At Lacoste Animal Hospital, we offer a variety of services to care for your pet. If you have any questions or would like more information on how we can care for your pet, please contact us today.
Orthopedics & Soft Tissue
We offer a variety of solutions and treatments for your pets’ orthopedic issues. We understand that orthopedic problems can be a big challenge for both pets and pet owners so we are dedicated to working with you and communicating with you throughout the process.
Tick and Parasite Prevention
We emphasize the importance of preventing parasites. Through preventative measures, you can successfully protect your pet. Pets that are not protected often develop parasites, leading to serious problems for them and their owners. The cost of prevention is minimal compared to the cost of treatment, which can be expensive and stressful on your pet. Parasites like heartworm can even be fatal, so preventing parasites is of the utmost importance.
We are proud to offer laser surgery and therapy for our patients. Laser procedures allow us to reduce the bleeding and swelling of surgery, making it both safer and less invasive. Laser therapy also reduces pain and recovery time, helping your pet get back to their normal self more quickly.
With an in-house laboratory we are able to perform many diagnostic tests quickly and efficiently. We are also proud to have the ability to offer not only some simple tests but also some more complex tests, too!
Blood work is just one way to maintain your pets’ good health. Routine blood work allows us to monitor your pets’ kidneys, liver, blood cell counts, and more. We hope to catch any problems early on. It is also helpful if your pets become sick in the future.
Regular heartworm testing and fecal testing will ensure that your dogs are as healthy as possible. We also recommend running blood work to monitor their progress once they get a little older. We like to establish a baseline so we can catch any problems early, before your dogs get really sick.
Dogs and cats can be allergic to almost anything, similar to allergies in people. Pets can be allergic to allergens in their household environment, outside environment, or even their food. Symptoms can range from itchiness and ear or eye infections to constant licking, and even vomiting or diarrhea. Many pets suffer from allergies which can directly affect their quality of life, as well as their owner’s.
It is very important to make sure that your pet has routine complete physical examinations. Our staff will get a chance to talk to you and see if you are having any trouble with your pet. We will also go over diet, preventative medicine, and exercise to ensure that your pet is as healthy as possible.
Not every pet needs to be vaccinated against every disease. It depends on your location and your pets’ lifestyle, so it is important to discuss both with our staff and your veterinarian. There are many vaccines available, and together we can decide which are the most important for your pets.
Anesthesia & Patient Monitoring
Procedures done on dogs and cats are challenging for a variety of reasons, one being that they often don’t want to be still while doctors and staff are trying to help the animal. They also have a level of stress that comes from being in an unfamiliar environment. Because of this, the use of anesthesia is a beneficial way to give pets the care they need.
Pets with behavioral problems can often pose a frustrating challenge for pet owners. However, through behavioral consultations we can correct unwanted behaviors and enrich both your life and your pets’ life.
We have a vast array of tests and equipment to help us create an accurate picture of your pet’s’ health. These tools give us a powerful mechanism to better care for your pet.
The use of digital dental radiology gives us a view of the internal workings of your pets’ oral cavity that we otherwise could not see with the naked eye. It’s an important diagnostic tool that helps veterinarians detect and prevent dental problems.
One way we give your pets the best care is with digital radiology. It is quick. We can often see the images seconds after we take the films. It also saves time because we don’t have to repeat films if they are too dark or too light. We can simply change the contrast!
Ultrasounds use sound waves to look inside your pet, allowing us to diagnose him or her. The images are better than radiographs and there are several conditions that can only be diagnosed with an ultrasound.
Please call us if you have an emergency, and we will do our best to help you through this frightening and stressful time. Emergencies can be a terrible experience for pets and pet owners, so we promise to communicate with you and make the process less stressful.
Hospitalization & Nursing Care
There are certain situations that may require a pet to be hospitalized. We know this can be a stressful time for you and your pet, so we want you to rest assured that your loved one is in good hands. The duration of hospitalization can vary depending on the condition of the pet, as well as the nature of their illness. Every patient is given loving attention by our compassionate, knowledgeable staff in the hopes of getting them healthy and back with you as soon as possible.
During each exam we take the time to evaluate your pet’s eye health to be proactive in case there are any underlying diseases that may be affecting the eyes.
We are excited to be able to run most blood work in-house. We are also glad to have a laboratory that we trust if we need to send anything out.
We are proud to offer microchipping to keep our clients’ pets safe. It is a safe procedure that inserts a tiny chip underneath your pet’s’ skin. The procedure is quick and relatively painless.
Nutrition & Weight Managment
If you have any questions about your pets’ diet or would like more information about your pets’ nutritional needs, please contact us today. We can set up a nutrition plan for your pet.
Physical Examination & Vaccines
Vaccination is a critical element of your pets’ overall health care. There are a number of illnesses that require vaccination, and pets of different regions face unique risks as well.
Not all pets are furry or four legged! We are proud to provide care for exotic pets including reptiles and other pocket pets. Caring for exotic pets requires experience and special training, so we have a team that is equipped to provide our exotic patients with high quality care.
We believe the best way to promote overall health is through preventative care. Regular checkups allow us to establish a baseline in your pets’ health and make us aware of any changes that may indicate future problems.
Puppy & Kitten Consultations
We are also here to help you raise him or her to become a well-behaved and healthy adult by discussing many topics with you. Our friendly staff is well prepared to discuss vaccinations, nutrition, behavior, socialization, neutering, and much more! No question is off limits so please bring any questions along to your appointment. We are here to help you succeed at raising a good pet!
Special Senior Animal Care
As a pet owner, you want to make sure your pet has the highest quality of life as they age. With proper care, they may even get more time to spend with you and your family, so educating pet owners on proper senior pet care is vital.
When you spay and neuter your pets, you give them a better chance at a happy life! They often live longer because they are less likely to run away, get in fights, or get hit by cars. They are less likely to get certain types of cancers. Females are less likely to get pyometras and other deadly diseases. Males are less likely to spray and have other behavioral problems!
One of our biggest goals is to make surgery easy on you and your pet. We want to alleviate as much stress and worry as possible for you! If there is anything that we can do, do not hesitate to contact us today. One of our staff members would be happy to answer any of your questions and alleviate any of your concerns!