A.E.Z.R. Pet Hospital

Petaluma, CA 94954




When your beloved pet requires medical attention, rest assured that we are here to provide expert care. Our experienced team and state-of-the-art facilities are well-equipped to address a wide range of medical conditions. With the ability to conduct numerous diagnostic procedures on-site, we can often deliver prompt answers and initiate treatment for your pet without delay. In certain instances, your pet may necessitate hospitalization and additional diagnostic assessments. We invite you to explore our comprehensive medical services in greater detail, or simply reach out to us for a discussion about your pet's specific needs.


dog with toothbrush


Picture the discomfort you'd experience if you neglected to brush your teeth or skipped dental check-ups. Sadly, many dogs and cats endure this very discomfort. According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, over 80% of dogs and 70% of cats suffer from dental disease by the time they reach three years of age. Dental, or periodontal, disease ranks as the most prevalent health issue in pets.

Indications of dental disease encompass:

  • Accumulation of yellow or brown tartar on the teeth
  • Inflamed, reddened, or bleeding gums
  • Foul breath
  • Excessive drooling
  • Altered eating or chewing patterns
  • Pawing at the face
  • Loose teeth
  • A sense of despondency

Even if your dog or cat doesn't manifest these symptoms, we recommend a yearly evaluation of your pet's dental well-being by a veterinarian. Without intervention, bacteria and food debris amass around the teeth, potentially leading to the degradation of the soft tissue and bone encircling the teeth. This deterioration can culminate in irreversible periodontal disease, tooth loss, and, in some cases, costly oral surgery.

Moreover, dental disease has repercussions beyond the mouth. Oral bacteria can infiltrate the bloodstream, sparking severe infections in the kidneys, liver, lungs, and heart. Without prompt intervention, these complications can result in fatality. A thorough physical examination combined with appropriate lab tests can detect the spread of oral infections.

Don't delay—schedule your pet's dental examination today! We can also provide guidance on how to brush your pet's teeth and suggest foods and treats that combat plaque and tartar buildup.




When your pet is plagued by fleas, it's not just a problem for them; it becomes an issue within your household as well. Grasping the intricate flea life cycle and mastering methods for its management can feel like a formidable challenge. However, we're here to simplify this process for you. We are more than willing to offer our guidance. Count on us to furnish you with safe and efficient flea prevention solutions, and if the need arises, effective flea treatment options. For detailed information, please refer to the comprehensive flea article available in the Pet Health Library on our website.


Skin ailments are a common occurrence in both dogs and cats, stemming from factors such as hormonal imbalances, allergies, infections, or infestations by parasites like fleas and mites. These conditions can prove especially challenging to address and necessitate prompt attention.

Often, a thorough examination of your pet allows us to identify and diagnose these skin problems. However, some dermatological disorders or issues may require supplementary diagnostic procedures to ensure an accurate diagnosis. Depending on your pet's specific symptoms and the outcomes of our physical assessment, we might recommend additional assessments such as blood work, urinalysis, skin scrapings, or biopsies.

Should you observe your dog or cat excessively scratching, or if you notice any signs such as hair loss, scabs, flakiness, redness, swelling, or the emergence of unusual growths or abnormalities, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. Your pet's well-being is our priority, and we're here to provide the necessary care and guidance.

Cat Exam


To ensure a precise diagnosis, a comprehensive examination of your pet is often required. Our medical assessment encompasses a thorough evaluation of your pet's eyes, ears, and skin, along with a meticulous check of their cardiovascular, neurological, gastrointestinal, and skeletal systems to detect any irregularities. To assess the health of vital organs and endocrine systems, such as the kidneys, liver, pancreas, thyroid, and adrenal glands, we may conduct blood and/or urine tests as necessary. Depending on your pet's specific condition, additional diagnostic measures, including radiography (x-rays), endoscopy (internal examination), ultrasound, or biopsies, may be recommended.

If you have concerns about your pet's health or suspect that something might be amiss, please don't hesitate to reach out to us to schedule a medical assessment. Depending on the nature and urgency of the symptoms, we may advise you to bring your pet in promptly for evaluation. Your pet's well-being is of paramount importance to us, and we are dedicated to providing the necessary care and diagnostics.