Arroyo Animal Clinic
Learn more about what our pet wellness entails below!
Vet Near Sunnyvale, CA
Your Pet Is In Good Hands With Us
When you’re pet is with us, they’ll get the care they need.
Pet Flea Prevention & Vaccines
Pet Flea Prevention
Fleas can be a serious health problem for both pets and their owners. Flea bite allergies, tapeworm infestations (fleas serve as the intermediate host that brings the tapeworm to your pet), and even the plague are some of the problems that fleas can cause. Obviously, the biggest problem is the itchiness the bites cause to you and your pet.
First, a few facts about fleas. For every adult flea found on your pet, there are hundreds to thousands of eggs, hundreds of larva, and tens of other adults in the yard and/or house. Fleas will defecate on your pet, and when you part the fur, you can often find the droppings, which are dark brown or black looking, sized like pepper, and will melt brown-red if wetted. The adult flea, once on the pet, stays there, feeding and then laying eggs, which then fall off the pet to begin development. The larva looks like tiny maggots. These can be seen in the rugs or on the bedding. Eggs are sized like fine dandruff, white, “egg-shaped,” and can fall off the pet if rubbed. The pupated larva (those in a cocoon) can survive almost anything, including insecticides, dryness, extreme temperatures, and time. Vibrations (like your pet walking by or vacuuming!) tend to stimulate their hatching. Once the fleas hatch and start taking blood meals, they have a lifespan of only 2-4 weeks. They like humidity, and they hate dry conditions. In the South Bay Area, the weather never gets extreme enough to kill the fleas off.
At Arroyo Animal Clinic, we recommend flea control for all of our patients. Fleas can be a serious problem for both pets and their owners and can cause a lot of discomfort. There are a few different ways to prevent fleas, and we will work with you to find the best solution for your pet. We also offer treatment options for pets who already have fleas. Give us a call today to learn more about our flea control services.
Many of the diseases that can affect dogs and cats are preventable through proper pet vaccinations. Starting your pet on the right schedule early is one of the keys to a long and healthy life. Vaccines are special proteins that prime the immune system to fight off specific infections. They work in two ways: to reduce the severity of such diseases should they strike or to completely prevent infection.
Several diseases can afflict cats and dogs, but most pets can be protected from the worst of them if they are vaccinated properly. For dogs, these include parvovirus, distemper, and infectious hepatitis. For cats, these include panleukopaenia, feline herpesvirus, and feline calicivirus; for outdoor cats, protection can include feline immunodeficiency virus and feline leukemia virus.
Call us today to schedule a time to get your pet the vaccines they need. You can even start your pet’s schedule with us so they can get future vaccines when necessary.
Puppy & Kitten Care
To ensure that your puppy, kitten, or other young animal gets the proper pediatric care they need to live happy and healthy, our veterinary professionals at Arroyo Animal Clinic provide a comprehensive selection of specialized pet pediatric care services. As soon as you get your pet, we highly recommend bringing them in for a wellness exam performed by our veterinarians. During the wellness exam, our veterinary team will examine your pet for any signs of injury or illness and design an individualized preventative care plan specially tailored to your new pet’s needs. We discuss needed immunizations and vaccinations, as well as dietary recommendations and spaying and neutering — all of which are provided in our clinic. Following the wellness exam, our veterinary team will be happy to schedule follow-up appointments to complete any vaccinations, provide medication (such as heartworm medicine), and start your pet on any necessary flea and tick prevention regimens.
Pet Skin Problems & Allergies
Pets can suffer from a variety of skin conditions due to allergies, illness, and environmental factors. Luckily, the staff at Arroyo Animal Clinic is here to help you diagnose and treat skin problems in your furry friend. Has your pet been excessively scratching, chewing, or licking their fur? This is the most common sign that they’re suffering from some sort of skin condition. While some pets may lick or scratch out of sheer boredom, it’s likely a sign they’re trying to find relief from the itchy symptoms of a skin condition. If you’re concerned your pet may have a skin disorder, be sure to schedule an appointment with our team. We’ll help your four-legged friend feel better!
Pet Internal Medicine
You’ve likely heard of internal medicine, but you may not have heard the term associated with veterinary care. Nevertheless, this field is crucial in keeping pets happy and healthy. Internal medicine for pets diagnoses and treats a wide range of non-surgical conditions. Our doctor can help treat both acute and chronic illnesses found in animals.
Internal medicine doctors may focus on respiratory issues, or they may specialize in the immune system. Here are some of the areas in which you can find treatment within veterinary internal medicine:
- Cardiology: Ensure your pet’s heart is cared for and protected against cardiac disease. If we find signs of this condition, we’ll discuss treatment options with you.
- Endocrinology: Hyperthyroidism, other hormonal diseases, and diabetes can all be diagnosed and treated by a trained internal medicine specialist.
- Gastroenterology: Problems with the GI tract are common in pets. If your pet is experiencing vomiting or diarrhea, don’t hesitate to seek help from our professionals.
- Neurology: If your pet struggles with seizures or another neurologic condition, an internal medicine specialist can help.
- Ophthalmology: Don’t forget about eye care for your pet! Our specialists can check tear quality and evaluate the eyes for any abnormalities.
Every animal is different, but Arroyo Animal Clinic maintains a general process for each of our patients. Our three-phase method for treating pets can be adapted to address a wide range of conditions and help pets regain their health. Our process for internal medicine is as follows:
- Examinations: We begin by performing thorough evaluations of your pet’s condition. We’ll screen for a variety of common diseases, as well as those that are less prevalent.
- Diagnostic Testing: Next, we complete a range of diagnostic tests to eliminate possible conditions. After we run tests, we’ll have your pet’s ailment narrowed down, and we can begin discussing the next steps.
- Therapies: Once we know what disease we’re dealing with, we can determine the best treatment to address it. Our team will make sure you stay informed every step of the way, and your pet remains comfortable. We always welcome pet owners to ask questions as they arise.