At Home Vet Care is a veterinary house call service for pets who need or want to stay in their home. Our mission is to help owners create happy and healthy bonds with their pets. We are glad to be meeting pets and their owners in and around the Oak Bay area.
At Home Services
Annual exams are key in maintaining the well-being of your pet, because we can identify illnesses and metabolic changes that often may go undetected. Exams become even more important when we are dealing with senior pets. Remembering, one human year is equivalent to approximately 3-7 years in a pet’s life. Therefore, senior pets should have a bi-annual wellness exams due to the many rapid changes that occur with age.
Proper dental care is important to all of us, including our pets. Gingivitis, plaque and periodontal disease are a major cause of heart, kidney and liver disease. Our dental procedures involve several steps and require your pet to be under anesthetic to perform a proper and extensive assessment of oral health, including probing for gum pockets. Your pet will receive IV fluids and be closely monitored. Teeth are scaled by hand and with an ultrasonic scaler to properly remove tartar from both above and below the gum line, hence the need for anesthetic. When teeth have become too diseased to be saved they must be extracted to relieve tooth ache and maintain the health of your pet. Advice will be given for future home care, like choice of diets, pet chews, brushing and methods of slowing down the production of plaque and tartar.
During our Wellness Exam, your pet’s daily routine will be discussed to determine which vaccinations are appropriate and may be prescribed to ensure their health.
Proper food management is an integral part of your pet’s health. Our staff is qualified to assist you in choosing the best diet designed to meet your pet’s specific needs at every stage of life. We believe providing precisely balanced nutrition is an investment in your pet’s good health.