Our staff at Animal Care Clinic of Largo is filled with passionate animal lovers who are here to help you and your pet! They are highly trained and dedicated to making sure that your pets receive the care and compassion every time they walk in the door!
We offer the following services to keep your pets healthy:
Like humans, pets benefit from annual wellness exams to help identify any medical issues before they become a serious concern. An added bonus of regular veterinary exams is to provide an opportunity for your veterinarian to discuss health care and nutrition for your pet. If you’re concerned that something may be wrong with your pet, please call us to schedule a medical assessment. Depending on the symptoms, we may ask you to bring in your pet right away.
We offer a large variety of pet vaccination packages. Even though our cost saving pet vaccination packages can be applied to the vast majority of english bulldog dressed up as a doctor or veterinarianpets, we still determine each individual pet’s needs with a physical examination and a good medical and a lifestyle history, to really determine which vaccinations are appropriate for that patient. The days of one pet vaccination program fits all, are over. True wellness consultation and evaluation involves individualizing each patient. We can easily modify our vaccination package to fit your pet’s particular situation.
Intestinal parasites or worms are also a common problem in Florida. Roundworms, hookworms, tapeworms and whipworms are commonly diagnosed with proper testing. Again, based on the age, lifestyle and environment, it may be very difficult to avoid your pet becoming infested. The key here is to check on a regular basis for these parasites, so a severe infestation does not occur and cause illness. Also, with many of the products being used for heartworm prevention, they will also have some intestinal parasite control added.
If your pet has fleas it is likely that your home is affected as well.We will gladly assist you in the process of understanding the process of eliminating fleas in your and your pet’s environment. We have safe and effective flea prevention and medication.
Heartworm prevention is a mainstay for your pet’s wellness in Florida. If let go for too long, the heartworms will cause heart failure and treatment may be too late, plus it is expensive. Also, there is the discomfort and potential complications that the pet has to endure. Definitely, prevention of heartworm disease is a primary focus.
Imagine what your mouth would feel like if you didn’t ever brush your teeth or go to the dentist. This is the reality for most dogs and cats. Dental disease is the most frequently diagnosed health problem in pets. You may notice clinical signs associated with this disease such as tartar buildup on the teeth, red swollen gums, bad breath or changes in eating. Even if your dog or cat does not have these symptoms, we recommend that you have a veterinarian evaluate your pet’s dental health at least once a year. Schedule your pet’s dental exam today! We can also discuss how to brush your pet’s teeth and present the latest information on treats that will help to decrease tartar and plaque buildup.
Hormonal Disease Testing
Hormones regulate metabolism, growth, development, and reproduction and are dispersed to different areas of the body, depending on the hormone’s function. Identifying hormone problems as early as possible is important. These serious, potentially life-threatening conditions are more manageable when caught early, allowing us to begin proper treatment for your dog or cat.
Contact us if your pet begins panting excessively, develops any skin issues (such as hair loss or dull coat), or shows any changes in behavior, energy levels, appetite, weight, water consumption, or urination. These issues could be signs that your pet has a hormonal imbalance.
Neutering your pet has many benefits which can help your dog or cat live a longer, healthier life. By neutering your pet, you’re reducing or eliminating his risk for certain prostate diseases, such as enlarged prostate, perineal hernia and testicular cancer, as well as sexually transmitted diseases. Neutering will also reduce or eliminate undesirable and embarrassing behavior, including roaming, fighting, humping, and spraying. In addition, neutering your pet will help control the dog and cat overpopulation problem, keeping more animals out of shelters.
If you are struggling with the decision of whether to neuter your pet, please call us so we can discuss your concerns.
There are many health benefits that come along with spaying your female pet. By spayingyour pet you can protect her from potentially deadly diseases, including bacterial infections, reproductive tract diseases, and several types of cancer. You also won’t have to worry about her going into heat. This means avoiding the mess that often accompanies the heat cycle in female dogs and the pacing and crying that happens with female cats. In addition, spaying your pet will help control the dog and cat overpopulation problem, keeping more animals out of shelters. If you are struggling with the decision of whether to spay your pet, please call us so we can discuss your concerns.
Dog and cat skin problems are common and can be caused by hormonal disorders, allergies, infections, or external parasites . These issues can be difficult to treat and should be addressed promptly. Contact us if you notice your dog or cat scratching excessively or if he or she develops any patches of hair loss, scabs, scaling, redness, inflammation, lumps, or bumps.
We offer many types of surgeries at our clinic. In order to ensure that animals are safe to undergo surgery, all pets must have a veterinary exam prior to the surgery date. At that time, the veterinary will discuss the recommended procedure and address all of your questions and concerns.
We provide digital radiographic (x-rays) services to help in the diagnosis and confirmation of many diseases and injuries. This vital service is one of the pillars in providing the best for our patients. Making a rapid diagnosis allows us to provide the best veterinary pet care for pet and provide you with informative knowledge so you can make an informed decision, if needed.
In Hospital Laboratory
With our own laboratory equipment within the hospital, we can provide obtain laboratory results in a manner of minutes and not have to rely on an outside laboratory for the results. This allows us to evaluate the results and start the best and proper treatment for our patients.
Acupuncture can help with many types of pain, osteoarthritis, vomiting, cancer pain, endocrine disorders, and much more.
Acupuncture is simple and most pets not only tolerate it well, but quickly learn to enjoy the interaction and experience. There are many different uses for Acupuncture, so if you are looking for an alternative therapy to keep your pet healthy, get more information from your pets' veterinarian today.
If your dog has recently had surgery or been injured, one of the best ways to improve muscle mass and hasten your pets' recovery is with physical therapy. Our knowledgeable staff can direct you in providing safe, muscle building exercises for your pet. These exercises may range from simple sit-to-stands to more progressive activities targeting specific muscles or groups of muscles. Whether your pet has had surgery to repair a cruciate ligament and requires rehabilitation therapy, requires passive range of motion after a back injury, or needs specific stretches for muscle sprains and strains, our staff is ready to work with you to develop a physical therapy program for your pets' recovery.