Small Animal Preventive Health Care
A comprehensive physical exam is the basic tool our doctors use to evaluate your cat’s health status and to help you make informed decisions about the care of your special companion. This is where preventive care begins.
As a way to emphasize preventive health care, we offer kitten health care plans which provide all of the programs and services that we recommend in a special package designed for the well-being of your new kitten.
Excellent dental care is key to maximizing your cat’s quality of life. Studies have shown that years can be added to your pet’s life with proper dental care.
Oral disease is the most frequently diagnosed health problem affecting adult cats. Nearly 80% of all cats over the age of three have periodontal (gum) disease. As plaque and tartar form on teeth and under gums, bacteria collect and multiply which creates a state of poor dental hygiene, and causes foul mouth odor. Eventually gum disease will develop. More serious health problems, such as heart and kidney disease, may follow.
Dental cleaning, or prophylaxis, is essential for maintaining your pet’s healthy teeth and gums. Proper dental care has its rewards: your cat will feel better and can live a longer and healthier life.
Soft Tissue and Orthopedic Surgical Services
When your cat needs a surgical procedure, all of our doctors and staff understand that your pet is a beloved companion and part of your family. We take all necessary precautions during the pre-surgical care, blood work and other diagnostic tests to minimize risk and to ensure that your cat is prepared for anesthesia. Our staff maintains the highest standards of care possible, from initial check-in, throughout surgery, recovery and discharge. Our goal is to make every procedure as stress-free and as safe as possible for your cat and for you.
Our doctors are trained to perform surgical procedures ranging from orthopedics, which include bone fractures and knee repairs, to abdominal surgeries needed for gastrointestinal problems, cancer, or caesarean sections.
Because your pet can’t tell us what’s wrong, our in-house diagnostic services help us to more quickly and efficiently diagnose and treat your cat. Lab work, radiology, ultrasound and endoscopy provide data on your pet’s condition – giving our veterinarians information that can’t be seen or felt in a hands-on exam.
Cinder Rock maintains a full in-house laboratory, which helps us diagnose and treat many medical conditions. We have the ability to perform blood chemistry analysis and urinalysis to help diagnose problems in sick patients, for pre-surgical procedures, and for routine wellness testing. This state-of-the-art equipment allows us to get results quickly, which minimizes waiting time. When appropriate, we are able to send more specialized tests to a referral laboratory.
We also offer full in-house digital radiology, digital dental radiology as well as ultrasound sonography. Our technical expertise enables us to take and interpret radiographs whenever and wherever needed. Using these digital devices not only allows us to see images with far greater clarity than ever before, but also gives us the ability to email them. We can send the images within moments to another clinic or to a specialist for consultation, and communicate information on behalf of our patients.
Our endoscope, which is a long tubular fiber optic instrument with video capabilities, is useful for performing many minimally invasive techniques. For example, the endoscope has allowed us to remove objects from a patient’s stomach without having to surgically open the pet’s abdomen. Through the use of this device, we are often able to shorten both the patient’s recovery and the total amount of time spent in the hospital.
Small Animal Reproductive Services
Our veterinarians are interested and well trained in all aspects of reproduction. They are experienced with artificial insemination using both fresh chilled and frozen semen. They also routinely perform surgical implantation techniques. For cats, our veterinarians are trained to perform emergency and scheduled caesarian sections.
Laser therapy is a surgery-free, drug-free treatment to reduce pain, reduce inflammation and speed healing. It is a beam of laser light that deeply penetrates tissue without damaging it. Laser energy induces a biological response in the cells called “photo-bio-modulation” which leads to reduced pain, reduced inflammation and increased healing speed. Your cat may feel a gentle soothing warmth, and many treatments take a matter of minutes.
If your cat is feeling pain, has inflammation, or a wound, laser therapy can be very beneficial. The laser is sterile, pain-free and is delivered through a noninvasive handpiece. It is used to treat a variety of injuries, wounds, fractures, neurological conditions, numerous dermatological problems, and pain. Whether your cat is rehabilitating from trauma or injury, healing from wounds, or simply aging, the laser has been shown to provide pain relief and speed healing.
Microchip ID can be used on all cats. It is safe and permanent. In a quick and easy procedure, a chip containing a personal 10-digit code with the owner’s name, address and telephone number is inserted under the cat’s skin between the shoulder blades. From this information the owners can be located and reunited with their pet.
We are available by phone for our clients to answer urgent questions concerning their cats’ health when our office is closed. You can reach a doctor by calling our regular clinic number: 541-923-1638.
The Animal Emergency Center (AEC) in Bend is equipped and staffed at all times to handle any immediate care or emergency your cat may require when our clinic is closed. Their phone number is: 541-385-9110.
Cinder Rock Veterinary Clinic offers our clients a home away from home for their cats on a limited basis. Because our boarding capacity is small, we fill up quickly, particularly on weekends and holidays, and reservations are recommended well in advance.