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Wellness care for pets in Concord, NC.

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We’re here to help your pets feel their best.

We are a walk-in clinic, which means no appointment is necessary to see our team! We provide wellness care for the pets of Concord, NC and beyond. Like your typical veterinarian, we offer services like dental care, wellness exams, and even surgery. We’re open on Sundays, too! When your pet needs care, urgent or preventative, we’ll be there. Please scroll down to learn more about the veterinary services we’re able to offer to your pet.

Dentistry
According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, 70% of adult cats and 80% of adult dogs show symptoms of oral disease. Did you know that poor oral health can lead to infections that can spread through the bloodstream to affect major organs such as your pet’s liver, kidneys, and heart?

Just as it’s important for you to see a dentist regularly, it’s important for dogs and cats as well. Your pet’s oral health is directly connected to their overall health. Signs of dental disease include bad breath, loose, broken or missing teeth, yellow or brown teeth, red, inflamed or bleeding gums, difficulty or pain when chewing, pawing at the mouth, and excessive drooling.

Every examination includes an oral examination to assess the teeth and gums for dental disease. We are equipped to perform anesthetic dental cleanings and chart all teeth evaluating for any periodontal pockets, increased mobility, and gum recession.

Cold Laser Therapy

Laser therapy is a non-invasive treatment that is used to promote tissue repair and to relieve pain and inflammation. The therapeutic or cold laser emits low-level light that penetrates tissues and produces biochemical reactions within the cells.

These reactions promote cell regeneration and healing and can decrease inflammation and pain. Laser therapy is used for a variety of conditions including post-operative pain management and healing; chronic wounds; traumatic injuries; sprains and strains; arthritis; and others.

Vaccinations
We’re here to keep your pets protected! Many of the diseases that can affect dogs and cats are preventable through proper vaccinations. Let our knowledgeable team guide you through setting up a vaccination schedule for your dog or cat to keep him or her protected.

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.

There are several diseases that 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.

Once contracted, these illnesses can prove painful, distressing, and even fatal. Luckily, most of these illnesses can be prevented with vaccination.

Soft Tissue Surgery

We provide surgical options in a clean and safe environment. Most importantly, our veterinary team can closely track each animal’s vital condition during surgery.

Soft tissue surgery is a large subject, as it comprises any surgery that is not orthopedic. We’re pleased to offer the following procedures at Whiskers and Paws Veterinary Wellness Clinic:

  • Mass removals
  • Cherry eye surgery
  • Eye enucleations
  • Feline leg amputations
  • Hernia repair
  • Ear hematoma repair
  • Vulvoplasty
  • Wound closure
  • Bite abscesses
Spay/Neuter
We provide surgical options in a clean and safe environment. Most importantly, our veterinary team can closely track each animal’s vital condition during surgery.

Spaying and neutering ensure that your pet cannot reproduce. Spaying or neutering your pet is an essential decision for pet owners. As animal lovers who value our pets, it is important to understand the impact of this decision.

Wellness Exams
From the first visit and throughout their entire life, we’ll be there to provide the absolute best care for your pet. Our pet preventive health care measures can maximize the fullness of that life both in terms of what your pet can do and for how long.

We recommend annual wellness exams to keep our patients feeling their best! During a wellness exam, we will discuss your pet’s medical history and all current concerns. Our doctors will conduct a full-body, head-to-tail exam to get to know your pet and their needs.

We will be able to answer all of your questions, address your concerns, and create a wellness plan tailored specifically to your dog or cat.

Parasite Prevention
We will help protect your pet from nasty parasites. Ridding a pet and home from fleas can cost hundreds to thousands of dollars and can be nearly impossible to get rid of as flea eggs can survive for a very long time. We will work with you to set up the best flea and tick preventive plan for your pets.

Fleas are small, jumping insects that live off of the blood of animals. They can carry dangerous diseases and will often cause allergic dermatitis ”severe itching” in pets.

Ticks are external parasites that live off of the bodily fluids of animals. They can carry diseases from one animal to another and are the main cause of the spread of diseases such as Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis/anaplasmosis, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.

Heartworm is a parasite that can live in the heart of dogs and cats. Mosquitoes carry the worm from one infected animal to another. Several hundred worms can live in the heart of a dog and infection from the parasite causes significant damage and can be fatal.

Free Dental Exams on Wednesdays and Thursdays!

Just as it’s important for you to see a dentist regularly, it’s important for dogs and cats as well. Your pet’s oral health is directly connected to their overall health. Come in and see us on Wednesdays and Thursday for a free dental exam!

Our goal is to provide excellent care for your pet at an affordable price.

Whiskers and Paws Veterinary Wellness Clinic is proud to serve the Concord, NC area for everything wellness related. Our veterinary clinic and animal hospital is run by Dr. Karla Mejia, who is a licensed, experienced Concord veterinarian.

Location

109 Country Club Dr NE
Concord, NC 28025

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Hours

Sun: 10 am - 5 pm
Mon - Thurs: 9 am - 5 pm
Fri - Sat: Closed
Surgery: Monday and Tuesday

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