Nail trimming is an important part of a regular grooming routine for your pet. Let our mobile vet service in Los Angeles come to you for this quick and easy procedure. If your dog’s nails get too long, they can break, which is painful and can lead to infection. Although it is extremely important, many people cannot or do not like to trim their dog’s nails. That is where we come in! It is a task that can make both people and dogs anxious. Use these techniques to help the process:
Associate Nail Trimming With Good Things
Many animals find nail trimming to be an unpleasant experience. Some seem to naturally dislike the sensation of people handling their feet. Nail trimming can also cause discomfort when the clippers squeeze or twist the nail. If you accidentally cut the nail too short it can cause bleeding. The good news is you can teach your dog to tolerate and maybe even enjoy the process. Positive rewards can go a long way here. For example, clip a nail and then give your dog a treat.
Take It Slow And Easy
If your dog isn’t used to getting his or her nails trimmed, the last thing you want to do is scare and overwhelm them by rushing through the process. Be sure to take extra time to introduce the clippers themselves as well as the sensations associated with trimming their nails. The first time you use the clippers just trim one or two nails remembering to give them rewards for good behavior. Speak calmly using a reassuring tone.
No need to worry if you don’t feel up to the task because we can come to you and make sure your furry family member’s basic needs are taken care of.
Many family pets, especially cats, experience extreme distress when they must travel in the car even if it is for a short distance. In fact, it is not unusual for a frightened cat or dog to vomit or lose bladder control on rides to and from the vet’s office. With our mobile vet service in Los Angeles, you are waiting in the comfort of your own home while your pet remains calm. Families with several pets can get everyone checked at the same time which avoids multiple vet appointments. Examining a pet in their own environment is more helpful and productive than attempting to diagnose a problem when the animal is stressed out during a visit to the vet. Having your veterinarian come to you lowers the risk of your pet becoming exposed to diseases that may be hiding in a clinic waiting room. This is especially important if your pet is young, elderly, or has a weakened immune system. A growing number of pet owners are turning to mobile veterinarians to care for furry family members for these reasons:
- Pets who are shy, scared or skittish
- Elderly pets
- Large dog breeds with mobility problems
- Animals who are aggressive
- Multi-pet households
- People with hectic or unpredictable schedules
- Couples with a new baby or young children at home
In this day and age, everything is about convenience and time management. We all have busy schedules and want to make the most out of our daily lives which is why we make taking care of your pet’s needs easier than ever.
When your beloved pet falls victim to cancer it is hard on everyone involved. As your mobile vet in Los Angeles, we want to help you through the process of working towards making your furry friend cancer free. When you decide to pursue chemotherapy as a course of action it is important to understand the side effects that come with it. Here are a few things you can expect:
- Withhold food and water for 12 hours, and then offer small amounts of water. If you pet does not vomit after drinking the water, offer small amounts of bland foods such as boiled chicken or boiled hamburger with white rice. If still no vomiting, gradually reintroduce the pet’s normal diet in about three days.
- Give your pet bland, easily digestible foods. If your pet is not vomiting, fresh water should always be available.
- Low White Blood Cell Count
- The white blood cell count is expected to drop below normal after treatment, but should return to normal by the next treatment date. This should not cause a problem unless it drops too low. If this happens the body will have a difficult time fighting off infection and should be monitored closely.
- Bladder Irritation
- Certain anti-cancer drugs can cause irritation in the bladder. The irritation can cause the urine to bloody and may appear to be uncomfortable for your pet. If this happens your pet can be treated with antibiotics and anti-inflammatories.
Helping your pet during this difficult time doesn’t have to be stressful as long as you remain informed on how to make it easier for them and you. Advanced technologies give your beloved family member a better chance than ever before. With a positive attitude and our services we can show cancer who’s boss.
As pets get older, the bond between them and their human caregivers grows stronger. In this millennium, cancer will touch one in every three people and over half of their senior pets. Organ failure will claim the lives of the other half of senior pets. It is time to rethink how the profession will help pet owners face the final days with a terminally ill best friend. Most pet owners have preconceived notions about cancer and its treatment. Obvious biases and ingrained feelings regarding cancer may cause a negative approach towards its treatment in geriatric pets. Mobile vet in Los Angeles and their professional staff can help with cancer screening and treatment that is right for you situation.
If the pet’s illness can’t be treated due to financial constraints or a logistical problem, it is still a matter of good professional service to compassionately provide advice and home care giving instructions. When a treated pet’s cancer has recurred, if it is resistant to further treatment or if the pet is in the terminal stages of cancer, in-home hospice care is a wonderful next step that keeps pet and caregiver comfortably close to their nest. A well conceptualized, creative, palliative pet hospice for pet owners may be the very best care that medicine can offer to support the people pet bond. Our veterinarians and staff can kindly and respectfully help sustain a quality life for the terminal pet during the last days of the people pet bond. We know the decision is devastating because no matter what the outcome is the same. Let us try to make it a little easier.
Whether you have recently adopted a pet or are considering it, one of the most important decisions you will make is to spay or neuter your cat or dog. Our mobile vet in Los Angeles can make this decision easier by coming to your house to perform the surgery. Here are a few reasons you should spay and neuter:
- Your female pet with live a longer, healthier life.
- Spaying helps prevent uterine infections and breast cancer which is fatal in 50% of dogs and 90% of cats. Spaying before the first heat cycle can prevent this.
- Neutering Provides Health Benefits
- Besides preventing unwanted litters, neutering your male prevents testicular cancer.
- Your spayed female won’t go into heat
- In an attempt to advertise to potential mates, they’ll yowl and urinate. Sometimes all over the house!
- Your male dog won’t roam away from home.
- Don’t take the risk of your dog roaming into traffic and getting injured.
- It is highly cost effective
- The cost of the surgery is not nearly what the cost would be to take care of a litter.
- It is good for the community
- Stray pets pose a problem in many parts of the country. They can prey on wildlife, cause car accidents, and frighten small children.
- Spaying and Neutering helps fight pet overpopulation
- Every year, millions of cats and dogs are euthanized or suffer as strays. These are a result of unplanned litters.
Spaying or neutering your pets is an easy procedure that can save you a lot of headache in the long run. Give your pet the quality of life they deserve.
As difficult as it can be, letting go of a beloved pet is something that every pet owner will have to face at some point. You have the joyous times when you would run and play with your pet, and the not-so-joyous times when you were scolding them for chewing your new pair of shoes. But no matter what, you loved your pet and cherished the time you had with them. At 911 Vets® Home Pet Medical™, we can provide gentle in-home pet euthanasia in Los Angeles, letting your animal spend their last hours in a place they know.
Once our dispatcher has gathered the pertinent information on your pet, our veterinarian and vet techs will arrive at your home usually within half an hour. If it’s an emergency situation and you need us sooner, we’ll do everything we can to get there faster. It’s important to remember that in the event of an emergency, you might get help faster by bringing your animal to a clinic, but we understand that circumstances may not allow for that.
If your elderly pet has become sick or injured, and everything you’ve tried and every therapy has failed to help them, you could be facing the difficult decision of letting them pass. Our pet euthanasia in Los Angeles is always considerate of your situation, and we will wait until you’ve come to a firm decision on the fate of your pet. We want to be there to help you through this tough time. Call us today at 310-341-0216.
Time is valuable and if you keep a consistently busy schedule, it can be tough to make it to all of your appointments. You try to schedule them when you know you’ll be free, but what about the appointments for your children, or your pets? At 911 Vets® Home Pet Medical™, we understand that you can’t always make it to the vet clinic with your pet. As your mobile vet in Los Angeles, we can come to you and work with your schedule, keeping you on track during the week.
If your pet needs immediate attention due to an injury or illness, we can provide emergency veterinary care at your home. Otherwise, under normal circumstances, we will obtain all of your pet’s medical history and lab work, and then schedule a time that works for you. We can administer any necessary vaccines and install pet microchips, keeping your animal happy and healthy, as well as easy to find, for years to come. If you have a neighbor that also wants their pet examined, we can also see them during the housecall, as long as the details are arranged beforehand.
Doing everything you want to do in the time you have can be difficult. You spend a majority of the time doing the things you have to do, and probably have very little free time left over. Your pet’s care is important to you, and in order to save time and energy, call your mobile vet in Los Angeles and we’ll be there when it works for you.