Dawn, our Groomer, is celebrating 15 years at Manchester West this month! As many of you know, she is a talented groomer and an accomplished dog whisperer. Equally important, she is observant and diligent about the health and well-being of the pets she grooms. Cheers to Dawn and hereís hoping for 15 more!
Manchester West Veterinary
We appreciate the
trust and confidence you
show by bringing your
pets to us. Our clients
often regard their pets
as family members. We
understand this and
strive to care for our
patients and clients
with the utmost empathy,
compassion and skill. We
care for your pet as if
he were our own.
Manchester West is now carrying Nexgard, a once a month oral flea and tick preventative. Nexgard was approved by the FDA in September 2013. About six months ago Dr. Bechtel, Andrea, and Crystal began using the medication on their own dogs. They found it to be very effective and saw no adverse effects in their own dogs. Andrea and Crystal live in heavily wooded areas and they found that the ticks were not only dead but they were detached from the skin and just trapped in the fur. We will continue to carry Frontline as well but many of you donít care for the spot on treatments so this appears to be a great alternative. Here are the facts:
1. It is a once a month oral medication in the form of a beef flavored treat similar to Heartgard.
2. Kills fleas and ticks in canine patients over the age of 8 weeks and larger than 4 pounds.
3. It is not approved for feline patients.
4. Made by Merial, the makers of Heartgard and Frontline.
5. Reported adverse effects include vomiting, diarrhea, dry/flaky skin, lethargy, lack of appetite.
6. This product has not yet been evaluated for pregnant or lactating dogs.
7. Safe for all breeds of dogs.
8. It is a prescription so must be prescribed by a veterinarian.
9. Use with caution in dogs with a history of seizures.
10. No known drug interactions to date but check with your veterinarian prior to starting Nexgard.
Merial has a great introductory deal available only through your veterinarian. If you purchase 12 months of Heartgard and at least 6 months of Nexgard you will receive a $50 rebate check in the mail. And, as always at Manchester West, we do the rebate paperwork for you! Nexgard is a prescription medication (unlike Frontline) so it must be prescribed by your veterinarian.
Manchester West Now Has Therapeutic Laser!
Our Class IV Therapeutic laser is a non-invasive procedure used to speed the healing process and treat all types of conditions from arthritic joints (hips/knees/elbows/spine) to wounds, hotspots and chronic ear problems. The procedure takes minutes, is pleasant for the pet and involves no injections or oral medications. We have already seen some exciting results such as improved mobility in pets with chronic hip or back pain. We are also using it on our post-surgical patients to speed healing at the incision which reduces the likelihood of the pet licking/chewing at the incision. Call our office for more information. We will be posting success stories on our Facebook page as well!
We've also posted new videos on our You Tube Channel about laser treatments. Here are the links:
Our Office Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Friday 7:30 am - 6 pm
Wednesday & Thursday 7:30 am - 8 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 3 pm
Morning Drop Offs and Late Pick-Ups
If your pet requires medical attention
after hours, please call our main number
at 636-458-9010. The voicemail system
will provide instructions on how to
reach the doctor on call. In the event
of a voicemail system or pager failure,
you should contact the Animal Emergency
Clinic in Chesterfield Valley at
636-536-4991 or the Animal Emergency
Clinic in Kirkwood at 314-822-7600.
Manchester West Veterinary Hospital is
conveniently located just off Manchester
Road (Hwy 100), one mile west of
Clarkson Road at 16396 Truman Road,
Ellisville, MO 63011.
Our staff provides
your pet with
not found at all
Because of this
Care, our patients
receive the best
care at reasonable
Serving the cities of Chesterfield, Ellisville,
Wildwood, Ballwin, Eureka, St. Albans, Manchester, West
the greater St. Louis area since 1993.