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Does the Animal Hospital Of Port Saint Lucie take donation items for animals in need?

As members of St. Lucie County, we help families and pets who are in need. We operate an Angel Fund with the support of people like you.

Cash, food, toys, and your time are all gladly accepted. Please contact Lori,  our office manager, to learn more about our Angel Fund and how you can change an animals life.

Why does Animal Hospital of West Port Saint Lucie include Anesthesia with your pet's dental?

When you go to the dentist, you know that what’s being done is meant to help you and keep your mouth healthy. Your dentist uses techniques to minimize pain and discomfort and can ask you how you are feeling, so you accept the procedures and do your best to keep still. Your pet does not understand the benefit of dental procedures, and he or she reacts by moving, trying to escape, or even biting.​

Anesthesia makes it possible to perform the dental procedures with less stress and pain for your pet. Although anesthesia will always have risks, it’s safer now than ever and continues to improve so that the risks are very low and are far outweighed by the benefits. Most pets can go home the same day of the procedure, although they might seem a little groggy for the rest of the day.