For relatively healthy pets we recommend yearly exams with blood work as needed. If your pet is young or older then more frequent visits will be necessary. By signing up for our wellness program we can help take the guesswork out of managing your pet’s health.
Extracting abscessed teeth and cleaning gums and teeth are necessary to prevent septic infections in our pets. Sepsis is a severe condition that requires intensive care and a long recovery. By keeping our pets’ mouths clean and inspecting for any issues we can keep these more severe issues at bay.
Heartworms are a parasite that is found in all 50 states, but is most prevalent in the southern states. They are spread from one infected pet to another by mosquitoes. Treating heartworm infections is costly and very intensive and lengthy. The best treatment is prevention. Brainerd HIlls Veterinary Hospital carries a variety of preventative medicines including topical, injectable and edible medicines.
Payment is expected at time of service and if payment cannot be made in full, we offer Care Credit as an option that gives you an affordable way to pay for visits and surgeries. Brainerd Hills Veterinary Hospital accepts cash, credit card and check payments for services offered.
This is a very hard symptom to diagnose by the untrained professional because animals hide pain. This is a carry-over from their ancestors who would hide pain to avoid becoming prey in the wild. Some obvious signs are changes in appetite, whimpering and aggression. See our section titled The Hurtin’ Signs to see other symptoms that signify pain.