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For the safety of you, your pet and your family, annual vaccines should be administered to your pets. Annual vaccines for dogs include DHLPP, Bordetella, Heartworm test, Fecal Exam and Rabies vaccine required by Florida State Law. For cats it includes FVRCP, FELV, Fecal Exam and Rabies vaccine also required by Florida State Law. For more detailed information about your pets vaccinations, please check the Pet Health section of this website.

As a convenience to our clients, we offer boarding services also. Reservations are on a first come, first serve basis, due to limited space availability. All boarding pets are REQUIRED to be up-to-date with ALL vaccinations. Upon arrival to the clinic, we require a visual inspection for fleas and ticks prior to boarding your pet. We must ensure the safety and health of all other animals that may be boarding or are being hospitalized after surgical procedures. Owners must bring pet food to last the entire time of boarding to avoid digestion problems due to switching the food their pet is accustomed to eating. PLEASE leave beds, toys and bowls at home, we can not be responsible for them at the clinic.

Here at Animal Clinic of Village Square we offer different surgical procedures for the benefit and health of your pet. Prior to any surgery, we require a pre-anesthetic blood profile to ensure the safety of your pet. For the safety of other hospitalized or boarding pets, we require post-surgery hospitalized pets to have proper up-to-date vaccinations as well. Information about spaying and neutering your pet can be found in the Pet Health section of this website.

Here is a list of the general safety measures we follow with all surgeries:

  • Surgery is performed by appointment ONLY, unless it is an EMERGENCY
  • No food after 8:00pm the night prior to surgery
  • Pre-Anesthetic Exam
  • Pre-Anesthetic Blood Profile
  • IV Catheter and Fluids
  • Sedation and Vital Sign Monitoring
  • Recovery Hospitalization (amount of time varies with procedure)
  • Antibiotics and Pain Medication

Decalws can ONLY be performd on felines and should be done at 3-4 months of age. Front feet ONLY are usually declawed so your cat can still climb and defend itself. We do not recommend declawing back claws for the safety of your cat's outdoor defense, unless under very rare circumstances. There is a required one night post-surgery hospitalization for recovery. Sometimes cat's may need to stay more than one night to ensure proper healing of sutures.

Have you taken a good look at your dog or cat's teeth lately? Most pet owners overlook this, but dental hygiene is as important to your pet as it is to people. Over 80% of pet owners' dog's have significant periodontal disease and need dental care. Bad breath alone can be a precursor to more serious dental problems such as mouth and gum pain or loss of teeth, which can lead to trouble eating. Periodontitis, if not treated early, can cause infections to spread to other tissues and organs.

Infections can be costly to treat, so with regular dental cleanings at the vet and proper dental hygiene at home, these costly and dangerous infections can be avoided.

In-Clinic Dental Cleaning includes:

  • Pre-Anesthetic Exam
  • Pre-Anesthetic Blood Profile
  • Sedation & Vital Sign Monitoring
  • Ultrasonic Scaling
  • Antiseptic Flushing to remove bacterica
  • Teeth Polishing to smooth surfaces
  • Recovery Day Care Hospitalization
  • Antibiotics and Pain Medication

Oral antibiotics may be required after dental cleaning, depending on infections present.

Many pets require sedation before a thorough examination can be completed. The condition of each tooth must be evaluated before a decision is made as to the best course of treatment. Although no one likes surprises, it sometimes is impossible to give an accurate estimate before sedation. From an economic standpoint, it is much more economical to complete all needed dental procedures during the initial visit and sedation rather than having to schedule another appointment with additional sedation required. If an extraction is needed, you will be contacted as soon as the issue arises.

Home Care after dental:
We strongly recommend you take home a pet toothbrush and toothpaste to continue your pet's clean slate of dental health at home. One of our staff members can help you determine an effective in-home oral hygiene regimen at the time of patient discharge.

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