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At Dessau Veterinary Clinic, our experienced animal care team is committed to helping your pets live a long, healthy and active life. From routine wellness exams to emergency vet care, our Pflugerville veterinary hospital is conveniently located to provide all your needed North Austin veterinary services.
Annual wellness exams are important to protecting your pet’s long-term health. During this exam, our veterinarian will perform a full physical, conduct any necessary diagnostic blood work and administer a fecal sample test if needed. These tests ensure your pet’s health is in good condition and also provides an important baseline for future test results. During our wellness exam, we will confirm that your pet is up to date on all core vaccinations, including rabies, distemper, and parvo.
Did you know that the majority of cats and dogs aged three years or older suffer from periodontal disease? Regular dental exams are an important part of veterinary wellness care and can help prevent the development of serious oral health problems, including periodontal disease. Without regular cleaning, tartar and plaque can build up along the gum line. Left unchecked, these plaque deposits can push away gums, creating pockets for bacterial infections. In some severe cases, stomatitis may develop. This is a serious health problem where a pet’s immune system attacks the pet’s teeth in an effort to fight off the bacterial infection. Pets can suffer severe pain and be unable to eat or drink comfortably. Annual dental cleanings remove this plaque build-up, preventing bacterial infections and painful health problems.
If you are traveling for work or pleasure and need a safe place to board your pet, our animal hospital is the perfect solution! Our trained boarding staff will provide compassionate, attentive care for your pet. Prior to entering our Pflugerville and Austin boarding facility, all pets must be up to date on their vaccinations and have a recent clean stool sample. While here, your pet will enjoy all the comforts of home, including bedtime treats and supervised playtime for our canine guests. Most importantly, in the event of a health emergency, your pet is only a step away from receiving veterinary attention.
Even with routine wellness care, we know that emergencies happen. Our animal hospital provides emergency vet care during regular clinic hours. No appointment is necessary – simply give us a call on your way in and we will have a member of our vet team ready to assist your pet upon arrival.
From pet boarding to emergency vet care, we are proud to serve the Pflugerville and North Austin pet communities. Schedule your appointment today by calling (512) 339-3177!