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Cadence Animal Hospital provides services including exams, consultations, preventive care, vaccines, 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.
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
Intestinal Parasite Check: Test for intestinal parasites is advised annually, but more frequently if you board your pets.
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.
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.
We ask that all patients check-in between 7:00 am-9:00 am on the morning of the scheduled surgery, and please allow time 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.
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.
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.
Diagnostics & Laboratory
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 Cadence, Lake Las Vegas, Tuscany, Weston Hills, Calico Ridge, Boulder City, and surrounding areas.
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