Veterinary Services in Bend, OR

At Westside Pet Hospital, you can trust that your pets are in great hands. Our compassionate, skillful veterinary staff are here to help when you need us most. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Veterinary Services in Bend, OR

At Westside Pet Hospital, we provide a wide range of services to care for your pet. We offer everything from routine check-ups and vaccinations to more complex medical procedures. Our experienced team of veterinarians and staff are dedicated to providing the best possible care for your furry friend.

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Pet Wellness

As pet owners, we want our animal companions to live as many years as possible. At Westside Pet Hospital, we believe the best way to accomplish this is by making a commitment to ongoing wellness care.

By scheduling annual checkups, you’ll help protect your pet from many common ailments that can affect companion animals. You’ll also increase the likelihood of early diagnosis in the event of an underlying illness.

These simple things can add years to your best friend’s life.

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Pet Vaccinations

At each appointment, we’ll examine your pet from nose to tail, looking for anything out of the ordinary. We’ll then create a customized preventative care strategy that will include vaccines, parasite control, nutrition and weight management, and anything else we deem relevant.

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Pet Allergies/Dermatology

There are many conditions that can affect a companion animal’s skin, and the symptoms can be unpleasant. You don’t want your best friend to suffer and neither do we!

The professional allergy and dermatology services at Westside Pet Hospital will help get your loved one as healthy on the outside as on the inside.

At each appointment, we’ll examine your pet from nose to tail, looking for anything out of the ordinary. We’ll then create a customized preventative care strategy that will include vaccines, parasite control, nutrition and weight management, and anything else we deem relevant.

To help your companion feel better, we must identify precisely what’s causing the problem. We may be able to tell what’s wrong just by looking at your pet, or we may need to investigate further. Blood work, skin scrapings and biopsies provide us with the answers we need to move forward with a cure.

Some dermatological issues we assist with include:

  • Allergies (food and/or environmental)
  • Infections (acute or chronic)
  • Parasites
  • Dermatitis
  • Hormonal disorders
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Tumors
  • Skin cancer

Finally, annual visits give all of us at Westside Pet Hospital the chance to truly get to know you and your pet. Developing a relationship with you and forging a bond with your animal friend is an integral part of the care we provide.

Once we’ve diagnosed the underlying problem, the next step is determining how to best treat it. Depending on the situation, we may prescribe something as simple as a topical cream. More complex conditions may call for a longer-term strategy or involve a combination of multiple treatment methods.

Signs of a possible skin problem include:

  • Excessive scratching
  • Scabbing or flaking of the skin
  • Hot spots
  • Shedding more than usual
  • Biting, chewing or licking at the affected area
  • Bumps or lumps on or under the skin

If you notice any of these signs, it’s time to schedule an appointment. Give us a call. We can help your four-legged friend live a more comfortable life. 

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Pet Nutrition

Let’s face it: pet nutrition and weight control can be confusing topics, even for the most seasoned pet parent. If you could use a little guidance in this area, you’re not alone. More importantly, we’re here to help!

A Balanced Diet

What you feed your pet can mean the difference between simply surviving and truly thriving. The experienced team at Westside Pet Hospital will determine your pet’s unique nutritional requirements and develop the perfect diet.

The Right Weight

A few additional pounds for a human may be no big deal but, for a companion animal, it can lead to serious health problems. We’ll determine your pet’s ideal weight range and develop a strategy for achieving that goal.

Ongoing Maintenance

As pets age, their nutritional and weight management needs change. At various life stages, such as the transition from youth into adulthood, we’ll evaluate our plan and make any necessary adjustments.

Call Westside Pet Hospital today to get started. We can design a customized diet and exercise plan that will bring out the very best in your animal friend.

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Pet Diagnostics

When people get sick or hurt, they visit their doctor, explain their symptoms, and receive the appropriate care. With pets, the solution isn’t always this straightforward. Because animals can’t speak, they can’t let us know when something is bothering them.

What’s more, many animals are able to hide the signs of illness, allowing it to develop and worsen while it remains undetected.

Veterinary diagnostics allow us to identify and treat health problems in a timely manner. A faster diagnosis of illness and injury can dramatically improve the chances of a positive outcome.

Laboratory

The on-site diagnostic laboratory at Westside Pet Hospital makes it fast and efficient to run a wide variety of tests. In many cases, we can have results in just minutes. This means we can have a treatment plan in place before you and your best friend even leave the exam room.

Imaging

When a physical exam and laboratory work aren’t enough to reach a definitive diagnosis, we turn to advanced imaging technology, like x-rays and ultrasound. These tools let us evaluate the bones and internal organs, identify injuries, diagnose illness, and determine its severity.

Images can be analyzed by our doctors in real-time or shared electronically with specialists if deemed necessary.

If your pet has been acting a bit out of sorts lately, don’t take chances. Give Westside Pet Hospital a call right away. We’ll get to the bottom of the problem and get your best friend back on the path to good health again.

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Pet Dentistry

Contrary to popular belief, foul breath isn’t something that pet parents must simply learn to live with. In fact, it’s probably a sign that your pet needs to visit the dentist.

Without adequate care, your companion’s mouth can become a haven for bacteria, which can spread through the bloodstream and cause a number of other health problems. Left untreated, dental disease can even shorten your loved one’s life.

The good news is, that with the right support, this can all be prevented.

The professional dentistry services at Westside Pet Hospital include both routine, preventative care as well as advanced treatment for existing oral conditions.

Some common signs of dental disease in companion animals include:

  • Bad breath
  • Excessive drooling
  • Dropping food
  • Sudden disinterest in chew toys
  • Loss of appetite
  • Swollen or painful face
  • Pawing at the mouth
  • Yellow, broken, loose, or missing teeth
  • Gums that are red, swollen, or bleeding

If you notice any of these signs, it’s time to schedule a dental exam. We’ll identify the problem and address it quickly to improve the prognosis. We’ll also show you ways to keep your pet’s teeth and gums healthy and disease-free year-round.

You deserve to enjoy lots of close snuggles with your four-legged friend once again. The comprehensive dental services at Westside Pet Hospital can help get you there!

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Pet Surgery

Bringing a family member in for surgery can be nerve-wracking. At Westside Pet Hospital, we know exactly what you’re going through because we’re pet owners too. Rest assured that we’ll do everything in our power to ensure that your pet’s procedure is as stress-free as possible.

Pre-Surgical Care

Our comprehensive surgical care begins with preoperative screening, which helps us to reduce the risk of complications for your pet. We’ll also develop a safe, effective plan to keep your pet comfortable and pain-free – before, during, and after surgery.

Surgery

Whether routine or complex, your loved one’s procedure will be our highest priority. From the moment you arrive, we’ll be there to ease your mind and help keep your pet calm and relaxed.

Once safely sedated, our team will perform the surgery as efficiently as possible. As the doctor works, our dedicated support staff will be there to assist with surgery and closely monitor your pet’s wellbeing.

After Care

After surgery, we’ll gently relocate your companion to our recovery area, where our staff will offer comfort and reassurance.

When you arrive for pick-up, we will go over our aftercare instructions, including a plan for pain management.

Surgery doesn’t have to be a source of anxiety, especially if you’ve got the experienced, compassionate team at Westside Pet Hospital in your corner. Contact us today and let’s discuss how we can help with all of your companion’s surgical care needs.

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Pet Behavioral Counseling

Whether it’s a simple house training issue or something more serious, like aggression, unwanted pet behavior can be unpleasant for everyone. The experienced team at Westside Pet Hospital can help restore peace and balance back into your home.

Understanding the Problem

The key to overcoming behavior issues in companion animals is identifying the problem. First, we must rule out any potential medical causes. Many conditions have symptoms that can be mistaken for bad behavior. For instance, a cat that urinates outside the litter box may actually be experiencing a health issue, as opposed to acting out.

With a clean bill of health, the next step is pinpointing the behavior we’re dealing with. This is important because in many cases, a bigger problem may manifest itself in smaller ways. For example, destructive behavior when left alone may actually be a sign of separation anxiety. We’ll work with you to identify precisely what the situation is so we can address it most effectively.

Some of the behavior problems we can provide assistance with include:

  • House training
  • Excessive barking
  • Jumping
  • Digging
  • Biting
  • Destructive behavior
  • Aggression
  • Fear/anxiety

A Plan That Gets Results

With a correct diagnosis in hand, the last step is developing a strategy for overcoming the behavior problem once and for all. There are several different ways we can approach a behavior issue. Whether it’s positive reinforcement, rewards, training, or something else, we’ll work with you to customize a plan that gets results.

Don’t let unwanted behavior prevent you from bonding with your pet. Contact Westside Pet Hospital and let us help you enjoy the loving, peaceful relationship you both deserve.

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Pet Critical Care

As a loving pet owner, you never want to see your four-legged family member in distress. Unfortunately, unexpected illnesses and sudden accidents happen. At Westside Pet Hospital, we want you to know that you’ve got a dedicated team of experienced professionals in your corner.

Our hospital and team are equipped to provide life-saving critical care at a moment’s notice. With staff skilled in emergency medicine, we can quickly diagnose the problem and deliver timely and effective care. Most importantly, we’ll handle your loved one’s case with the utmost compassion, doing everything possible to achieve a positive outcome.

Some of the signs that your pet may require urgent medical attention include:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Ingestion of a foreign object or toxic substance
  • Broken bones
  • Cuts, lacerations or puncture wounds
  • Vomiting or diarrhea lasting longer than 24 hours
  • Bleeding
  • Trauma, such as a fall or being hit by a car
  • Swollen or tender abdomen
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Lameness
  • Disorientation
  • Foaming at the mouth
  • Convulsions/seizures
  • Loss of consciousness

If you notice any of these signs, contact Westside Pet Hospital right away. We always recommend calling ahead when an emergency occurs. Doing so allows us to evaluate the situation, provide first aid instructions and prepare the hospital and our team for your pet’s arrival. Of course, should the nature of your pet’s emergency be too urgent for a phone call, feel free to come directly in for immediate attention.

We genuinely hope you never experience the need for emergency veterinary care. If you do, however, we want you to know who to call. The team at Westside Pet Hospital will be here to provide the highest level of care available.

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Pet Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an excellent tool for helping animals enjoy more comfortable lives. Best of all, it’s all-natural so there’s no risk of harmful side effects that pharmaceuticals can cause. This makes it particularly favorable for elderly pets or those who cannot tolerate the medication.

Westside Pet Hospital is pleased to include veterinary acupuncture as one of our alternative therapy services.

What is veterinary acupuncture?

Acupuncture operates under the theory that when the body’s natural energy source becomes disrupted, sickness and pain can occur. To address this without medication, acupuncture needles are inserted into specific points along the body, causing a cellular response in the targeted area. This restores the body’s energy, thereby promoting healing and reducing pain.

What conditions can be treated through acupuncture?

Acupuncture can be used to treat a variety of health problems. It can also be used to boost the immune system and promote ongoing wellness. Some of the conditions commonly treated with acupuncture include:

  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Joint Problems
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Respiratory Problems
  • Digestive Issues
  • Neurological Conditions
  • Senior Pet Health

How many treatments will my pet need?

The results of acupuncture can sometimes be seen after only a few sessions. Every pet is different, however. The specific condition, its severity, and a number of other factors will help our doctors determine how many treatments are needed. Once your pet has been evaluated, we’ll provide you with an individualized treatment recommendation that’s specific to your pet.

If your pet is struggling with pain or mobility issues or could just use a little more balance, acupuncture may be the ideal solution. Contact us today to learn more or schedule a consultation.

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Pet Chinese Herbal Medicine

For thousands of years, the Chinese have believed that certain herbs, when strategically combined together, can provide a natural way to manage the health of both people and animals.

Chinese herbal medicine is particularly effective in treating chronic medical conditions and is often used to relieve pain, improve and restore organ function, and strengthen the immune system. Best of all, it is completely natural and has virtually no side effects when used correctly.

The ultimate goal of Chinese herbal therapy is to gradually return the body to a state of balance and wellness without the risk of side effects that traditional pharmaceuticals can present.

Westside Pet Hospital is pleased to offer this ancient treatment modality as part of our alternative therapy options.

What can Chinese herbal therapy treat?

Medicinal herbs can be used to treat and manage a variety of ailments and conditions in companion animals. These may include, but are not limited to:

  • Anxiety
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Incontinence
  • Asthma
  • Cystitis
  • Kidney Disease
  • Bronchitis
  • Heart Problems
  • Behavior Issues

It’s also been proven to be effective in treating geriatric health complications and as a supportive measure for cancer treatments.

How many treatments will my pet need?

Because Chinese herbal medicine is gentler than most medications, it may take a little more time to see significant results. The actual treatment protocol will ultimately depend on the condition being addressed and several other factors that are unique to each patient.

We may also recommend using herbal medicine in conjunction with other treatments, such as acupuncture, to improve overall outcomes.

Could your furry family member benefit from Chinese herbal therapy? The best way to find out for sure is to contact the knowledgeable team at Westside Pet Hospital. Call today to get started!

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Pet Homeopathic Medicine

Homeopathy is an alternative therapy option that is based on the theory that the very substances which cause illness in the body, when used properly, can also counteract those same symptoms.

In fact, the word homeopathy literally means “to treat with a similar disease”.

Homeopathic medicine uses all-natural ingredients to help strengthen the body’s ability to fight off illness and restore a sense of balance throughout. It is particularly effective in managing chronic medical conditions to improve the patient’s overall quality of life. And because homeopathy does not include the use of pharmaceuticals, it can be used safely on most pets, including those that are sensitive to medication.

What can homeopathy treat?

Homeopathic medicine can be used to address a variety of conditions, both acute and chronic. These ailments may include, but are not limited to:

  • Injuries
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Poisoning
  • Allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Respiratory Disorders
  • Skin Conditions
  • Musculoskeletal Issues
  • Cancer

Is homeopathy safe for my pet?

Homeopathic medicine, when not prescribed and administered properly, could produce side effects or a worsening of the initial problem. This is why it’s so important to work only with a Bend area vet that is trained and experienced in homeopathy. This will ensure that your pet receives the correct remedy in the appropriate manner for optimal results.

The homeopathic medicine available at Westside Pet Hospital can be used as a standalone treatment, or in conjunction with our traditional Western medical services. Your pet’s individual situation will be carefully considered when we are developing our treatment recommendation.

If you’re curious about homeopathy or any of our other alternative therapy options, we invite you to start a conversation today!