- Routine annual physical examinations
- Pet Vaccinations
- Pet Dental Care
- Veterinary Surgery: general, specialized, orthopedic
- State of the art Laser Treatments that accelerate post surgical healing and minimize inflammation.
- Full veterinary laboratory services: We have in-house laboratory machines that enable us to get immediate blood test results for your pet
- Complete pet pharmacy: We carry a comprehensive array of pharmaceuticals, prescription foods, and specialty snacks
- Geriatric / senior pet care
- Pet wellness plans
- Veterinary diagnostic packages
- Microchip home retrieval system
- Euthanasia and crematory services
- Overnight pet nursing care
Effective communication between our veterinarians and you will result in the best care possible for your pet. The combination of high-quality veterinary care and consistent follow-up at home is the best way to ensure your pet’s continued wellness. Do not be afraid to ask as many questions as you like. We want you to be comfortable and confident when making decisions regarding your pet. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Pet Dental Care
Regular care of the teeth and gums can dramatically extend your pet’s life. Here at Feather River Veterinary Hospital, we know that one of the most commonly overlooked areas of maintaining your pet’s good health is oral and dental care.
Part of Your Pet’s Regular Veterinary Exams
From the time we first see you dog or cat, your pet will be thoroughly checked every time they have a regular wellness exam for
- Fractured Teeth
- Bite Alignment
- Injury to Jaw
- Damage to enamel
- Calculus and Tartar build up
Before beginning any dental treatments, we will recommend that your pet is well enough for general anesthesia. This may require additional, precautionary bloodwork.
Every time we perform any procedure for your pet’s oral health, including cleaning teeth, your pet will be placed under general anesthesia. A veterinarian and a technician will be with your pet at all times.
All dental procedures are performed with the highest quality care and state-of-the-art techniques. Monitoring for blood pressure, oxygen and CO2 levels, temperature, and heart rate is done throughout all procedures. I.V. fluids are generally administered to prevent dehydration and we provide heat to keep your pet warm. Pain medication is given to ensure your pet’s comfort.
Regular pet dental care can help you and your pet avoid unnecessary pain and discomfort from unhealthy dental conditions. Please call and make an appointment today.
Feather River Veterinary Hospital can give your pet many options if surgery is indicated.
- Soft tissue
- Aural hematomas
- Laceration repair
- Tumor removal
At Feather River Veterinary Hospital anesthesia is always monitored. Blood pressure and CO2 levels, as well as heart rate and temperature, are continually supervised.
Before any surgical procedure, Feather River Veterinary Hospital will recommend that pre-anesthetic blood tests be run to ascertain that your pet is healthy enough for surgery. Your pet will be given intravenous (IV) fluids, kept warm, and monitored throughout the procedure.
We have an ongoing relationship with a board-certified specialist in veterinary surgery who comes to Feather River Veterinary Hospital to perform some procedures. You can be sure that your pet will get the best surgical technique during the operation and quality aftercare from our veterinarians and technicians.
Feather River Veterinary Hospital has digital radiography to help diagnose health conditions inside your pet’s body. Digital radiography is more efficient and allows us to instantly see if a slightly different view is needed- ensuring the least amount of discomfort for your pet. The images are digital so they can easily be enlarged to show fine detail and they are simple to transmit. If we need the assistance of a specialist to interpret a radiograph, the image can be sent within minutes.
Veterinary Care for Senior Pets
We know how important your pet companion becomes to you over the years. There is a considerable amount of variation within geriatrics. Just as no two pets are alike, “senior” status varies according to breed and your pet’s life experiences.
We take the time to make sure you have the information you need to take preventive steps to help keep your pet healthy. Being even just a little overweight can present much larger issues within the overall health of your pet. Joints can get rundown and increase the day to day aches and pains that pets deal with. Diet and exercise become increasingly important. Also, as your pet ages, we recommend regularly performing blood work to screen for
- Kidney and liver function
- Heart disease
- Thyroid problems
The senior wellness plan for your pet may include dietary supplements, along with special nutrition and exercise to prevent further discomfort and prolong quality participation in your family’s life.
Veterinary Wellness Practices To Keep Your Pet Healthy
Preventative health and keeping your cat or dog in great shape is one of our highest priorities at Feather River Veterinary Hospital and routine wellness examinations are very important.
- Exams twice a year—we recommend wellness examinations twice a year, no matter what age your pet may be. We will fully examine your pet from nose to tail to make sure he or she is healthy. Our veterinarians will make sure that your pet is well enough to be given any vaccinations that are due at the time of the exam.
- Blood work—we can perform routine blood work as needed. This will let us know what is normal for your pet. By knowing your pet’s normal condition, we can better determine by later tests what problems he or she may have and which systems are affected. Picking up problems early is the key to preventing serious illness and maintaining your pet’s good health.
- Oral examination—we like to examine your pet’s mouth and teeth at every regular appointment, checking for problems that need to be followed up on.
With these regular examinations, our veterinarians are able to monitor your pet’s health. Our regulated approach will help your pet have the best health and the best life possible.
Dr. Tucker and the staff realize that maintaining your pet’s weight at its optimum level is an important way to keep him or her happy and healthy. An overweight pet is more susceptible to problems such as diabetes, joint disease, and arthritis. And because weight gain or loss can be a symptom of serious illness, it is important to manage your pet’s diet and exercise throughout his or her life.
An average cat weighs between 8 and 10 pounds, and the ideal weight for a dog varies according to breed and size. A small dog may weigh about the same as a cat, but large-breed dogs can weigh 60 pounds or more. Our helpful staff can tell you what your pet’s ideal weight should be, based on size and breed.
If your pet is very underweight, it may be a sign that he or she is suffering from intestinal disease or other health problems such as thyroid or kidney disease. Being overweight can result in or be an indication of diabetes, back problems, and arthritis. All of these conditions can lead to a shortened life for your beloved pet. If your pet’s weight changes suddenly, it‘s best to have a veterinary professional assess the situation.
A nutritional plan can help your pet avoid health problems by establishing good eating habits. We can offer guidelines on how many kilo-calories in relation to cups of food to feed and frequency of feedings to maintain proper weight. We take into account your pet’s exercise regimine, lifestyle, maturity, and breed.
Regular check-ups with the veterinarian, as well as sticking with the plan, will keep your pet happier and healthier for a long time.