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Cadence Animal Hospital provides services including exams, consultations, preventive care, vaccines (at affordable prices), dietary recommendations, surgeries, and dental check-ups. Learn more about our services below.
Exams and Consultations
We know that by diagnosing a problem early we can often save the pet pain and suffering as well as reduce long term treatment expenses later. The doctors and staff at Cadence Animal Hospital take pride in the compassionate, high quality care that we provide for you and your pet. Our doctors provide thorough physical examinations to check for potential problems.
Our approach to wellness:
- Bi-annual physical exams *(While physical exams are critical to animal health, you can help too. If you notice any irregularities with your pet, take detailed notes and bring them in with your pet for an examination).
- Regular examinations of your pet’s stool- to test for intestinal parasites.
- Yearly laboratory blood work -to spot trends and changes in organ function.
What exactly does a physical exam include? Some things you can’t see, feel, touch, or hear without special tests and equipment but, many times you can gain a lot of information about your pet through simple observation. In a physical exam, your veterinarian looks for anything abnormal. Every pet is a little bit different, just like every human is different. Once your veterinarian does the general physical exam, any areas of concern will be given more attention.
The most important part of your pet’s visit to our hospital is a comprehensive physical examination. During the wellness exam, our doctors spend time checking your pet’s major systems including heart, ears, eyes, lungs, skin, and teeth for evidence of problems or signs of discomfort. Part of the assessment will include your pet’s breed, age, lifestyle, and health status to determine the appropriate vaccine schedule for your pet. Based on the wellness exam findings, the doctor will create an individualized preventative care plan for your pet that may include parasite control, heartworm prevention, routine dental cleanings, and nutrition recommendations.
Did you know that dogs and cats age seven times faster on average than people do, and significant health changes can occur in a short amount of time?
Plus, the risks of cancer, diabetes, obesity, arthritis, heart disease, metabolic problems, and other serious conditions increase with age. These are the reasons why we recommend wellness exams for all pets twice a year.
Puppy Vaccination Schedule
A dog may enter the vaccination schedule at any time. Our doctors will help determine the most appropriate vaccines to administer and set up your pet’s booster schedule.
Rabies vaccination is legally required in Nevada and only can be administered by a veterinarian after 12 weeks of age. Revaccination is required 1 year after the initial vaccine and then every 3rd year thereafter.
Microchip: Permanent ID recommended for all pets (Includes Registration)
Intestinal Parasite Check: Test for intestinal parasites is advised annually, but more frequently if you board your pets or take them to the dog park frequently.
Deworming: Puppies receive a minimum of 2 deworming treatments.
Heartworm Preventative: (Dependent on size) Advised for all dogs for year-round protection. The disease is transmitted by mosquitoes. We recommend yearly heartworm testing to stay on prevention.
Kitten Vaccination Schedule
Cats may enter the vaccination schedule at any time. Our Doctors will help determine the most appropriate vaccines to administer and set up your pet’s booster schedule.
Feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency testing are advised prior to starting vaccine series.
Adult Canine Vaccine Schedule
Annual Canine Adult Vaccine Schedule
Distemper Virus Booster
Rabies Vaccine every 3rd year
Intestinal Parasite Check
We recommend Bordetella vaccine Bi-annually for dogs with lifestyles that include: Frequent grooming, boarding, and canine social activities including shopping, dog parks, and doggie daycare. Cadence Animal Hospital does not accept proof of immunizations from outside sources unless administered by a veterinary professional. Efficacy of immunization is questionable due to unknown storage and handling of the immunization product, timing or administration technique. For each patient’s safety, Cadence Animal Hospital requires that all pets remain current on their core vaccines to enter the facility. This applies to all patients here for preventive procedures, boarding, and grooming.
Intestinal Parasite Control Your pet may have intestinal parasites without you even knowing it. Intestinal parasites live in your pet’s intestinal tract and rob your pet of essential nutrients. The best way to detect intestinal parasites is to have your pet’s stool examined under a microscope to look for the microscopic eggs that are released in your pet’s stool. We recommend testing all puppies and kittens twice during their pediatric visits. It is best to collect your pet’s stool and bring it with you. The cost for an intestinal parasite test is $23.00.
To ensure your pet is parasite-free we recommend:
Neonatal de-worming and intestinal parasite testing at each wellness visit
Annual de-worming and intestinal parasite testing for all adult pets during their wellness visit
Heartworm Testing Heartworm disease is becoming increasingly more common in Las Vegas due to the increase in lush landscapes, golf courses and pools, which serve as breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal disease caused by the parasite (Dirofilaria immitis), which is spread by the bite of an infected mosquito. Once your dog is bitten by a mosquito, the larva travels through the bloodstream, to the right side of the dog’s heart and the large blood vessels going into the lungs. Once infected, it can take six to nine months for the larva to develop into the adult heartworm, with no signs of heartworm disease until an advanced disease is present.
To protect your pet we recommend:
- Annual heartworm testing
- Use of heartworm prevention year-round
- Ectoparasite control (flea/ticks/mosquito repellant) as needed for outbreaks and infestations, and for pets traveling outside of Las Vegas
Additional Canine Vaccines offered at Cadence Animal Hospital
Borrelia burgdorferi bacterin (Lyme Vaccine) Lyme vaccination is an optional vaccination for bacterial disease, Borrellia, which is transmitted by ticks. Ticks are present in Las Vegas that could possibly transmit Lyme disease, although the incidence is extremely low locally. Lyme vaccination is indicated in dogs that go hunting, fishing, camping, and hiking in wooded areas like Mount Charleston. Lyme disease can be transferred by a tick after feeding on a dog for just 24 hours. The use of tick adulticides and repellents may also be beneficial for pets that are in need of this vaccine. The Lyme disease vaccine is initially given with a booster in 3-4 weeks, then annually.
Leptospira Canicola-Grippotyphosa-Icterohemorrhagiae-Pomona bacterin Leptospirosis is most common in moist, wet environments and therefore not a common disease in our desert area. This vaccine is commonly used for service dogs that will be exposed to various strains of Leptospirosis while working in the field. It is also recommended for dogs that will be fishing, camping, or hiking in wetlands. The Leptospirosis vaccine is initially given with a booster in 3-4 weeks, then annually.
Canine Influenza Vaccine is a respiratory disease that affects socially active dogs. CIV has two forms from different origins (CIV H3N2, avian origin & CIV H3N8, equine origin) vaccination against both strains is suggested. This vaccine has been clinically proven to reduce the severity of the canine “flu” virus. The initial Canine Influenza immunization series requires 2 vaccine doses given 2-4 weeks apart, then annually.
Vaccines stimulate an animal’s immune system to create antibodies that aid and defend against potentially harmful agents. The Rattlesnake Vaccine is intended to help create a strengthened immunity that will protect your dog against rattlesnake venoms life-threatening effects.
Antibodies wear off over time so a booster shot is necessary once a year, or one month in advance of “snake season,” or twice per year in areas where snake bites are year-round risks.
Alternatives to Routine Vaccination In cases of geriatric, allergic, or chronically ill patients, the situation may arise in which the benefits of the vaccines no longer outweigh the potential side effects. In these cases, our veterinarian may discuss testing vaccination titers, which are blood tests that test for potential immunity against Canine Distemper Virus and Parvovirus. If the titers are sufficient then we accept them as proof of immunization. Not all facilities accept titers as proof of immunization. Titers are required to be performed at the same interval that regular vaccination is required. Vaccine titers do not exempt your pet from having a Rabies Virus vaccine.
Vaccine Reactions Vaccine reactions occur because of the way an animal’s immune system reacts to the vaccine product. Vaccine reactions are not the result of the amount of vaccine injected or administration technique. If your pet does have a vaccine reaction treatment typically consists of injectable antihistamines, steroids, intravenous fluids and occasionally epinephrine, at an additional cost to you. Some local vaccine reactions may take weeks to develop. If your pet has developed vaccine reactions in the past, we may recommend vaccine titers if applicable or pre-placement of an IV catheter, and pretreatment with antihistamines.
Signs to Watch For:
- Facial Swelling
- Not Eating or Drinking
- Decreased Activity
Adult Feline Vaccine Schedule
Annual Feline Vaccine Schedule
Feline Leukemia Booster
Rabies vaccine every 3rd year
Alternatives to Routine Vaccination Feline vaccine titers are not done as frequently as in dogs but can be requested. It is important to understand that not all facilities accept titers as proof of immunization. Titers are required to be performed at the same interval that we would require the vaccination to be performed. Vaccine titers do not exempt your pet from having a Rabies Virus vaccine.
Vaccines Reactions Vaccine reactions may also occur in cats. Any localized swelling at vaccine sites should be taken seriously in cats and should be promptly evaluated by one of our veterinarians. For cats with previous vaccine reactions, we routinely recommend vaccine titers if applicable and pre-placement of an IV catheter and pre-treatment with antihistamines.
Feline Vaccination Schedule –
Traveling with your pet is not always easy. It is important to consult with your veterinarian regarding your travel plans. While some in-state travels require a domestic health certificate, traveling to Hawaii and countries outside the U.S., requires an international health certificate. Not sure where to start? Call us for more information at (702) 485-5200.
For more information on traveling with your pet, we recommend reviewing the AVMA’s (American Veterinarian Medical Association) guidelines.
The Home Again Microchip is a unique 10 digit code that cannot be altered and will last for the life of your pet. The microchip comes preloaded in a sterile applicator and is injected under the loose skin between the shoulder blades. The process takes only a few seconds, and your pet will not react any more than it would to a vaccine.
While many pet owners have heard or read the miraculous stories of lost pets traveling hundreds of miles to return home. The sad reality is 1 out of 3 pets will get lost at some point in their lifetime. Without permanent identification, 90% of lost pets will not return home.
The Home Again Recovery Service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year to facilitate the recovery of lost pets. While collars with identification tags are strongly recommended for cats and dogs, they can be lost or removed leaving the lost pet with no means of being able to verify or contact its owner.
It is important to register your pet’s microchip. Keeping your contact information up to date with Home Again will help in identifying your pet should it end up missing. Again, it is important to keep your information current with Home Again.
There is no single rule that can be followed when it is time to help your best friend “cross the rainbow bridge.” We understand that this can be one of the most difficult decisions you will ever have to make as a pet owner. That is why our compassionate staff at Cadence Animal Hospital will be there with you every step of the way. We offer quality-of-life consultations when it becomes difficult for your pet to continue living a happy and pain-free life. We want to ensure all capabilities of medical services have been exhausted and euthanasia is the only way to prevent an animal from needlessly suffering.
As hard as it may be to make this choice, our doctors and staff want you to know that our hospice and euthanasia services are conducted with compassion, care, and respect.
Cadence Animal Hospital is always looking to make your experience with us more enjoyable, efficient, and convenient. We offer an on-site pharmacy that can fill your prescriptions while you wait, and you can even send your prescription refill requests to us on our PetDesk App or via phone.
Having an on-site pharmacy is important to us because the convenience of seeing your pet’s doctor and being able to pick up your pet’s prescription medication on a single visit reduces the time and cost you may incur both on the original visit and any future medication refill visits.
Also, having convenient and immediate access to the many preventive and therapeutic medicines at Cadence Animal Hospital ensures pets can start recommended medications right away. We offer a wide range of medications and can special-order prescriptions for your pet, so we are confident that our pharmacy will provide you with everything you need.
Our staff is dedicated to ensuring that your pet leads a happy and healthy lifestyle. Proper nutrition is a common concern for many of the patients we evaluate. During an exam, your pet’s body condition score is evaluated. Obesity is a serious disease that can lead to complications that can jeopardize your pet’s overall health and wellness. In some circumstances, our veterinarians may recommend potential diagnostic testing to rule out any underlying problems. Personalized weight management programs may include special therapeutic diets and exercise plans. We carry food and treats that are tailored to accommodate your pet’s medical and dietary needs. When scheduling your next appointment, please mention you would like to discuss your pet’s nutritional needs.
Emergencies can happen at any time and any day. Our doctors and staff at Cadence Animal Hospital know how important it is to get emergency treatment for your cat or dog. During business hours, there is always someone to help you in case of an accident or sudden illness. Please give us a call (702) 485-5200.
Some examples of urgent veterinary crises that require immediate attention:
- Attack by another animal or pet
- Broken bones
- Chocolate Ingestion
- Collapsed/Difficulty breathing
- Hit by a car
- Marijuana or other drug ingestion
- More than one seizure in a 24-hour period
- Obstetrical problems (labor problems)
- Rattlesnake bite
- Severe accident
- Severe pain or a cough
- Vomiting or diarrhea
Should an emergency occur after hours, please contact:
Veterinary Emergency + Critical Care – East Las Vegas
8405 S. Eastern Ave.
Windmill & Wigwam
Las Vegas, NV 89123
Hours: Mon-Fri, 6pm-8am
Sat, Sun and Holidays, 24 Hours
We ask that all patients check-in between 7:00 am-9:00 am on the morning of the scheduled surgery, and please allow for at least 15 minutes to meet with a veterinarian. The owner, or authorized agent, dropping off an animal for surgery must be at least 18 years old. It is important that no food or water be given after midnight the night before. Vaccines are required to be current for all patients having surgery.
We also advise pre-operative lab work to test kidney and liver functions (the main organs that metabolize anesthesia), complete blood counts, and blood glucose levels. Our patients are closely monitored throughout surgery using EKG/pulse oximeters. Fluids and pain medications are administered through an IV catheter. Pain management will be used for all procedures that cause some degree of pain or discomfort.
Your doctor and hospital staff will be working with you before, during and after surgery to address any questions or concerns you may have about the procedure, anesthesia, or postoperative care. We will make sure you are equipped with all the knowledge you need in order to make sure your pet makes a full recovery.
Here at Cadence Hospital, our staff is committed to the care and well-being of all pets staying with us. We have staff attending to your pet family 24 hours a day with on-site veterinary care, should your pet need it. Quite simply, we want our Pet Hotel to be the best place your pet has ever had to stay while their humans are on vacation!
Our boarding facilities include private dog runs that are perfect for large and even giant breeds. We have suites that are designed for multiple animals. We walk all dogs at a minimum of three times per day unless requested differently by the owner.
Our cat condos can be reserved individually. If your cat prefers some extra room, two or more can be reserved to provide more space. These condos can open below or on each side to allow cats from the same family to mingle with each other.
Our boarders receive Science Diet Sensitive Stomach brand food unless specific dietary considerations are needed. All pets are fed per owner’s instructions, and water is available at all times. Bedding is provided and is changed and cleaned regularly.
To ensure the health and safety of all pet guests, we require that they are current on vaccinations and free of both intestinal and external parasites to ensure the health and safety of all animals’ guests. All dogs must be current for Parvovirus, Bordetella, Distemper, Influenza, and Rabies. All cats must be current on Feline FVRCP Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia and Rabies. An annual negative fecal test is required for all animals boarding with us.
Laser Therapy (Coming Soon)
At Cadence Animal Hospital, we pride ourselves on always searching for new ways to care for your dog especially where pain is concerned. Veterinary laser therapy provides a non-invasive, pain-free, surgery-free and drug-free treatment that is used to treat a variety of conditions and can be performed in conjunction with existing treatments.
Laser therapy is very versatile and can benefit your pet in nearly 80% of veterinary procedures. Laser therapy helps the immune and circulatory system to bring vital healing properties to the affected site, resulting in faster healing and recovery from pain.
The limitations of laser therapy are in cases of neoplastic cells which will rapidly multiply in the face of lacer. Examples include malignancies and autoimmune disorders. Beyond those few contradictions, laser therapy is safe and effective as a pain management and bio-stimulatory tool.
Periodontal disease is the most common disease in dogs and cats. The importance of dental health is often overlooked by pet owners. More than 85% of dogs and cats over four years of age suffer from some form of periodontal disease. Bad breath (halitosis) is usually the first sign of this condition. If left untreated, the bacteria causing your pet’s bad breath can lead to kidney and heart failure. Other signs of periodontal disease include bleeding gums, loss of appetite, pawing at the face, irritability, lethargy, and depression.
Regular dental exams combined with good dental hygiene at home can increase your pet’s health, vitality, and well-being while helping ensure your pet leads the best life possible.
We recommend you check your pet’s teeth regularly and scheduling an appointment for your pet should any of these symptoms arise.
- Abnormal chewing, drooling or dropping food from the mouth
- Bad breath
- Discoloration, excess tarter or bleeding
- Fractured or loose teeth
- Mouth or gum swelling
- Pain in or around the mouth area
- Reduced appetite or refusal to eat
Here at Cadence Animal Hospital, we offer a number of dental services beyond the regular check-up:
- Digital X-Rays
- Tartar Prevention
- Ultrasonic Cleaning
Home care is an important component of oral health care. We offer pet-friendly toothpaste, specially designed pet toothbrushes, plaque prevention kits, pet-friendly oral rinses, dental chews with enzymatic properties, and kibble for cats and dogs pertaining to their dental diet.
Preventive healthcare involves a multi-faceted approach that includes veterinary evaluation of your pet’s overall health and risks of disease or other health problems. Our doctors will assess your pet based on its lifestyle, breed, genetics, nutrition, etc. in order to customize a wellness plan that suits both your pet’s health and your budget. Based on the findings, your veterinarian will provide you with recommendations for your pet’s nutrition, dental care, vaccinations, and heartworm/flea/tick prevention, as well as recommendations specifically tailored to your pet’s health status and risk factors.
A Junior Wellness Panel is advised for regular health monitoring of all pets less than 6 years of age. Junior Wellness testing allows our doctors to detect problems before becoming a major concern or a greater threat to your pet’s health. Junior Wellness also establishes baselines that are important in monitoring your pet’s health trends. Junior Wellness testing includes:
Dogs & Cats: Kidney and liver values, Blood protein levels, Red blood cell, white blood cell, and platelet levels.
Outdoor cats: In addition to the above, cats that visit outdoors are advised to have Feline leukemia (FeLV) and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) test performed every 6-12 months.
Senior Wellness Panels should be performed annually on all pets over 7 years of age for routine monitoring unless a problem should arise. Testing for dogs and cats includes kidney and liver values, pancreas, electrolytes, protein levels, thyroid, blood pressure, and urine. Senior comprehensive exams include the above-mentioned blood tests plus thoracic and abdominal radiographs to check for possible organ enlargement or tumors.
Did you know that obesity is a true disease process that can lead to complications that jeopardize your pet’s health? Conditions such as diabetes mellitus, osteoarthritis, cardiac disease, and respiratory disease all develop more readily in obese pets. During each veterinary exam, your pet’s body condition score is evaluated. If your pet is found to be overweight or obese, diagnostic testing may be advised to rule out underlying problems. Personalized weight management programs may include special therapeutic diets and an exercise plan. Weekly to monthly clinic weigh-ins are important to check your pet’s progress and stay on track.
Diagnostics & Laboratory
It is known that many animal health concerns are not always visible on a thorough physical examination. The doctors at Centennial Hills Animal Hospital take pride in having some of the best laboratory and diagnostic facilities within the veterinary industry. We have an array of laboratory tests to ensure more accurate results.
Among the common types of diagnostic testing are as follows:
- Cytology –in house
- Complete blood panels
- Heartworm screening
- Intestinal parasite screening (fecal exam)
- Thyroid testing
Our diagnostic imaging equipment allows our doctors to perform ultrasounds and digital radiographs (X-rays). This allows our veterinarians to manipulate these images, zoom in on specific areas of interest, and detect even the smallest of fractures in a completely non-invasive fashion.
In many cases, we email these digital X-rays to consult with specialists, and we have also found that the advanced technology of digital X-ray helps to reduce the amount of exposure to radiation that pets receive. This process allows our veterinarians the ability to take fewer images of higher quality, giving them better opportunities to diagnose difficult cases.
Cadence Animal Hospital uses Diagnostic imaging for some of the following:
- Cancer screening
- Detection of arthritis
- Foreign object detection
- Pregnancy screening
Cadence Animal Hospital brings health and harmony to our community's pets.
We are a full-service animal hospital that cares for dogs and cats in southeast Las Vegas.
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