Trusted Friend Animal Clinic offers a wide variety of services. Check out what we offer below!
Services We Offer
Wellness & Preventative Care
At Trusted Friend Animal Clinic, we believe annual wellness care is imperative to keeping your pet happy and healthy! Your pet’s health is important and preventive care is necessary. We recommend wellness exams, keeping your pets on a vaccination schedule, and working with us on all facets of wellness care.
During your annual physical exam, your veterinarian thoroughly examines your pet and discusses vaccinations and ongoing wellness. Just like you do wellness visits with your doctor, your pet must do the same. During these visits, our team will spend time examining your pet from nose to tail.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin needles through the skin at strategic points along pathways called meridians. It is most commonly used to treat pain but is used for other ailments such as metabolic disorders, skin disease, and mental well-being. Acupuncture also affects myofascial tissue, a thin saran-like wrapping that surrounds all muscles, muscle fibers, and nerves.
Pets can have a wide variety of behavioral issues, from simple house-training problems to severe anxiety and aggression issues. This is where we come in. We are qualified and experienced in diagnosing and addressing behavior problems with an approach that combines skills from veterinary clinical medicine, behavioral medicine, and pet training. As you learn to communicate with your pet, you’ll watch your bond grow over time.
Just as it’s important for you to see a dentist regularly, it’s important for dogs and cats as well. Your pet’s oral health is directly connected to their overall health. Signs of dental disease include:
- Bad breath
- Loose, broken, or missing teeth
- Yellow or brown teeth
- Red, inflamed, or bleeding gums
- Difficulty or pain when chewing
- Pawing at the mouth
- Excessive drooling
If you notice any of these symptoms, please contact our team, and we’ll be happy to help.
If your pet experiences a soft tissue injury, chronic pain, or a wound that needs some more help healing, our doctors may add laser therapy to your pet’s treatment plan. Therapeutic laser therapy is the application of light energy to areas of the body to stimulate and accelerate healing. It reduces pain by decreasing inflammation, as well as by decreasing tissue chemicals that stimulate pain and by affecting nerve conduction. The therapeutic laser also enhances healing by increasing microcirculation (blood flow through the body’s smaller blood vessels), stimulating cellular activity, and increasing growth factors.
Microchips are tiny electronic devices, about the size of a grain of rice, that use radio waves to transmit identification information. Pet microchips store unique identification numbers that show once the chip is scanned. This number can be reported to the appropriate microchip company where the owners’ contact information is stored. Microchips are made of a material that is compatible with body tissues, so rejection and infection at the site of microchip injection are rare.
Feeding a healthy diet and maintaining a healthy weight can increase life expectancy, quality-of-life, decrease the risk of many diseases (such as arthritis, diabetes, heart disease), and help manage chronic medical conditions.
The best way to help protect your pet as he or she ages is to understand the aging process in pets. We understand that process and can help you help your pet. Even if your senior pet is already being treated for a medical condition, treatment recommendations can change as a condition progresses. Sometimes medication dosages need to be adjusted, or medication may need to be changed. Routine wellness blood work and other routine diagnostic testing are important for senior pets because these tests allow us to evaluate how your pet’s health is either responding to current management strategies or changing with age.
Vaccinations & Titer Testing
Many of the diseases that can affect dogs and cats are preventable through proper pet vaccinations. Starting your pet on the right schedule early is one of the keys to a long and healthy life. Vaccines are special proteins that prime the immune system to fight off specific infections. They work in two ways: to reduce the severity of such diseases should they strike or to completely prevent infection.
Holistic medicine encompasses many different disciplines; all of them focus on finding balance from within and allowing the body to heal itself.
Our focus at Trusted Friend Animal Clinic is to provide the best care for your pet through integrative medicine. Integrative medicine combines conventional medicine and holistic medicine to develop a treatment plan to best fit each individual pet.