Spay And Neuter
Spaying and neutering are important and necessary medical procedures that enhance the quality of your pets' life. Not only does spaying and neutering have positive effects on your pets' health, it's also vital to controlling the homeless pet population.
Every year, thousands and thousands of pets go missing. Not knowing where your pet is or how to bring them back can be a helpless, hopeless feeling. It's a tragedy that happens all too often. But there is a simple, safe, and effective way to ensure your pet's safety and retrieval should they ever become lost.
At Little Friends of Ferndale Veterinary Care, we believe that one of the most important aspects of caring for your pet’s health is vaccinating him or her against possible diseases. However, we do not believe in over-vaccinating, and therefore we tailor our vaccine recommendations and protocols to each pet’s needs. We can assure you that we do extensive vaccination research and provide the highest quality, safest, least reactive, and most advanced vaccinations possible. There are a variety of disease processes that affect our pets, and other animals, so proper vaccinations are vital to protecting them from many types of disease processes and others by decreasing the spread of disease.
At Little Friends of Ferndale Veterinary Care, we believe that regular checkups and wellness exams are critical to your pets’ well-being. These wellness exams give us a chance to evaluate the overall health of your pet while also giving us a baseline for their unique bodies and tendencies. We firmly believe that the key to perfect health is preventative medicine and early detection. Routine examinations enable us to provide the best care possible for your pets.
At Little Friends of Ferndale Veterinary Care, we believe that proper nutrition plays a crucial role in your pets well being and preventative health care program. Poor nutrition and being overweight can be contributing factors to serious health issues. We believe that proper diet and exercise are the keys to the maintenance of perfect health; please do not hesitate to consult our team of experts to make the best nutritional recommendations for your pet.
At Little Friends of Ferndale, we believe that your pet’s emotional and physical well being go hand in hand. The entire team at LFOF is Fear Free certified to ensure that we can reduce your pet’s anxiety and fear during their visit to the practice. Also, Fear Free certification helps us to make sure your pet’s visit is as confident and as enjoyable as possible. We understand that problem behaviors can arise during your pet’s lifetime and can often be challenging and frustrating for you as a pet owner. Lack of appropriate training and anxiety is frequently the source of these nuisances or concerning behaviors.
Little Friends of Ferndale offers consultations to help you understand and manage these behaviors. We will also often refer you to a certified professional behavior specialist to aid in the development of a behavior modification program if needed. With a positive and compassionate approach, our goal is to improve the quality of life for all involved. If you would like to address behavioral concerns, do not hesitate to contact us, we are here to help!
Parasites pose a variety of health issues for your pets, which can be very susceptible to certain parasites depending on age, region, and other factors. At LFOF, we make appropriate parasite prevention recommendations tailored to the specific needs of each of your pets. Also, there are many zoonotic (transmissible to humans) diseases that can also be controlled, lessened, or prevented with parasite control. Please call our office today to ensure your pet is covered!
Dental care is vital to the overall health of your pet. Dental disease is a prevalent and often overlooked condition that, when left untreated, can lead to serious health issues in your pet. Eighty percent of dogs and seventy percent of cats over three years of age suffer from some form of dental disease, making it the most common pet health issue among our pet population. At LFOF, we will make appropriate dental recommendations for each of your pets to provide the overall best preventative care. Perfect dental health begins with an oral exam, and LFOF makes that a priority during every physical exam!
At LFOF, we provide a variety of surgical services for your pets and will make the necessary referrals to a board-certified surgeon if and when needed. The entire team at LFOF utilizes state of the art, surgical and anesthetic procedures, with a focus on the importance and management of postoperative pain control.
At Little Friends of Ferndale Veterinary Care, we are proud to be on the cutting edge of medical technology with our Digital Xray service. Digital Radiology is a technique and diagnostic tool that we use to look inside the body in an entirely non-invasive way. Digital X-rays allow us to create images of all the body’s organs, enhancing our ability to make the best treatment recommendations for your pet.
Ultrasound uses sound waves to offer a non-invasive, painless, and radiation-free method of imaging your pets' internal organs. Providing this service is one of the many ways that we show how dedicated we are to providing your pet with the best care possible.
Our hospital provides a wide variety of laboratory diagnostic testing with the most state of the art technology available. It is our goal to provide your pet with the highest level of care possible, and our diagnostic tools help us do that.
Cold Laser Therapy
At LFOF Cold Laser therapy use is a state of the art alternative therarpy to assist with pain management and healing. We use it after every surgery to help increase blood flow to local areas, manage pain control, improve, and accelerate the healing process. We also use it for chronic pain conditions such as arthritis and acute injuries such as back injuries and bite wounds. Please inquire about our Laser package programs for your pet’s health and comfort today!
At LFOF, we feel privileged and fortunate to make appropriate recommendations to help improve the overall quality of life in your older pets and allow them to age gracefully. We can help tailor nutritional, pain management protocols, and behavior management recommendations to improve the diginity and quality of life for each of our senior friends and their families. Please call for a senior consult today!