Services

Katz & Dogs Wellness Clinic is proud to serve all of your pet’s basic wellness needs. Veterinary services include the following: reproductive, dental, vaccination, and other wellness-centered treatment, such as examinations/physicals, basic laboratory panels, nail trims, anal gland expressions, parasite prevention, parasite removal treatments, and health certifications for travel.

Surgeries

Neuters – Removal of the testicles to prevent cancer and prostate problems, decrease aggression and marking territory and reduce overpopulation

 

Spays – Removal of the uterus and ovaries to prevent cancer, prevent pregnancy and reduce overpopulation

 

Cryptorchids – Removal of an undescended testicle to prevent testicular tumor formation and the passing on of a faulty genetic trait

Dentals – Cleaning of the teeth while the animal is under anesthesia. Procedure may include the extraction of baby teeth or rotten teeth, if appropriate.

Dog Vaccinations

DA2PPV – A combination vaccination that covers numerous diseases with one injection

  • Distemper – Highly contagious and often fatal virus which was once the leading cause of death in puppies.
  • Hepatitis or Adenovirus-2 – Virus which causes liver and kidney damage. Survivors may have chronic illness.
  • Parainfluenza – Virus which causes an upper respiratory infection. Dogs usually contract the disease through contact with nasal secretions of infected dogs.
  • Parvovirus – Virus which attacks the intestinal tract and causes severe vomiting and diarrhea. Virus is highly contagious and contracted through contact with an infected animals stools. Often fatal in puppies.

Bordetella – Upper respiratory infection also known as kennel cough. Infection can spread quickly through boarding and grooming facilities and any place dogs congregate. It can be difficult to get rid of once contracted.

 

Rabies – Virus which affects the nervous system and is always fatal. Disease is spread through the saliva of infected animals and can be transmitted through a bite or an open wound. Vaccinated pets who are exposed to rabies should be re-vaccinated and observed for 90 days. Un-vaccinated pets exposed to rabies should be euthanized or kept isolated for 6 months.

Cat Vaccinations

FVRCP – A combination vaccination which covers numerous diseases with one injection.

  • Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis – An upper respiratory infection that is airborne and highly contagious among cats.
  • Calicivirus – An upper respiratory infection with symptoms similar to feline viral rhinotracheitis. Disease is spread through direct contact with an infected cat or object.
  • Panleukopenia (AKA Feline distemper) – Similar to the parvovirus seen in dogs. Highly contagious and deadly.

Rabies – Virus which affects the nervous system and is always fatal. Disease is spread through the saliva of infected animals and can be transmitted through a bite or an open wound. Vaccinated pets who are exposed to rabies should be re-vaccinated and observed for 90 days. Un-vaccinated pets exposed to rabies should be euthanized or kept isolated for 6 months.

Microchip Insertion and Registration

Insertion – A microchip is implanted between the dog’s shoulder blades under the skin with a needle and special syringe.

Registration – Each microchip carries a unique identification number which is linked back to the pet owner’s name and contact information. The information is put into a database. When a lost pet with a microchip is found, it can be scanned by any veterinarian or humane society, and tracked back to the owner through the database.

Wellness Examination and/or Health Certificate

Wellness Exam – Includes a veterinary technician noting weight and vitals and the veterinarian examining the animal’s head, skin/coat, chest, circulatory system, orthopedics, abdomen, lymph nodes, neurologic system, and noting pet responsiveness.

Wellness Examinations are intended for generally healthy animals with no significant health issues; for example: new pets, puppies, kittens, and general check ups.  If you are concerned about a serious health condition or anything orthopedic, we recommend visiting a full service veterinary clinic as we do not have the same resources available to us as a full service clinic does.

Health Certificate – For travel across state lines, international borders, and on airplanes.

Lab Services

Fecal Exam – Primarily performed to detect microscopic gastrointestinal parasites, such as roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, Giardia, coccidia and tapeworms. Some abnormal parasites can also be detected.

Pre-Surgery Blood Panel (Recommended for pets 5 years of age and older.

Includes:

– Blood Chemistry Test – Checks electrolytes and assesses kidney and liver function and blood sugar.
– Complete Blood Count (CBC) Test – Useful in determining general health status and to screen for and monitor a variety of disorders, such as anemia, viruses and bacterial infections.
-Total T4 – Used to diagnose hyper- and hypothyroidism.

Heartworm Test – Tests for Heartworm, a parasite which dogs can contract through infected mosquitoes. Heartworms can live in the heart of the dog and can grow up to a foot in length. The heartworms will continue to grow and fill the heart making it hard for the dog to function normally.

Feline Leukemia Test (FeLV) – Tests for the Feline Leukemia Virus which is is spread through saliva, urine, tears, and milk and is highly contagious even when cat is asymptomatic. Virus suppresses the immune system, causes severe anemia, and cancer. There is no cure.

FeLV/FIV Combination Test – Tests for FeLV plus the Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV). FIV causes a condition in cats similar to human AIDS virus. FIV is not infectious to people, but it can be spread from cat to cat.

Subcutaneous Fluids – Fluid given under the skin, subcutaneously (SQ), is absorbed into the blood stream and can be used to correct or prevent dehydration in animals.

Intravenous Fluids – Involves placement of an intravenous catheter in the leg and a continuous drip of fluids is given directly into the bloodstream. Intravenous Fluids are recommended for pets five years and older who are undergoing anesthesia.

Dental Cleanings

The frequency of dental cleaning needed varies from animal to animal. Some pets need cleaning yearly, some more often and some less frequently. Poor dental hygiene can lead to plaque build-up, gingivitis, periodontal disease, tooth loss, mouth sores and ulcers, Feline Odontoclastic Resorptive Lesions (FORL), and, like in humans, kidney, liver, and heart disease.

Hygiene Services

Nail Trims – Trim dogs and cats nails to appropriate lengths.

Anal Gland Expression – Treat anal gland impaction by manual emptying of the glands.

Chiropractic Services

Adjustment – Chiropractic adjustment in cats and dogs is a gentle therapy that can possibly help your pet feel better by relieving pain and stress from lameness, age, disease and more.