Providing Pet Wellness Programs in Portland
Peninsula Dog & Cat Clinic provides wellness programs and other types of preventative veterinary care for your pets. At our clinic, our veterinarian, Dr. Kenneth DeRemer, and our entire veterinary care team is committed to doing everything we can to help your pet live a long, healthy and happy life. From spay neuter operations to senior pet wellness care, we are there for your pet every step of the way. But we need your help, too! Ensuring your pet is enrolled in a routine wellness program is one of the most important decisions you can make for your pet's health.
Providing a Multitude of Services for Pets in Portland
Our pet wellness program includes an annual check-up, spay neuter operations, routine vaccinations, and cat and dog dental care. During an annual wellness visit, our veterinarian will conduct a full physical exam as well as routine diagnostic tests. Our laboratory tests include blood count, urinalysis, blood chemistry and a parasite screening. We also test cats for feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus. All our laboratory testing is analyzed at a local lab, and we typically have the results within 24 hours. These lab tests are an important way to detect a disease or condition before your pet shows symptoms. The earlier we can offer care, the greater the chance that we can effectively cure or treat many health problems.
During your pet's wellness exam, our veterinary staff will confirm that your pet is up to date on all vaccinations. Some pet vaccinations require annual boosters, while other vaccinations must be administered every three years. If you have a new puppy or kitten in the family, we ask that you bring your pet in to begin the wellness program and receive vaccinations starting at eight weeks of age. Your pet will need to receive a series of vaccines between the ages of eight weeks and sixteen weeks, and will also need to be dewormed and placed on heartworm and flea/tick medication. At Peninsula Dog and Cat Clinic, we are committed to promoting responsible pet care, and are proud to provide affordable spay neuter operations.
Pet dental care is an important part of any wellness program. Just like in humans, plaque and tartar naturally build up on the teeth and along the gum lines of our pets. This can lead to gingivitis, tooth decay and infection. If left untreated, an infection can easily enter the bloodstream, spreading to vital organs like the heart, liver, kidneys and lungs. Dr. DeRemer and our veterinary technicians are trained to remove plaque and tartar buildup through ultrasonic cleaning and scaling. We also polish teeth to create a smooth surface that resists plaque build-up.
As your pets age, you may notice that they begin to slow down a little, cannot see as well and may no longer hear a full range of noises. What you can't see is the natural aging of your pet's internal organs. That's why wellness care is incredibly important for senior pets, and we recommend semi-annual exams. The earlier we can diagnose a condition such as arthritis, heart disease, cancer, or a thyroid imbalance, the sooner we are able to treat and manage this condition, ensuring your pet stays active and healthy well into her golden years.
In the event of an emergency, our Portland emergency vet clinic can treat your pet any time during regular clinic hours. From pet surgery to urgent medical care, our state-of-the-art facility is equipped with advanced diagnostic, therapeutic and monitoring equipment to provide the best care possible.
Here at Peninsula Dog & Cat Clinic, we pride ourselves on being a small, family-run clinic with the resources of a major veterinary hospital. Our veterinary team is proud to provide the best wellness care possible for your pet, and we look forward to welcoming your pet into our family.