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Rileys' care after his recent encounter with a rattlesnake was excellent. The same excellent service and care we've come to expect and appreciate from Mesquite Valley Hospital.
Good customer service is dead here. Normally we would've recommended this place hands down, but not anymore. Wev'e been long time fans f this store over the years. Passing the big box corporate pet stores in order to patronage our local stores. We recently purchased some bark for our turtle & the sales associate at the counter was soooo rude. He acted as if our purchase was an inconvenience to him. We felt disrespectfed and unappreciated as loyal customers. We decided to go to another store to finish buying the rest of our needs. We drive past a minimum of 7 other pet stores just to come in here for our needs and to be treated badly, is not alright. Looks like we'll be shopping much closer to our home from now on since Tropical Kingdom does not appear to care or need our business.
Beware!!!! Extremely disappointed how the owner Kathryn has decided to treat her long term customers so disrespectfully and allow her groomers to make decisions on what your pet needs. Our gorgeous golden doodle was completely shaved without our approval and was washed with an oatmeal shampoo (that he is highly allergic too) as well! His sanitary trim was cut so closely (the area blistered and we had to spend $200+ at the vet (and had to have our doodle do sit spats in the tub for a week)!We've been clients of Poochinis for over a year and have referred countless others. We trusted our wishes would be adhered to and now feel betrayed. When we discussed this situation with Kathryn, she argued with us for over 30 minutes (talking over us/defending the groomers actions/no apology/no refund or discount/no resolution) and actually blamed us! Also Kathryn apparently video records all happenings inside the salon (customers should be made of aware of this). I wish we were aware of Kathryn's business practices, this is why I decided to write this review, to warn others. The saddest part is how devastated our sensitive golden doodle has reacted, he literally has been acting as if this event has traumatized him ����
We found that over the many years, all of our little ones are treated so well at the clinic. everyone there makes a effort to be caring.
We are family owned and operated when grooming for over 15 years which one groomer all grooming by appointment only
I have used DR. CURTIS for at least 8 years or more. She is the BEST veterinarian I have been to. If you need a end of life vehicle veterinarian, she will be with you and your pet throughout the experience. If your pet is ill or injured, she will give you options for care. She has low cost options, or more in depth care. Dr. CURTIS is a friend who will care for your pets throughout their life. I have nothing but positive, respect for Eastside Pet Clinic!
I should have paid attention to the other reviews and gone elsewhere. We took our cat for a claw trim. We are traveling; our cat has been trimmed by many other people, NONE of whom have ever had a problem. This woman was right up front about expecting us to help hold and control the cat. (That's a no-no in this profession). She herself was clearly afraid of the animal, who probably sensed it. NO ONE else has ever had us, as the pet owners, get involved with the claw trimming. I mean this in a kind way here to the person who did the trim: you need to get training in how to trim cat's claws or you should not do it at all. My cat was traumatized and so was I.
I was very happy with my dogs stay at this facility and I actually called to reserve another stay today. I was put on hold for 15 minutes and then I was told there was "an incident" with my dogs and they were no longer allowed to stay there. I asked why and they had no reason. It was just flagged "red".I asked the owner to call me and the assistant manager just called me instead. She told me that they just couldn't tell me.This is extremely worrisome because if something happened to my dogs or with my dogs I have a right to know. Especially seeing that my last board was in July and I am just now being told this. I was also told it was from a bad review I gave. I actually sent them customers and this was false. She finally told me it was a mistake, she had confused me with another lady who called today that made a have a bad review.She then told me it was 'probably' because of me and she didn't know if it was an incident with my dogs but it was me. Only thing I was unhappy with was my dogs coming home with fleas. They gave them a bath the next time they stayed and I was fine with that. I actually appreciated it.Now to be treated like this? Now to have to worry if somthing happened with my dogs and not know? Not ok.They never had a bad review from me but now after this they sure do. Not a way to run a business. If you had a problem with me tell me and dont have someone under you handle it.The owner was very cold to my dog last time complaining he was barking after 2 other dog were brought into the office. That's what dogs do.It is a blessing in disguise.
DO NOT SHOP AT THIS PET STORE! I was told by many people to avoid this shop but they had a specific pet that wasn't being sold anywhere else in town. I had no problem with the employees there. They were kind and helpful but the problem was the manager. He was inconsistent and got angry when I asked if I could bring my animal to the vet to make sure they were healthy. My mom is a veterinarian and I know many horror stories that can happen when buying a new pet, so I just wanted to be safe. My boyfriend and I were told many times that we could return the pet if we weren't happy. We ended up wanting to return it but when we walking in (less than 24 hours after we bought it) we were treated terribly and told there were no returns. To be fair it did say that on the receipt but as a customer I believe we should be informed by the MANAGER correctly when we purchased our item. I have lost over $300 from this shop. PLEASE STAY AWAY!!!
I have 2 rescue dogs that I had taken there before. Was not happy with my previous visit, but it was close to my house and they were cheaper then other places. Should never had gone back. Both dogs were shaved down to their skin because Terry said their ears were matted. Really?? Thought that was part of your job as a groomer? Just to lazy to make my poodle look like a poodle. My poodle was so traumatized he stayed in my bedroom for 3 wks (except to eat and go potty). If you love your furry babies....DO NOT take them to TJ's. Place is dirty. Service? Unprofessional and rude.
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.