A Message From Dr. LewisGrand Montecito’s Dr. Bruce Lewis has extensive experience in the veterinary field and believes in the importance of communicating with pet owners. Here are a few topics that Dr. Lewis highlighted for our community’s pet population.

“I wanted to thank everyone that has been with Grand Montecito Animal Hospital over the years, we appreciate all the great people and animals that we have worked with,” Dr. Lewis said. “We are really grateful that you have invited us into your families.”

Of the issues facing pet owners today, Dr. Lewis highlighted parasite prevention and heartworm disease.

“Heartworm disease in particular is something that pet owners should be aware of and educated about. It’s transmissible through mosquitoes, and it can be a big problem without proper prevention. The most important thing you can do is to consult with a veterinarian to make sure your pet is protected.”

The cost of treating heartworm disease is far greater than the cost of prevention, not to mention the toll it takes on your pet’s health. To learn more about how to protect your pet, call us today at (702) 656-1115.

Another topic Dr. Lewis wanted to raise awareness about is senior pet wellness, and meeting the needs of your senior pet.

“A pet’s needs change as they enter different stages of their life, and it’s the same for senior pets. There are issues such as diet, joint and bone health, as well as many more things that senior pet owners should be aware of.”

“Most importantly,” Dr. Lewis added, “taking proper care of your senior pet can give them extra time for you and your family to cherish together.”

As Las Vegas residents, we know all about the intense desert heat. But it’s easy to forget that our pets are not as well adapted to the rising temperature as we are.

“Dogs and cats can only sweat through their paws, making it harder for them to cool down. So it’s vital that pet owners be attentive to their pet as it gets hotter outside. Make sure to replenish water more often, and don’t allow your pets to overexert themselves when exposed to the heat.”

Grand Montecito is a full service animal hospital that cares for dogs and cats. Our wide range of services includes exams, consultations, preventive care, low cost vaccinations, diet recommendations, junior and senior pet wellness care, dental and surgical procedures, boarding, and grooming. Additional clinic services include digital radiology, ultrasound, and breeding consultations. We offer emergency services 24 hours a day, year round.