Veterinary Services in Cheney, WA
Pet Wellness & Vaccinations
As pet parents, we want our animal companions to live as many years as possible. At Blackhawk Veterinary Hospital, we believe the best way to accomplish this is by making a commitment to ongoing wellness care.
By scheduling regular appointments for your pet, you’ll help prevent many common ailments that can affect companion animals. You’ll also increase the odds of early diagnosis in the event of an underlying illness.
You want your furry family member to enjoy as many happy, healthy years as possible. Let us help you achieve that goal!
Pet Allergies & Dermatology
There are many ailments that can impact a companion animal’s skin, and the symptoms can be unpleasant. You don’t want your loved one to suffer and neither do we!
To help your best friend feel better, we must identify the problem. We may be able to tell what’s wrong just by examining your pet, or we may need to investigate further. Blood work, skin scrapings and biopsies can provide us with the answers we need to move forward with treatment.
Some dermatological issues Blackhawk Veterinary Hospital can assist with include:
- Infections (acute or chronic)
- Hormonal disorders
- Autoimmune diseases
Once we’ve diagnosed the problem, the next step is deciding how to best treat it. Depending on your companion’s situation, the solution could be something as simple as applying a topical cream. More complex conditions, on the other hand, might call for a longer-term strategy or involve a combination of 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
If you notice any of these signs, give Blackhawk Veterinary Hospital a call. We can help your loved one live a more comfortable life.
Let’s face it: the topics of nutrition and weight control can be pretty confusing, even for the most seasoned pet parent. If you could use a little guidance in this area, the team at Blackhawk Veterinary Hospital is here to help!
What your four-legged friend eats can mean the difference between simply surviving and truly thriving.
A few extra pounds for a human might not be a big deal but, for a pet, it can lead to serious health concerns. We’ll determine your pet’s ideal weight range and develop a strategy for achieving that goal.
As pets get older, their nutritional and weight control needs to change. At certain life stages, such as the transition from youth into adulthood, we’ll revisit our plan and make any necessary adjustments.
Contact Blackhawk Veterinary Hospital today to get started. We can help to customize a diet and exercise plan that will bring out the very best in your animal friend.
Despite what you may have been told, stinky breath isn’t something that pet owners simply must learn to live with. On the contrary, 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, the dental disease has the potential to shorten your pet’s life.
The good news is, that with the right support, this can all be prevented.
The professional dentistry services at Blackhawk Veterinary Hospital include routine preventative care and treatment for existing oral conditions.
Some common signs of dental disease in companion animals include, but are not limited to:
- Bad breath
- Excessive drooling
- Dropping food
- Sudden disinterest in chew toys
- Swollen or painful face
- Pawing at the mouth
- Yellow, broken, loose, or missing teeth
- Gums that are red, swollen, or bleeding
If your furry friend is showing any of these signs, it’s time to schedule an exam. We’ll identify the problem and address it quickly, improving the prognosis for your loved one. We’ll also show you how you can help keep your pet’s teeth and gums healthy and disease-free year-round.
You deserve to enjoy lots of close snuggles with your pet. The comprehensive dental services at Blackhawk Veterinary Hospital can help get you there!
At Blackhawk Veterinary Hospital, we understand that bringing a family member in for surgery is never easy. In fact, we know exactly what you’re going through because we’re pet owners too. Rest assured that we’ll do whatever it takes to ensure that your loved one’s procedure is stress-free, comfortable, and pain-free – before, during, and following surgery.
Whether routine or complex, your pet’s surgery 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 your pet is safely sedated, our team will complete the procedure as efficiently as possible. As the doctor works, our dedicated support staff will be present at all times, assisting with surgery and closely monitoring your pet’s wellbeing.
When surgery is finished, we’ll gently relocate your pet to our recovery area, where our staff will offer comfort and reassurance.
When you arrive to pick up your pet, 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 compassionate, experienced team at Blackhawk Veterinary Hospital in your corner. Get in touch today and let’s discuss how we can help with all of your companion’s surgical care needs.
Pet Critical Care
As a caring pet parent, you never want to see your furry family member in distress. Unfortunately, unexpected illnesses and sudden accidents happen. At Blackhawk Veterinary Hospital, we want you to know that you’ve got a dedicated team of skilled professionals in your corner.
Some of the signs that your pet may require urgent medical attention include:
- Difficulty breathing
- Ingestion of a toxic substance or foreign object
- Excessive bleeding
- Trauma, such as from a fall or being hit by a car
- Swollen abdomen
- Difficulty urinating
- Loss of consciousness
If any of these signs are present, seek immediate assistance. At Blackhawk Veterinary Hospital, we always recommend calling ahead when an emergency occurs. This gives us the chance to evaluate the situation and prepare our team for your pet’s arrival.
If your pet has an after-hours emergency that can’t wait until we are open, these clinics are available and open nights and weekends:
Animal Emergency Clinic
6522 E 1st Ave, Ste 101
Spokane Valley, WA 99212
Pet Emergency Clinic
21 E Mission Ave
Spokane, WA 99202
When people get sick or hurt, they go to the doctor, explain their symptoms, and receive the appropriate care. For our furry family members, it’s not always this straightforward. Because animals can’t speak, they can’t always let us know when something is bothering them.
What’s more, many animals are able to mask the signs of illness, allowing it to develop and worsen undetected.
Blackhawk Veterinary Hospital uses veterinary diagnostics to identify and treat health problems in a timely manner. A faster diagnosis of illness and injury can vastly improve the chances of a positive outcome.
We have a wide range of diagnostic tests available to help develop the best treatment plan for your pet.
When a physical examination and laboratory work aren’t enough to reach a diagnosis, we turn to advanced imaging technology, including x-rays, ultrasound, and endoscopy. These tools allow us to assess the bones and internal organs, identify injuries, diagnose illness and determine its severity. Images can be evaluated by our doctors in real-time.
If your pet has been acting a bit out of sorts lately, don’t take chances. Contact Blackhawk Veterinary Hospital right away. We’ll get to the bottom of the problem and get your loyal friend back on the path to good health again.