Euthanasia is an important and necessary part of a veterinary practice, but a very difficult topic to discuss. We provide euthanasia services by appointment. We strive to provide compassionate and tender care in these final moments. You will have several decisions to make. The first is whether you will stay with your pet while the euthanasia is performed. We encourage you to do so, but understand when this is not possible. This is an emotionally difficult procedure, but rest assured we have all had to do this with our own beloved pets and do understand the hardship involved. The next decision is the disposition of your pets remains. Your pet can be individually cremated with return of ashes, or not. Additionally, home burial is a common option. Lastly, we provide the option for a clay paw imprint for your pet. These options will all be discussed as well at the time of the appointment.
Dental disease can cause multiple internal health issues including kidney, liver and heart disease. Our goal is to recommend routine dental cleanings to prevent these systemic problems.
Veterinary dentistry has changed significantly over the last few decades. We have state of the art dental instruments to better treat our patients. We use a Midmark Dental unit for ultrasonic scaling, polishing and assisting in extractions of teeth. We also have digital dental radiographs to ensure dental health blow the gum line. This diagnostic tool is a very important part of making decisions about individual tooth health. We do not do endodontics (root canals and crowns,), however can refer your pet to a veterinary dental specialist that provides this service.
Class IV Laser Therapy
In January 2011, The Kindness Animal Hospital added Laser Therapy by purchasing a Class IV laser from Companion Therapy Laser. Class IV Laser therapy provides a pain-free, surgery- free, drug-free method to treat injuries, wounds, fractures, neurological conditions, numerous dermatological problems, and pain, both acute and chronic. We use the laser on all post-surgical patients, where appropriate, to help the healing process.
The Science Behind Laser Therapy
This FDA cleared, deep-penetrating light allows relief of pain through the release of endorphins and stimulates the injured cells to heal at a faster rate. Laser therapy actually stimulates the body to heal from within. Non-thermal photons of light are administered to the body and absorbed by the injured cells. The tissues are then stimulated and respond with a higher rate of metabolism, increased blood flow, an anti-inflammatory reaction, production of the body’s own pain relievers (like endorphins) and an overall acceleration of the healing process.
Biological Effects of Laser Therapy:
- Improved Circulation
- Increased Cellular Metabolic Activity
- Reduced Fibrous Tissue (Scar) Formation
- Improved Nerve Cell Recovery
- Stimulation of Acupuncture and Trigger Points
- Stimulation of Immune Cells and Removal of Diseased Tissue
Disorders that often respond to laser therapy
*An appointment is needed for a Veterinarian to evaluate your pet prior to starting Laser Therapy. Treatment itself is usually provided by our Laser Therapy Certified Technicians