Because our adored pets can’t talk and let us know exactly what the problem is, it can be a scary time for their owners when their furry friends aren’t feeling well. It may be apparent that something is wrong—a yelp when they are touched in a certain spot, lethargy and listlessness, a sudden limp—but we can never be sure what the problem is and how we can help them. Every whimper, sigh or dry hot nose takes on ominous meaning. Is this going to be how we lose our beloved friend?
Fortunately, you have Adobe Veterinary Clinic on your side, and our internal medicine services provide answers to your most frightening questions. And to be perfectly honest? Most of the time it’s just a small virus or a strained muscle that will heal in time. But for those times when the injury or illness is something more serious or complex, we will use every weapon in our arsenal to insure your pet comes home to you healthier and stronger than ever!
How It Works
Once you’ve determined something is off with your pet, bring him or her to us. We will conduct a complete and comprehensive physical exam while asking you questions that allow us an insight into the problem. Even the smallest details can be important, so don’t wave off our need to know that Fluffy didn’t sleep at all the night before; that lack of sleep can be a clue that aids in our diagnosis.
Part of our physical exam will involve taking blood and tissue samples that we will send out to Idexx Laboratories, who will perform diagnostic tests and send the results to us. If your pet seems to be suffering from an injury or seems to have difficulty breathing, after a visual exam is complete, we will take digital x-rays of the wounded or afflicted areas and consult with boarded radiologists as to the results.
Sometimes hospitalization will be required, but we promise that we will do our best to get your beloved four-legged family member back home and on your lap where he or she belongs. When medication is prescribed, our full pharmacy has everything you can need, so you won’t have to run all over town getting prescriptions filled. There are many methods of providing the diagnosis and treatment your ill or injured animal needs, and we utilize them all. Your pet’s good health is our top concern!
No One Wants Their Pet to Be Hurt or Ill
Isn’t it comforting to know that you have the caring and experience of our skilled staff on your side? Make that appointment with us as soon as you suspect something’s wrong and we will work our hardest to get your pet feeling top notch as soon as possible!