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No one wants their pet to need to stay in the hospital.

We do our best to get them feeling better and back to you at home, as quickly as possible!

Our ill patients are kept right in our treatment area. Our eyes are on them all day. Frequent pets and close checks are done by multiple staff members. Any changes in your pet's condition will get a call to you. Otherwise, we try to touch base with daily updates. Often, these are at the end of the day, so we can plan for the next day with you, but if a different time works better, don't hesitate to call us instead.

We do not have overnight staffing, so please understand that in serious cases, we may strongly recommend transferring your pet to an overnight facility. There are several options available, and we will discuss those with you, if needed.

IV Fluids

Dehydration sucks.

IV fluids are often used to support hydration during illnesses. They help lower inflammation and fevers, as well as flushing out toxins and supporting liver and kidney functions.

An IV catheter is placed into a vein in your pet's leg (most often) after being shaved. A light wrap helps keep it in place and prevent licking.

IV Medications

Using IV medications allows us to quickly and efficiently help your pet. This route allows even the sickest pet to have their medications get to where they need to be to work. 

There are a large number of medications that we use regularly to treat our sick patients. Each has its own use and effect. Your pet's doctor will determine the best medications and routes to deliver them while your pet is hospitalized.

Nursing Care

This may seem too basic, but good nursing care has been proven to greatly improve healing and decrease hospitalization times.

So what does it include? 

Keeping clean, dry, warm, fed, hydrated, and as stress-free as possible.

For our pets, its important for us to provide this basic care, since they cannot do this for themselves when ill. Our staff is excellent at assessing pets' needs and making adjustments to keep them happy and healing.

Oxygen therapy

Not being able to catch your breath is scary! Imagine if you didn't understand what was going on, either...

In serious cases, supplemental oxygen can be a life-saver. We can run flow-by oxygen short-term, or set-up an oxygen cage to provide extra oxygen while hospitalized.

Pain Control

Did you know wounds and injuries heal faster when pain is well-controlled?

We don't make pain control optional. Our pets have the same types of nerves as us, and while they are often 'tougher' than we are, they still hurt when injured!

We have many options for pain control and both of our veterinarians feel appropriate pain control is essential to healing!

Wound Care

Injuries and wounds can be overwhelming. Often times they are scary!

Some wounds need to be surgically repaired, some need bandaging and frequent cleaning, and some need both!

Remember, addressing a wound quickly often helps prevent infection, as well as making repair much easier.

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