We take emergencies on a case by case basis, please give us a call before you come in. 320-629-7591
There may be times when your pet has an emergency and we are not available. For those emergencies, we trust the following emergency centers. They are open evenings, Sundays, and holidays when we are closed!
Blue Pearl & Affiliated Emergency Veterinary Services
Located in Blaine, MN approximately 60 minutes south
Phone number: 763-754-5000
Address: 11850 Aberdeen Street NE Blaine, MN 55449
Animal Emergency & Referral Center of Minnesota
Located in Oakdale, MN approximately 65 minutes south
Phone number: 651-501-3766
Address: 1163 Helmo Avenue North Oakdale, MN 55128
We at Pine City Animal Hospital are very passionate about good dental health!
Dental care is vital to the overall health of any pet. Dental disease can lead to health issues with the heart, liver, and kidneys, and can affect the entire body through the bloodstream. In fact, 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats over three years of age suffer from some form of dental disease, making it the most common pet health issue among our pet population.
In spite of these facts, many pet owners are not aware of the importance of dental care to their pet’s health. There are a lot of different ways to improve your pet’s dental hygiene, including home brushing, dental chews, and regular inspection.
The most effective way to protect your pet from dental disease is through professional cleanings. We perform thorough cleanings, including the area beneath the gums that you can’t see or access at home.
When a professional dental cleaning is performed on your pet, they are placed under a general anesthetic. Our skilled veterinary technicians inspect, chart, scale and polish each of your pet’s teeth. They take over a dozen digital dental x-rays of your pet’s mouth. Many dental health issues lie below the visual surface and we are extremely proud to offer this tool for your pet’s oral care. The doctor will then perform an extensive examination of your pet’s mouth and their dental x-rays and will let you know if there are any concerns or if further treatment is necessary; such as extraction of any troublesome teeth.
If your pet has brown/yellow teeth, bad breath, or is having difficulty eating, these could all be signs of dental disease. Please call us at 320-629-7591 today to learn more and schedule your pet’s dental cleaning.
What is laser surgery?
Laser surgery uses a beam of a certain wavelength of light to cut tissue instead of using a scalpel blade. Because our surgeons are highly skilled, they can control the amount of light used, which gives them extreme surgical precision.
Why choose laser surgery?
There are many benefits!
When a laser is used in surgery, there is less pain after because the laser seals the nerve endings as the cut is made.
There is also much less bleeding during surgery because the incision is cauterized at the ends as the cut is made. This leads to fewer complications.
Reduced chance of infection.
The risk of infection is also reduced when a laser is used instead of a scalpel because the laser beam heats up the tissues and destroys any bacteria that may be present.
Laser surgery is also very handy at times in performing smaller cuts that may require only local anesthetics instead of having to put a pet under general anesthesia.
We can use a laser during almost any soft-tissue surgery that we perform. We are able to use them when we perform routine surgeries, such as spays and neuters. We also use lasers for tumor removals, eyelid surgeries, and many other procedures.
Our surgeons are highly skilled at laser surgery, offering only the most up-to-date procedures for our patients. It is our goal to ensure that our patients thrive after surgery with minimal post-operative complications.
Spay / Neuter
It’s important to spay or neuter your pet in order to lengthen their life and control overpopulation. It prevents future health issues for your furry family member. We use state-of-the-art technology to make the procedure as simple and easy on you and your pet as possible. Plus, we take great pride in letting you know exactly what to expect and how your pet’s behavior will be changed for the better.