We at CCAH understand the special role your pet plays in your family and are dedicated to becoming your partner in your pet’s health care. Our entire health care team is committed to providing personal attention to the unique concerns of each individual pet owner.
Because of the shorter lifespan of our pets, we stress the importance of an annual physical examination to help alleviate serious health problems.
If your pet receives a diagnosis of diabetes it may seem like a lot to handle at first. There are many household and lifestyle changes that need to happen in order to keep your pet’s disease under control and closely monitored. Clear Creek Animal Hospital understands how important it is to fully educate clients on how to manage the highs and lows of the disease. We walk clients through the process step by step during our Diabetes Consultation, taking the time needed to explain the process of administering insulin injections, spot checking your pets blood glucose levels and discussing the proper diet needed to help maintain your pet’s good quality of life.
Clear Creek Animal Hospital understands that some pets need extra care when being groomed. Some pets do not do well in a typical grooming salon, and some pets require medicated baths or dips that grooming salons cannot provide. If you have been referred to a veterinarian for grooming by your regular groomer, there is no better place than Clear Creek Animal Hospital. Each pet is treated on a case-by-case basis with personalized sedation and cosmetic care. We also offer nail trims, anal gland expressions, and medicated baths without sedation on a walk-in basis.
Allergy Consultation and Treatment
Pets can suffer from many types of allergies, just as people can. At Clear Creek Animal Hospital we provide testing to determine what type of allergy your pet may have. Allergies can stem from several different sources, including pollen, mold, food, or fleas. Due to advances in veterinary medicine, most allergies can be successfully treated. Early detection is important as we can take actions to stop the progression of their condition.
If your pet experiences any of the following symptoms, please contact Clear Creek Animal Hospital to schedule an allergy consult:
- Hair loss
- Runny eyes
- Excessive itching
- Redness in between the toes or on the ears
- Frequent licking or chewing at paws
- Excessive sneezing
- Vomiting or diarrhea
- Chronic ear infections or skin infections
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”
– Benjamin Franklin
Comprehensive physical examinations are crucial to your pet’s health. Our doctors recommend pets visit a veterinarian at least once a year. When a pet reaches the age of 7, she recommends that pet visit twice a year. Examinations from our doctors include a nose-to-tail inspection and auscultation of their heart, lungs, and digestive systems. Consultation with a doctor regarding your pet’s health is included as well.
Did you know that our sweet animal companions age twice as fast as us humans? As they age they will require more medical attention. Within a year many changes can happen, and catching important changes early can make a difference in your pet’s life span and quality of life. Call 303-424-1314 to schedule your pet’s annual or bi-annual examination.
It can be a difficult transition to accepting the loss of our beloved pets. Everyone copes with these emotions differently and at our clinic we understand and sympathize with the grief process we must all cope with after our pets have passed on. It is important to know what options are available to us in our community. The doctors and technicians at Clear Creek Animal Hospital are always available to speak with you and there are many resources out there to help understand why we feel so strongly for our furry family members.
Book: When Your Pet Dies: A Guide to Mourning, Remembering, and Healing by Alan D. Wolfelt
Health Certificate Examinations for Travel
In order for your pet to travel within the United States or internationally they will need a Health Certificate from a veterinarian. This document provides information about your pet’s health, their vaccine history and verifies they don’t have any contagious diseases. Clear Creek Animal Hospital is certified by the USDA to provide these documents.
If you are flying with your pet, check with the airline carrier and the state or country where you are going to determine their requirements for accepting pets. Most airlines require a certificate that is no more than ten days old, so the appointment will need to be scheduled accordingly. The requirements vary depending on where you travel, so be sure to research your destination’s requirements as soon as possible.
International health certificates take careful planning and precision. We refer international travelers to PetsFly, a company dedicated to international pet travel.
Nutrition is a key component to your pet’s preventative care and overall well-being. It is important to understand what diet is right for your cat or dog and their lifestyle. Clear Creek Animal Hospital can make things much easier in a world full of confusing dietary options by taking the time to discuss with you your pet’s energy, age, weight and lifestyle which are all components to their specific nutritional needs.
Occasionally a pet may require a prescription diet. In these instances we help to make sure you understand what options are available to you and what is best for your pet’s health. These diets can help us prevent, treat or manage such diseases as kidney disease, bladder stones, liver disease, weight challenges or digestive upset. Please speak with a Clear Creek Animal Hospital team member who can answer any questions you may have regarding your pet’s nutrition.
Your pet’s mouth will be checked at every visit, regardless of why your pet is being seen, but if you feel your pet needs an oral exam between visits we offer DENTAL Exams at no charge. These Dental exams allow us to estimate the time your pet will be under anesthesia and what we can expect during the dental cleaning.