall health of your pet while allowing us to detect potential problems before they become serious. We know your pet is important to you. It is our goal to provide the best service and care possible.
Vaccinations are vital to the health and protection of your pet. They serve as a preventive measure in combating diseases like Parvovirus, Distemper, Parainfluenza, Lyme, Rabies, Leukemia, and many more. Vaccinations are important for puppies and kittens and generally begin at 6-8 weeks of age.