Pet Wellness and Dental Care in Atlanta, GA
Below you will see all the current services we currently are offering. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us, please!
Pet Dental Care
Proper and routine dental care is a vital part of your pet’s wellness, yet it is often overlooked. Preventative dental cleanings can save you lots of money in future treatment costs for dental diseases—not to mention spare your pet the discomfort and pain. Periodontal disease and tooth infections are extremely common diseases among cats and dogs that could be completely avoided with preventative pet dental care and regular pet teeth cleaning. Unfortunately, our pets have a hard time communicating discomfort with us, so that that tooth pain can go untreated for years. It’s hard to imagine our beloved pets feeling any kind of pain for so long.
At Southwest Veterinary Clinic, we proudly offer the most advanced pet dental care services.
Pet Wellness Care
Our general pet wellness procedures are designed to prevent disease and prolong pets’ lives. From the moment you welcome a new pet into your family and home, you should begin preventative care. Puppies and kittens alike are recommended to begin their vaccination series between six and eight weeks of age. During these series, physical examinations, intestinal parasite screenings, and precautionary deworming are also implemented to ensure the well-being of your newest family member.
As your dog or cat continues to grow, we recommend making a visit to our clinic every six months. Remember, our precious pets age at a much faster rate than we do; therefore, these exams will be important in keeping track of their health and any changes. These general wellness visits will encompass comprehensive physical exams to make sure everything is in tip-top shape, and we administer any necessary vaccinations and intestinal parasite screenings. These screenings protect not only your pet’s health but also the health of other pets and your own family. An additional service we offer is annual blood screening. Since many pets do not show symptoms of serious diseases until late into the illness's progression, these blood screenings can catch the early stages—prolonging your pet’s life.
At Southwest Veterinary Clinic, we have so many preventative measures available to keep your pet healthy and happy. Come to our facility for a pet wellness visit. Look at our hours of availability to schedule an appointment.
Parasite Control & Prevention
Parasites are unappealing and dangerous to pet wellness. That’s why we do everything we can to prevent them from making a home out of your pet. At Southwest veterinary Clinic, we want you to be aware of two kinds of parasites:
Modern technology has been revolutionary in terms of the medical equipment we use to treat your pets and keep them safe and close to home. Microchipping is the implantation of a permanent identification chip between the shoulder blades.
But will it hurt to microchip your dog or cat? Not any more than a routine vaccination! Implanting a microchip doesn’t even require an anesthetic. In fact, the procedure is so simple that we can perform it right in the exam room. One of our highly skilled veterinarians will inject the microchip under the loose skin between the shoulder blades from a sterile applicator.
It only takes a matter of seconds. While the microchip doesn’t act as a GPS that actively tracks your pet, it does act as a permanent form of identification. So, imagine your pet runs off into the woods. He or she broke out of his or her collar and now has no identification. Well, once your rambunctious pet is found and brought to an animal hospital or shelter (as most lost pets are), the staff will scan him or her for a microchip, which then displays your information. And, just like that, you two will be reunited again. Contact Southwest Veterinary Clinic today if you’re interested in our convenient microchipping services.
Ensuring each pet’s comfort and safety and informing and educating our clients is very important to us. Below is information that pertains to precautions we take, instructions for you, and some things to expect with every anesthetic procedure.
The night before your pet’s procedure, we ask that you withhold food after 10 pm and do not feed your pet on the morning of the procedure.
Water is fine overnight, as long as it is offered in small amounts only. Do not offer water to your pet on the morning of the procedure.
We prefer that surgery patients be admitted to our clinic between 9:00 and 9:30 am. This allows us the balance of the day to prepare for and performs the procedure, as well as to monitor the full recovery of each patient.
If you are not able to make it by 9:00, please let us know what time we can expect your pet to arrive.
Please allow some time (usually about 20-30 minutes) for the check-in process to occur. We admit on a first-come, first-served basis and require some discussion and signing of release forms. This is also a time to discuss any questions that you may have.
You will receive a call from the doctor in the latter part of the day after your pet has fully recovered from the procedure. The doctor will discuss the procedure and any individual needs of your pet. You will also be informed of when your pet will be ready for discharge.
Upon discharge, the doctor or nurse will go over discharge instructions with you in person and answer any questions you may have. Please allow at least 20-30 minutes for this to occur.
All Surgical Patients Receive:
Pre-operative Doctor Exam: The doctor will perform a comprehensive physical exam prior to surgery. This exam will assist the doctor in assuring that your pet is healthy and a good candidate for the procedure.
Pre-anesthesia blood testing: This is required within 14 days of the surgery in order to ensure optimal anesthetic safety. It tests the functions of vital organs that play a role in anesthesia recoveries, such as the liver and kidneys. It may also uncover potential hidden diseases that could increase the risk associated with anesthesia. The cost of the testing required may vary based upon the age of the pet.
IV catheter and perioperative fluids: An IV catheter is placed in order to administer the safest and most balanced anesthesia possible. It also allows us to administer fluids throughout the procedure to assist in maintaining healthy blood pressure and promote faster recovery. Note: your pet will be shaved in order to place the catheter aseptically.
Prescription medications specific to your pet’s need: This almost always includes appropriate pain control medication(s). In some instances, antibiotics are required. Prescription costs are additional and dependent on your pet’s individual needs.
Common Additional Findings In Spay/Neuter Procedures
If discovered, these findings require attention and additional charges. If any such conditions are found, you will be alerted before their correction:
Estrus: This is when a female dog is in heat. As a result, the spay surgery is slightly more complicated, and a surcharge is added to cover the extra procedure time.
Cryptorchidism: This is when a testicle has not descended into the scrotum as it normally should. When present, this condition requires a completely different surgical procedure and may result in additional procedure fees. However, correction of the problem is very important, as the consequences of not removing cryptorchid testicles are potentially life-threatening.
Retained deciduous teeth: This is when a puppy or kitten still has baby teeth that should have come out earlier in life but were retained. Left untreated, these will lead to disease of the surrounding adult teeth and gums.
To provide the most effective veterinary care for southwest Atlanta pets, Southwest veterinary Clinic keeps a stock of pet vaccinations that are essential for cats. Our feline friends receive vaccines that protect against several viruses and diseases that can damage their gastrointestinal, respiratory, and immune systems.
It is imperative that cats receive the recommended pet vaccinations that are specific to their species. Regardless of your pet is an inside pet or an outside pet, it is crucial to their health that they are vaccinated. Indoor pets can still contract viruses and diseases through an open window or when they go outside to use the bathroom. Pet viruses are often spread through direct contact with infected animals who are either wild or unvaccinated. Considering the deadly and progressive nature of the viruses that affect cats, it is vital to safeguard your furry companion with the recommended vaccines.
At Southwest veterinary Clinic, we offer multiple cat vaccinations. We use the most state-of-the-art vaccine technology and methods available to administer our pet vaccinations. Below, you will find a list of the various pet vaccinations we offer.
If you are searching for “dog vaccination near me” in Atlanta, GA, SWVC can help. To provide the most effective veterinary care for southwest Atlanta pets, Southwest veterinary Clinic keeps a stock of pet vaccinations that are essential for dogs. Our canine friends receive vaccines that guard them against diseases that can damage their respiratory, immune, and excretory systems.
Dogs must receive the recommended pet vaccinations that are specific to their species. Regardless of your pet is an inside pet or an outside pet, it is crucial to their health that they are vaccinated. Indoor pets can still contract viruses and diseases through an open window or when they go outside to use the bathroom. Pet viruses are often spread through direct contact with infected animals who are either wild or unvaccinated. Considering the deadly and progressive nature of the viruses that affect dogs, it is vital to safeguard your furry companion with the recommended vaccines.
At Southwest veterinary Clinic, we offer multiple dog vaccinations. We use the most state-of-the-art vaccine technology and methods available to administer our pet vaccinations. Below, you will find a list of the various pet vaccinations we offer.
At Southwest Veterinary Clinic, we offer specialized dog vaccinations that we administer with the latest, safest, and most effective pet vaccine technology and methods available today. We have provided a list of the pet vaccinations we offer below.
DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Para-influenza, Parvo)
Pet vaccines assist in preparing your friend’s immune system to fight disease-causing organisms. Vaccines consist of antigens, and to the immune system, these antigens look like disease-causing organisms, but they do not actually cause an illness. The immune system is mildly stimulated when the vaccine is introduced to the body. If the body should ever be exposed to the actual disease, the immune system will be prepared to fight off the disease entirely or reduce its severity.
Not every dog needs to be vaccinated for every disease. For this reason, we will thoroughly discuss what is right for your pets, keeping in mind their age, risk factors, species, and medical history.