For more than 50 years, Excelsior Animal Hospital has been helping pet owners care for their beloved furry friends. We offer a wide variety of veterinary and pet care services in Excelsior and the surrounding areas, and we can treat animals like dogs, cats, gerbils, rabbits, ferrets and more. Here is a brief rundown of some of our more popular pet care and veterinary services.
Spaying and Neutering
Spaying (for females) or neutering (for males) is an important part of pet care. Unless you are a breeder, you should definitely consider having your pet spayed or neutered. There are several different health benefits. For example, spaying and neutering might lead to better behavior, plus it can help with the over-population of cats and dogs. Female dogs and cats could enjoy a longer and healthier life after they’ve been spayed, and male dogs and cats enjoy health benefits too, like a decreased risk of testicular cancer (if they are neutered at approximately the age of six months).
With heartworms, the old saying holds true: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Heartworms are easy to prevent but they can be difficult and expensive to cure. The only way a dog can get heartworms is through the bite of an infected mosquito, but the biggest problem with that is there is no way to tell if a mosquito is infected. There are several different heartworm prevention treatments like monthly pills or topical drops.
Keeping your furry friend free of fleas is an important part of pet care. Fleas can cause problems like skin irritation and itchiness, tapeworms or anemia. There are plenty of ways to prevent fleas or to treat them if your pet gets them. The veterinarians here at Excelsior Animal Hospital can determine which method of prevention or treatment is best for your animal.
Sometimes a cat is just vomiting up a hairball, but sometimes it could be a more serious issue. Please contact your veterinary office if you have questions as to the cause of your cat’s vomiting.
Do you need veterinary care or pet care in the Excelsior area? Call Excelsior Animal Hospital at 952-474-1106 or you can Contact Us.