Additional Services

Pharmacy

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Visit our online pharmacy and your medication will be conveniently shipped directly to your home. You may ask, “How does our online pharmacy differ from other online pharmacies or mail-order catalogs?”  Simple, our online pharmacy is an extension of our hospital. We offer medications from a reliable and safe source, guaranteeing they are stored at correct temperatures and have been tested by the FDA. We offer free shipping on products totaling over $50 and competitive pricing.

There are certain things to remember when comparing products. Only authorized dealers can buy from the manufacturer and guarantee product safety. By authorized dealers, we mean Veterinarians and their online pharmacies. Online pharmacies and mail-order catalogs are not authorized dealers, so ask yourself, “Where do they get their product?”

Pet owners have many options when choosing where to purchase medication. Online pharmacies and mail-order catalogs tempt you with a variety of different products.  Remember, getting the best value doesn’t always stop at the price you pay for it. We want to make sure that you and your pet receives not only quality products, but safe ones as well.

Ask us about our medication guarantee.

Call us with your next prescription or medication refill or visit us online. We look forward to hearing from you.

Hospice and Euthanasia

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Pets that suffer with long-term illnesses or who have difficulty getting around can benefit from home-care.   There’s no need to stress yourself or your pet in their last days.  One of our team members can come to your home to help you make your pet as comfortable as possible.  At Paradise Veterinary Hospital, we offer house calls as well as office visits, for hospice care and euthanasia.

We know how difficult it is saying goodbye to a friend and family member.  It is a very personal and private decision, but you don’t have to make it alone.  Our team at Paradise Veterinary Hospital is here to help you through this difficult time.  We provide you and your pet with compassionate care to maintain their comfort and dignity during their last moments.

While we wish our animals could live forever, this is not realistic and euthanasia is a very peaceful process. We believe that it helps your beloved friend to have you there petting them and telling them you love them as they cross over the rainbow bridge. Many people choose to be with their pet in their last moments and we encourage this whenever possible, but understand some people can’t emotionally handle it and we respect that as well.

We work with the Circle of Life crematorium.  Circle of Life cares for your pet’s remains.  They offer the option of getting your pet’s remains returned home to you in an urn and getting a clay paw print, or having their ashes scattered at sea.

Please let us know how we can help you during this difficult time. If you have already lost a loved one or you are trying to make the difficult decision to let your pet go, the University of Illinois Veterinary school has a wonderful grief hotline. Thier phone number is  (877) 394-CARE (2273).

CT and MRI

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Computer Tomography (CT) are forms of advanced imaging.

CT is a technique that divides the body into very thin “slices” and forms a three dimensional view of what is happening within the body.

MRI is a technique that can view the body from any direction and forms a three dimensional view of what is happening within the body.

Both techniques are valuable and what is recommended depends on the condition.  Our doctors in conjunction with a Board Certified Radiologist will make a recommendation as to what is the best imaging choice for your pet.

Veterinary Specialist Referrals

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Our experienced team of veterinarians and veterinary technicians provides many services at our clinic, ranging from routine to advanced procedures. Although we handle the majority of your pet’s medical and surgical needs in-house, we occasionally refer patients to veterinary specialists or specialty clinics when advanced training or equipment will be beneficial.

Board-certified specialists, such as oncologists, ophthalmologists, and neurologists, have extensive experience and training in a particular area of veterinary medicine or surgery. Specialty clinics and university-affiliated referral centers have specialized equipment to perform procedures that are not routinely performed by general veterinary practitioners.

We make referral decisions because we want to ensure that our patients receive the highest standard of care and best possible outcome. Be assured that when we refer a patient to another hospital, we continue to stay involved with his or her care, consulting with the treating specialist and often providing any needed follow-up care and rehabilitation.

Behavioral Counseling

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If you’re concerned about or bothered by an aspect of your pet’s behavior, we can help. Our expert can work with you and your pet to stop or change the behavior. Many aggressive, fearful, or inappropriate behaviors in dogs and cats can be modified through a combination of desensitization and counter-conditioning. These techniques can have dramatic results when applied properly. In some cases, medication can also help. Contact us for an appointment if you’d like to consult with our expert.

Microchipping

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Did you know? 1 in 3 pets will get lost from their owners during their lifetime. At Paradise Veterinary Hospital, we believe in giving every pet the best chance of being reunited with their family should the unthinkable occur. Microchipping your pet, whether young or old, indoor or outdoor, dog or cat, is always in the best interested of your animal, and your peace of mind.

A microchip is a permanent form of identification that lasts a lifetime, unlike collars or tags that can break off or become damaged and unreadable. Microchipping your pet is a safe and simple procedure that takes only seconds and can be done during your office visit, no anesthesia required. The microchip is roughly the size of a grain of rice and is placed under the skin between the shoulder blades, in a process similar to a routine vaccination. The microchip contains important information about your pet, including owner’s name, address, and contact information, which is stored in a national pet recovery database.  Remember, once your pet is microchipped it is important to keep the contact information up to date.  A microchip is only as good as the information it contains.

Living in Southern California, the threat of wildfires, earthquakes, and other natural disasters make it especially important to get your pet microchipped.