Keeping your pet’s teeth and gums clean plays a critical role in their life and longevity. Minor problems like plaque and tartar can develop into dental disease, which, if left untreated, can lead to a host of other more serious health conditions throughout your pet’s body. At Arrow Dog & Cat Hospital, we take the oral health of your four-legged friend seriously.
Our staff is highly skilled in the most modern veterinary dental care techniques and we are dedicated to taking a preventative approach to keeping our patients’ teeth and gums healthy. We do local nerve blocks when we perform dentistry so it is pain-free and the pet doesn’t need an increase in anesthesia. We perform X-Rays to see the health of the teeth under the gum line We do advanced dental care such as surgical extractions We were trained by one of the world’s greatest veterinary dental specialists, Dr. Brook Neimick.
Call us today for more information on dental care!
Fear Free/Pain-Free Surgery
At Arrow Dog and Cat Hospital, our Montclair veterinarians Dr. Nichole Weinstein and Dr. Bruce Barrett, perform spay, neuter, orthopedic, emergency, and dental surgeries in our state-of-the-art surgical center. Whether it is a routine spay or neuter procedure or a life-threatening emergency, you can count on our team’s years of experience to protect your pet’s health during surgery. To provide the most positive surgical experience possible, at Arrow Dog and Cat Hospital we follow strict guidelines for safety and pain management. Your pet’s health and comfort are our top priorities, just as they are yours.
Surgery at Our Animal Hospital
It is only natural to have questions before surgery for cats and dogs. Many pet owners worry about the use of anesthesia and ask if it is absolutely necessary. To alleviate concerns about the use of anesthesia, we conduct diagnostic blood tests prior to the procedure to ensure your pet is healthy enough to receive anesthesia. Your pet will be monitored closely by our team before, during, and after the use of anesthesia.
- Safety is critical- we do local pain blocks so that the pet does not feel pain during anesthesia which means we do not have to increase the level of anesthesia.
- We monitor multiple parameters such as blood pressure so that we ensure all of the organs are receiving adequate blood flow which is vital to safety and a smooth recovery.
- We give an anti-vomiting medicine prior to surgery because we stay on top of cutting-edge medicine which tells us about 40% of pets vomit during surgery and it goes undetected, putting them at risk for aspiration pneumonia.
- We always have a trained veterinary assistant monitoring your pet to ensure that the monitors are reporting accurately.
Other questions that frequently arise include:
- Can my pet eat before surgery? We recommend withholding food for at least 12 hours prior to the appointment. Your pet may have water.
- How do I care for my pet after surgery? Our skilled team will review all post-operative care instructions with you before the animal is discharged. We can make suggestions on how to keep your pet quiet, how to administer pain management medications and educate you on the signs of post-surgery complications to watch out for.
- Do I have to make an appointment for the spay-neuter clinic? Our Montclair spay and neuter clinic is a low-cost option available only to healthy pets. The clinic is open Wednesdays. Appointments are required and a $20 deposit is required.
- What if I have more questions? Our animal hospital offices are open six days a week and we are happy to answer any questions you have before or after your pet’s surgery.
We understand that your pet is an important part of your family, and our entire team is dedicated to providing excellent care in all situations.
For regular wellness care, spay or neuter, orthopedic, dental, or emergency surgery, we are your veterinarian in Montclair, CA.
Call us at 909-946-3211 to schedule an appointment.
We are proud to offer Orthopedic Surgery services from the expert surgeon Dr. Bruce Barrett. Dr. Bruce Barrett graduated from the University of Prince Edward Island in 1993. He has a special interest in orthopedics and resconstructive soft-tissue surgery. From Tibia Plateau Leveling Osteotomy and Medical Patellar Luxation correction to traumatic fractures and skin grafts, he performs them all. Contact us today for more information on Orthopedic Surgery today.
Pet Vaccinations in Montclair
Immunizing your pet against deadly diseases is one of the most important steps you will ever take toward ensuring a long and happy life for your faithful companion. As long as these injections are administered in a timely manner and updated as necessary, they can provide a lifetime of protection against rabies and other threats. That’s why either veterinarian at Arrow Dog & Cat Hospital, Dr. Nichole Weinstein or Dr. Bruce Barrett, DVM, will be happy to provide those vaccinations through low-cost vaccine clinics or regular wellness visits.
Pet Vaccinations at Arrow Dog & Cat Hospital
An animal’s immune system responds to real or perceived infections by producing antibodies, tiny proteins specifically constructed to attack and kill the invading disease strain. Unfortunately, puppies and kittens aren’t born with these antibodies already in their blood, except for whatever protection they’ve received from their mother’s body. Once the mother’s antibodies are gone, the baby animal is helpless against potentially deadly diseases. Our veterinarians address this problem by injecting a vaccine into the animal’s bloodstream. A vaccine is merely a pathogen that has been deactivated — rendered inert so that it can’t actually cause an infection. But the body still recognizes it as a threat, so it produces the appropriate antibodies against it. Now your pet is protected!
Specific pet vaccinations known as “core” vaccinations should be administered to dogs and cats beginning at the age of 6 to 8 weeks. Dogs should receive core vaccinations for rabies, canine adenovirus, canine parvovirus and canine distemper. Cats should vaccinate against rabies, feline panleukopenia, feline calicivirus and FHV1. Several rounds of vaccinations are administered early in life, followed by occasional booster shots throughout adulthood to keep the protection from fading. Depending on your pet’s lifestyle, your veterinarian at Arrow Dog & Cat Hospital may also recommend other vaccinations to guard against Bordatella, Lyme disease and other threats.
Vaccination Options from Our Montclair, CA Veterinarian
Either Montclair, CA veterinarian on our team can provide pet vaccinations as a routine part of veterinary wellness appointments. We will advise you as to how long the vaccines will last and when to schedule booster shots. (Ultimately, of course, it’s up to you to make this critical health protection a priority by keeping those appointments.) If you plan to taking a trip with your pet, make sure your pet has been vaccinated according to the requirements of your airline or destination. Some countries, for instance, will require documented proof that your pet is vaccinated against rabies.
If we’ve never vaccinated your pet before, please bring any vaccination records you may have so we can determine which vaccines need to be administered. Contact Arrow Dog & Cat Hospital at 909-946-3211 to learn more!
Spay & Neuter
High-Quality Spay/Neuter Clinic
- Healthy pets only!
- Appointment required – Deposit needed to hold reservation.
Surcharges for heat, pseudopregnancy, pregnancy, obesity, and umbilical hernia may apply. SPAY
** Priced by weight/difficulty/complexity.
** In-heat/pregnant/pseudopregnant pets have an enlarged uterus and the procedure will take longer with more potential for bleeding. Obese pets have a large amount of body and abdominal fat making the procedure more difficult which takes longer. Additional charges apply to reflect the more difficult procedure.
- Pre-Anesthetic Physical Examination
- Pre-Operative Sedative
- Pre-Operative Pain Control
- IV Catheter (excluded for neuters, short procedure)
- IV Fluid Pump (excluded for neuters, short procedure)
- IV Fluids (excluded for neuters, short procedure)
- IV Fluid Warming System (excluded for neuters, short procedure)
- Sterile Draping, Surgical Pack and Materials
- Surgical Procedure
- Full Monitoring – O2, CO2, Temp, ECG, Blood Pressure, Respiration, Heart Rate
- Body Temperature Control System
- Post-Operative Recovery Monitoring
- Post-Operative Discharge Pain Injection
- Suture Removal 10-14 Days After Surgery
Does not include:
- Safety Screening (mandatory for all pets of any age who will be undergoing anesthesia)
- Any additional recommended medications
Cat Friendly Practice
At Arrow Dog & Cat Hospital, we’re known as a veterinary hospital that’s particularly in tune with cats and their owners. Many cats have dogs at home, but they do not feel comfortable with dogs they don’t know. Our cat-friendly team is ready to go the extra mile to make sure your pet has the least stressful veterinarian visit possible. How do we do this? We have special techniques to avoid stress in cats such as minimal restraint and cat-friendly handling for blood/urine collection. We have very comfortable exam rooms for cats where they stay most of the time for their entire visit. We also have a cat medical ward which is quiet and separate from dogs.
How Our Hospital Caters to Cats
Your cat’s enjoyable treatment begins when you walk in the front door. We have a separate entrance for cats and their owners, completely separated from those bringing dogs and puppies. Our cat waiting room is quiet and comfortable, especially calming to cats that may already be nervous. The welcoming atmosphere allows your cat to maintain lower blood pressure and heart rate, which can often be crucial in observing and determining health problems when we examine your pet. From the very first step, we work to keep your cat as calm and comfortable as possible.
Our veterinarian team is especially interested in treating cats. Dr. Nichole Weinstein is a California native who often jokes that she was “raised by cats” with a doctorate in veterinary medicine, and comes from an extended family of cat lovers. She naturally gravitates toward caring for cats and is concerned with making sure your cat has the best care possible.
We’re not afraid to use unusual techniques to make sure your cat is taken care of. We’ll examine your cat in our veterinary tech’s laps if it isn’t comfortable on the exam table, or we can use the exam room chair instead, if it makes your cat happier. Most cats object to having their temperature taken, so we only do that if it’s medically necessary. Some pets only feel safe in enclosed places and don’t like being out in the open of an exam room if they’re nervous. We’ve even been known to allow a cat to hide in a coat sleeve if it makes the cat calmer and more accepting of treatment.
Grooming is an important part of your cat’s annual wellness exam, and we’re especially sensitive to cats’ feelings about their paws. We’re patient and gentle, taking our time to make sure claws are clipped correctly without upsetting your cat. We never hold your cat by the scruff of the neck, because this gives cats an uncomfortable sense of loss of control. Instead, we gently guide their body into the most comfortable position possible for all examinations and treatment.Learn More
We specialize in the following integrative medicines: -therapeutic laser, natural supplements, joint supplements, ayurvedic medicine and nutritional therapy. Contact us today to learn how we can help your furry friend with these options.
Walk-in Emergency Services are available and we are open late night for your convenience. We offer the following:
- Blood Transfusions
- Lab testing
- Blood testing
- Toxin ingestions
- Foreign obstruction
- Cesarean C-Section
- Hit by Car
- Infectious disease
- Wound care
- Swollen face
- Insect bites
- Snake bites
- Difficulty breathing
- Cancer care
Urgent care exam fee: $120 ($200 deposit required on presentation)
ER Critical Care exam fee: $120 ($200 deposit applies to services provided)Learn More