The Latest From Foothills

Foothills Veterinary Hospital is now offering CHIROPRACTIC Care by Meagan Payton-Russell DVM, (AVCA trained)!

Veterinary chiropractic care is an alternative, drugless method of health care for pets, and compliments traditional therapies and treatments in many ways. Animals benefit from chiropractic care in similar ways to humans such as pain relief, enhancing the immune system and even treatment of chronic diseases. Gentle chiropractic adjustments are made to the spine, to restore motion to a problem area and directly affect the nervous system. Since the nervous system is housed within the vertebral bony column (the spine), a chiropractor is able to communicate with this vast network of nerves through a chiropractic adjustment. The nervous system is responsible for all the functions of the body from walking and running to moving food through the gastrointestinal tract and even the release of hormones from glands such as the thyroid gland or adrenal gland. If an area of the spine is not moving (a chiropractic subluxation), the result is an adverse effect on nerve function from that immobile segment. If the nerve is unable to conduct normal electrical impulses and send correct signals from the brain and spinal cord to distant areas of the body such as the gastrointestinal tract to signal the movement of food, the limbs to conduct movement, the heart to beat in a correct rhythm the result is discomfort and development of disease. Your dog (or cat) may benefit from chiropractic care if he or she exhibits one or more of the following problems:

❖ The decrease in the level of performance, laziness, proprioceptive deficits, as the nervous system supplies the body with energy and controls movement.
❖ Problems or difficulty executing desired movements such as climbing stairs, jumping on the couch, agility obstacles, bite work or retrieval.
❖ Behavioral changes (starting to snap or refusal to play)
❖ Trouble eating, chewing, leaning over to pick up food.
❖ Short strides, uneven strides, stumbling or dragging nails on the ground.
❖ Diagnosed conditions such as degenerative arthritis.
❖ Muscle imbalances, spasms or atrophy.
❖ Abnormal posture while standing, uneven hips, trouble posturing to urinate, holding a tail to one side.
❖ Shaking the head, allergies, ear problems.
❖ Injuries from a fall, training or other activity.
❖ Chronic disease conditions, multiple repetitive infections, autoimmune disease, overall weak immune system.
Contact us today to set up an appointment to discuss chiropractic care for your pet.

We have enrolled in the clinic in Hills to Home

By partnering with Hills to Home we now can offer clients the option to get their pet’s food delivered to their home. Clients can not only receive prescription hills food but also ideal balance, science diet, and healthy advantage of food. You will receive a 10% discount on your first order. Ask your doctor for further information and how to enroll! 

We now offer Canine Influenza vaccine for dogs

Canine influenza (CI), or dog flu, is responsible for a recent outbreak of CRDC at dog shows in the South East. If you will be traveling to competitions, we recommend getting your dog vaccinated with the dual strain influenza vaccine. Dog owners should consult their veterinarian to determine whether vaccination is needed. 

Now offering advanced Cruciate Ligament treatment

We now offer 3 Year DHPP for dogs and 3 Year FVRCP for cats.

What’s the big news? Your dog is vaccinated on a regular basis against distemper, adenovirus (hepatitis), parvovirus, and rabies. Our clinic has decided to offer a product called Continuum® that lets us protect your dog against these core diseases for 3 years at a time. Now offering your dog protection against these core diseases for 3 years at a time! Ask us about our new 3-year DHPP vaccine!

Our hospital has decided to offer a product called Continuum that lets us protect your dog against distemper, hepatitis, and parvovirus for 3 years at a time. Receiving one vaccine for these diseases every 3 years can mean greater safety and comfort for your dog!

What’s the big news?

Your dog is vaccinated on a regular basis against distemper, adenovirus (hepatitis), parvovirus, and rabies. Our clinic has decided to offer a product called Continuum® that lets us protect your dog against these core diseases for 3 years at a time.

Why the change?

In recent years, there has been growing concern about the appropriate vaccination of pets. The American Animal Hospital Association and major universities have recommended vaccinating every 3 years for distemper, hepatitis, parvovirus, and rabies. Continuum DAP and Continuum DAP-R are vaccines that have been approved by the US government for 3-year protection against these diseases. And receiving one vaccine for these diseases every 3 years can mean greater safety and comfort for your dog.

What do I need to do?

Not a thing. Although your dog will now receive this vaccination every 3 years, there may be other vaccines that are needed annually.  And keep in mind that vaccines are only one part of your dog’s care. It is important that you continue with regularly scheduled visits so that we can provide the ongoing care necessary to keep your dog healthy.