Animal Clinic in Boca Raton offering Quality Pet Care at Affordable Prices!
WELCOME TO ANIMAL KINGDOM VETERINARY CENTER … AN ANIMAL CLINIC THAT CARES!
Animal Clinic offering the Best Experience for you and your pets!
At Animal Kingdom Veterinary Center, we are passionate about providing the best animal clinic experience for you and your pet. We make use of advanced technology. We believe in educating clients and communicating openly regarding your pet’s care. Our philosophy is simple: We understand the special role your pet plays in your family, and that’s just part of the reason we treat all pets as if they were our own. Our eco-friendly animal clinic is equipped with state-of-the-art technology.
YOUR TRUSTED ANIMAL CLINIC IN BOCA RATON FLORIDA
Animal Kingdom Veterinary Center is a top animal clinic for exceptional veterinary care in Boca Raton, FL. We are an animal clinic committed to helping pet owners look after the health and well-being of their pets. Come visit us for a variety of services that include exams, surgeries, radiology, and dentistry.
KEEP YOUR DEARLY LOVED PETS STRONG AND HEALTHY
Keep your dearly loved pets strong and healthy by bringing them to our animal clinic regularly. Animal Kingdom Veterinary Center offers a complete examinations to prevent illnesses and treat existing conditions.
While visiting our animal clinic, our veterinarian and staff will always handle your pets in a professional yet affectionate and non-threatening manner. Trust us to make you and your precious pets feel comfortable whenever you at our animal clinic.
FULL RANGE OF VETERINARY SERVICES
Your Pet’s Mouth Is the Gateway to Good Health – Made possible with regular Pet Dentistry treatments.
Pet dentistry services are an important part of your pets hygiene. Cleaning your pet’s teeth at Animal Kingdom is an important part of keeping them healthy. Its not normal for your dog to have “Dog breath.” Its a sign that there are problems. When bacteria in your pet’s mouth gets into the bloodstream, it causes damage to major body organs as the kidneys, lungs, or heart.
After a cleaning, following up at home is important. We are happy to take the time to make recommendations on what you can do. Products that you can use to keep teeth clean, reduce tartar, and bacteria are special chews or diets.
Brushing Your Pet’s Teeth
There is another important component that you can do at home to keep your pet’s teeth clean and bacteria free. Do this step-by-step process, and your pet will learn to enjoy having their teeth brushed.
- Prepare your pet by rubbing his or her gums every day and reward with a treat. Your pet will learn that this is an activity to look forward to.
- After a week or so, use some special pet toothpaste on your finger and rub the teeth and gums. Let your pet taste it and give lots of praise.
- Once your pet has become accustomed to having your finger in their mouth, try using the toothbrush with paste.
Just as we brush our teeth, and have regular dentist visits, pets need the same level of care. An unclean mouth can lead to infection and can cause complicated medical issues for your pets. Chronic oral disease can spread bacteria to other parts of the body. Oral disease can affect the lungs, heart, liver, and kidneys. Signs to watch for are bad breath, swollen gums, and also tartar build up. Signs of oral disease can also include pets rubbing their faces against the carpet or furniture. Behavioral changes can also be signs of oral disease. These changes can include poor appetite, difficulty eating, growling or snapping, decreased activity, and sleeping a lot.
Keep at it! Your pet will thank you.
A radio graph (sometimes called an x-ray)
Radiography with our digital machine allows Animal Kingdom Veterinary Center to evaluate almost any organ in the body, including the heart, lungs, and abdominal organs, as well as the bones.
Radiography is painless, safe, and completely non-invasive. The level of radiation exposure needed to perform radiography is very low, even pregnant females and very young pets can undergo radiography. Radio graphs can be used to evaluate bones as well as the size, shape, and position of many of the body’s organs.
Immunizations are a crucial part of your pet’s health care. Some immunizations are recommended yearly while others are given every three years. Usually administered during an annual exam, we work with you to develop an individual vaccine protocol that best suits your pet’s needs.
Vaccines are products designed to trigger protective immune responses and prepare the immune system to fight future infections from disease-causing agents. Vaccines stimulate the immune system’s production of antibodies that identify and destroy disease-causing organisms that enter the body. Vaccines provide immunity against one or several diseases that can lessen the severity or prevent certain diseases altogether.
Very young animals are highly susceptible to infectious disease because their immune system is not yet fully mature. They receive protection through antibodies in their mother’s milk, but the protection is not long-lasting and there may be gaps in protection as the milk antibodies decrease and their immune system is still maturing.
In many instances, the first dose of a vaccine serves to prime the animal’s immune system against the virus or bacteria while subsequent doses help further stimulate the immune system to produce the important antibodies needed to protect an animal from diseases.
Finish the Vaccination Series
An incomplete series of vaccinations may lead to incomplete protection, making puppies and kittens vulnerable to infection.
To provide optimal protection against disease in the first few months of life, a series of vaccinations are scheduled, usually 3-4 weeks apart. For most puppies and kittens, the final vaccination in the series is administered at about 4 months of age; however, a veterinarian may alter the schedule based on an individual animal’s risk factors.
5 Reasons to Vaccinate Your Pet
1. Vaccinations prevent many pet illnesses.
2. Vaccinations can help avoid costly treatments for diseases that can be prevented.
3. Vaccinations prevent diseases that can be passed not only from animal to animal but also from animal to human.
4. Diseases prevalent in wildlife, such as rabies and distemper, can infect unvaccinated pets.Diseases prevalent in wildlife, such as rabies and distemper, can infect unvaccinated pets.
5. Many areas, local or state ordinances require certain vaccinations of household pets.Many areas, local or state ordinances require certain vaccinations of household pets.
Used for identify pets
To protect their pets, many owners turn to technology, in the form of identification microchips implanted in their pets. Microchips are tiny transponders, about the size of a grain of rice, that can be implanted in your pet’s skin.
Thousands of pets are lost every day, and microchip identification is the one reliable way to reunite these lost pets with their owners. The procedure is safe, easy, inexpensive, and practically painless.
The microchip itself is about the size of a grain of rice. It contains a tiny metallic “bar code” surrounded by an inert membrane which makes it non-reactive when it is placed under the skin. The microchip is injected under the skin between the shoulder blades with a hypodermic-type syringe. Although the needle itself is larger than those used for vaccinations, most pets don’t seem to notice any more than any other injection. Once the chip is in place, it should be there for the life of the pet, and registering your microchip will ensure your contact information is associated with the bar code number.
Neuter Spaying Surgical Services at Vet Boca:
Neuter or spaying –
your pet is our most common surgical procedure. When you neuter or spay your pet it serves a tremendous purpose for both your pets and your community. If performed at an early age, Neuter and Spaying surgery can drastically reduce a pet’s chance of getting certain cancer. In Females the risk of mammary cancer is reduced. Neutering, completely prevents uterine infection,
cancer, and of course pregnancy. Be a responsible pet owner:
Cryptorchid Neutering –
Occurs in both cats and dogs. The testicles remain in the inguinal canal or also in the abdomen. This creates the risk of becoming cancerous,
Declawing Surgical Service Vet Boca
Declawing remains a controversial procedure. While a majority Vets do the surgery still, its only where behavior attempts and nail trimming have not worked. In nearly all cases, damage from cat claws can at most be avoided with a front paw declawing. We almost never recommend declawing all four feet of a cat, except when owners are on blood thinners. Recovery time is as short as two weeks or as long as four weeks. So discuss this procedure with your Vet.
Growth Removal Biopsy Service Vet Boca
Only a biopsy can will show whether or not a growth is benign, or cancer. If your dog or cat has developed a new growth, or if an old mass has started to change or grow more rapidly, call the hospital to have
a doctor evaluate your pet. Bladder stones are a common problem in dogs. When bladder stones obstruct the urethra they will be taken out surgically. Samples will go for analysis. Your vet may prescribe a different diet for your pet based on the results.
Using high tech equipment, Vet Techs monitor your pets vital signs after surgery to aid in your pets recovery.
Pets Health- Laboratory testing for dogs and cats
Laboratory testing is an important part of how we maintain your pets health, both in sickness and in health. Through Lab tests we can also see the current state of your pets health. By using the latest in lab technology we can find, and therefore treat potential problems early on.
The areas where your pets health will benefit from these lab tests are:
- Diagnosing a suspected health problem
- Organ function monitoring in aging pets (usually 6 years or older)
- Pre-surgical / pre-anesthetic testing
- Detecting heartworms, intestinal and skin parasites
- Measuring medication levels to ensure accurate dosing
- Replacement hormone monitoring
- Diagnosis of infectious diseases
- Monitoring organ function for certain medications
- Determining appropriate treatment
We can use Lab tests to detect suspected health problems such as skin cancer, tumors, or blood clots.
We use Lab tests to determine if your pets organs are working as they should. When pets get older, monitoring organ functions becomes highly important.
By drawing blood, and examining your pets stool, we can check for Heartworms, and also tapeworms in your pets.
The exact level of the meds being absorbed in the blood can be seen, and changes can then be made.
As your pet ages they may need hormone therapy. Routine testing will show us if the dosage is high or low.
In spite of our care our pets can be exposed to an infectious disease. Getting a blood test will catch this early.
Certain Meds themselves can have an adverse reactions in a pets organs. As your Vet determines they will schedule tests to monitor your pets health.
When it comes to your pets health you need your Vet to accurately diagnose the illness. Not only that, but your Vet must determine the proper course of treatment, as well as, assessing response to treatment
Wellness Exam – your pet’s annual physical exam
Protecting Pet Health at Every Age and Stage with a Wellness Exam
Regular Wellness Exam
A wellness exam is a physical exam vital to your pets health. Because your pet can’t tell us how their feeling, a complete nose-to-tail physical exam is recommended once a year. We encourage routine wellness exams for your pets.
A routine well exam provides your Vet, the opportunity to understand your pet’s overall health. In addition, routine exams, help your Vet, to spot potential medical issues before they become serious health concerns. It’s also an opportunity, as well for you, to ask your Vet important questions about your pet’s daily care. We also use this time to inform you about home health care for your pet. In addition to important advice and new information on the care of your particular type and breed of animal.
Your pet’s wellness examination at Animal Kingdom Veterinary Center includes our commitment to the following:
Listen to the heart
Early signs of cardiac disease, known as arrhythmias, are heard through a stethoscope. Discovering these initial indicators quickly can lead to identifying, and treating, the underlying condition before its a health threat.
Listen to the lungs
A wellness exam is a tool your Vet uses to assess the overall pulmonary health of your pet. Infections and obstructive diseases can be detected by listening to your pet’s lungs. .
Check the teeth and oral cavity
Examining your pet’s teeth and mouth is an important part of preventing dental disease. Dental issues are one of the most common health concerns in pets. Kittens and puppies need to be checked to ensure they are developing the appropriate bite. The wellness exam lets the Vet monitor that baby teeth are being replaced at the right time. We also make the time to discuss proper home oral hygiene care with you.
All diseases follow relatively clear signs, and if found early, can be treated. Ocular conditions are no exception.
Look into the ears
Ear disease is relatively common in many types of pets. Ear disease know as Otitis can be caused by low-grade allergies, swimming, or reactions to certain foods. Mites and
other types of parasites can also cause or contribute to ear disease. Pet owners think an ear disease can be handled at home. The truth is ear diseases are difficult to detect, and do require medical treatment to clear them up.
Palpate the lymph nodes, abdomen and skin
By touching the skin, we look for signs of lumps or swelling. We can also detect as well signs of skin discoloration. Touching your pets skin can also reveal lesions or patterns of hair loss and hair thinning. These can be signs of more systemic problems. Especially metabolic diseases, which occur in middle-aged pets.
Palpate joints and muscles
Examining your pets joints, and legs, allows your Vet to locate swollen joints, or decreased muscle tone. Variations in muscle size, between the limbs can also be found. We also watch your pet’s gait for developmental issues. In puppies, we look for early indications of hip or elbow problems. In older pets, we look for signs of arthritis. Arthritis is treatable when found in the early stages.
A complete exam includes a heartworm test, a parasite screening, and should include a full blood workup. A full chemistry panel and complete blood count will identify the presence of underlying disease processes. These tests help create the baseline should your pet become ill between routine exams. In addition, the blood work is necessary if your Vet recommends a procedure requiring anesthesia.
Good Communication Leads to Good Health
We realize our expertise has little value if we do not share our knowledge with you. The basis of a working relationship is the free flow and exchange of information. Pet owners need to be knowledgeable to care for your pets.
This includes knowing how to overcome the challenge of pet ownership in the city. Also making you aware of the unique advantages of raising a pet in Florida.
Even with preventative treatments pets get sick or injured. Our resources and capabilities also reduce the frequency of referrals to expensive specialists. Your pet will receive care
from people they already know, in a setting that’s familiar.
Animal Kingdom includes West Boca Vet Pet Pharmacy
We are a West Boca Vet Pet Pharmacy offering Prescriptions and Pet Medication
Our in-house West Boca vet pet pharmacy carries a wide range of medications for your pets.
We also carry prescription foods, and nutritional supplements formulated for the optimal health of your pet.
Animal Kingdom Veterinary Center’s, Pet Pharmacy, prescribes medication to also prevent or treat an illness in your pet.
Just as you would speak to your doctor about prescription’s for your family, you can talk to us.
We want you to be sure that you know all you need to, about any medications, we prescribe for your pet.
It is important that you should know how to administer the medication prescribed, and what results you should expect.
Its also important to know if your pets medication is taken with food, and how it should be stored.
You need to know if the medication could interact with any other medication your pet is currently taking.
It’s also a good idea to ask what to do if your pet vomits or spits out the medication.
Be aware of what reactions and side effects you should watch out for.
Our goal is to insure the best in care for each and every one of your pets, and that includes their supplement needs. Along with us, we want you to be a part of keeping your pet strong and healthy.
As a pet owner you can meet this goal by providing the proper diet and supplements for your pets age group. Also along with exercise, and good grooming practices, provide routine visits to your vet.
If the occasion does arise, where your pet needs to be on medications for a length of time, do as your vet recommends for your pets full healing.
Stop by West Boca Vet Pet Pharmacy see how we can help you today.