From April through September, we are offering 5% off on heartworm testing and a 12-month supply of Heartguard Plus (with a coupon for a $12 rebate when it is purchased in the hospital).
Heartworm disease is becoming prevalent in Colorado. The larval parasite is transmitted by mosquitoes that then migrate to the heart and pulmonary arteries. Once inside the host, the larvae start to grow, eventually reaching the size of a strand of spaghetti. One mosquito bite can infect your pet with hundreds of larvae. While they grow to adulthood, the worms live in the lung tissue, causing irritation, and the heart struggles as it pumps blood. This leads to heart failure and death.
Cats seem to be able to limit the growth of the larvae. However, the larvae do not need to reach adulthood to cause considerable damage to the heart. One heartworm is enough to kill a cat.
Once heartworms are established in dogs, treatment involves a long (and expensive!) course of medication, including multiple injections of Immiticide (an arsenic-based drug) to kill the adult worms. Treatment can be risky, depending on the severity of the disease, and cost upwards of $1000. There is no effective treatment for adult heartworms in cats.
Prevention is inexpensive and painless. Maintaining your pet on a year-round course of Heartguard Plus will help to ensure that your friend does not suffer.
To read more, please visit http://www.heartwormsociety.org/
The 2013 Salvation Fund calendars are now available at the clinic.
Some people may struggle when it comes to affording medical care for their pets. By donating to the Salvation Fund, and receiving this beautiful calendar in return, you can help the Fund to offer financial assistance to these people, ensuring quality care for their pets.
311 Main Street
Security, CO 80911
Hours (starting April 30):
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday, 7:30 a.m. to noon
Saturday 8 a.m. to noon
Please call us during normal business hours to take care of any emergency care. If you need after-hours emergency care, please contact these clinics:
North: Near I-25 & N. Nevada Ave.
5520 North Nevada Avenue #150
South: Near S. Academy Blvd.
& Airport Rd.
3775 Airport Rd. and Academy Blvd.
The Morris Animal Foundation Golden Retriever Lifetime Study
The Morris Animal Foundation is accepting applications from humans who share their lives with Golden Retrievers. The study looks at how lifestyle, diet, and exercise affect the longevity of this special breed. Applicants are asked to remain in the program for the duration of the dog's life. Benefits include reimbursement for yearly exams, labwork, etc. Please go online at the Morris Animal Foundation to register.
Search under the vet listing and click on our name. The Morris Animal Foundation will then contact us to ensure that your pet qualifies for the study.
We look forward to helping your pet live a healthy, long, and happy life.
For new clients we offer $5 off your first visit. See our New Clients page to print out the coupon. This offer is not to be used with other offers or discounts.
Seniors: Receive 5% off on examinations and vaccines.
Military: Retired or active, receive 5% off your medical bill.
(Products and over-the-counter items are not covered)
We believe that adopting pets is a great way to save lives and to find a friend for life. Please see us for further details.
|We Treat Your Pets As Though They Were Our Own|
|Welcome to Fountain Valley Animal Hospital, proudly serving southern Colorado Springs, Fountain, and Security/Widefield. The hospital has been at its current location, 311 Main Street, since 2007. The practice has come a long way from its early beginnings in 1986 as a satellite clinic of Cheyenne Mountain Animal Hospital.|
|Today, Fountain Valley is a full-service, small animal veterinary hospital, which means we have a full array of diagnostic equipment to quickly assess your pet's needs. We provide outpatient treatment and an extensive pharmacy to get your pet on the road to good health. Fountain Valley's dedicated staff is trained and ready to deal with any minor or major health issues. Although we are equipped to deal with emergencies and complicated medical cases, we emphasize preventative medicine.|
|The Fountain Valley veterinarians, Devin Fitzgerald, DVM and Rachael Fitzgerald, DVM, were interviewedrecently by Gary Atencio of CNTV. They discuss the importance of preventative care and nutrition in extending the life of your pets. To learn more about how important these issues are in keeping your pets healthy, we invite you to watch the interview (10 minutes).|
|Today's pets are living longer than ever; dogs are reaching their mid- to late-teens and our feline friends can reach their mid-twenties! Longer life spans are not only a direct result of better nutrition and advances in veterinary medicine, but also a result of better preventative health care.|
|Veterinary medicine has experienced a drastic shift the past decade from a focus on curing problems to a focus on preventing aliments. From infant to adult to senior, we'll help guide you and your pet through their first vaccinations, followed by routine checkups, dental work, and laboratory screening tests. Please visit our services page to learn more about how our hospital can serve you.|