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Gold-Standard wellness care

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Slide Little Animal Hospital is a full service small animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Dr. Elizabeth Kappus has years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting Dr. Kappus and her team. Example Title

Puppy Care

We recommend bringing your puppy in at 6-8 weeks of age for a first puppy exam, intestinal parasite exam and first vaccinations.  Our staff will also discuss important topics for new puppy owners such as nutrition, house training, heartworm prevention and flea and tick control.  We will provide you with a complete puppy care kit, first dose of heartworm preventive and medical record to help you with this new addition to your family.  You and your new puppy will then return once a month until 16 weeks of age for wellness exams, vaccination boosters and to address any concerns you may have.  If you adopted your puppy at an older age, we will adjust your vaccination schedule as needed.

Once your puppy has reached 6 months of age, she or he is old enough to be spayed or neutered.  We will discuss the benefits of this procedure with you and can schedule your appointment.
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Kitten Care

We recommend bringing in your new kitten when first adopted for a comprehensive exam, intestinal parasite exam and testing for feline leukemia (FeLV) and feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV). Vaccinations start at 8-9 weeks of age and continue monthly through 16 weeks of age. We will tailor your kittens vaccinations based on his or her needs. Our staff will also discuss topics for new kitten owners such as nutrition, heartworm prevention, flea control and litterbox training. We will provide you with a complete kitten care kit, first dose of heartworm preventive and medical record to help you with this new addition to your family. If you adopted your kitten at an older age, we will adjust your vaccination schedule as needed.

Once your kitten has reached 6 months of age, she or he is old enough to be spayed or neutered. We will discuss the benefits of this procedure with you and can schedule your appointment.
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Adult Care

Once your pet has reached a year of age, we recommend an annual visit to our clinic for a comprehensive examination, intestinal parasite exam, vaccinations and heartworm test (dogs only). We can address any problems that may have arisen such as behavior issues, dental disease or nutritional needs. We recommend doing a monthly heartworm preventive year-round for our cat and dog patients to keep them healthy. Read More

Senior Care

As your pet enters their senior years, we recommend continuing with their annual wellness exam, tests and vaccines and adding a semi-annual comprehensive exam at 6 months. We also encourage a yearly geriatric profile which allows us to develop a baseline value on blood work for your pet, monitor internal organ function and provide early detection of disease such as kidney disease and diabetes. We also discuss the changing needs of our senior patients such as different nutritional needs and management of arthritis.Read More

Pharmacy

Our full-service pharmacy can fill your scripts on the same premises as the animal hospital and have them ready the same day in many instances. Safety is our priority, so we follow strict regulatory requirements and guidelines for pharmacy-related services. We also make sure all the safety protocols are in place for accurate compounding and dosage of the medicine. Our pharmacy specialist can also provide medication compounding services, guidance, and advice on dosage for your pet. Read More

Pain Management

It is important to note that pain management is not simply a matter of making things a little easier while your pet is going through trying times. Rather, pain management can actually make the post-operative and recovery processes a lot more manageable and, in fact, quicker. The more pain that pets suffer from during the post-op and recovery processes, the more stress that they are going to suffer from, and stress is well known for negatively impacting both people and pets' physical health.

Much like with humans, one of the best ways to manage a pet's pain is through medication. Our veterinarian provides pet safe pain medications in the correct doses for pets of all sizes and breeds.

Be sure to keep an eye on any potential pain symptoms following a surgery, as some things that pets undergo may not be immediately apparent if you are not being thorough. In the event that you notice any pain symptoms and your pet's veterinarian has not provided pain medication and dosage information, inform your pet’s veterinarian immediately.
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Microchipping

Our hospital offers the Home Again microchip to help in identifying lost pets and reuniting them with their owners.  This is a safe and permanent form of pet identification that is registered with a national database.  Home Again offers many unique services including rapid lost pet alerts, medical insurance for lost pets and a 24/7 emergency medical hotline.  For more information or to update your pet’s information, visit their web at www.homeagain.com. Read More

Boarding

We offer both canine and feline boarding for established clients. While we know there are a lot of luxury boarding facilities in the area with lots of amenities, not all pets do well in that environment so, we offer to keep your pet for you while you are away. While our boarding facility is not the biggest, we strive to keep it quiet and comfortable for your fur baby.  Read More