AT HARLINGEN VETERINARY CLINIC, OUR APPROACH TO CANINE MEDICINE REVOLVES AROUND A COMPREHENSIVE, COMPETENT AND COMPASSIONATE
aimed at ensuring the highest quality of life for your dog.
One of our primary goals at Harlingen Veterinary Clinic is to successfully prevent, diagnose, and treat whatever ailment our patients may be facing. To do this, we need to examine your pet at least once a year and vaccinate them regularly. Equally important is to effectively communicate with you about your pet’s care. We want to ensure that you understand your dog’s health needs and status. We also want you to be able to make informed decisions about their care, whether that means opting for X-rays, laboratory testing, or a specific form of treatment.
Preventive Health Care for Dogs
At Harlingen Veterinary Clinic, we believe the most effective way to treat a health problem is to prevent it. That’s why we emphasize preventive care in the form of:
Age-Specific Dog Care
Within the first year of your dog’s life, they will need to visit our clinic several times for exams, a fecal exam, and a series of vaccinations. The frequency of their veterinary visits typically decreases once they become adults. However, once they become seniors, which usually occurs when they’re around 7 years old, we typically recommend that they see us more often at Harlingen Veterinary Clinic. You can learn more about puppy care and senior dog care by visiting the corresponding tabs below.
Specialized Dog Veterinary Services
In addition to standard preventive care, we specialize in the following services:
- Dog allergy testing and treatment: We can perform blood testing and intradermal skin testing to determine if your dog has allergies. Treatment options include anti-inflammatory therapy, food and dietary supplements, and shampoo therapy, to name a few.
- Behavioral training: Our skilled veterinarians offer obedience training for puppies and adult dogs. We address behaviors like aggression, chewing, barking, food aggression, howling, mouthing, mounting, whining, and separation anxiety.
- Dog cancer treatment: Cancer treatment for dogs is similar to cancer treatment for humans. It includes chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgery, and holistic or herbal therapy. We base our treatment recommendation on factors like age, overall health, cancer stage, tumor type, and biological behavior of the tumor.
We’ll be happy to provide more information about our specialized wellness services for your canine companion at your next visit. You can also give us a call if you have any questions.