La Pine Animal Hospital offers a variety of services for your pet.
We recommend annual wellness exams to keep our patients feeling their best! During a wellness exam, we will discuss your pet’s medical history and all current concerns. Our doctors will conduct a full-body, head-to-tail exam to get to know your pet and their needs. We will be able to answer all of your questions, address your concerns, and create a wellness plan tailored specifically to your dog or cat.
Spay & Neuter
We believe in the importance of neutering or spaying cats and dogs of any age. Ideally done early in life, this safe surgery can provide them with a long and healthy life.
Spaying your female cat or dog will reduce problems such as pyometra (deadly infection of the uterus), breast tumors (benign or cancerous), pet overpopulation, and massive euthanasia of unwanted strays.
Neutering your male cat or dog will reduce problems such as testicular cancer, some diseases of the prostate, and unwanted behaviors such as dominance aggression, marking territory, and wandering. Pets who wander are much more likely to get hit by a car.
Spayed and neutered pets live a healthier and longer life!
While we hope you don’t need to utilize these resources, it’s important to be prepared. During business hours, please contact us immediately. In case of an after-hours emergency, we recommend Bend Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center. They can be reached at 541-385-9110.
The chance of being reunited with a lost pet increases greatly if they’re microchipped. Microchipping can offer reassurance that, if lost, animal shelters and veterinarians can identify your pet. A tiny microchip is placed under the skin between your pet’s shoulder blades. The microchip has an identification number on it, which can be read by a scanner. A veterinarian’s office or animal shelter can scan the chip to find out who owns the animal.
Our team understands the joys and challenges of traveling with your pet. To ensure your pet’s health and safety, pet travel requires planning and preparation. We have experience assisting our clients with both domestic and international pet travel, and our certified USDA-accredited veterinarians are qualified to issue pet health certificates.
Many of the diseases that can affect dogs and cats are preventable through proper pet vaccinations. It’s that simple, and it starts during your first visit and continues through annual exams.
What are vaccines?
Vaccines are special proteins that prime the immune system to fight off specific infections. They work in two ways: to reduce the severity of such diseases should they strike or to completely prevent infection.
Unfortunately, we can’t protect against every disease. The vaccines we do use, however, allow us to implement programs that protect pets against some of the deadliest diseases.
What are the common diseases we’re protecting pets from?
Dogs: parvovirus, distemper, and infectious hepatitis
Cats: panleukopenia, feline herpesvirus, and feline calicivirus; for outdoor cats, protection can include feline immunodeficiency virus and feline leukemia virus
Staying on a regular vaccination schedule can prolong your pet’s life by avoiding dangerous diseases.
When every second matters, our diagnostic tools continue to set us apart. We believe that quicker diagnosis leads to quicker treatment, and that’s always in the best interest of your pet.
We have the latest in radiography and ultrasonography at our disposal. These imaging modalities, in tandem with our in-house laboratory, provide us a window into your pet’s well-being.
Our team is highly skilled and experienced in performing a wide variety of pet surgeries using modern techniques and cutting-edge equipment and always adhering to the strictest standards of safety and care. We perform most major surgeries, including some orthopedics.
You can feel confident that when it comes to surgery, your loved one will be in excellent hands with our team! Once the surgery is complete, our team will call you with results and be sure to go over post-operative care routines so that your pet can heal as quickly as possible.
End of Life Care
The La Pine Animal Hospital team will be here to guide you through end of life care and the difficult decisions that come with it. We will answer all of your questions about euthanasia for this emotional time.
We work with Annie’s Healing Hearts for the cremation process to provide a variety of memorial options for your beloved pet.
Just as it’s important for you to see a dentist regularly, it’s important for dogs and cats as well. Your pet’s oral health is directly connected to their overall health. Signs of dental disease include bad breath; loose, broken, or missing teeth; yellow or brown teeth; red, inflamed, or bleeding gums; difficulty or pain when chewing; pawing at the mouth; and excessive drooling. If you notice any of these symptoms, please contact our team, and we’ll be happy to help.
It is difficult to see your pet in pain or suffering and not know what’s wrong. Our team provides state-of-the-art in-house diagnostics to help us learn what’s wrong and provide an accurate diagnosis. A quicker diagnosis leads to quicker treatment! We do diagnostic testing both in-house and with an outside lab so we can provide results quickly and accurately.
Fully Stocked Pharmacy
When your pet needs a specific medication, it’s important that you’re able to get it as quickly as possible. La Pine Animal Hospital keeps a fully stocked pharmacy right here in our hospital so that your pet can get what they need while you’re in the building. In addition to being convenient, this also ensures that you’re getting medication for your pet from a reliable source.
Parasite Prevention & Control
Protecting your pet from common parasites is essential to their overall health and can typically be done with one or two products given monthly. Fleas, ticks, and heartworm are parasites that can cause serious irritation and even worse problems for your pet if they become infected.
Fleas and ticks are not only a source of irritation to your pet, but they can also harbor disease and adversely affect your pet’s health. Heartworm is a dangerous parasite that lives in the heart of dogs and cats, damages the heart muscle, and can be fatal.
What are they?
Fleas are small, jumping insects that live off of the blood of animals. They can carry dangerous diseases and will often cause allergic dermatitis (severe itching) in pets.
Ticks are external parasites that live off of the bodily fluids of animals. They can carry diseases from one animal to another and are the main cause of the spread of diseases such as Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis/anaplasmosis, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
Heartworm is a parasite that can live in the heart of dogs and cats. Mosquitoes carry the worm from one infected animal to another. Several hundred worms can live in the heart of a dog and infection from the parasite causes significant damage and can be fatal.
Talk to us today about getting your pet on a parasite preventative and keep them protected at all times.