We know your pets are part of your family, and every responsible pet parent wants to ensure that their pets are in the very best of health. From your very first visit with a new family member to wellness visits and vaccines, to taking care of your pet when they aren't feeling well, all the way to saying goodbye to your best friend; We're here for you every step of the way.
Puppy and Kitten Visits
Adopt a new puppy or kitten? It's always a good idea to bring your new family member in for a check up. During such appointments we can discuss potty training, nutrition and address any questions you may have. We will get a history on your pet, start or booster vaccines as needed, de-worm, and do a thorough examination.
We recommend bringing your pet in once a year for a check up. During this appointment we'll do a thorough examination, checking your pets vitals, checking eyes, ears, teeth/mouth, listen your pets heart and lungs, etc and update any vaccines needed. We may also recommend blood work or other diagnostics depending on the age of your pet. We will also want to talk to you about your pets well-being. This will include asking about their usual behavior and disposition, their water intake, diet and eating habits, urinating and bowel regularities and activity levels. These allow us to paint an overall picture of your pets health to compliment the physical examination. If this is your pets first visit to us and we do not detect any underlying health concerns, we can use this information as a basis to represent your pet in its normal state of health. If this is a subsequent visit then we can compare this to their base report and check for any significant changes, which could be an early indication of medical problems.
Is your furry family member feeling a bit under the weather? We offer check ups just for our sick friends. Fluffy not eating? Bon Bon having diarrhea or vomiting, has Spunky lost his spunk? Give us a call and we will try our best to get your furry family member in for a comprehensive exam. These visits usually involve getting a thorough history, and running diagnostics to help us figure out what ails your pet. You can expect your pet to be sent home on medications to help treat or ease symptoms. We do not have in house lab services, so for some more intensive patients we may recommend going to a full services animal hospital for more specialized medical testing such as in-house blood work, ultrasounds, and hospitalization.
Here at Bar S we offer several basic surgical procedures: Spay and Neuter surgeries, Mass/growth removals, Dentals, and more. Every patient is required to have a pre-surgical examination. During this exam the veterinarian will listen to your pets heart and lungs, check for any abnormalities and make any pre-surgical recommendations. Depending on your pets age and the procedure to be done the doctor will likely recommend pre-op blood work, to check the basic functions of their internal systems; such as liver and kidney function, complete blood count, electrolytes and more. Before any of our dental prophys we prescribe an antibiotic to start 2-3 days before their procedure.
End of life care
We know saying good bye to your best friend can be a difficult decision to make. And we are here to discuss options and assist in every way we can during this difficult time. We offer aftercare options to suite everyone's needs. You can opt to take your pet home for an at home burial, you can opt for cremation without return where your pet is cremated and the crematorium spreads their ashes on a plot of land, or you can opt for cremation with return; this is where your pet is taken to the facility and cremated alone and their ashes are returned to you to keep.
Some of the other services we offer
Equine Services and Farm Calls