The Benefits of Pet Boarding at Clearwater Animal Hospital

When you’re looking for a great place for your pet to stay while you’re away, look no further than Clearwater Animal Hospital. We provide exceptional boarding services for pets, offering a number of amenities for them such as individual care, 3 walks per day (weather permitting), and so much more!

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Our veterinary team is always concerned about the safety of our boarders, making sure that in this season of high heat, no pets are left outdoors unattended or are taking walks that are longer than they can enjoy comfortably. We encourage all pet owners to take the same precautions at home to avoid heatstroke!

Pet Boarding Specials

When your pet schedules a long-term stay at Clearwater Animal Hospital, perhaps when you take a long family vacation, we offer them their 10th day free after 9 consecutive boarding days! We can also provide baths to our boarding guests partway through or at the end of their stay to ensure that they are fresh and clean.

Boarding Requirements

For the safety of your pet, as well as our other pet guests, we require that all pets be up-to-date on their vaccines. We require boosters, the bordetella vaccine, and the rabies vaccine in order to board pets at our facility.

Set Up Your Stay

If you’re interested in scheduling your pet’s visit with our team, please contact us today. We are always filling up quickly in the summer months, which are peak travel seasons, so be sure to give plenty of advance notice of your trip!

Stop Parasites in Their Tracks!

As we welcome summer back, we unfortunately have to deal with all those pesky parasites again. Since your pet will probably be spending more time outdoors to enjoy the sunshine, it’s important to make sure they’re up-to-date on their annual vaccinations. Ticks, mosquitoes, and fleas are linked to many serious and potentially-fatal diseases, such as Lyme, heartworm, and dermatitis, and now that we’re seeing more ticks in the Windsor area, it’s even more critical to keep your pet protected.

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More on Lyme Disease 

With the recent tick epidemic in our area, we want you to be educated on the dangers of Lyme disease now, more than ever. Lyme is one of the most common tick-borne diseases in the world, caused by a bacteria species that is transmitted by ticks. About 18 hours after an infected tick attaches itself to an animal, the disease begins to take effect. Ticks tend to thrive in areas with brush and tall grass, so always get in the habit of checking your pet for ticks after those strolls through the woods. Some of the most common symptoms of Lyme disease include lameness, lack of appetite, and depression. In more severe cases, the disease can result in kidney damage and even kidney failure.

Below is a list of other symptoms associated with Lyme disease:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Fever
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Stiffened walk with arched back

Parasite Prevention Options for Your Pet

Clearwater Animal Hospital offers a number of parasite control products to protect your pet from ticks and other parasites. These include tablet, topical, and injectable preventatives as well as sprays and collars. To provide your pet with the pest protection, we recommend that you keep your pet on a preventative product all year-round. Schedule an appointment today, and we’ll be glad to give you our product recommendations to keep your pet protected from parasites.

Clearwater Animal Hospital Offers Laser Therapy

SM_FB_AD_ClearwaterHave you heard of laser therapy? The veterinary team at Clearwater Animal Hospital utilizes this incredible state of the art therapy option to help with a variety of health conditions that our pet may experience. Laser therapy has been shown to reduce pain, minimize swelling, and decrease healing time, making it an ideal option for pet’s suffering from chronic painful conditions.

How Does Laser Therapy Work

Laser therapy, which has been in use for many years in human medicine, is a recent, exciting addition to the veterinary world. Laser therapy uses a beam of cold laser light to penetrate the injured tissue, stimulating the cells in the area to promote healing. We often use laser therapy in the following applications:

  • Allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Inflammation
  • Post-surgical care
  • Trauma treatment
  • Wound treatment
  • …and more

If you are wondering whether your pet may be a candidate for laser therapy treatments, our veterinary team would love to talk with you about your options. We invite you to explore our laser therapy section on our veterinary services page to learn more, or contact us to schedule your pet’s laser therapy consultation with a member of our veterinary team.

Easter Dangers for Pets

As you’re putting up your Easter decorations or getting your Easter baskets ready, be sure to keep the following items away from your pet’s reach:

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Easter Lily (and related Lily plants): The Easter Lily is a common finding this time of year. This plant, and related plants in the lily family, are highly toxic to cats if ingested. Another spring flower often used in cut flower arrangements and daffodils are also toxic to cats.

Easter grass: Cats love anything that moves. This stuff moves easily in the breeze, makes interesting sounds, and, for some cats, it is simply irresistible and must be eaten.

Chocolate: This is more of a dog hazard, as many dogs have a sweet tooth, a great nose, and the determination to find chocolate — hidden or not. The toxic components in chocolate are theobromine and caffeine, and the level of toxicity is based on the type and quantity of chocolate consumed.

Xylitol: It is important to note that xylitol, an artificial sweetener used in many candies, chewing gums and baked goods, is potentially very toxic to dogs and ferrets.

If you suspect that your pet has ingested any of the items mentioned, please contact  us immediately.