Humans don’t like to stay in the hospital, and our pets certainly don’t either. We are committed to doing all we can to keep your pets as comfortable as possible while they’re in our care. Some of the ways we strive to improve the in-hospital experience include the following:
- A quiet environment. This can decrease stress levels and promote better sleep. Stress slows healing, so combating it is a top priority.
- Our hospital was designed so that all pets are visible from the treatment area (where our team works). We keep a watchful eye on the pets and love to send owners pictures with updates.
- Cats and dogs are kept separate. Cats are control freaks. (And we love them.) Even if there is a dog at home, another dog is not the same, and that can be scary.
- We have a comfort room with a leather couch and fireplace for relaxed family visits. The comfort room also has a Dutch door (the bottom and top open separately) so that patients who do not do well in a kennel can rest on the couch where we can see them.
- We have a large isolation room with its own air system and cameras for a patient with a highly contagious condition like parvo.
- We keep our patients warm. Every patient gets warm bottles, discs, or use of the Bair Hugger™ to make sure they’re snug as a bug. We even warm IV fluids to ensure your pet’s body temperature stays optimal.
- We thrive on upping our game for every patient. Our new IV lines, for example, have extra injection ports so that if a pet is sleeping, we don’t have to wake them to administer IV medications.
- TLC—Hugs, massages, pets, and love are our favorite part! At Parkside, your pet receives one-on-one, individualized care to ensure a speedy recovery.
Please contact us if you have any questions about our in-hospital care.