Established in Kalispell in 1994, Countryside Animal Clinic is a full-service veterinary medical facility which offers personalized, state of the art care for dogs, cats, and exotic pets. Our services include wellness and general exams, vaccinations, emergency and critical care, dentistry, and surgery. Dr. Jessie Lex and Dr. Carsyn Beach, along with their staff, are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, offering excellent client service, and practicing high quality medicine.
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New to our office or have a new pet? Download and print our New Client and Patient Form, then fax or e-mail the completed form to expedite the check-in process on the day of your appointment. Our fax number is (406)752-7388, and our e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org.
THC (as opposed to CBD or cannabidiol which is currently being studied in dogs) can cause severe effects if ingested, such as loss of coordination (ataxia), depression, sedation, increased urination or urine leakage, disorientation, vocalization, vomiting, hypersalivation (drooling), tremors, seizures, and–if dose ingested was high enough–coma and death (rare). If there is a possibility your pet could have ingested THC, contact your veterinarian immediately for treatment. Treatment started early is best, and diagnosis can be difficult, so please let us know if there is any chance your pet was exposed to marijuana.
The American Veterinary Medical Association reported recently that pigs ears and bull hooves have been contaminated with Salmonella, which can cause serious disease in humans who handle them and pets that ingest them. Please steer clear of these chews until this issue has been resolved.
Grain-free diets can cause dilated cardiomyopathy (heart disease) in certain dogs. Until the FDA has come to the bottom of this issue, we recommend avoiding grain-free foods. For information on grain-free (false fad) see our Resources page.
Ticks are running rampant! To remove a tick, grasp the tick with fine-tipped tweezers as close to the skin as possible, then pull upward with steady even pressure. Do not twist or jerk the tick, as this can cause the mouth parts to break off (if this happens try to remove with tweezers). Do NOT paint the tick with nail polish or petroleum jelly, and do NOT try to use heat to remove a tick. (Instructions from CDC)
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