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Radiology

Radiographs are very useful tools for looking at problems in your pets. They are used to diagnose fractures, any other bony problems, heart and lung problems and foreign bodies. They allow us to examine the shape and size of most of the internal organs. X-rays take about 30 minutes and can aide in a diagnosis.


Micro-chipping

The microchip is a device used for permanent identification for your pet. It is about the size of a grain of rice and is placed under the skin between the shoulder blades. All veterinary clinics and animal shelters have universal scanners that are able to read the chip's number. The shelter or clinics can then call the microchip company and obtain your information and contact you to return your pet. It is still important your pet has a proper collar tag identifying you as their owner. If your animal is having a procedure requiring anesthesia we recommend micro chipping during that procedure.


Dental Care

 It is important for you to check your pet's mouth on a routine basis and we also check the mouth when you bring your pet in for an annual exam. If left unchecked, bacteria from the mouth can enter the bloodstream and travel to the lungs, heart, kidneys, liver & even the brain, starting infections there and seriously compromising the health of your pet. Almost all dental disease can be prevented with proper management. We recommend brushing your pet's teeth as often as you can, daily is best or, if brushing is not possible, try using an oral rinse or chews.

Dental disease can be put into three categories:  gingivitis, tartar and pyorrhea. Gingivitis is inflammation of the gums. You can easily see this by the increase in pinkness of your pet's gums, especially at the gum line. Tartar is the accumulation of plaque on the teeth, usually starting at the gum line in conjunction with gingivitis. Pyorrhea is the most serious of the three conditions. It is pus in the mouth, usually between teeth and gums. All three of these conditions require treatment which can range from antibiotics to a full dental cleaning. Animals who are in need of a dental procedure or cleaning will be put under general anesthesia to have it performed. So if you notice an odor coming from your pet's mouth, plaque build up or discoloration, please call us and schedule an appointment, a dental might be needed.

Remember that February is dental month. Check with us for the month's special for your pets oral health.


Surgery

We provide all types of soft tissue and most orthopedic surgical services.  We routinely perform ovario-hysterectomy (spays), castrations (neuters), mass removals, amputations, enucleations, abdominal procedures, etc.  We also repair lacerations, fractures & abscesses.We DO NOT perform feline de-claws. If your pet requires surgery the doctors will thoroughly explain the surgery and all options available. We will also provide an itemized estimate for you review and answer any questions you may have regarding your pets's procedure.  If a more specialized surgery is needed,  we can help you with the process of referral to a specialist. 

Each patient is evaluated for anesthetic risks prior to surgery.  This will be done with a routine pre-surgical blood test.  The anesthetics used are specified to each patient and provides the safest procedure, especially for our older or high risk patients.  The patients are monitored during the surgery and recovery.  We take great care to make sure that your beloved pet is treated as if it was our own.  


Fort Collins Veterinary Emergency Clinic

Emergencies

We see emergencies during regular business hour. For after hour emergencies please call the Fort Collins Veterinary Emergency Hospital at 970-484-8080. The address is 816 S. Lemay.