Zoo Babies: Winter 2018 »
Check out the cutest newborns from zoos around the country and learn where you can see them.
5939 Market Ave NCanton, OH 44721
Dr. I treated both of my geriatric cats, who developed kidney and pancreas issues. He is excellent. He diagnosed their illness correctly, and treate…
Check out the cutest newborns from zoos around the country and learn where you can see them.
From vacation ideas to gardening preparation, check out our September checklist to enjoy the rest of summer and get ready for fall.
From household hazards to insurance, here is a roundup of our best tips for ensuring your pet's safety.
My dog needed teeth pulled went to vet got estimate of around $400 I thought that sounded reasonable took my dog to get surgery after leaving my girl they gave me an estimate of $500 I explained thats not what you told me last week so got the bill down to $421. Got a call during surgery vet said she lost 5 teeth during cleaning said she had to have 7 more pulled said it would cost $521. I said well that’s reasonable then I was informed that was on top of the 421. I had to call them back which I had 10 minutes to do. My dog was knocked out on the table bad infection had no choice had teeth pulled was also coerced into heart worm test which I told them I keep my dogs on heartworm meds but she said she had no proof I used the meds on my dog. Will not take my dogs back to this woman, horrible experience
My dogs are very well taken care of. He is very professional and great personality. He has very good staff. I really appreciate the military discount. Sure helps . My chihuahua puppy was very sick and he got it healthy. He takes very good care of my senior dog also who has a lot of minor problems. My other vet wrote him off by age 7 he is now 14 and 8 months old. I would recommend him
My dog Buster had his ear ripped open by another dog during a hunt Dr.B has to work on it twice now second time more or less for free I'm so grateful of them Bus loves going to them he drags me in Thanks so much The Best Vet In Alliance
Dr. Tucker is an incredibly intelligent and compassionate vet. She goes to great lengths to care for her pet patients and their owners. We have used her services for many years. She is HIGHLY recommended.
I can't say enough good things about Dr. B. He has taken care of our senior black lab of 11+ years in a professional, caring manner. His personality and interactions with our dog and us shows clearly that he cares. He takes time with every patient. You never feel rushed in his office. He listens well. Even gave us his cell phone number when we were going through a crisis and told us to call anytime. He also called us during the crisis to see how Abby was doing. Have recommended him to many. He is by far the best vet we have ever dealt with. His vet techs are all knowledgeable and professional. Sue and Amy are the best. All of Dr. Baranack's staff reflect the caring and professional attitude set by him. As I wrote at the beginning, I can't say enough good things about him. Highly, highly, highly recommended.
I've "NEVER" seen my baby (7 yr old pug) run into any vet office, until Dr. Baranack. He is so fantastic, awesome personality as is the ladies there. Truly professional, clean, informative and reasonably priced.
I took both of my snakes in and one got micro chipped and Dr. Funk was so gentle my snake didn't flinch. I highly recommend them the staff is sweet
I took my cat to see them when she was very ill. I could not have asked for a kinder, more compassionate, loving, knowledgeable and sincere staff and doctor than Dr. Baranack and his staff. They were absolutely incredible during such a trying time for my wife and I. I cannot express how highly I recommend them.
I appreciate the great care they give my pets. Blood work and x-rays can be done in-house and I really like that. You can tell that Dr. Funk and her staff are dedicated to the work they do. They are great people. I think the rates are in line with others in the area and will continue to take my pets to Tri-County.
Great Doctor with reasonable rates! I was referred for a second opinion for a condition involving my dog and it was awesome advice. I would recommend without question. "Dottie" dog recommends also!
Choosing the right vet for your pet can be tough. After all, your furry friend can't tell you how he or she feels about the doctor. Even though you're not the one treated by the vet, whoever your animal sees is obviously your decision. Since many veterinary diseases and injuries can turn into emergencies very quickly, it's important to have a go-to vet. This way, you can ensure you'll know whom to see when your animal needs care.
Speak to your friends and family about vets who've treated their pets. You can even talk to your groomer or an animal shelter worker for referrals. When you visit the clinics you've been referred to, check that the facility is clean, animals are separated and the staff is calm and courteous. Not all clinics are American Animal Hospital Association accredited. This accreditation isn't a legal necessity, though a clinic that's AAHA-accredited is guaranteed to offer high-quality medical care. To receive accreditation, the clinic has to meet the AAHA's standards in the areas of facility, equipment and quality care.
If you're looking for a specialist, you want to make sure he or she is board-certified to practice in that specific area of animal medicine. You'll want to make sure your vet is also convenient to visit, so there are factors to take into account.
The type of animal you own should play a part in which vet you choose as well. While your options are vast if you have a dog or cat, you may have to visit an avian clinic for your bird or an exotics clinic for your snake.
Just as there are many types of doctors, there are many types of vets. Some focus on livestock or house pets, while others may specialize in dentistry or surgery. They may work in a veterinary clinic or zoo, working specifically with the animals housed there, or travel to farms to work with livestock. Since horse racing and other equestrian activities are so popular, some vets are trained to work just with horses.
Diseases, like malaria and yellow fever are also transmitted through animals. Some vets have insight to diseases that affect both humans and animals. Vets have contributed to the treatment and cure of many diseases that plagued both humans and their furry friends.
Government agencies employ veterinarians as well. When an animal comes from a foreign land, these vets quarantine them and check for any diseases that may be present in an effort to control new diseases that can be brought into the country. Other Specific types of vets include:
A vet assistant works alongside the veterinarian and helps out around the clinic. In some cases, they may assist vets in surgery or restrain struggling animals during tests or lab work. The everyday duties of a veterinary assistant include; monitoring and caring for animals after surgery, keeping medical records, cleaning animals' teeth, feeding and bathing them, cleaning cages, sterilizing surgical equipment, giving animals medication, collecting samples for testing and performing laboratory tests, and offering grief counseling to pet owners.
It's a good idea to bring your pet to the vet regularly. This way, he or she becomes familiar and comfortable with the care providers, and you can stay on top of your pet's preventative care. If the animal is small enough, bring it to the office in a carrier. Just as you visit the doctor for a yearly check up, you should bring in your pet for regular check ups as well. During a routine veterinary visit, the vet will probably begin by asking you if there have been any changes in your pet's behavior or habits.
The vet will then take your pet's vitals, like weight, temperature, pulse and respiration rate, and perform a physical examination of the pet. During a physical exam, the vet checks the abdomen for swollen organs, and the legs, feet and joints for any potential problems. Depending on the age, breed or condition of your pet, your veterinarian may also check the eyes, ears and mouth.
When your vet conducts a full body examination, he or she will check out your pet's coat and skin, noting any hair loss, itchy spots or lumps. Keep note of your animal's shedding habits so you can let the vet know if anything seems abnormal. The vet will check for parasites, fleas, ticks, mites and heartworms as well.
Vaccinations are also important to your pet, especially if you have a cat or a dog, and your vet will suggest that you make sure they're current. Keeping up to date with vaccinations can prevent your furry friend from getting distemper, rabies, hepatitis and lyme disease. Some vaccinations last longer than others, so speak to your doctor about staying caught up with your animal's shots.
Just like your own health insurance, you want to make sure your animal is covered before he or she needs veterinary services. Some common animal surgeries can cost thousands of dollars, and you don't want to end up having to foot a surprise bill that costs more than your paycheck.
There's no set price for pet health insurance. Costs can depend on factors such as where you live, the age and breed of your pet, and how much coverage you want. Before you take out a pet insurance policy, you'll want to meet with your vet to go over what he or she thinks your animal should be covered for. Many vets believe that you should make sure cancer, chronic disease, hereditary and congenital disease, and common breed-related medical conditions are all addressed in your policy.
Some pet owners can't afford insurance for their pet, so there are other options to make paying for surprise pet visits as easy as possible. Some pet stores have wellness plans - which tend to be much cheaper than an insurance policy - that offer shots, check ups, screenings and discounts on various procedures your pet may need. A lot of veterinary offices offer payment plans for pricey procedures as well, as long as you have decent credit history. For a last-ditch option, there are even privately funded organizations that offer pet owners financial aid for their pet's treatments.