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Full Range of Pet Care Services

Take advantage of the full range of pet care services that we offer at Hardee Animal Clinic in Wauchula, FL. Let our team of seasoned veterinarians and veterinary technicians provide your pets with cutting-edge medical care.

Blood Transfusions

Trauma and injury cases require critical but life-saving procedures such as blood transfusions. However, transfusions are also often recommended for pets on chemotherapy or those undergoing surgery. This procedure is also applied to animals with advanced kidney or liver diseases, as well as cats with leukemia and pets with bleeding or clotting disorders.

We offer transfusion services for medical, surgical, and emergency needs. All blood products we provide are screened for safety, handled carefully to help ensure delivery of healthy cells, and administered by experienced professionals. Our staff is professionally trained to handle your pet with care and compassion.


Convenient Pet Boarding

Finding someone to mind your pets need not be a problem when you are set to go on a vacation out of town or a business trip abroad. We offer a convenient solution: try our pet boarding services.

Rely on us to provide your pets with the familial love and care that they are used to. Get in touch with us to learn more about our boarding facilities, accommodations, and the pet care policies we follow. Schedule your pet’s stay today.

Boarding

Proactive Dental Care

Provide your pets with the proper dental care that they need. Prevent dental disease by being proactive about bacteria and tartar build-up that could lead to reddened gums, bad breath, excessive drooling, chewing discomfort, and loosened teeth.

Choose dental hygiene that prevents potential heart and kidney diseases. We offer at-home and in-clinic dental examination and cleaning services.


Emergency and Critical Care

Call us when you need urgent medical attention for your pets. Our emergency and critical care service staff will always be readily available to provide your pets with the treatments and critical attention that they need to recover from sickness, injuries, and traumatic accidents.

Our veterinarians and technical support staff are always on-site and ready to respond to emergency calls and critical care situations. Just call us at any time.

Injured dog

Diagnostic Endoscopy

Harness state-of-the-art technology when providing your pets with the medical attention that they need. We use the latest innovations in the field of veterinary medicine when conducting diagnostics on animals.

Our endoscopy services help you get a better understanding of the best possible treatment options ideal for your pets. Non-invasive and minimally invasive endoscopy results provide us with a full-color, magnified view of the area of interest.


Pharmaceutical Products and Assistance

Protect your pets from drug interactions and other problems that can result from inappropriately administered medication. Before you purchase your next prescription or medication refill, ask us about our fully stocked pharmacy.

We offer a large inventory of veterinary pharmaceutical products and medications, including flea, tick, and heartworm preventive products. Rely on us for knowledge-based recommendations for chronic medical conditions and short-term medication options.

Our medications are obtained from safe, reliable sources, and stored under optimal conditions. Let our trained staff fill your prescriptions with care and attention and provide accurate information about your pet’s medications, including proper dosing information and potential side-effects. We stand behind every product that we dispense.

Medicine

Stress-Free Pet Grooming

Why deal with all the grappling and wrestling with your pet when grooming time comes? Leave the bathing, nail trimming, and haircutting chores to us. Our professional and friendly staff will take great care of your pet’s grooming needs at our clean, safe, and high-quality grooming facility.

We also provide solutions that effectively address your pet’s skin problems. Feel free to inquire about our grooming procedures and policies. Expect us to make your pet’s next grooming session as happy and stress-free. Set an appointment with us today.

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Hospice and Euthanasia Services

Terminally ill pets deserve all the gentle love and compassion that they can get, and this is what we give at Hardee. We offer a conscientious approach to the process by providing hospice services that ensure your pet's comfort and dignity in their final moments.

Deciding on hospice care or euthanasia for your pets involves a significant degree of sensitivity. We understand your need to be there with your pets to help them go through the process.

At the same time, we share the sense of loss and heartfelt appreciation you feel for the joy that your beloved pets have given you. Our hospice and humane euthanasia services are conducted with respect, compassion, and care. Call us for assistance.


House Calls

For pet owners with limited mobility, restricted transportation, or time management concerns, we accept requests for house calls. These services are also ideal for large dog and multiple pet owners having a hard time bringing their pets in for examinations and veterinary care.

Let our highly-qualified staff bring their medical expertise right to your home. In-home pet care is ideal for pets that tend to be fearful or stressed by clinic environments. This also allows us to evaluate behavior and overall pet demeanor in a more relaxed and natural setting.

Traveling to and from veterinary clinics are often challenging for very young, sick, or elderly pets. By making house calls, we make it easier and more convenient for you and your pets.

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Microchipping

Pets sometimes venture outdoors without your knowledge and in the process, find it hard to find their way back home. When this happens, tracking pets down and retrieving them can be difficult even if they have identifying tags or collars that can also get damaged, stolen, or lost. We offer an effective identification solution that’s safe: microchip implants.

Microchips are embedded beneath the skin on animals’ shoulder blades via surgical procedures that take only a few minutes to perform. These microchips contain vital information about your pet including contact and registration data that enables lost pet recovery to take place.

Veterinary hospitals, animal shelters, and control offices have electronic scanners that can detect microchips and read identification numbers. Once a lost pet is picked up, a quick scan reveals the number to identify the animal’s owner for contact and subsequent reunification.


Age-Appropriate Nutritional Counseling

Age-appropriate nutritional counseling for your pets plays a crucial role in ensuring their health and well-being. Your pets get proper nutrition as they mature as you learn about the specially formulated diets. This enables the efficient management of various medical conditions, including kidney disease, diabetes, arthritis, and heart disease.

We provide advice regarding ideal daily caloric intakes and also teach you how to interpret pet food label information. You learn about dietary selection and feeding practices for pets during various life stages, such as growth, pregnancy, nursing, and old age.

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For pets with medical conditions, we can help you select the most appropriate diet for them. We offer expert advice all the time.


Pain Management

Pain affects physical functionality and the state of mind of your pets. That’s why pain management is among our primary concerns when treating animals with medical conditions. Routine procedures are done with pain management taken into serious consideration.

We help you recognize signs of pain in your pets so that you can effectively modify the pain management plans we recommend. This principle applies to the administration of all routine and advanced procedures such as:

  • Spays and Dental Cleaning
  • Bone Surgery
  • Cancer Treatments
  • Arthritis and Back Pain

Parasites: Prevention and Control

More than just annoying nuisances, parasites such as ticks, fleas, and roundworms can cause serious illnesses or death among animals. Ticks can transmit infections like Lyme disease, and fleas can transmit tapeworms and Bartonella bacteria. Mosquito-transmitted heartworm can breed in your pet’s lungs and heart to cause damage to these vital organs. Intestinal parasites like hookworms and roundworms can even be transmitted to humans.

Most of these parasites are difficult to detect as hosts rarely show any signs of being infected. Avoid infestation and exposure to potential infestation by having your pets examined for parasites. Protect your family from undetected transmissions.

Let our knowledgeable staff provide you with a comprehensive parasite control program. We teach you how to:

  • Control and prevent parasites in the future
  • Detect signs of parasitical infestation
  • Discuss treatment options if your pet has parasites
  • Review ways to control parasites in and around your home

Puppy and Kitten Care

Set out on the right foot as you start caring for a puppy or kitten at home. Bring in new puppies and kittens for full nose-to-tail physical examinations. We provide you with advice about nutrition, training, vaccinations, grooming, and parasite protection.

Get helpful tips on introducing your new pet to other pets and family members. Each pet is unique and offers an opportunity to learn something new. The more that you know about your pets, the better you can provide care for them.

We recommend vaccine schedules and the best plans for parasite testing, treatment, and prevention. Have your pet’s vaccine and deworming schedules reviewed. Bring records along with you for this.

Puppy and kitten

Radiology (X-Rays)

X-ray results allow us to provide you with accurate diagnostic information that is crucial to properly evaluating how properly your pets’ internal organs are functioning. Safe, painless, and completely non-invasive, radiology tests also enable veterinarians to detect serious medical conditions that require immediate attention and treatments for:

  • Heart Disease
  • Liver Disease
  • Kidney Disease
  • Lung Disease
  • Intestinal Blockage
  • Cancer
  • Tumor Growth

Radiation levels in X-ray tests are low and are safe even for pregnant pets. Our radiology staff is made up of professionals that provide state-of-the-art care with compassion and expertise.


Senior Care

Animals age faster than humans and can be considered as seniors at the age of seven. As your pets grow older, their healthcare needs also change.

Nutritional needs, exercise habits, and many aspects of your pet’s daily routine can change as they age. Pet owners, hence, need to learn how to tell the difference between symptoms of normal aging and a medical problem.

Senior dog

Through regular wellness visits, you succeed in protecting your pet and at the same time, learn how to deal with your pet’s aging process. Even if your senior pet is already being treated for a medical condition, treatment recommendations can change as a condition progresses.

We inform you about how medication dosages need to be adjusted, or why medication needs to be changed. Routine wellness blood work and other diagnostic tests allow us to evaluate your pet’s health and how well it responds to current management strategies.


Surgery

There are various surgical procedures that allow effective veterinary care to take place. From routine surgical procedures, such as spaying and neutering, to more complex surgeries, we always make it a point that the desired results are always achieved.

We focus on patient safety, pain management, and employing the most current surgical practices. Caring professionals monitor your pet before, during, and after surgery and then take exceptional post-operative care to ensure a safe and complete recovery for your pet.

Cat at the vet

Diagnostic Ultrasound

Ultrasonography tests allow us to observe and study internal images of the patient’s body. Unlike some other imaging studies, like X-rays, ultrasonography does not use radiation.

It uses high-frequency sound waves to create a picture of what is inside your pet’s body. Completely non-invasive and painless, it helps us accurately diagnose and evaluate many common animal diseases.

Data from ultrasound tests allow veterinarians to view images of internal organs to assess fetal health in pregnant animals or examine the severity of some forms of cancer. Ultrasound images are produced in real time and can also be used to evaluate heart rates and detect abnormalities in the following:

  • Heart Valve Activity
  • Coronary Blood Flow
  • Coronary Muscle Contractions

Vaccinations

Through the years, vaccines against dangerous diseases have saved the lives of millions of pets and virtually eliminated once common fatal diseases. However, many infectious diseases still pose a significant threat to unvaccinated dogs and cats. With up-to-date vaccinations, these threats can be canceled out.

Core vaccines are those that should be administered to all pets. Optional vaccines are recommended to protect pets from exposure to certain diseases. Vaccine recommendations can also change throughout a pet’s life as travel habits and other variables get into the picture.

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We consider all these factors as we determine which vaccines your pet should have. Let us develop a vaccination schedule and ongoing booster routine ideal for your pet’s lifestyle, overall health, risk for exposure to infectious disease, and other factors.


Wellness Exams

No matter how young or mature your pets might be, you need to be certain about their continued health and well-being. A wellness examination includes an evaluation of all of your pet’s major organ systems.

Each time you have your pets come in for wellness exams, we ask you about your pet’s behavior, appetite, exercise habits, and regular activities at home. You then get updates on the following:

  • Health Status
  • Weight Gain
  • Weight Loss
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We encourage you to be involved in decisions regarding your pet’s health care. Through your pet’s physical examinations, wellness procedures, and our consultations with you, we acquire a better understanding about the lifestyle, personality, health risks, home environment, and other factors surrounding your pet’s health issues.

Contact us for complete information about the services we offer. To set an appointment, call us at 863-773-2424.