Kindness Animal Hospital offers convenient, affordable vet services for pets in Tulsa and the surrounding areas.
They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Preventive care for your pets can help increase the quality and length of your pet’s life. It can also save you money. A parvo vaccine or a month of heartworm and tick prevention cost less than $20. To treat a parvovirus infection or to rid your pet of heartworms or a tick-borne infection can cost you hundreds to thousands of dollars. And sometimes those diseases can be fatal even with treatment. We are big proponents of preventive care. Preventive care includes the following services:
We recommend full exams every 6-12 months. Pets age faster than humans and they cannot tell when something doesn’t feel right. Our doctors use their hands, eyes and ears to examine you pet’s eyes, ears, oral cavity, lymph nodes, thyroid gland, heart, lungs, abdominal organs, muscles, joints, skin and fur. On average, a physical examination reveals three medical concerns of which the pet owner was not aware.
Demonstrating how to properly clean your dog’s ears, trim your rabbit’s nails, or brush your cat’s teeth are just a start. We can guide in nutrition choices, supplements, behavior issues, training, litterbox choices and more. We stay on top of the newest, safest and most effective preventives and treatments so we can share this information with you.
We use the safest and most effective vaccines and protocols. Vaccination is one of the most reliable and cost-effective tools for preventive care. See our discussion on vaccines here on the website.
External parasites such as fleas and ticks are not only itchy and annoying but can result in allergies, skin infections and anemia. They also transmit tapeworms, Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Bobcat fever and many other very serious infections. Even indoor pets get ticks and fleas.
Pets should be on year-round flea and tick prevention.
Internal parasites can be spread to fetuses and newborns by their mother, picked up from grass and soil, or ingested when your pet eats bugs, grass, creatures or animal droppings. Even indoor pets can be exposed by soil brought in on your shoes or in potting soil. Some of these parasites can be spread to us from our pets. Routine fecal examinations are very important to protect your pet’s and your family’s well-being.
Heartworms are spread by mosquitos. They affect dogs, cats and ferrets and can be fatal. Prevention and early detection are extremely important. We recommend monthly prevention and annual testing.
Pets get lost daily. Some make it home. Some don’t. One of the easiest things you can do to increase your pet’s chances of being returned quickly and safely to you is to have a tiny and permanent chip placed under the skin. It is inserted with a needle and can be performed without sedation.
Dental disease is not only extremely painful, it can also lead to heart and kidney disease. The good news is that it is preventable. Home dental care and routine dental prophylaxis can keep your pet’s mouth healthy and pain-free. At Kindness, we have use a digital radiograph unit to take full mouth x-rays with each dental procedure. This allows us to examine the half of the tooth that is hidden under the gum line. If your pet has bad breath, they have some degree of dental disease. The sooner it is treated, the fewer repercussions your pet will have to experience.
Annual blood, urine and blood pressure screenings can detect diseases before they cause serious or irreversible issues. By catching internal diseases early we can often control or slow down the problems they cause.
We know that you want the best health care for your pet. We offer preventive care plans for each stage of your pet’s life. These plans help prevent disease, ensure early diagnosis, and improve the quality of your pet’s life. By allowing you to make low monthly payments for this care, it is now more affordable. Our Wellness Plans make it easy to say yes to good health!