Fear Free Canine Veterinary Care
Cleveland Pet Hospital & Health Center in Caldwell is a certified Fear Free animal hospital that provides veterinary care for dogs, prioritizing their emotional well-being.
Fear Free Certification Requirements
To achieve certification, an animal hospital must have its staff complete the Fear Free® continuing education program, which covers emotional well-being, contact enrichment, and methods for reducing fear, anxiety, and stress in pets. This training enhances the experience of every person involved, including caregivers, health professionals, and pets.
Canine Veterinary Care
Canine veterinary care encompasses regular checkups, preventative care, dental care, surgeries, urgent care, and weight management with nutritional counseling.
A routine checkup for your dog includes a comprehensive physical examination to assess weight, temperature, heart rate, breathing (lungs), eyes, ears, mouth, nose, skin, coat, and any signs of illness. Your consultation with our veterinarian may also involve ordering tests, such as blood work, imaging (X-rays, MRI, or CT scans), ultrasound exams, or specialized tests for other issues.
Preventative care consists of regular vaccinations, deworming, anti-parasite treatments, flea and tick control, and heartworm preventatives. It's essential to ensure your dog receives vital vaccines for distemper, influenza, parvo, hepatitis, Lyme disease, and rabies.
Dental care addresses dental issues and oral diseases. Regular dental exams, combined with cleanings to remove plaque, are highly recommended.
Common veterinary surgeries include spaying or neutering, tumor removal, and eye surgery to treat cataracts in older dogs. Orthopedic surgeries can address musculoskeletal problems.
Urgent care is necessary for sudden illnesses or injuries. Common urgent care needs at our animal hospital include allergic reactions, poisoning, shock, sepsis, heat stroke, ingestion of foreign objects, cuts, broken bones, eye injuries, ear infections, seizures, difficulty breathing, and more.
Weight Management with Nutritional Counseling
Our veterinarian offers guidance on a well-balanced diet tailored to your dog's age, breed, weight, and any pre-existing health conditions. Obesity in pet dogs in America is becoming a concerning issue, leading to various health problems. Owners receive nutritional counseling, portion control strategies, and exercise routines to address obesity in dogs.
Schedule a Veterinary Appointment in Caldwell, ID
Are you looking for a veterinarian near me? To arrange a consultation with Dr. Slurink at Cleveland Pet Hospital & Health Center in Caldwell, ID, please call (208) 459-0709 or use our online appointment request form. Your dog's well-being is our top priority.