At Prefurred Pets MVP, we offer a variety of services to care for your pet.
Preventative Medicine and Exams
Regular checkups allow us to establish a baseline in your pet’s health and make us aware of any changes that may indicate future problems. We highly recommend regular exams for your pets. Often times health problems that go undetected can become more serious issues when left untreated, so checkups are important even when your pet appears healthy.
There are a variety of diseases which affect our pets and other animals. This makes proper vaccination vital in protecting them from the many types of illnesses they are susceptible to. It’s important to consult with us about the unique risks of living in our region. We will be happy to discuss the benefits of protecting your pet with vaccinations, as well as, provide you with information on the required vaccinations for your pet.
Every year, thousands and thousands of pets go missing. Not knowing where your pet is or how to bring them back can be a helpless, hopeless feeling. It’s a tragedy that happens all too often. But there is a simple, safe, and effective way to increase your pets chances of retrieval and reunion should they ever become lost. Microchipping is a standard procedure that implants a tiny chip underneath your pet’s fur as a simple shot. It is a painless and relatively fast procedure, and is completely safe. This microchip is registered with your pet’s vital information, and can be scanned by any veterinarian or animal shelter so that they can return your pet directly to you.
Obesity is a common problem among pets, as it can be easy to over-feed a pet that knows how to beg. But being overweight is a serious problem for animals, and can cause real health problems as they get older. With proper diet and exercise, all pets should be able to meet their dietary needs and be within a healthy weight range.
Pets’ nutritional needs change as they enter different stages of their lives. The best way to make sure your pet’s needs are being met is to consult with us about a diet made specifically for his or her lifestyle.
We are proud of the state-of-the-art tools that we have available for our clients and their pets. We are always learning so we can bring our patients the very highest level of care.
We have in house blood machines, tonometry to check eye pressures, along with other testing to fully evaluate your pets health.
X-ray and Ultrasound coming soon!
Dental care is vital to the overall health of any pet. Dental disease can lead 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 spite of these disturbing facts, many pet owners are not aware of the importance of dental care to their pets’ health. There are a lot of different ways to improve your pets’ dental hygiene, including home brushing, dental chews, regular inspection and dental cleanings.
We believe in making all surgical procedures as safe as possible. A few ways that we make this is possible is with consistent vital monitoring while your pet is undergoing their procedure along with pre-anesthetic blood work to ensure that all vital functions are normal prior to sedation or anesthesia. We will communicate with you about all the things you need to know before, during, and after your pet’s surgery. It is our goal to make the entire process go smoothly, and to eliminate some of the stress and worry that come with surgical procedures.
Cauterization is a medical technique that typically uses heat to mend damaged tissues and close off any openings caused by the damage. It can also be used in the removal of small growths with local anesthetic. This technique is valuable in helping patients heal from tissue damage.
Penn Hip Certified
Hip dysplasia is a very common disease that can eventually cause crippling lameness and painful arthritis of the joints. It is a genetic trait that is affected by environmental factors. Penn Hip evaluation as early as 16 weeks of age has been shown to be the most reliable indicator of future hip osteoarthritis. Early testing allows for changes to be made in training regimens and other environmental factors in order to slow the progression of arthritis. We offer Penn Hip certification for dogs who will be used for breeding to decrease the likelihood of passing down hip dysplasia as well as certification for agility competitors or breeds who are at increased risk of this disease.
In order to certify your dog’s hips, we will need to quickly sedate your pet for radiographs (x-rays). In addition to traditional hip-extended radiographs, we use a special device to hold your pet in position and retract the legs/hips in order to produce radiographs that will allow radiologists to measure the displacement of the femur in your pets’ hips (Compression and Distraction radiographs). These measurements (Distraction Index – or DI) provide a way to predict hip laxity, dysplasia, and osteoarthritis. The lower the DI, the tighter the hips. For more information, just ask your pets’ veterinarian, or visit www.pennhip.org.
In Home Euthanasia
When it is time to say goodbye to a beloved friend, our loving team at Prefurred Pets MVP knows that it can be a difficult time for you and your family. Many of us have been there before, and we know how hard this will be. We aim to make the transition as smooth as possible for you and your family.
Please contact us today if you have any questions or would like to learn more about how we care for your pet.