- Annual Wellness Exams and Vaccinations
- LLAMC Senior Care Program
- Dental Care Program
- Regular Dental Examinations
- In-house Lab Equipment
- Referral Lab/Pathology Services
- Utilization of Board Certified Specialist
- 24 Hour Pet Return for Lost Pets
- Oral Care
- Senior Care Program
85% of all dogs and cats over one year old have some degree of periodontal disease. In many cases periodontal disease is preventable with a good oral care regimen.
Signs Of Periodontal Disease
- Bad Breath
- Bleeding Gums
- Abnormal Drooling
- Dropping Food Out of Mouth
Periodontal Disease Can Lead To:
- Heart Valve Infections
- Kidney Damage
- Liver Abscesses
- Eating Disorders
Good Oral Care Regimine
Regular Dental Exams
With each visit to the Veterinarian, ask the docthor to examine the teeth and gums. You can do your part at home as well. You can check for bleeding gums, bad breath, and any change in chewing habits.
Yearly Prophylactic Scaling and Polishing
A routine dental cleaning under anesthesia is an important part of your pet’s oral care. Tartar and calculi are removed with an ultrasonic scaler and then the teeth are checked for infection or damage. X-Rays are taken to ensure there are no underlying root problems or issues that cannot be seen by the naked eye. After a thorough check, the teeth are polished and a fluoride treatment is applied. LLAMC highly recommends and sells products the client can use at home to prevent the reformation of tartar and plaque.
Senior Care Program
Growing old is a natural process for all of us. Unfortunately, our pets age faster than we do. We consider dogs and cats to be seniors at 7 years of age, with the exception of large breed dogs, who are seniors by the age of 5. Because our pets age at approximately 6-7 years to our 1 year, it is important that we identify health changes early, so we can address the issues and make your pet’s senior years as enjoyable as possible. We here at LLAMC feel our “Senior Care Program” is one of the most effective “tools” we have in improving the quality of your pet’s senior years.
Signs of an Aging Pet
- Hearing Loss
- Poor Eyesight
- Increase in Drinking
- Increase in Urination
- Changes in Appetite
- Changes in Weight
- Difficulty Standing/Walking
Our Senior Program
Our staff will inquire of any changes that may be occurring with your pet at home.
- A full comprehensive physical exam every 6 months.
- A full blood profile every 6-12 months.
- Adjusting your pet’s diet to a senior “friendly” food.
Frequently the changes and problems associated with aging are not obvious, and the signs are not noticed until the disease process is advanced. This is the reason we feel strongly that routine examinations and a blood profile at least once a year are so useful in helping our senior pets.