Comprehensive Physical Exams
Wellness exams are an important part of keeping your pet healthy. Having your pet examined by a veterinarian can help spot potential health problems before they become more difficult and more expensive to treat.Whether your pet is coming to Kingman Animal Hospital for an illness or an annual check-up, they will be given a thorough physical examination. Our veterinarians take the time to check your pet from nose to tail by looking in their ear canals, evaluating their eyes and vision, inspecting their teeth, checking for lumps and skin growths, listening to their heart and lungs, examining their skin and hair coat, and palpating their lymph nodes and abdominal organs which lets them check for any abnormalities or masses internally.
Cats, dogs, and pocket pets age much faster than humans. We strive to examine all of our patients at least once a year. When your pet comes in for a routine wellness exam our doctors will recommend any needed vaccines, lab work, and preventative care that is best for your pet. Together we can continue to provide quality health care and extend the life of your beloved companion.
Dental Care and Oral Health
It is important to keep your pet’s teeth and gums clean and healthy. Untreated dental problems like periodontal disease can often lead to other problems in your pet. This is due to oral bacteria entering the blood stream and damaging the kidneys, heart, and liver. The doctors and staff of Kingman Animal Hospital are dedicated to keeping your pet’s mouth in tip top shape. We offer extensive dental care for pets which includes teeth cleaning, teeth polishing, extractions, and dental x-rays. We also offer Sanos, a gingival dental sealant for dogs and cats that seals the gum line against the formation of plaque. It is clinically proven to last for 6 months without any take-home application required. Our technicians and veterinarians can discuss with you how to best care for your pet’s teeth at home.
We offer Dental Evaluations for your pet at every wellness visit. Our friendly experienced Veterinary Assistants and Licensed Technicians can take a look at your pet’s teeth and will recommend an oral health care program that best suits their needs. If your pet is experiencing bad breath, difficulty eating, painful mouth, red or swollen gums, or has a yellow or brown crust of plaque on their teeth
give us a call to set up their Dental Evaluation today.
More Information on Dental Care
A visit to your dentist is much different than your pet’s dental cleaning appointment. For most of us, caring for our teeth and gums has been part of our daily routine for as long as we can remember. Our visit to the dentist for a teeth cleaning is usually brief and does not require sedation. Veterinary dentistry is considerably more time consuming and complex. Cleaning a pet’s teeth requires that they be under general anesthesia. Pet’s undergoing any type of anesthesia will stay with us for the day.
After an examination and pre-anesthetic blood work screening, our veterinary team will perform teeth cleanings, scaling, x-rays, assessment of tooth and gum health, and extractions. Teeth
cleanings are day-long procedures however your pet can go home the same day after fully recovering from anesthesia.
While your pet is under anesthesia we will take full mouth radiographs to ensure that any bad teeth are removed. We will remove all of the tartar that is firmly attached to the surface of the teeth and clean under the gum line. This is the most important area to clean as periodontal disease begins here. We would not be able to do this if our patients were awake.
Physical Therapy and Laser Treatment
The goal for physical therapy in canines is to improve quality of life and decrease pain. At Kingman Animal Hospital we offer a rehabilitation program that will best fit your pets condition.We offer hydrotherapy, massage, thermal and cryo-therapy, passive range of motion, strength training, coordination and balance exercise and overall conditioning.Laser treatment is another service we offer. Class IV laser therapy does not treat conditions. Rather, it stimulates the body’s inherent healing mechanisms via a process called photobiomodulation or biostimulation.Pet owners searching for non-pharmaceutical or non- surgical pain management solutions for pets have been introduced to Laser Therapy and have found the treatment to be very helpful. Pets that benefit from physical therapy are pets that suffer with chronic arthritis, herniated disks, hip dysplasia, obesity, poor conditioning, abnormal gait, paralysis, post surgical orthopedic repairs and many more.
Exotic Pet Care
Kingman Animal Hospital offers health care for birds, small mammals (ferrets and rodents), reptiles and some wildlife including birds of prey (Owls, Hawks, etc.) as well as our feline and canine friends. Because exotic animals in the wild can be considered “prey” they are very good at hiding illness and injury. Often times when an owner notices that something is wrong the condition can be serious. We recommend your exotic pet comes in for a wellness exam at least once a year to check for any health problems.
Boarding (SORRY! SERVICES DISCONTINUED AT THIS TIME)
Kingman Animal Hospital offers your furry friend a home away from home in our climate controlled newly remodeled boarding facility. Our friendly staff will keep your pet comfortable during their stay and ensure that they are well taken care of. To make certain our boarding pets are kept safe and healthy we require proof of up to date vaccines from all of our guests before they check in.
We offer boarding pets to be dropped off or picked up Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. We board cats, dogs, and exotics. If your pet is on a medication please bring them in their original container if possible. Your pet will not be seen by a veterinarian unless they are due for vaccines, you specifically request an exam, or if we notice a problem. Examples of problems include diarrhea, vomiting, not eating or drinking, urinary difficulties, or coughing. In the event your pet requires medical treatment we will make every attempt to contact you before treating them. For more information on our boarding please call us at 928-757-4011.
Puppy and Kitten Care
Puppies and kittens are more susceptible to disease than adult pets. That is why it is extremely important to complete a series of vaccinations from your veterinarian beginning at 6 weeks old until they reach 16-18 weeks. These vaccines consist of a combination of vaccines that include Distemper, Adenovirus Type 2, Paraifluenza and Parvovirus as well as Bordetella and Rabies vaccines for dogs and Feline Rhinotracheitis-Calici-Panleukopenia, Bordetella, Rabies and Leukemia for cats.
During your new pets initial wellness evaluation our veterinarians will discuss behavioral issues, nutritional counseling, and other recommendations to ensure your new addition get off on the right foot. Getting your puppy or kitten started out on the right path can go a long way towards preventing problems in their adult life.
As pets age their needs change. Scheduling regular veterinary exams for your pet is one of the most important steps you can take to keep your companion in tip-top shape. Wellness exams can help catch and delay the onset of disease and help detect problems such as organ failure and osteoarthritis. Every year for a dog or cat is equivalent to 5–7 human years. As your pet ages he or she may become more susceptible to cancer, kidney disease, heart problems, pancreatic disease, and hormonal imbalances such as thyroid conditions or diabetes. Arthritic conditions cause pain and changes the way your pet is able to interact in the family. Behavior changes such as house soiling can suddenly make your beloved companion a difficult housemate. Our veterinarians may recommend tests that can detect disease before symptoms are even apparent. Early detection is key and can add years to your pets life.
Hospice Care programs are available. Our health care team is dedicated to bringing comfort to your beloved pet as life nears its end. We provide individualized plans for each patient depending on what is best for you and your pet. We offer at physicals, blood testing, medication refills, pain management, physical therapy and advice. We want your pet to be as pain free, comfortable and fully engaged as possible.
End of Life and Pet Loss
We understand the special bond you have with your pet. When it is time to say goodbye to our companions we are often losing a part of our family. When that time arrives, Kingman Animal Hospital offers the opportunity for you and your family to spend the final moments with your friend at our clinic in our private comfort room. Aftercare is available for your pet. Families can choose communal cremation or private cremation. Private cremation allows families to keep a memorial of their pet in a beautiful wooden urn. Please call our office for further details and one of our friendly staff members will gladly assist you.
Kingman Animal Hospital also offers routine vaccines, prescription medications, digital radiology, physical therapy, baths and nail trims, pain management, Hills Prescription Diet pet food, Purina Veterinary Diet pet food and a trained and certified food advocate, house calls, and much more. Stop in to see us for a hospital tour. We’d love to get to meet you and
your beloved companion!