Services

Our team at Alisal Pet Clinic provides a high level of veterinary care to the Pleasanton community. Our level of care is maintained by the state of the art diagnostic equipment and highly-trained staff utilized to treat your furry loved one.  Some of the services we provide include:

Wellness Exams

We recommend that you bring your pet in for a yearly check-up. This will enable us to determine if your dog or cat is healthy and will detect hidden diseases or abnormal conditions early.

For our senior pets, we recommend blood work and urinalysis to be more proactive and to enable us to address problems early. Since most cats and dogs suffer from arthritis in their later years, detecting this problem and managing it properly make them happy and enable them to live comfortably. It is our goal to help your pet live a long, happy life.

Learn more about our adult pet wellness plans and see which is right for your pet!

If you are a new client of Alisal Pet Clinic, your pet’s first exam is free! Schedule their appointment today!

Canine Wellness & Vaccinations

Having your puppy examined as early as possible is vital in determining your puppy’s health. On your initial visit, we ask that you bring a fresh stool (fecal) sample so we can check for intestinal parasites. We offer a Puppy Package that covers all necessary vaccines and a fecal examination.

Core Vaccines

  • DHPP (distemper)
  • Rabies: at or after 4 months
  • Bordetella

Optional

  • Lyme
  • Leptospirosis

For new puppies, vaccinations will need the following boosters

  • DHPP 2-3 boosters
  • Bordetella 1 booster
  • Lyme 1 booster
  • Leptospirosis 1 booster

After 1 year from booster, it is recommended that these vaccines are updated on an annual basis.

Feline Wellness & Vaccinations

Determine your kitty’s health as early as possible. We offer a Kitten Package that covers the core vaccines for the kitten’s first year of life and a fecal examination.

Core Vaccines 

  • FVRCP
  • Rabies at or after 4 months of age

Optional

  • Feline Leukemia (recommended for outdoor cats)

For new kittens, vaccinations will need the following boosters

  • FVRCP 1-3 boosters

After 1 year from booster, it is recommended that these vaccines are updated on an annual basis.

Dentistry

We are pleased to offer well-rounded dental care to all of our patients. This includes cleanings, extractions, dental x-rays with a new state of the art machine, and treatment of periodontal disease. Please ask us about our dental specials as they are always being updated!

Professional teeth cleaning under general anesthesia is recommended once a year or once every 2 years if regular brushing is done at home. The more often you keep up on anesthetic dental cleanings, the less chance your pet will need extractions in the future, and their risk of periodontal disease decreases. These teeth cleanings are vital to prevent heart disease in pets!

All dental cleanings include scale, polish, and seal on the teeth, and constant IV fluids and vital monitoring to ensure your pet is safe through the entire procedure. While under anesthesia, your pet may be given a complimentary toenail trim, anal sac expression, and you can even add microchipping as well. It is a great option for your pet to have all of these services cared for while they are already under!

Keep in mind your pet should have no food or water after 9 pm the night before any procedure requiring anesthesia, including dental cleaning.

Flea Control

Fleas are a common problem here in California. It is one of the most common causes of skin disease and internal parasites such as tapeworms. They are very difficult to eliminate, and sometimes Capstar or a flea bath may be required to completely rid your pet of the flea infestation. Environmental treatment will ensure that the fleas are removed as quickly as possible and do not return to your pet. Flea eggs can remain dormant for 7 months and may come out in the ideal environment for them.

Monthly use of flea products as prevention and treatment is highly recommended. We carry both topical and oral flea treatments in our pharmacy.

Heartworms vs. Intestinal Parasites

A heartworm test is recommended annually. Several oral heartworm medications are available at our pharmacy to prevent heartworms. Before any heartworm preventative is given, it is required to test to make sure your pet is negative for heartworm.

Heartworms

  • Heartworm is spread through mosquitos, so all animals are susceptible to heartworms. Because they are transferred via mosquitos, there is a higher risk of transmission during wet times of the year.
  • Heartworm can be deadly to the pet and requires intensive in-house treatment.
  • Heart worm is diagnosed by a blood draw.

Intestinal Parasites

  • Intestinal parasites and/or giardia can be picked up anywhere, and giardia is transmissible to humans.
  • Intestinal parasites are very common and can generally be treated with medication and de-wormers.*
  • Intestinal parasites can be detected by a stool sample.

*Intestinal parasites left untreated are very dangerous and can even be deadly to puppies or kittens. They should be addressed as soon as possible.

Laboratory Services

The most common laboratory testing we provide is blood work which can identify certain blood diseases, infections, kidney and liver diseases, and some hormonal abnormalities. We have an in-house blood machine and use an external laboratory service as well.

We also can perform the following lab services and tests:

  • Allergy testing
  • Heartworm testing
  • Fecal testing
  • Urinalysis
  • Tests for Lyme disease, pancreatitis, and parvo

If detected early enough, many conditions can be improved or treated with a new diet plan for your pet. This is why lab testing is so important in the diagnostic process.

Surgery

We perform soft tissue surgery in our clinic. We also provide:

  • Spays (female dogs, cats and rabbits) and neuters (male dogs, cats, and rabbits)
  • Removal of masses/tumors
  • Orthopedic surgery

In more complicated cases, we have a Board Certified Surgeon come to the clinic or we can refer you to a veterinary surgical facility.

If your pet is already under for another procedure and is not yet microchipped, we would recommend adding a microchip while they are under. This allows your pet to be microchipped while also avoiding any discomfort of the microchip implantation. You can also have your pet’s nails trimmed and anal sac expressed while they are under.

Please keep in mind your pet should have no food or water after 9 pm the night before any procedure requiring anesthesia.

Pain Management

Pain management, especially for post-surgical patients and senior patients, is a major concern for most pet owners. We try to customize treatment options, especially for our geriatric patients.

The goal of pain management is always to keep your pet as comfortable and happy as possible.

Miscellaneous Services

  • Anal sac expression
  • Dermatology
  • Ear cleaning
  • Health certificate
  • Microchip pet identification (can be performed when your pet is under for another procedure)
  • Pet nutrition
  • Private and communal cremation
  • Toenail trim (complimentary when your pet is under for a dental cleaning)
  • Private and communal cremation
  • Ultrasound
  • X-Rays (Radiology)