Tustana Animal Hospital
October – Animal Safety & Protection This month (and every month) is a time to recognize safety measures you should take to protect your pet and ensure they are healthy. Check out the below safety tips:
- Be proactive. Keep all your pets up to date on immunizations.
- Pet-proof your home. Remove or secure choking hazards and toxic chemicals. Make your home pet-friendly and safe.
- Identify your animals. Place tags securely on collars and even label collars with your contact information. If you have more uncommon pets, take pictures in the event they get loose.
- In a disaster, have a plan. Who will be responsible for locating each animal in the house? How will you transport them? If it is a fire, human life takes priority. However, place decals on windows and doors with the number of humans and each kind and number of pets residing in the home. Keep them up to date.
- Learn basic first aid. Caring for your animal at home will prevent a minor injury from becoming severe. Always call your veterinarian if you are unsure.
- Know your animal. If your animal’s behavior changes, watch for signs of illness. Is he injured or spent too much time in the heat? Contact your veterinarian before giving human over-the-counter medications.
Wellness ExamsYour pet can benefit greatly from regular wellness examinations or checkups. Whether your pet is a youngster, a “senior citizen,” or any age in between, wellness examinations provide an excellent opportunity for us to conduct a thorough physical examination and develop a health profile for your pet. This information will help us identify medical problems...
Dental CareDespite what many pet owners may believe, “dog breath” is not just a nuisance – it’s a sign of an unhealthy mouth. Bad breath is caused by bacteria. Over time, bacteria leads to plaque and tartar buildup on your pet’s teeth. The result is bad breath, reddened gums, and other common signs of dental disease....
SurgeryIn our continuing efforts to offer the highest quality veterinary medicine, we are pleased to provide a wide range of surgical services for our patients. From routine surgical procedures, such as spaying and neutering, to more complex surgeries, we look forward to the opportunity to care for your pet’s surgical needs. Our staff is highly...
Years in Existence
Our Clients Love Us!
The kindest people that truly care about you and your companions. Thank you Tustana Animal Hospital.
Tustana is amazing! I have been coming here with my 2 cane corso's (Italian Mastiffs) from the start. The staff has always been super friendly and helpful, and you can see that they are all big animal lovers and do not shy away from big dogs, as they do at many other locations. All of the staff at Tustana make my dogs feel as comfortable as possible, and the treat jars all around the office don't hurt either. So all of the standard things, such as routine puppy shots, fecal tests, microchipping, and exams run great here. The prices are reasonable, especially for the area. And they never mind throwing in a little extra, like trimming my puppies nails, maybe trying to get on his good size before he reaches his full 100lb+ size lol. Just like a friend, you see the true value when you get into a bind. How they treat you and your pet when they are in a bad situation really shows the true value. My dog Chopper (whom stays with me part time) got a horrible abscess on his neck while I was out the country. This thing was huge, and he was not very responsive at all. He ended up having a fever and being dehydrated, and lost 10lbs. I immediately rushed him to an after hours emergency facility, which off the bat charged me $2,500 for a 2 day stay when I brought him in, and quoted me another $3,000-$5,000 in order to remove the abscess. Crazy expensive! I called Tustana the next morning at opening and informed them of Chopper's status. They were able to squeeze him in that morning, so I rushed him over. We were helped by Dr. K, who is nothing short of amazing. He explained everything to us and made us feel very at ease, which was tough in this situation. He also worked with us on price, knowing how much we'd already shelled out. Let me tell you, it was less than half of the lowest quote from the other facility, and included follow up appointments. The next day when we came to pick up Chopper, he was like a night and day difference, super happy and energetic. He had sutures and a couple of tubes sticking out his neck, which was a little scary for us to see. Dr. K again explained everything to us about the procedure and homecare and made us feel very comfortable and didn't mind answering all of the questions us worried pet parents had. And also was very honest about everything, which we appreciated as we didn't want the sugar coated version. Although I had been here many times before for routine checkups for both of my dogs, you don't know how a veterinarian will be when it comes to emergency situations. Dr K and staff gave my dog amazing care before and after his emergency surgery, I couldn't have asked for more, and Chopper looks and feels a million times better. During the whole process, Dr K was very informative and has such a kind demeanor that put us at ease and made us feel our dog was in the best hands. Thank you Tustana for saving my dog! I am a customer for life!