Just because your dog is panting doesn't mean that their breathing should be categorized as 'labored.' If your favorite furry friend is struggling to inhale and/or exhale, this is termed 'labored breathing.' Below, we briefly explain what labored breathing in dogs is and what to do if your pet is experiencing breathing difficulties.
Quality care for your pet
At Rancho Village Veterinary Hospital, we provide an extensive range of veterinary services to ensure your furry family members always get the care they deserve.
All your pet's healthcare needs
From routine exams and geriatric care to internal medicine and urgent care, our team offers all the core veterinary services your best friend needs to stay healthy and happy.
New patients in La Mesa
The veterinary team at Rancho Village Veterinary Hospital is always delighted to welcome new patients, of all breeds and ages, as well as their owners.
Welcome to our La Mesa animal hospital
Rancho Village Veterinary Hospital is a full-service pet hospital that offers comprehensive medical services for cats and dogs in La Mesa and the surrounding areas.
With broad and varied services that include preventive care, surgery and oncology, our services are designed to help you address all of your pet’s health needs in one place.
We care for the companion animals of the residents of La Mesa and neighboring areas; we're proud of the reputation we've established over the years for our quality, professional care with a compassionate touch.
Whether it's your first visit with your pet or your pet is a loyal patient, our goal is to treat each animal as if it were our own.
We have board-certified surgeons available for specialty surgery daily, to help ensure your pet is quickly treated.
Your pet's oral health can greatly affect their overall well-being, so ensure their teeth and gums are in good shape.
Regular checkups help us detect any issues and treat them early on, when they're easier to manage.
If your beloved pet is having trouble getting around, it may be a sign of an injured joint or degenerative condition.
Our trained specialists are available to diagnose and correct injuries and diseases of the bones, ligaments, joints, tendons and other skeletal structures. If your dog or cat is suffering from a condition or injury that requires advanced specialized care, your vet will refer your dog or cat to a vet surgeon in San Diego County.
Our first visit was great. The staff was kind and friendly. No forceful up-selling and the doctors seemed to be very nice and good with the animals. So far we love our new local veterinarians.
Routine pet vaccinations and parasite prevention can help you protect your cat or dog from many serious conditions.
Our trained specialists help provide your cat or dog with dermatological treatments to help them be comfortable in their skins.
State-of-the-art equipment and advanced diagnostic testing allow us to provide fast, accurate diagnoses of your pet's conditions.
In most cases, with early diagnosis, cancers can be treated with a combination of surgeries, therapies and other methods.
Tips and advice from our La Mesa vets team
If you're seeking advice on parasite protection or information on common illnesses, our pet blogs feature informative suggestions from our La Mesa vets to help you keep your furry friends healthy and happy.
If your dog can't stand up or is staggering and stumbling, it may be the result of a variety of medical issues, including injury, stroke, or an infection. Today, our La Mesa vets explain some potential causes for a dog staggering and why you should seek emergency care right away.