Thoughtful;Professional;Qualified;Dignified Dog Care
for Every Stage of Your Furry Family Members’ Life
When you bring Fido to our Palm Harbor Veterinary hospital, both you and them become members of our family.
Our highly trained and professional vet staff will ensure that proper care is taken with your dog for any type of visit; whether it be a standard Wellness exam or otherwise.
As your dog grows, an annual exam is the best way to monitor his health. During this exam, we will check for the warning signs of illness and confirm vaccinations are up to date.
Veterinary Dog Care
Supports Long-Term Health
When your dog enters his or her golden years, the pet wellness exam should occur every six months.
Dr. Murphy and his trained vet staff will monitor your dog for signs of illness and chronic health problems, such as Arthritis and Heart Disease. For some older pets, dietary supplements can help ease arthritis pain. Proactive intervention is the best way to keep your dog healthy and active.
However, if a time comes when your dog suffers from a debilitating injury or becomes ravaged by disease, special care and action must be taken for your beloved pet to retain a high quality of life. Should surgery be necessary, our Palm Harbor vet staff will take extra special care to ensure the best for you and your dog.
When your puppy reaches six months of age, our vet strongly recommends spaying or neutering your pet.
Spay and neuter not only reduces the unwanted animal population, but also supports your dog’s long term health by reducing the risk for certain cancers and chronic illnesses. Additionally, spay and neuter can help control unwanted behaviors in dogs, including some types of aggression.
Dog grooming, including bathing and brushing, is an important part of at-home wellness dog care.
If your dog has a long coat, frequent brushing will help prevent matted fur and tangles. If your pet is anxious about bathing or brushing, professional dog grooming services can help your dog relax and safely complete basic grooming tasks without risking your dog’s safety.
Our veterinarian also recommends brushing your dog’s teeth at least once per week. Brushing your dog’s teeth will not only keep unpleasant doggy breath under control, but also help prevent gum disease, tooth loss and oral bacterial infections.
Common Dog Ailments
Dog Care Services
- Yearly Exams & Vaccinations
- Internal Medicine
- Dentistry / Cleanings
- Neurology / Neurosurgery
- Neuter & Ovariohysterectomy Surgery
- Abdominal Surgery
- Thoracic Surgery
- Orthopaedic Surgery
- Fiber Optic Surgery
- Digital Radiology
- Boarding & Bathing