We do our best to provide the highest quality of care for your pet while being very cost-conscious. We strive to establish a positive relationship with our clients and their pets. We have had clinic cats for over 20 years that have greeted our clients with welcoming meows. We consistently seek out and stay up-to-date on state of the-art diagnostic and surgical equipment.
Wellness and Preventive Medicine
We recommend annual wellness exams for all dogs and cats. Once they reach seven years old, we also recommend baseline bloodwork. At each check-up, we record your pet’s weight, examine your pet and discuss any concerns that you may have. Our veterinarian also checks for specific health issues, such as diabetes, thyroid issues, arthritis, and signs of cancer. You also have the chance to get help with any behavioral concerns.
Puppies and kittens should receive their first set of vaccines by eight weeks of age. We provide both core and optional vaccines for dogs and cats.
Core vaccines for dogs include:
- Bordetella (kennel cough)
- Combination vaccine of canine distemper, canine adenovirus-2 (hepatitis), canine parvovirus, and canine parainfluenza
Core vaccines for cats include:
- Combination vaccine of rabies, feline viral rhinotracheitis (herpes), feline calicivirus, feline chlamydia and feline panleukopenia (distemper).
Optional vaccinations include:
- Canine leptospirosis
- Canine lymes
- Canine influenza
- Feline leukemia virus
Help your best friend have the best chances of being reunited with you if they become lost. A microchip is only the size of a grain of rice, but provides peace of mind should you ever find yourself in this situation.
Some of the most common surgeries we perform include:
- Spaying and neutering
- Mass/wart removals
- Dewclaw removal
- Pyometras / Cesarean Section
- Bladder stone removals
- Eye removals
- Perineal Urethostomy
Your pet’s oral health is a good indicator of their overall well-being. We check the teeth and gums at every wellness exam to look for signs of infection or other dental problems. Additionally, you can schedule an appointment for a dental cleaning under general anesthesia. Our staff recommends Veggie Dent Fr3sh Tartar Control Chews.
Senior Pet Wellness
Although the age at which dogs and cats are considered a senior can vary by breed, we like to have pets seven years of age or older to have bloodwork performed to establish a healthy senior baseline for them. Like people, older pets have an increased risk of kidney disease, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, liver disease, senility, and general weakness. Staying on top of these issues helps improve the quality of life for your pet in the senior years. Mobility challenges and behavior changes are also more common with older pets.
Mishawaka Animal Center offers in-house laboratory services, which help ensure your pet is diagnosed efficiently and accurately.
Radiography is used for diagnosing many conditions, including orthopedic problems, heart disease, foreign bodies, bladder stones, cancer, hip displaysia, and many other conditions. These high-quality images are essential in diagnosing specific health concerns .
What we feed our pets contributes to their health and longevity. Each pet has their own needs, depending on breed, lifestyle, overall health, age, and medical requirements. We’ll help assess your pet’s nutritional needs and provide recommendations to meet those needs.
When you’re away, we know the care of your pet is very important to you. Our staff will care for your pet as if it were one of our own. We recommend that you bring your pet’s own food and any medications they may need during their stay. Our food options include Hill’s Sience Diet Sensitive Stomach and Skin for dogs and cats and Hill’s Perscription Diet I/D for dogs with GI upset during their visit. For medium and small dogs, we offer elevated beds and blankets, and for large dogs and cats, we offer lots of comfortable blankets.
End of Life Care
Saying goodbye to a beloved pet is a very difficult experience. Our team takes great care to create a comforting atmosphere and help you through this time with your pet. We offer Private and Group Cremation services through Palmers Pet Cemetery and clay impression paw-prints in-clinic to take home with you that day or by Palmers.