9553 Kings Charter Dr, Ashland VA 23005

Preventative Care For Your Pet in Ashland, VA


Dental Care

You may think it's normal for your pet to have "doggy breath," however it can be a common indicator of dental disease. Bacteria are the main cause of bad breath, but it will also lead to plaque and tartar buildup on your pet's teeth and reddened gums. It can cause your pet difficulty chewing or loose/missing teeth.

Dental hygiene is more important to your pet's health than you may realize. It can be tied to other serious health issues such as heart and kidney disease.

You have options! We have at-home solutions, or you can bring your pet in for regular dental checkups and teeth cleanings. Start by scheduling an examination with Ashcake Animal Clinic today.
Animal Welfare - Pet Hygiene in Ashland, VA

Nutritional Counseling

Many pet owners do not realize that their pet's nutritional needs will change with age and activity level. There are also specially formulated diets specific to various medical conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease, and arthritis. Ashcake Animal Clinic will offer expert advice to help determine what's best for your pet through our nutritional counseling services.
We about your pet and want him or her to live a long and healthy life. It's easy to be overwhelmed with the amount of food products that are available, they all promise specific benefits for pets. Let our professionals assist with the optimal diet for your pet.

Puppy and Kitten Care

Congratulations on bringing a new puppy or kitten into your family! One of the best things for you to do is to bring him or her to Ashcake Animal Clinic for an introductory examination. We'll look for signs of illness and answer any questions you have about training, grooming, nutrition, vaccinations, and parasite protection.

Each puppy and kitten is unique. Even if you're an experienced pet owner, you'll have an opportunity to learn something new. Wellness visits are recommended to prevent parasites and overall beneficial to your pet's health. Please schedule an appointment for us to get to know your new pet!

Senior Care

Pets can often be considered a "senior" by the age of 7. Exercise habits and nutritional needs evolve and many daily routines can change as your pet gets older. There may be a difference between "normal" aging and a medical problem. These subtle changes may go unnoticed with older age, that's why wellness checks are still very important for senior pets. These checks also present an opportunity to answer any concerns you may have.

Ashcake Animal Clinic understands the aging process and can help your pet, even if they are already being treated for a medical condition. Our older companions are now living longer than ever thanks to modern veterinary medicine. Let us be your ally. We will ensure that your pet is safe and happy throughout the "golden years."


Vaccines play an important part in the life span in pets. They can protect from many dangerous diseases that were once common. There are still many diseases that pose a threat to your loved one and may become more expensive over time if left unvaccinated.

Many vaccines are available for both dogs and cats, however not every vaccine is needed. Pet's vaccination needs can also change throughout their life. Our doctors and staff will provide you with the best advice to keep your pet healthy, and develop a schedule and booster routine tailored to them. Call today to set up an appointment for your pet's vaccination needs.

Wellness Exams

Wellness exams are important to your pet's health at every stage - from a youngster to "senior citizen" or any age in between. It presents a great opportunity to develop a health profile for your pet to determine any issues affecting health and quality of living. Wellness exams include an evaluation of your pet's major organ systems, behavior, appetite, exercise, while recommending routine diagnostic tests and any vaccinations that may be due. This information can also detect early stages of illness to address before they progress.

Wellness examinations also present an opportunity to address any questions or concerns you have while allowing Ashcake Animal Clinic to establish a relationship with your and your pet. Lifestyle, personality, and health history are very important things to know while taking an active role in your pet's health.