Special Needs Pets
Fur’st Choice Pet Care specializes in the nursing and caring of special needs pets. Our specially trained veterinary technician staff has the knowledge and experience to deliver superior care to animals coping with a vast array of ailments and conditions- from behavioral issues and cognitive dysfunctions to injury and systemic disease. Our team will ensure that your pets get all of the treatment and attention they need to continue to heal and recuperate while you are away. We’re also ready to lend you a helping hand with their at-home care should you need it. This is what sets us ‘A Paw Above the Rest’!
Conditions We Help to Assist
Separation Anxiety, Compulsive Disorders, Physical Rehabilitation, Osteoarthritis, IVDD, Hip/Elbow Dysplasia, Paraplegia, Autoimmune Disorders, Asthma, Epilepsy, Diabetes, Cognitive Dysfunction, Blindness & Vision Disorders, Corneal Ulcers, Ear & Eye Infections, Hearing Loss, Allergies, Post-Operative Care, Wound Management, Thyroid Diseases, Cushing’s Syndrome, Megaesophagus, Inflammatory Bowel, GI Sensitivities, Kidney Disease, Cystitis, Incontinence, Tracheal Collapse, Cancer, Hospice Care
Medication Administration *FREE*
Most supplements and medications can be administered at no extra charge to animals requiring them during any pet sitting visit. *Please note that some medications – like prescription topical rinses or intramuscular injections – require additional time and care to administer, and are charged accordingly in the “Therapeutic Care” service.
The following medications can be administered at no charge during visits:
- Oral Supplements
- Prescription Diets and Treats
- Oral Medications (eye drops, ointments, flushes)
- Ophthalmic Medications (eye drops, ointments, creams)
- Otic Medications (ear drops, ointments, creams)
- Topical Medications (sprays, ointments, creams, wipes, flea & tick preventatives)
- Subcutaneous Injections (Insulin, allergy therapy shots, etc.)
- Emergency Suppositories
IMPORTANT: Our professional team will only administer medications to your pet that have been prescribed to them by their veterinarian. For liability and safety reasons, we will comply with prescription labels exactly as they are written, and will not administer expired medications. If medication directions have changed since they were prescribed, please contact veterinarian for updated labels prior to scheduling pet sitting services. As the owner, you will need to fill out a Medication Release form allowing the Technician to administer medications to your pet in your absence. Should pet be difficult to administer medications, a fee of $2.00 will be added to each dosing.
Therapeutic Care $5 – $45/treatment
Therapeutic and medical care can be preformed on your special needs pets during any pet sitting visit by our highly skilled veterinary technician team.
Prices vary according to duration and complexity of services:
- Assisted Walks (pelvic harness, wheelchair, etc.) $5
- Intramuscular Injections $5
- Bladder Expression $5
- Blood/Urine Glucose Monitoring $5
- Hot or Cold Therapy $5
- Subcutaneous Fluid Therapy Administration $10
- Tube Feeding $10
- Inhaler Therapy $10
- Wound Care $10
- Bandage Changes $10
- Urinary/Intravenous Catheter Care $10
- Medicated Soaks (affected areas) $10
- PROM (Passive Range of Motion) Exercises $15
- Medicated Baths $30-45
If therapeutic services are the only services that are required, we can schedule timely visits for a $15 travel fee within our service area or $25 travel fee outside of our service area. Need a service that isn’t listed? Just ask! Our talented veterinary technician team is well-versed in animal nursing care. If we can’t help, we’ll gladly help you find someone you can!
IMPORTANT: Our professional team will only perform therapeutic care that has been recommended or ordered by your veterinarian. For liability and safety reasons, we will comply with prescription labels and treatment notes exactly as they are written by your veterinarian, and will not use expired medications. These services are not intended to be a substitute for professional veterinary care. Always seek the advice of your veterinarian with any questions you may have regarding a medical treatment or condition.