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.
Thank you so much for all your help and effort in working with us. I am so glad I found you, you guys have been great.
I am so lucky to have Dr. Gainey as my vet! Well, my dogs vet! :) I always recommend Belpar Pet Care to anyone who can use their services. Thank you.
Very disappointed, took my rescue in to get teeth checked, Dr. Wade was very rude and he was not willing to listen or try to communicate with my current treatment plan for my dog, who had a very abusive past. Spoke over me, and down to me, they threw treats at my dog in the corner and were very uncaring which is surprisingly being it's their job to care for animals who need care. Please consider another vet before taking your pet here!
Dr.wade and dr. Carter do a wonderful job with my two pits and two cats. They are reasonably priced and their staff has a true passion for animals.
Great Veterinarians, I trust all my pets with the staff and doctors.
compared to many other vets i've taken my dogs to throughout the years, i'd say they are in the high to very high range. 150.00 for a shot is ridiculous. I went here because I was hoping to gain a better service for the higher price. This was not the case. Sometimes things come up, and you can't control when your dog gets sick unexpectedly. This happened to me, and I had a couple days to go till payday and wanted to write a post-dated check and they refused me and my very sick shih-Tzu puppy. Who could have the heart to do that? Well it happened here. You can't make this stuff up. I won't ever go back there and that's for sure. They treated us like we were ignorant and incompetent for asking them to take a check, very rudely. When I asked them what I was to do with him, the told me to look for another vet that would take the check. I had been taking my dogs there for years paying their ridiculous prices, and they wouldn't work with me this one time? I couldn't believe it. I found another vet alright. I will never go back here again, or recommend them to anyone ever.
Friendly staff, great vet, and wonderful service. I am very happy I found Belpar Pet Care, and I will definitely recommend them to others.
I want to send a shout out to this place!!! ️️️ Thank you again for being the best Vet Clinic with the best staff! Thank you all for the wonderful care you took of our Starr! She is doing great!
A big thanks to Dr. Courtney and Julie for taking such good care of Toby. He didn't have any problems with his booster vaccine Oh, and Toby would like to thank his new bff, Julie for all the yummy treats!
I am very pleased with the service and all the new things they offer now. The staff is very friendly and you can tell that they really care about animals. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a pleasurable veterinary experience.
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.