Additional Pet Services
At LaPaw Animal Hospital, our veterinary team offers additional services for your pet that focus on improving their overall quality of life.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin needles through the skin at strategic points along pathways called meridians. It is most commonly used to treat pain but is also used for other ailments such as metabolic disorders, skin disease, and mental wellbeing. Acupuncture also affects myofascial tissue, a thin saran-like wrapping surrounding all muscles, muscle fibers, and nerves.
Urgent & Emergency Care
Just like people, pets can experience accidents and injuries that require emergency care. However, sometimes it may be difficult to determine if your pet is experiencing trauma that warrants an urgent care visit or if their symptoms are those of something less serious. If you are unsure whether your pet requires urgent veterinary care, please call us.
Pets can have various behavioral issues, from simple house training problems to severe anxiety and aggression issues. This is where we come in. We are qualified and experienced in diagnosing and addressing behavior problems with an approach that combines veterinary clinical medicine, behavioral medicine, and pet training skills. As you learn to communicate with your pet, you’ll watch your bond grow over time.
Hospice and Euthanasia
Our doctors offer multiple modes of easing pain and adapting environments and care to keep your friend comfortable and by your side in their last months. We will be by your side as together we decide if kind, painless euthanasia is the gift that your pet needs. Euthanasia is a selfless act of love that you give your pet – the peace of seeing them quietly slip away in your arms is a final gesture of compassion. Your pain will deepen as you say goodbye to your friend, but their pain will be no more. Comfort, peace, and dignity are gifts we can give our pets after the lifetime of unconditional love they have given us.
Alternative & Integrative Medicine
Our focus as LaPaw Animal Hospital is to provide the best care for your pet through Alternative and Integrative Medicine. Integrative medicine combines conventional medicine and holistic medicine to develop a treatment plan to best fit each pet.
The practice of high-quality veterinary medicine focuses on the entire patient – from medical issues that affect physical functioning to emotional and psychological issues that affect well-being. Experiencing pain can affect the body’s physical functioning. It can have a detrimental effect on a patient’s well-being and state of mind. That’s why pain management is among our primary considerations when treating a pet for any medical condition.
Feeding a healthy diet and maintaining a healthy weight can increase life expectancy, quality of life, decrease the risk of many diseases (such as arthritis, diabetes, heart disease), and help manage chronic medical conditions.
We make sure your pet always has the things they need to live a happy and healthy life. Our pharmacy is stocked full of the products you need. At our pharmacy, you can request refills for things like Flea & Tick Preventatives, Prescriptions, Compounded Medication, Herbal Medicine, Nutritional Supplements, and Prescription Diet Pet Food!