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Caring Hands Animal Hospital is a full service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Dr. Armando Martinez has years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. 

Caring Hands...

Caring Hands Animal Hospital where we treat your pet as if they were our own and make sure we provide the best quality of medical care. A full service vet that attends to your pets every needs, from vaccines to a full sterile surgical procedure. Contact us today for any additional information and to book an appointment

Is flea and tick prevention needed for your pet?


Luckily here in Las Vegas fleas are least likely to survive these harsh dry weather conditions so this type of treatment isn’t really necessary for our local pets. But if you plan on taking your pets on a trip to California and other nearby humid areas where fleas are more populated then it’s recommended for at least a single dose treatment of flea and tick prevention before your trip. Single dose treatments last up to 30 days keeping your pet safe on your trip. If you have any more questions about flea and tick prevention please give us a call or simply send us a message.

Types of Boarding Available:

  • Runs: Large & Extra-large
  • Kennels: Large, Medium, & Small
  • Isolation Kennels: Available upon request

Boarding Requirements:

K9 Pets current on the following vaccines:
  • Distemper/Parvo
  • Rabies
  • Bordetella
  • Fecal Test
  • Pyrental Dewormer (Optional but recommended)
Feline Pets current on:
  • Feline Distemper
  • Rabies
  • Feline Leukemia and/or Feline Leukemia Test
  • Pyrental Dewormer (Optional but recommended)

Sharing room and board:

  • Multiple pet families can share a Run or Large Kennel as long as pets get along and have sufficient leg room to move around.
  • Sharing a boarding space allows pets to rely on each other’s company and provides a significant boarding discount for pet parents.

TLC Packages Available:

  • TLC Package 1: One 15 minute playtime session = $8.00 a day
  • TLC Package 2: Two 15 minute playtime sessions = $15.00 a day
  • TLC Package 3: Three 15 minute playtime sessions = $22.00 a day
(All TLC Packages are personalized to your pet(s) needs and are completely separate from the standard 3 outdoor potty breaks that each pet receives during their boarding stay. Each TLC  package is assigned per pet, per day & you may add as many as you would like during your pet's boarding reservation.)

Grooming packages available!

  • K9 Grooming Package: Bath, Nails, Anal Gland Expression, Ear Cleaning, and Teeth Brushing. (Save $23!)
  • Feline Grooming Package: Bath, De-Matting, Nail Trim, Ear Cleaning

Grooming

Dogs

Regular brushing, bathing, and nail care are essential. Protect your puppy's eyes and ears when bathing, and don't allow the puppy to become chilled after bathing. Your veterinarian may recommend that you do not bathe your puppy when it is younger than 10 to 12 weeks unless absolutely necessary (especially if your puppy is one of the smaller breeds).  

Cats

Cats do a good job of grooming themselves, but regular brushing to prevent matting of hair is important. Cats rarely need a bath, but one can be given if necessary. Cats object to bathing in slippery tubs, so give your kitten something to cling to, such as a wood platform or a wire screen. Use a shampoo designed for cats and kittens, as some dog shampoos may be irritating.
Place cotton balls in the kitten's ears to keep out water and use an ophthalmic ointment (obtain one that is safe for kittens from your veterinarian) in its eyes to prevent burning from shampoo. Towel dry the kitten completely and gently comb out any mats. Kittens' teeth should be carefully brushed on a regular basis. Your veterinarian can provide you with an appropriate toothbrush, dentifrice, and instruction on how to perform this task so that your kitten learns to accept this as part of its daily care.

Do Pets Make Kids Healthier?



All across the world, the question of whether pets are good for a child’s health has been asked. There is not much consensus on the answer, unfortunately, however, there is consensus around the hygiene hypothesis—that a childhood devoid of germs entirely can lead to a less healthy child.

That’s not to say that all pet germs are good. Keeping a clean litter box for your cat and picking up after your dog are important. However, pet dander, pet-associated bacteria, or the amount of soil and particles kids come in contact with when they have pets may support the development of a healthier immune system.

On the other hand, a child’s health might have more to do with the lifestyle of families who choose to share their home with an animal. All of the research reported is self-selective. That is, the families who participated in the studies made their own decision about whether to have a pet and what kind. It could be that families who have pets are also more likely to spend time outside with their children or use fewer anti-bacterial products in the home.

To improve the reliability of the results, families would have to be assigned to have a pet or not in order to reduce this potential bias. This, of course, would not be a good idea for either the animals or the people involved.