Dental disease is one of the most common and yet ignored health issues in pets. By three years old, more than 80% of dogs and 70% of cats demonstrate signs of periodontal disease. This is a result of plaque formation and resulting bacteria infecting the gum line. If plaque, which is a sticky substance containing millions of bacteria forms, is not removed often it can harden into tartar. If left unaddressed, tartar leads to the degradation of the gum tissue and potential tooth loss. Periodontal disease can also cause damage to vital organs like the heart, liver, lings, and kidneys. When it comes to dental health, most pet parents don’t realize the severity of the issue until the disease has advanced significantly.
Common signs of dental disease include:
At Williamsburg Veterinary Clinic, we conduct a thorough oral exam during each wellness visit and are equipped to conduct teeth cleanings and extractions if necessary. We highly recommend you have a veterinarian evaluate your pet’s dental health at least once a year even if your pet is not demonstrating symptoms.
When your pet is in need of a little extra care, we have:
If your pet is sick or needs immediate attention, our team is here for you. We can assess your pet on the spot and give them the care they need. We will likely be able to accommodate walk-ins under emergency circumstances, but please note that an additional emergency fee will be charged for these situations.
In case of an emergency outside of our business hours, please contact one of the following emergency clinics:
At Williamsburg Veterinary Clinic, we provide professional grooming services for all breeds of dogs and cats. We have an independently contracted professional groomer who provides haircuts and trimming, nail clipping, ear cleaning, medicated bath, and full brush services. Please contact Michelle at 757-634-4571 to schedule grooming services!
1 in 3 pets go missing at one point or another during their life. At Williamsburg Veterinary Clinic, we recommend you microchip your pet as it may greatly increase their chances of being found if they were to become lost. We always recommend a tagged collar for your pet; however, microchipping is the most effective means of identification. Similar to vaccinations, microchipping is safe, quick and causes little pain. Once the microchip is inserted you just simply register and rest easy knowing you’re protected in the case your pet becomes lost.
Puppies and kittens require special care for proper growth and healthy development. Williamsburg Veterinary Clinic’s comprehensive approach addresses your new addition from disease prevention to proper pet behavior. Puppy and Kitten care includes:
When your pet is in their senior phase of life, regular check-ups are more important than ever to address the early warning signs of common age-related diseases, such as:
Our skilled veterinarians at Williamsburg Veterinary Clinic are equipped to perform most types of surgery. Whether it be an elective surgery or an emergency surgery, you can rest assured that our staff will provide the very best care possible for your pet.
We utilize both general and local anesthesia to control pain during the procedure and keep your pet comfortable. Using our state of the art equipment we will not only ensure your pet’s medical needs are addressed but will also make sure they feel calm and cared for throughout the entire process.
Vaccinations are an essential part of your pet’s health care plan starting from the time they are very young. Pets should be vaccinated between 6 and 12 weeks of age and require boosters throughout their life.
A year-round parasite prevention program is key to maintaining the health of your pet, due to the prevalence and variety of parasites such as fleas, ticks, roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, tapeworms, and heartworms. These parasites, which occur naturally in your pet’s environment, can have serious and long-term impacts to your pet’s health.
Vaccinations and preventative care give your pets the best chance to avoid sickness and disease. At Williamsburg Veterinary Clinic, we create a personalized plan to meet the exact needs of your pet.
Preventive veterinary care is the best way to ensure your pet lives a happy, healthy life. Since pets age more quickly than people do, it is critical to have regular physical examinations done to assess your pet’s health. During routine preventive exams, your veterinarian will assess: