Over 50 Years of Providing Full-Service Compassionate Care to Pets
- Early morning drop-offs for busy pet owners
- Evening & Saturday hours
- Most credit & debit cards welcome
- Dispensary & lab on-site
- X-rays & ultrasound on-site
- Food, vitamins & accessories sold on-site
- Ample parking in our parking lot
- Staffed to provide care to English, Spanish, and Japanese families
- Puppy/kitten & senior wellness programs
- Cancer diagnosis & treatment
- Emergency care
- Skin, ear & eye care
- Nail care
- Solutions for fleas, ticks & parasites
- Feral cat program
- Humane euthanasia
- Holistic medicine
Do you love your pet as a member of the family? If you do, you are in great company. Many people view their pet as part of the family, choose human names and know pets increase quality of life and health.
A healthy pet is more fun, lives longer and is less stress on the family budget. Prevention is the key since it pre-empts your pet from illness and increases the length of its life. Most prevention is simple and starts at home. Examining your pet at least monthly by observing eyes, ears, nose, teeth, throat, skin, feet, appetite and stool/urine production is your first line of defense. Cleaning out the ears twice weekly and brushing your pet’s teeth three to seven times each week will prevent serious infection. Infected teeth can lead to heart, liver, kidney and lung disease that are painful and shorten your pet’s life. Ear infection can also be painful and lead to chronic ear disease, loss of hearing and spread of infection into the body.
Feeding the best diet you can is also a simple but important issue. A quality diet will provide the building blocks for a healthy, trim body and help the immune system fight infection.
Where does your family veterinarian come in? All of these above suggestions should be discussed with your veterinarian, and get their advice on techniques and products.
Your pet ages two years of human life every three months and should receive a comprehensive examination with fecal check at least twice a year. Newer vaccines are an effective and safe means of preventing deadly diseases such as bordetella (whooping cough) and leptospirosis (liver and kidney disease).
Information retrieved from Pet Care news article by Dr. Jerry Den Herder. A veterinarian with Den Herder Veterinary Hospital.
Vaccinations are an essential preventive care measure for keeping your pets healthy. At PV Village Pet Hospital, we believe that through vaccination dogs and cats can be better protected from numerous disease risks, including rabies, distemper, hepatitis, and leukemia among others. Research has shown us that a widespread in the use of vaccines in the last century has prevented the spread of disease and death of millions of animals. Contact us today to schedule your beloved pet’s vaccination care.
On February 12, 2008, the City Council of Los Angeles gave final approval to a new law that requires all cats and dogs in the City to be spayed or neutered after the age of four months, with some specific exemptions allowed.
Why Spay/Neuter is Good For Our Pets
Spaying and neutering are safe, simple surgeries that prevent animals from reproducing. Females are spayed; males are neutered.
One unneutered male can impregnate dozens of females. Therefore, it is just as important to neuter males as it is to spay females. Accidents happen when you least expect them.
Spaying and neutering reduces or eliminates the risk of certain types of cancer that can kill your pet or be expensive to treat.
Spaying and neutering may eliminate undesirable behaviors such as fighting, spraying, and roaming.
Key Facts About the Spay/Neuter Law
Effective since October 1, 2008
- Applies to all dogs and cats over four months of age, unless exempted. (See “Exemptions”)
- Violations are subject to three levels of increasing fines, starting at $100, to urge compliance.
- Upon the second violation, animals are subject to mandatory sterilization.
- After multiple violations, non-compliance is a misdemeanor.
- Maintaining an intact dog requires both meeting the requirements for an exemption AND obtaining an intact license.
Information was retrieved from LA Animal Services.
Visit www.laanimalservices.com for more information.
We all know that nutrition is one of the most important factors in maintaining good health. Just like people, proper nutrients are necessary for every organ system in your pet’s body to function properly. Nutritional deficiencies as well as excesses are a major problem in veterinary medicine.
- Over 60% of the pets are over the age of 3 are overweight.
- Maintaining a pet at his/her ideal body weight can improve life expectancy by up to 20%.
- Most skin problems have a nutritional component to them.
- Pets can become hypersensitive (allergic) to feeds with too much waste product or additives.
- Many gastrointestinal disturbances can be linked in inappropriate diet.
- Nutritional issues are the number one cause of medical problems in captive birds and reptiles.
When PV Village Pet Hospital examines your pet, we will evaluate their nutritional status and make specific recommendations regarding proper nutrition for your pet. We have a variety of prescription diets for each life stage and medical condition that we may be faced with. Contact us today.
We all know that your special companion also needs dental care. Healthy teeth and gums can help your pet live a longer, healthier life. The buildup of tartar can lead to gingivitis, a painful gum infection which can eventually lead to endocarditic (heart valve infection) and pyelonephritis (severe kidney infection).
Schedule your pet’s dental visit with our office to determine if he or she needs dental cleaning. Our specially selected equipment helps each pet cleaning last longer and makes the dental cleaning process much easier. Dental cleaning usually consists of scaling and polishing the teeth, but may also include tooth extractions and antibiotic therapy when necessary.
We pride ourselves on years of successful surgical experience. Our clean and spacious Palos Verdes clinic understands the close bond that people form with their pets. Our professional, well equipped veterinarians are committed to providing the highest quality surgical and medical care to help your pet’s lead healthier, happier lives.
We offer all routine surgeries at P.V. Village Pet Hospital, as well as surgeries for more specific needs. Some surgeries include:
- Spay & Neuter
- Soft-Tissue Surgery
- Oral Surgery
- TPLO Surgery & Other Orthopedics
At PV Village Pet Hospital, your pet is an important member of your family, and we treat each patient as if they are part of ours. Contact us today for a free pet consultation.