At the first sniffle or cough from your pet, you may panic and immediately call your veterinarian for an appointment. However, not every issue with your beloved companion constitutes an emergency, although it may seem worrisome to you. It can be tough to determine what situation requires urgent care, especially as a devoted pet owner.
Alarm bells start ringing when your four-legged companion’s teeth or gums are at risk. That's because your pet’s oral health is considered a significant indicator of their overall wellbeing.
Bringing a pet into your home is one of the best experiences you can ever have, but it also comes with responsibilities. As a pet parent, you need to spend a lot of time considering their health and entertainment from the second your little furry friend enters your home. Not only do you have to start teaching them good habits, but you also need to take them for their first visit to a vet clinic.
Dentists aren’t just for people! While you likely know how important routine dental services are for you and the rest of your two-legged family members, you may not be fully aware of just how essential they are for your canine or feline companion.
As a pet owner, seeing your best friend suffer in pain or any form of discomfort is heartbreaking. You may be reluctant to turn to medications because you’re worried about side effects, or your pet’s pharmaceutical therapy isn’t working as well as you had hoped. Fortunately, another treatment modality is gaining popularity and more veterinarians are achieving their certification in pet acupuncture, an ancient traditional Chinese therapy. Here in Indianapolis, pet acupuncture is used to treat a wide variety of conditions, and pairs well with medicinal therapy, providing multiple complementary health benefits.
As a loving animal owner, you undoubtedly want to spend as many years with your dog or cat as possible. Unfortunately, our canine and feline companions have much shorter lives than our own, and the time to say goodbye will eventually come. You may also be faced with the decision of determining exactly when that “goodbye” should happen.
March is Pet Poison Prevention Month, and here at VetCheck Pet Urgent Care Center, we would like to take this opportunity to share some vital information with our clients. As you may know, we offer pet poison control in Indianapolis. What you may not know, though, are what signs to look for that could indicate that your pet has ingested a poisonous or toxic substance. Keep reading to learn more and to discover what you should do if you suspect poisoning in your pet.
You probably already know that you and your kids need to see the dentist regularly for routine cleanings and exams. Did you know, though, that routine dental care is equally important for pets? Just like humans, dogs and cats need to have their teeth inspected and cleaned regularly. They may also need to have teeth extracted or
Having your pet vaccinated is a vital step in helping to ensure their long-term health, happiness, and well-being. When you add a new kitten to your family, making sure that they receive the appropriate vaccines protects them against a wide range of preventable (and potentially deadly) diseases. Keep in mind, too, that the vaccinating your
For most pet parents, the thought of becoming separated from their companion is a frightening one. Unfortunately, though, pets get lost more often than most of us would like to believe. Even when animal owners do their best to keep their dogs or cats confined to their homes, yards, vehicles, leashes, etc., sometimes, the unthinkable
As a responsible pet parent, you want what’s best for your canine or feline companion. And as an animal lover, you should want what’s best for the other animals in your community, too. Having your pet spayed or neutered is one of the most responsible choices you can make. It helps cut down on the unwanted pet population and ensures
Whether you are going on an extended vacation or you will just be away overnight, you need someone who you can rely on to care for your canine or feline companion. You could ask your neighbor to stop in or drop your pet off at a boarding facility, but what happens if there is a problem? For the ultimate peace of mind when you are in
When it comes to ensuring your pet’s long-term health, vaccinations are crucial. They are highly effective in protecting companion animals against all sorts of potentially deadly diseases, and in some cases, they are required by law. Whether you have a new puppy or kitten or you have recently adopted an older animal with
Looking for a great source of low-cost preventive care for your furry friend? VetCheck Pet Urgent Care Center offers more than just emergency care for pets! We also serve as an affordable pet vaccine clinic for Indianapolis area cats and dogs. As your pet’s advocate, we take their health and well-being seriously, making sure they get the
When you are a parent to a dog or cat, ensuring that they receive proper veterinary care is vital. Just like you and your kids need to go to the doctor for exams, vaccinations, and when you are not feeling well, animals need to go to the vet. Whether you are a new pet parent or you have relocated to the area with your four-legged