For pet owners

1-DSC_1027-2We care about your pet’s comfort and quality of life.

Climbing Rose Veterinary Services is here to help your pet feel as good as possible for as long as possible. That’s why we offer focus on enhancing your pet’s well-being in the safe, peaceful environment of your home.

Chiropractic care: Chiropractic care helps the musculoskeletal system work at its best, reducing pain, stiffness, and limping and enhancing smooth, pain-free motion. Animals of any age can be helped by chiropractic care, from puppies and kittens to old, arthritic animals. In fact, Dr. Fowler first became interested in chiropractic when she saw how it benefited her arthritic dog. Healthy animals start out with a chiropractic exam and adjustment every 3-6 months long term. Animals with problems like arthritis start out with an exam and adustment once a month. They may end up needing to be seen more often, or less, depending on how they do. Dr. Fowler is certified in animal chiropractic by  the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association.

Physical rehabilitation:  We’re all familiar with physical rehabilitation for people, and how it can help them recover from surgery or from injury. It has the same benefits in animals. If your pet has to have a cruciate ligament repaired, a fracture fixed with surgery or a cast, needs back surgery, or is injured in some way, physical rehabilitation can help them recover quickly and well. Dr. Fowler is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner and can design a program for your pet that will help them have a speedy recovery. Physical rehabilitation visits are typically once a week until the pet is recovered, although some pets may need more or less frequent care.

Hospice care: Many terminally ill pets can have good quality life with the right support. But support often means vet visits, and many owners are understandably reluctant to drag pets to the vet clinic over and over. We bring the vet to the pet in the comfort of the pet’s own home. Dr. Fowler can provide at-home nursing care such as giving fluids, bathing, assisting with feeding, wound care, shaving mats, or helping you get your large dog outside and back in. She will examine your pet at each visit and give recommendations on changing medications or food and on a recheck schedule (with her or with your regular vet). She can draw blood or collect urine for any necessary monitoring tests. Hospice visits can be anywhere from once every few weeks to every day, depending on your pet’s situation at the time. Dr. Fowler can also help you evaluate quality of life and decide when it may be time to put your pet to sleep. When we reach that point, Dr. Fowler also provides in-home euthanasia. Afterwards she can handle cremation (with or without having ashes returned to you) or she can take your pet’s body to your regular vet if you prefer. (You can also bury pets at home in Georgia.)

If you would like to hear Dr. Fowler discussing hospice and euthanasia with professional dog trainers Julie Fudge Smith and Tina Spring, check out this podcast episode.

Different types of appointments can be combined. For instance, many hospice patients benefit from chiropractic adjustment, and many chiropractic patients need physical rehabilitation to help keep their chiropractic problems from coming back. Dr. Fowler brings all her skills to every appointment and can adjust the plan as needed.

Fees: There is a flat fee for each kind of appointment (chiropractic, physical rehabilitation, or hospice) as well as a housecall charge based on distance.

If you have any questions, would like to discuss how we can help your pet, or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us.