Our staff at Pawz Veterinary Clinic is filled with passionate animal lovers who are here to help you and your pet! They are highly trained and dedicated to making sure that your pets receive the care and compassion they deserve every time they walk in the door!
We offer the following services to keep your pets healthy:
- Advanced Digital X-rays
- Allergy Testing
- Dental Care & Cleaning
- Geriatric Care
- Health Certificates
- In-House Laboratory
- Laser Therapy
- Onsite Diagnostics
- Parasite Prevention
- Pain Management
- Preventative Care
- Puppy and Kitten Care
- Spay and Neuter
- Wellness Exams
- Mass removals
- TPLO Dog Surgery, Fractures
Advanced Digital X-rays
At Pawz Veterinary Clinic in Firestone, CO , we are proud to be on the cutting edge of medical technology. Radiology is a technique and diagnostic tool that we use to look inside the body in an entirely non-invasive way. X-rays allow us to create images of all the body’s organs.
In other words, the use of radiology gives us a view of the internal organs in your pets’ body that we otherwise could not see. It is a valuable diagnostic tool that helps veterinarians detect and prevent illness.
Dogs and cats can be allergic to almost anything, similar to allergies in people. Pets can be allergic to allergens in their household environment, outside environment, or even their food. Symptoms can range from itchiness and ear or eye infections to constant licking, and even vomiting or diarrhea. Many pets suffer from allergies which can directly affect their quality of life, as well as their owner’s.
Dental Care & Cleaning
Dental care is vital to the overall health of any pet. Dental disease can lead to health issues with the heart, liver, and kidneys and has the potential to seep into your pet’s bloodstream. In fact, 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats over three years of age suffer from some form of dental disease, making it the most common pet health issue among our pet population.
Your pets’ skin is the largest organ of the body. Allergies, parasites, infections, autoimmune diseases and cancers can all affect your pet’s skin.
We offer specific diagnostic tests like allergy testing, fungal testing, cultures and biopsies, along with the most cutting edge treatments to ensure the health of your pets’ skin.
Preventative medicine is important when our pets are young, but as our pets age, and become prone to certain disease processes, annual exams and blood work becomes even more critical.
Annual exams and blood work to check liver and kidney values, along with thyroid function have the potential to alert us to early changes that may give us valuable information about your pet’s health. We understand the changes your pet will have as they become older, and we also know the importance of keeping your pet healthy as they enter their golden years.
Please call us today at (303) 652-5222 to learn more about caring for your senior pet.
If you want to travel internationally with your pet, you need to plan ahead. Since each country is different, you will have to contact the embassy or consulate where you are going to find out what you need to do.
Though every country has different requirements, most require a health certificate that is done by a USDA-accredited veterinarian. Luckily, we have a USDA-accredited veterinarian. If you are not a client, you need to make sure you bring your pets’ records in with you to the examination.
You will always need a health certificate and proof of vaccination. You may also need a microchip and blood tests. Many countries require that your pet get treated for parasites prior to travel. You may also need certificates for the airplane ride.
Since each country is different and we can’t stay up to date will all of the changes in each one, it is important that you call ahead and know what you need. Then, we will make sure that your pet is all ready to go!
At Pawz Veterinary Clinic, we have the ability to run a majority of our laboratory tests in house allowing us the opportunity for a fast diagnosis and prompt treatment.
Laboratory and Diagnostic Testing for Conditions Such As:
- Kidney Conditions
- Liver Conditions
- Electrolyte Imbalances
- Blood Disorders such as Anemia or IMHA
- Ear Infections
- Skin Parasites
- Heartworm Disease
- Microscopic Examination of Tumors or Growths
- Feline Leukemia and AIDS Virus
- Parvo Virus
We are proud to announce we are now offering laser therapy, an innovative new way to treat pain and inflammation in pets. Laser therapy uses specific wavelengths of light to create therapeutic effects such as improved healing time, pain reduction, increased circulation and decreased swelling. Multiple studies have shown laser therapy can help with a variety of problems including arthritis, joint pain, ligament sprains, muscle strains, dog/cat bites, feline acne/asthma, hotspots, post trauma/surgery pain, hip dysplasia, lick granulomas and snake/bug bites.
We have state-of-the-art diagnostic tools that allow our staff to diagnose your pets’ condition or illness better. It is our commitment to stay on the cutting edge of diagnostic technology.
Having these advanced diagnostic tools allows us to examine specific areas more carefully and provide a quicker and more accurate diagnosis. We use many tools such as radiology, lab tests, and various other equipment and tests.
We offer microchipping for your dog or cat with a universally recognized microchip. We are also able to scan lost pets for identification with our universal scanner.
Our in-house surgery suite allows us to perform surgeries including but not limited to:
- Spay and Neuter
- Abdominal Surgery
- Laceration Repair
- Mass Removals
- Dental Care and Cleaning
- Mobile Orthopedic Specialist
- Mobile internal medicine doctor
- Abdominal and thoracic ultrasound Endoscopy
- TPLO surgery
- Luxating patella
- Fracture repairs
- Brachycephalic surgery
Please contact our staff for current pricing and availability.
The idea of your pet being infested with parasites is a disturbing thought, but it’s also a medical issue that can have serious consequences if not properly dealt with or prevented. Parasites pose a variety of health issues for our pets, who can be very susceptible to certain parasites depending on age, region, and other factors.
At Pawz Veterinary Clinic, we emphasize the importance of preventing parasites. Through preventative measures, you can successfully protect your pet. Pets that are not protected often develop parasites, leading to serious problems for them and their owners.
Unfortunately, our pets can’t tell us when they’re in pain. While veterinarians are trained to detect pain and illness, the first person to recognize if your pet is hurting will be you. Often dogs and cats instinctively mask injury and illness as a protective mechanism, so it can be challenging to detect when they’re in pain. It is important to recognize when your pet is in pain and quickly seek treatment to help alleviate your pet’s suffering. Even subtle changes in your pet’s behavior can be an indication that your furry friend is experiencing pain.
Pain-Management-SteroidsGeneral signs of pain can include a change in normal behavior, such as decreased appetite, lethargy (or decrease in activity), decreased desire to be touched or pet, and for cats, decreased grooming. Abnormal behavior such as vocalization, altered posture, aggression or decreased interaction with other pets or family members in the household, hiding, or inappropriate urination/defecation can also be indications of pain.
Sometimes these symptoms can be easily overlooked, particularly in cats. For example, arthritis in an older kitty may be attributed to “old age” rather than pain or a cat that urinates inappropriately may have a painful lower urinary tract disease rather than a behavior issue.
There are steps you can take to prevent painful conditions and unnecessary problems in your pet’s future. Providing regular dental care reduces the incidence of mouth pain, and preventing obesity reduces the risk and severity of arthritic pain. Treating your pet’s pain will depend on the source and severity. Pain management may include lifestyle changes, pain medications, holistic treatments such as acupuncture and laser therapy, or nutritional supplements.
Good nutrition and exercise along with regular wellness checks with your Pawz Veterinarian will help prevent and manage your pet’s pain and ensure they enjoy a long, healthy life.
It is our goal to provide you with complete veterinary care in a professional and accessible atmosphere. That is why we offer a fully stocked pharmacy to fill your pets’ prescription needs.
Having an on-site pharmacy provides you with a more convenient way to get your pets’ medication. We hope that this will save you time and ultimately enhance your experience with us.
We believe the best way to promote overall health is through preventative care. Regular checkups allow us to establish a baseline in your pets’ health and make us aware of any changes that may indicate future problems.
We highly recommend bringing your pet in for regular exams. Often health problems that go undetected can become more severe issues when left untreated, so checkups are important even when your pet appears healthy.
Puppy and Kitten Care
Getting a new puppy or kitten is very exciting. You have a lot to look forward to. The great companionship that a good pet can bring is very rewarding. However, puppies and kittens come with a lot of responsibility and work. Here at Pawz Veterinary Clinic, we are here to help you with your new addition.
First, you should always bring your new puppy or kitten in for a full nose-to-tail examination to make sure that you have a healthy new animal. You also want to get him or her familiar with our veterinary hospital.
Spay and Neuter
Spaying and neutering are important and necessary medical procedures that enhance the quality of your pets’ life. Not only does spaying and neutering have positive effects on your pets’ health, it’s also vital to controlling the homeless pet population.
Ultrasounding is a quick and painless procedure. It uses sound waves to allow us to see inside your pets, without using the harmful radiation produced when we take x-rays.
We are pleased to be able to offer ultrasounds, along with all of our other diagnostic tools, to help your sick pets start to feel better soon. The quicker we can find the problem, the sooner your pets will be back to their normal selves.
At Pawz Veterinary Clinic in Firestone, CO , we believe that one of the most important aspects of caring for your pet’s health is vaccinating him or her against possible diseases. There are a variety of diseases which affect our pets, and other animals, so proper vaccination is vital to protecting them from many types of illnesses.
It is important to consult with us about the unique risks of living in our region. We will be happy to discuss the benefits of protecting your pet with vaccinations, as well as, provide you with information on the required vaccinations for your pet.
Thanks to advances in veterinary medicine, our pets are living longer, healthier lives. However, with this longer lifespan comes the increased risk for conditions that can affect our older pets. A few of the ailments that can be problematic to our older friends can include arthritic issues; kidney, heart, and liver disease; cancer; thyroid imbalances; diabetes; among others.
The life span of your pet will typically depend on their breed. Generally, smaller breeds live longer than larger breeds, and cats live longer than dogs. Remember that giant breeds can be classified as seniors as young as the age of five, but smaller breeds may be considered senior at the age 10-13 years. Every year for your dog or cat is equivalent to 5-7 human years. Your Pawz veterinarian is the best source for more information to determine what life stage your pet is in.
As our pets get older, owners may notice them “slowing down.” This can include the apparent gradual loss of hearing or sight, cognitive or memory issues, slower getting up, and difficulties going up and down stairs. Other possible signs that your furry friend may be having some health issues include, weight gain or loss, inappropriate urination/defecation, sudden weight loss or gain, increase or decrease in appetite, hair loss, lameness or weakness just to name a few.
Regular veterinary examinations are one of the most important steps to detect problems early and potentially delay the onset or progression of diseases. We recommend that healthy senior dogs and cats should be seen by their Pawz veterinarian every 6 months to a year. A senior health exam will include a thorough physical exam, possible blood work, and a series of questions for you as the owner to answer about your pets changes in activity or behavior. It is vital for pet owners to work closely with their Pawz veterinarian to create the best plan for the health of their senior pet as they age.