Acupuncture is a form of therapy in which small needles are carefully inserted into specific areas of the body to cause a physiological reaction that help the body recover from a wide variety of diseases and conditions. Acupuncture is only one field of traditional Chinese veterinary medicine (TCVM) that can be integrated into conventional (western) medicine to work synergistically for prevention and treatment of diseases.
The goal of acupuncture is to promote the body to heal itself. TCVM encourages healing by correcting the imbalance of energy in the body. Acupuncture has been proven to treat a variety of conditions such as osteoarthritis, degenerative joint disease, trauma, cancer, and metabolic disease.
Chronic conditions require weekly sessions for maximal benefit. The goal is to achieve the greatest duration of time where your pet's condition appears improved or has resolved. The effects of veterinary acupuncture is cumulative so consistent treatment is more beneficial than intermittent.
Dental tartar is a form of hardened dental plaque. It is caused by the continual accumulation of minerals from saliva on plaque on the teeth. Once tartar forms, it becomes very difficult to remove. If tartar forms at the gumline, it eventually leads to inflammation and progressive gum disease. It left untreated, it leads to a more serious form of gum disease called periodontitis. Pockets of bacteria get trapped beneath the gums eventually leading to bone and tissue loss that holds the teeth in place. This eventually leads to tooth loss and secondary disease that can spread to the heart, liver, and kidneys.
At Culver Pet Clinic, all professional dental cleanings are performed under general anesthesia. Don't be fooled by non-anesthetic dentals. It is impossible to be able to clean above the gum line on a pet that is awake and sometimes improperly restrained which can lead to injury of your pet. We take all precautions pertaining to general anesthesia. It is mandatory that all pets have a full physical examination and blood work prior to the dental. On the day of the procedure, an intravenous catheter is placed and fluids are administered. Monitoring is performed by the veterinarian or registered veterinary technician (RVT) as well with equipment to measure EKG, blood pressure, heart rate, CO2 levels, and body temperature. Your pet is never left unattended until they are completely recovered. Digital radiographs are taken to ensure proper assessment of your pet's mouth. Your pet is sent home with before and after photos of their teeth, copy of their radiographs, and a chart with full explanations of their teeth.
At Culver Pet Clinic we offer digital radiographs in order to get the best picture of your pet in a matter of minutes. The beauty of digital allows us to quickly adjust the images for the best visualization and even e-mail them to a specialist for immediate consultation.
Does your pet deserve a spa day? At Culver Pet Clinic, your pet will be pampered with a bath, nail trim, ear cleaning, anal gland expression, and brush out. We currently offer grooming every Wednesday and bathing Monday through Friday.
We are a progressive integrative practice that offers full services such as:
Acupuncture, herbal medications, nutritional consultation
General and orthopedic surgery
In house laboratory diagnostics, digital radiology, and ultrasound
Bathing and Grooming
We are a complete surgical center offering spays (ovariohysterectomy), neuters (castration), soft tissue surgery as well as orthopedic procedures. We offer specialized complex surgeries at our facility with our Board Certified Surgeon to help keep your costs down.
The best care for your best friend!
We provide the best quality care at an affordable price. We offer puppy/kitten wellness, preventative wellness, senior pet care as well as the ability to manage complex cases. We have in house laboratory capabilities, ultrasound, and digital radiology.
Did you know that online pharmacies, although offer prescription animal medications at a lower price, do not purchase their medications directly from the manufacturer but from third party vendors? Which means if your pet has an adverse reaction to the medication the manufacture is not liable nor do they cover any cost of treatments. Vetsource works directly with the veterinarians and you to ensure that the medications are guaranteed. When you order from vetsource, the medication is shipped directly from the manufacture so there will no mishandling or tampering of the products.