We are able to assess and care for your pet at any life stage.
Preventive or wellness care is essential in helping your pet live their best life. When most people think of preventive care for their pets, they think of vaccines. While vaccinations are very important, there are actually four equally essential cornerstones of preventive care:
- Exams – At Urban Paw Veterinary Health & Rehabilitation, an exam is not just a complete physical examination and health assessment but an opportunity for your veterinarian to know and appreciate your pet as an individual. No two pets have the exact same lifestyle. Our veterinarians take the time to understand your pet and use this knowledge as the basis for medical recommendations. We recommend exams every 6 months.
- Lab Tests – Diagnostics like blood and urine tests help to determine if all body systems are functioning as they should. They also screen for genetic and breed-specific health issues and check for chronic conditions like kidney and liver disease. Early detection and treatment of chronic disease are critical to helping your pet live a long, healthy life with your family. Early management of chronic or age-related conditions is less costly and risky than emergency treatment once the disease progresses.
- Parasite Screening – Internal parasites can make your pet seriously ill, but fortunately, they are also easy to prevent. Once yearly heartworm testing, as well as twice-a-year intestinal screens, are recommended by the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) and our veterinarians. Preventive routine deworming against parasites such as roundworm, which can infect humans and cause serious illness, is important to your entire family’s health. We will help you choose the right preventive medicines tailored to your pet and lifestyle.
- Vaccines – Vaccinations are an easy way to protect your pet from life-threatening illnesses like distemper, while vaccines like rabies protect your whole family because rabies is fatal to both people and pets in your household.
Our team understands that surgery can be a source of anxiety for you and your family. That’s why it’s important to trust the people who will be taking care of your pet. Our experienced team of doctors and staff make it their number one priority to focus on pain management and patient safety. We use the most current surgical practices to ensure your pet receives the best veterinary care.
- Help your pet live comfortably through their senior years.
- Recognize and control known health risks for older dogs and cats.
- Detect any signs of disease at their earliest symptom, when they are the most treatable.
Senior needs can be more complicated than those of our younger friends. A senior exam will involve detailed questions around lifestyle, mobility, diet, and comfort level at home. A complete exam and recommended screening tests will help our veterinarians make recommendations for your pet to help ensure they continue to live a happy and healthy life.
Just like us, our pets can have a hard time shedding some of those unwanted pounds. However, the data shows us that keeping our pets at a healthy weight can keep them with us longer. All the more reason to get those babies off the couch while you’re at work! Bring them in to us for fitness camp hours, and our trained staff will work them through a group exercise routine, including individual time on the water treadmill as long as there are no medical or behavioral reasons they cannot. Sign up for a fitness assessment to get started. We offer 5, 10, and 20 visits punch cards and online scheduling to allow for flexibility in getting your pet in for fitness days. It’s time for your pet to go from flab to fab!
Why is dental care so important? Recent studies have shown that 70% of adult cats and 80% of adult dogs show symptoms of oral disease. In fact, most pet parents are not away that their pet is dealing with dental issues. Bad breath, plaque build-up, excessive drooling, sore or bleeding gums when eating or chewing, and decreased appetite are signs that your pet’s teeth may require veterinary attention.
Just as it’s important for you to see a dentist regularly, it’s important for dogs and cats as well. Your pet’s oral health is directly connected to their overall health. Signs of dental disease include bad breath, loose, broken, or missing teeth, yellow or brown teeth, red, inflamed or bleeding gums, difficulty or pain when chewing, pawing at the mouth, and excessive drooling. If you notice any of these symptoms, please contact our team, and we’ll be happy to help.
AVMA, AAHA, and AVDC recommendations include yearly dental cleanings for all pets starting at one year of age. Consider that most of us do not brush our pets’ teeth, or if we do, we are only getting one surface. Compare this to humans, who brush twice daily and still are recommended to have our teeth professionally cleaned twice a year! “Dog breath” is not a normal thing and is an indicator of dental disease. This is why Urban Paw veterinarians perform oral exams and strongly recommend yearly dental cleanings for all pets.
Two days a month we will open up massage appointments during business hours. The massage will last 30-45 mins and cost $85 per session. Pre-paid package discounts are available.
Our first clinics will be held: Sept 30th and Oct 1st
If your dog enjoys being pet and touched, then massage will be a welcome gift of love.
Studies of shockwave therapy for dogs have shown positive results in improving bone healing, soft tissue damage, joint inflammation, and both the progression and pain of osteoarthritis. Conditions that can be effectively treated with shockwave therapy include Hip and Elbow dysplasia. Degenerative joint disease.
We offer high-quality rehabilitation services for cats and dogs in the greater Denver area. Focusing on your pet’s physical and emotional wellness, our rehabilitation programs prioritize the elimination of pain to get your pet back to themselves quickly while decreasing the use of pain medications. Our certified canine rehabilitation therapist (CCRT) is specially trained in the therapies, modalities, and equipment used for rehabilitation. We treat any condition that causes pain, discomfort, and loss of function, including but not limited to: post-surgical recovery, neurologic conditions, arthritis, and obesity—the world of rehabilitation partners well with surgical and more conservative approaches to injuries and illness.
Hydrotherapy is a low-impact exercise to assist in return to function after surgery/injury, weight loss, or conditioning. With our underwater treadmill, we can adjust the water level for changes in buoyancy, resistance, hydrostatic pressure, and, therefore, the amount of weight-bearing. This helps us to adjust to the needs of each individual that comes to us for help.
This is a safe, controlled environment for gait analysis, exercise, stretching, muscle building, and neuromuscular stimulation.
Many of the diseases that can affect dogs and cats are preventable through proper pet vaccinations. We offer vaccines for cats and dogs, puppies and kittens. Our doctors determine which vaccinations are right for your pet based on their experience and knowledge, as well as your pet’s individual needs, life-stage, and lifestyle.
Let the knowledgeable staff at Urban Paw Veterinary Health & Rehabilitation guide you through setting up a vaccination schedule for your dog or cat to keep him or her protected.
Laser Therapy is a non-invasive therapeutic option that uses light to reach target tissue and has the potential to provide quick results. Laser Therapy can be used to promote healing for a variety of common conditions such as muscular pain, osteoarthritis, postoperative pain from incisions and wounds, and most situations involving musculoskeletal pain. Laser Therapy works by affecting tissue chemicals responsible for pain, inflammation, and nerve conduction; additionally, it increases microcirculation, cellular activity, and growth factors. The result is improved healing and tissue function and decreased discomfort.
Curvy Canine Camps
Studies have shown that overweight dogs, even by as little as 2 lbs, can have an average lifespan of 2 years less than a dog of ideal body condition. This is attributed to the fact that excess weight can lead to painful joints as well as increased risk of heart disease and other medical conditions like diabetes.
How can you tell if your pet is carrying too much extra weight?
- Panting more
- Heat intolerant
- Trouble getting in and out of the car
- Slower or struggling on stairs
- Sluggish, slowing down or sleeping more
- Slower on walks or losing endurance
- Ask your vet
Losing weight is hard – let us help! Each 45 min Fitness camp session includes:
- Weigh-in and weight tracking
- Dietary recommendations
- Therapeutic exercise
- Walk on the underwater treadmill
- Mini massage
Beneficial outcomes are similar to humans on a routine exercise/diet plan:
- Weight loss
- Muscle strengthening and resilience
- Improved cardiovascular health
- Improved mental health
- Increased endurance
- More energy