Learn more about our offered services below.
Our Offered Services
At Whiskers and Paws Animal Clinic, we practice transformative veterinary medicine from the routine to the complex with the utmost compassion while supporting the needs of both the patient and their family. From wellness exams to surgery, we aim to provide compassionate veterinary care that is unmatched in excellence, patient experience, and clinical outcomes.
Acute and Chronic Care
Did you know that 7/10 deaths are attributable to chronic disease? A well-established comprehensive preventive care program can drastically lower your pet’s chance of becoming another statistic. Increasing numbers of animal diseases and disorders are treatable and can be fully cured with modern veterinary medicine. As a result of this, pets are enjoying longer, healthier, and more active lives. Annual head-to-tail exams for dogs and cats under 7 years of age and twice-annual exams for pets over 7 years of age are recommended. This provides an opportunity for early disease detection, which allows your veterinarian to treat and cure the disease or disorder before it becomes too advanced or too expensive to treat.
These periodic wellness exams are an important part of maintaining a longer and healthier life for your pet. They are also a great opportunity for your veterinarian to discuss changes in your pet’s lifestyle that will help him or her live a longer, healthier life.
Acute and Chronic Care
Whiskers and Paws Animal Hospital offers high-quality diagnosis and treatment for animals with both acute and chronic conditions. Our doctors and team members are dedicated to maintaining excellent health for your pet. We are committed to providing compassionate, personalized medical care in a warm and welcoming environment.
Our expert medical team is highly skilled in treating conditions that can affect your pet’s internal organs and bodily systems. Some of the more typical cases include kidney, liver, and urinary tract disease, diabetes, thyroid conditions, gastrointestinal disorders, and orthopedic/joint disease.
The Whiskers and Paws team understands the importance of early detection to effectively evaluate, treat, and manage acute and chronic conditions. Your pet’s health and comfort are our top concern, and we strive to practice the kind of transformative veterinary medicine and personalized therapy that helps improve recovery and advances quality of life.
Just like people, pets can experience accidents and injuries that require emergency care. If you are unsure whether your pet is in need of emergency veterinary services, please call us immediately. Below we have listed some of the most common types of emergencies that require immediate attention.
- Breathing problems
- Foreign body or toxin ingestion
- Urinary emergency
If your pet is experiencing any of these emergent issues during our business hours, please call us immediately.
At Whiskers and Paws Animal Hospital, your pet is part of your family, and we want you and your pet to feel safe and comfortable as well as confident in the knowledge that he or she is receiving the best care possible. Our veterinarians and veterinary technicians work closely with pets needing more monitoring and care. Our ICU is the central focus of our hospital, so you can rest assured that your pet is being closely monitored. Pet hospitalization can be a stressful time for pet parents, and we want you to know that our team will be here every step of the way when an unexpected health event occurs. While your pet is with us, our team will call with any news or updates to your pet’s condition, so you’re fully aware of everything going on with their health.
We know that it can be a stressful time when your pet needs an operation. We’ll be with you every step of the way. You will be provided complete pre-operative information for you and your pet – this includes when to keep them from eating the night before to a full schedule of the day of the operation.
During the procedure, our team will be diligent in making sure the surgery is done expertly, and your pet is closely monitored with state-of-the-art anesthetic monitoring devices and board-certified veterinary technicians. Once your pet is out of surgery, we’ll contact you immediately and make sure that you have all of the information to bring your pet home and make sure that they are comfortable and ready to begin healing.
At Whiskers and Paws Animal Hospital, we are able to provide a wide range of surgeries, including but not limited to spay/neuter, tumor removal, abdominal surgeries (such as splenectomy), and orthopedic procedures.
Why is dental care so important? Recent studies have shown that 70% of adult cats and 80% of adult dogs show symptoms of dental disease. In fact, most pet parents are not aware that their pets are dealing with dental issues.
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, and excessive drooling. If you notice any of these symptoms, please contact our team, and we’ll be happy to help.
We are proud that we have the most up-to-date equipment to treat dental disease, including digital dental x-rays. This allows us to detect if there is any disease beneath the gum line that we would not be able to see otherwise. We are often able to see undetected abscesses, broken teeth, resorbed roots, retained roots, and more, thanks to dental radiographs. At Whiskers and Paws Animal Hospital, we have a special interest in dentistry and are well trained to expertly care for your pet’s dental needs.
Here at Whiskers and Paws Animal Hospital, we offer the latest technology as a means of providing your pet with the highest level of quality veterinary care.
A radiograph (X-ray) is a type of photograph that looks inside the body and reveals information that may not be discernible from the outside. Radiography can be used to evaluate your pet’s internal organs like the heart, lungs, abdominal organs, and bones. When it comes to diagnosing problems with your pet, radiology can be an extremely valuable tool in our arsenal. At Whiskers and Paws Animal Hospital, we have state-of-the-art digital x-ray equipment to be able to obtain the highest quality images possible to make accurate diagnosing easier.
Ultrasonography, or ultrasound, is another diagnostic imaging technique that allows us to look beneath the surface to get to the answer. It allows us to visualize certain organs very thoroughly, including the kidneys, liver, gallbladder, urinary bladder, spleen, adrenal glands, and intestines. Luckily at Whiskers and Paws Animal Hospital, our doctors have over 30 combined years of ultrasound experience, which allows us to provide quick and accurate results right in our office. Ultrasound is also invaluable for point-of-care examination during emergency situations to help get a diagnosis and institute treatment faster.
Blood work and urinalysis serve multiple purposes, including diagnosing disease and determining the health of your pet. This is not only important to help diagnose why your pet may be sick but also as a preventative care test. Once yearly lab work in senior patients will check your pet’s organ functions and help find potential problems that are often not visible during a physical exam. Obtaining baseline bloodwork and a urine sample when your pet is healthy not only allows us to detect early disease but can also provide invaluable baseline information that can be used in the future. Whiskers and Paws Animal Hospital is equipped with both in-house and reference laboratory capabilities.
In traditional Chinese medicine, energy flows through certain pathways called meridians. When disease occurs, these pathways can become blocked or obstructed. The insertion of very thin needles at strategic points rebalances the body and allows the energy to flow without disruption. In Western medicine, it is believed that the insertion of needles at various points along the body stimulates the central nervous system (CNS) along with nerves, muscles, and connective tissue to allow for natural healing to occur as well as boosting the body’s natural pain killers. Acupuncture is used all around the world, often in conjunction with Western medicine, to treat a wide variety of conditions in every species of animal. Clinical research has been conducted showing positive results in the treatment of both animals and humans, and the use of acupuncture is increasing. Acupuncture will not cure every condition, but it can work very well when it is indicated.
Traveling with your pet—both domestically and internationally—takes special planning and preparation.
All foreign countries require that special documents be completed by an accredited veterinarian. This process can be very complicated and time-consuming. Often this must be started many months before your trip. All of the veterinarians at Whiskers and Paws Animal Hospital are USDA-APHIS certified and capable of completing international health certificates. It is important to call us early once you know your international travel plans. We can then carry out the necessary tests, perform any necessary pre-travel treatments, and complete the required forms with you. Please click here to learn more about requirements that may exist for your travel.
Requirements for domestic travel by airplane within the United States require that a current health certificate be presented to the airline, which can be completed by any of our veterinarians. This must be done within 10 days of your travel, so please plan accordingly. Please note travel to Hawaii requires a much more extensive health certificate that must be started many months prior to your trip.
In-House and Online Pharmacy
Whiskers and Paws Animal Hospital stocks numerous medications and prescription diets that your pets may need, from antibiotics to medicated shampoos and more. Be sure to check out our online pharmacy for prescription medications, supplements, food, and more!
Hospice, Palliative, and End-of-Life Care
Saying goodbye to your beloved friend will be one of the hardest things you have to do – you do not have to do it alone. The team at Whiskers and Paws Animal Hospital is honored to be a part of the bond you share with your friend. We are here to provide your family and beloved pet with love and support during their palliative/hospice care days and then to offer a peaceful transition from this life when the time comes. Comfort, peace, and dignity are gifts we can give our pets after the lifetime of unconditional love they have given us. At Whiskers and Paws, we have a separate comfort room with its own entrance and exit to make this difficult time private and peaceful.