Companion Pet Clinic

 

 

Our family understands how important your pets are to your family and we design our services to met your pet's needs.

Companion Pet Clinic offers a wide variety of health care services including vaccines, spay and neuter, dentistry, internal medicine, geriatric care and radiology.  Some locations offer boarding for your pets while you are out of town.

At Companion Pet Clinic, walk-ins are welcome so there's no need to schedule an appointment ahead of time; simply drop in at your convenience. We recommend allowing at least an hour for your visit as there may be a short wait if the clinic is busy. Feel free to call ahead with any questions or concerns and we will be happy to discuss them with you! (However, please note that for your pet's safety, we cannot diagnose your pet or prescribe medication without performing an in-clinic exam.)

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

  • To exceed the expectations of our clients while providing competitively priced, quality veterinary services.
  • To maintain a knowledgeable, well-rewarded staff.
  • To treat all patients as if they were our own.

There is a CPC clinic near you to serve you and your pets.

In business since 1982, we maintain state-of-art facilities for the diagnosing and treatment of our patients  We are pleased and proud to show our clients through our Clinic facilities whenever they visit, and encourage visits by the owners when their companions require extended hospital stays.

Companion Pet Clinics are located near you for your convenience.  Click on the clinic below for complete details on that clinic. Or click here for a complete list of Companion Pet Clinics: CPC locations

Companion Pet Clinic Services: (Check the clinic pages for services by location)

What is a vaccine?
 
The word ‘vaccine’ comes from the discovery of an English country doctor, Dr. Edward Jenner. Dr. Jenner discovered that people given a preparation (‘vaccine’) of material from the common cattle disease, cowpox (or ‘vaccinia’), developed only a mild skin infection, but when those ‘vaccinated’ individuals were exposed to the deadly smallpox virus (a virus closely related to cowpox) they remained healthy. They were ‘immune’. More than one hundred years after Jenner’s findings, the great French scientist Louis Pasteur and his colleagues found that they could protect animals and people against a variety of diseases including rabies by administering injections of the infectious microorganism in an altered form. The two main alterations of these microorganisms were “inactivated vaccines” (using killed virus) or “attenuated vaccines” (using still living virus but changed into a harmless form).

 

 

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Antifreeze (Ethylene Glycol)
This is actually a winter and summer potential problem. Cats and dogs are attracted to the sweet smell and taste of antifreeze, and will often sample some if left out in a container or spilled on the garage floor.
 
Antifreeze is highly toxic - it is rapidly absorbed (initial signs appear approximately one hour post-ingestion), and there is a high mortality rate. Other sources of this deadly chemical are: heat exchange fluids (sometimes used in solar collectors), some brake and transmissions fluids as well as diethylene glycol used in color film processing.
 
Acute cases (within 12 hours of ingestion) often present as if the animal was intoxicated with alcohol: stumbling, vomiting and depression are common signs. The kidneys are most severely affected, and even if the animal seems to improve initially with treatment, they may succumb shortly after to kidney failure. The kidneys shut down, and the animal is unable to produce urine. This type of kidney failure usually happens 12-24 hours after ingestion in cats, and 36-72 hours post ingestion in dogs. Success of treatment is dependent upon quick treatment. If you suspect that your animal has come into contact with antifreeze, contact your veterinarian immediately.
 
A safe alternative to Ethylene Glycol antifreeze is available, it is called propylene glycol, and while it does cost a small amount more than 'regular' antifreeze, it is worth the piece of mind.
 
Arthritis and Winter
Cold, damp weather aggravates arthritis in dogs and cats. Arthritis can appear in young pets, but is most common in the middle age and geriatric pets. A fracture can also make the bone susceptible to arthritis after the injury is healed. Overweight pets suffer from arthritis more than their normal-weight counterparts.
 
If your pet is having trouble getting up or laying down, navigating the stairs, or has started to snap or cry when picked up, a visit to the veterinarian is in order. Many new arthritis treatments are available, both natural and medicinal.
 
NEVER medicate your dog with human prescription or over-the-counter medications without consulting your veterinarian first! One Tylenol™ tablet can be fatal to a cat.
 
The Outdoor Pet
If you pet is housed outside, make sure that adequate shelter is provided -- to shield from wind, moisture, and cold. Take extra care to ensure that your pet is comfortable and can get into and out of their housing easily.
 
Several pet and feed stores carry safe heated floor mats or non-electric warm bedding. Deeply bedded straw is another good insulator.
 
Do not use a heat lamp or other type of home heater - this is dangerous, and is the cause of many fires.
 
Pets need to have fresh water at all times - make sure the water is not frozen during this time of year. Contrary to what some people think, animals do not know how to break the ice. (OK, some may have learned this trick, but they are in the minority). Heated pet bowls are a solution for frigid temperatures. These bowls are very handy to have during the cold winter months, and are available in stainless steel or plastic. You can find them at most pet supply vendors and feed stores.
 
Pets that live outdoors may need additional food (calories) to sustain body temperature as well. Please check with your veterinarian to decide if your pet needs additional nutritional intake.
 
Staying Fit
As always, exercise is important! If there is snow on the ground, check your pet's paws for ice balls or injuries. Rinse feet off if your pet has walked where de-icers have been used. Some de-icers are toxic when ingested (when pet licks paws). If your pet is having difficulty exercising due to depth of snow, slick icy surfaces, or appears to be winded, shorten the usual exercise times and monitor for any unusual signs.
 

 

 

 

 

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