The longer the relationship, the stronger the bond. The stronger the bond, the more challenging it is to consider the end of a pet’s life, including the difficult decisions around euthanasia.
As a veterinary clinic and pet owners, we understand the financial burden of caring for a pet, as well as the mechanics of running a veterinary practice. While we cannot speak for all veterinarians, here are some thoughts on why veterinarians charge what they do.
The ear mite, Otodectes cynotis, is a surface mite that lives on cats, dogs, rabbits, and ferrets. It is usually found in the ear canal, but it can also live on the skin surface. Ear mites are highly contagious, and animals become infested by direct contact with another infested animal.
Hot spots – also known as pyotraumatic dermatitis or acute moist dermatitis – are red, inflamed skin lesions that appear quickly, ooze, and may contain pus.
Avoiding an illness is always better than treating it, and when it cannot be avoided, intervention is always more effective if started sooner rather than later. Since cats age faster than humans, an annual veterinary exam with diagnostic testing is equivalent to a human visiting a doctor every four to five years.
Neutering and castration are the common terms used to describe the surgical procedure known scientifically as orchidectomy or orchiectomy. In this procedure, both testicles are removed in order to sterilize a male cat.
Cats are very good at hiding signs of pain, so cat owners need to be very observant to recognize when their cat needs extra help.
Therapeutic laser is the application of light energy to areas of the body to stimulate healing.
Many pets are afraid when they come to the veterinary office and may show this fear as submissive urination, panting, drooling, avoidance, growling, snapping, or biting.
The purpose of microchips used for pets is to provide a form of permanent identification.