APharmacy & Pet Supplies
Ask for flea and tick control products, as well as most of the needed over the counter and prescription drugs for your pets, horses.
Dentistry and Your Pet
Oral care is just as important for your pet as it is for you.
By 5 years old, 60% of dogs have some degree of periodontal disease.
Gingivitis and associated mouth inflammation is extremely painful and may result in reluctance to eat, weight loss, and poor quality of life.
During routine preventative vaccinations we screen for retained baby teeth and abnormal tooth alignment.In addition, we will do a visual inspection of your animal's mouth by raising the lip also known as "flip the lip". This is to check for dental disease and is an important part of how we monitor the overall health of your pet.
Unlike humans, dogs and cats need to be anesthetized for dental procedures. An endotracheal tube is placed to avoid aspiration of fluids. A basic prophy includes manual removal of tartar, ultrasonic cleaning, and polishing of all tooth surfaces. Extractions may be necessary based on evaluation of an individual pet's periodontal disease status.
Extractions are now aided by the acquisition of a high speed nitrogen powered drill unit (NitAir). This unit will slice through (section) a tooth in seconds. And if your pet has broken a tooth off at the gum line, the NitAir allows us to easily drill out any retained roots.
We also offer a wide variety of products to help prevent plaque accumulation. These range from pet toothpaste to tartar prevention diets, and enzyme coated chews.
Elective surgery is performed tues-thurs mornings by appointment with most pets going home that same afternoon after 3:00 p.m.
For the safety of your pet we use isoflurane anesthesia for most procedures, and monitor with pulse oximetry, so a decrease in oxygen level or heart rate is detected immediately before it is too late.
Preventative Health Care
Dietary Management of Disease
Class IV Therapeutic Laser
Why did we bring in Laser to Valley Veterinary Clinic?
Laser will help us treat a wide variety of conditions in both large and small animals. The following is a partial list of ailments that benefit from therapeutic laser treatment.
•Gingivitis, stomatitis and tooth extractions
•Rodent ulcers and feline acne
•Acute and chronic otitis
•Cervical and lumbar intervertebral disc disease
•Bursitis and tendonitis
•Sprains and strains
•Snake bites and bug/spider bites
•Pyotraumatic dermatitis (hot spots)
•Inflammatory bowel disease
Some conditions will improve with one or two K-Laser Treatments, such as post-surgery or after declaw removal. Other conditions may require a series of visits over a few weeks. Examples include lick granulomas, otitis and trauma. And some chronic conditions may require regular maintenance K-Laser treatments, such as arthritis and disc disease.