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Professional Care for the Life of Your Pet
Services Offered include: Wellness & Preventive Care; Vaccinations; Dentistry; Digital X-Ray & Ultra-sound; Surgery; Diagnostic Services
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Leptospirosis TreatmentTo avoid deadly diseases by making sure their vaccinations are up to date. Simple vaccinations can help prevent terrible diseases such as Parvo, Distemper and Leptospirosis in dogs and Calicivirus, Panleukopenia and Feline Leukemia in cats. Not to mention Rabies which not only affects the dog or cat, but can also be spread to humans by the bite of an infected animal.
Feline Retro Virus TreatmentWe strongly encourage dogs to be vaccinated for Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvo, Leptospirosis as well as Bordetella and Rabies. For cats, we recommend vaccinating for Feline Leukemia Virus, Rabies and a combination upper respiratory vaccine that will protect against diseases such as Panleukopenia and Calicivirus.
Urinary Tract Infection TreatmentDiabetes mellitus is the more common of the two; it is caused by a lack of insulin in the affected dog. Insulin helps to move glucose into cells. If there is no insulin, glucose builds up in the blood, and cells do not get the energy they need. Diseases such as Cushing's and pancreatitis can lead to diabetes mellitus. The use of steroids and being overweight can also predispose dogs to this condition. Diabetic dogs are all Type 1 diabetics in that they all require insulin (the oral medications that people with Type 2 diabetes use do not work in dogs) for the rest of their lives. Dogs with diabetes mellitus also frequently develop cataracts and urinary tract infections.
Veterinary OphthalmologyOnce your pet reaches age 7 or above, we do consider them a senior patient and because of this we recommend twice yearly wellness examinations along with some additional testing. We screen for age-related and breed specific diseases such as glaucoma, hypertension, renal disease and/or failure, Diabetes, liver disease and/or failure, and other abnormalities that may occur.
Behavioral CounselingDepending on the cause of your pet’s stress, your pet may benefit from working with an animal behaviorist – especially in severe cases. If behavior modification through counter conditioning or desensitization is not fully successful, your pet may need medication to help ease anxiety and make it easier to deal with new things, loud noises (e.g., thunderstorms), separation anxiety, or compulsive behaviors like excessive licking.
Nutritional CounselingOnce a dog ingests xylitol, symptoms may occur in minutes to hours. At lower doses, hypoglycemia is common. You might notice the dog acting weak, staggering, unable to walk, or even seizing. At higher doses, it frequently causes liver failure. With this you may see a loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, and jaundice.
Comprehensive ExaminationOnce a year, you should take your pet in for a check-up. This will include a full physical exam, and may include teeth and gum cleaning if needed. Dr. James Lehnerd or one of our top-notch Veterinarians will check the health of your pet from head to tail, and you will be very happy you came to Forest Park Veterinary Clinic for service. Before your visit, be sure to look at our convenient and affordable Wellness Plans and let our staff know if you have any questions about this service.
Dental CareDental problems in your pet not only cause an annoying “bad breath” smell, but infection, gingivitis and plaque can lead to serious medical conditions in the rest of your pet’s body by spreading bacteria to the heart, kidneys and other internal organs. Keeping your pet’s mouth clean can add years to his or her life. There are 4 stages of dental disease, and the cleaning process varies with each.
VaccinationWe have developed great new Wellness Programs for Puppies and Kittens that allow for convenient monthly payments for their vaccination boosters, exams and testing as well as their Spay or Neuter if needed. Click on the option below to find out more about each Wellness Program!
Lab and X-Rays
Laboratory ServicesPrior to each and every surgery performed at Forest Park Veterinary Clinic, the patient undergoes a physical examination and a series of blood tests in order to reduce the risk associated with general anesthesia. Your pet will have an intravenous catheter placed before any anesthesia is administered and will have fluids running throughout the surgery to keep him/her hydrated and to flush out the liver and kidneys. Throughout the entire procedure, your pet will be under the careful supervision of both the Veterinarian and a team of licensed Veterinary Technicians who will constantly monitor blood pressure and oxygen level, as well as breathing and heart rate. We will administer medication both before and after surgery to manage any pain or discomfort your pet may experience.
X-RayOccasionally, radiographs (x-rays) are required to help our Veterinarians to diagnose abnormalities in your pet. From a bone fracture to bladder stones or an abdominal tumor, x-rays give us a glimpse inside your pet’s body. By using the latest technology in digital radiography, we are able to capture a clearer image than with old-fashioned development methods. This also allows for a faster diagnosis, resulting in less time that your pet has to be away from you.
Small Animal Vet
Chronic Condition Treatment
Arthritis TreatmentIs your dog carrying a few extra pounds? If so, then he might be facing joint pain down the road. Veterinarians warn that obesity can put extra stress on the weight-bearing joints, causing osteoarthritis or other degenerative joint diseases. Excess weight also makes existing joint problems much worse. Schedule a wellness evaluation so your veterinarian can check your dog's weight and make any appropriate dietary or lifestyle recommendations.
Hip Dysplasia TreatmentA dog's joint problems may result from a variety of orthopedic injuries and illnesses. In some cases, these vulnerabilities are partly inherited. For instance, certain small breeds such as Yorkshire Terriers and Pomeranians are especially prone to luxating patella, a dislocation of the kneecap that can be painful (although even giant breeds can develop this problem). Hip dysplasia, an abnormality of the hip joints that causes pain and loss of mobility, is another common issue that seems to target certain breeds; the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals has found that 61 percent of Bulldogs and 80 percent of Pugs are troubled by it, although in general, large breeds have worse rates of hip problems than small breeds. Age plays a role in orthopedic problems as well. If your senior dog has trouble getting up, climbing stairs, or running, for instance, he may have developed arthritis in his elbows, knees or hips. Last but not least, traumatic injuries may include a torn ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) or one of the other ligaments in the knee.
Diabetes TreatmentMost people have heard of diabetes and associate it with needing to administer insulin. But actually there are two different kinds of diabetes: diabetes mellitus and diabetes insipidus. Call us to... View Article
Thyroid Disease TreatmentEspecially as dogs reach middle and older ages, veterinarians watch for polydipsia, or the excessive consumption of water. There are many causes of polydipsia besides diabetes mellitus and diabetes insipidus. Kidney disease and Cushing's are also common reasons. Liver disease, hypercalcemia, and thyroid disease can also cause polydipsia. Regular annual bloodwork can help to detect problems.
Knee Problems TreatmentFortunately, many of these conditions can be treated successfully by your veterinarian. Mild disorders may respond well to anti-inflammatory medications or glucosamine. Your veterinarian may also recommend physical therapy to help your dog's joints. Surgery may help pets whose dysplasia, arthritis, or other degenerative condition has progressed to where it is painful or disabling. A luxating patella, for example, can be repaired by surgically reshaping the end of the femur and modifying the surrounding tissues.
Heart Disease TreatmentWe found Dexter in a box on our back porch only a few weeks after our beloved Poindexter succumbed to heart disease. We were originally going to try to find him a home, but it soon became clear that he belongs with us. He is our greeter, never shying away from the attention of anyone (human, canine and feline alike) who walks in the door. Give him a leash or fuzzy tail to play with and he will be your friend for life. His antics here at Forest Park are well documented, even spawning his own Blog! Click here to read some of his latest entries!
Kidney Disease Treatment
Parasites Treatment and ControlWhen considering the health of your pet, it is important to keep in mind the parasites that can infest your pet and cause them great discomfort as well as threaten their lives. There are many types of pests to consider including Heartworms, Fleas, Ticks and Intestinal Parasites.
Skin Condition and Allergy Treatment
Veterinary SurgeryAt some point in your pet’s life it will most likely be necessary for them to undergo a surgical procedure. Our Veterinarians take their role as a “Surgeon” very seriously and will only perform surgeries that lie within their area of expertise. Our routine surgeries include spays, neuters, feline declaws, cystotomies, and soft tissue surgeries like mass removals. If your pet needs a procedure that they feel requires a board-certified surgeon, they will refer your pet to a specialty hospital.
DeclawingCat declawing is possibly one of the most controversial of all animal surgeries. Cats scratch to mark territory and to keep their claws in top condition, but the scratching behavior can challenge... View Article
Spaying and NeuteringWe strive to treat each of our patients as we would our own pets. We provide a wide range of services including wellness programs with vaccinations, spaying or neutering as well as declaws and other surgical procedures. We have the latest in diagnostic technologies including digital radiographs and ultrasound. We work closely with one of the country's premier veterinary laboratories for more specific diagnostic tests.We have a fully stocked pharmacy here in the clinic for your convenience, including a variety of heartworm and flea preventions.
General Pet Care
BoardingThis on-site feline boarding facility was designed with the spoiled cat in mind. In a Luxury Cat Condo, your best friend will have plenty of space for playing, dining, sleeping and grooming.
Senior Pet Care
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