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What our clients are saying about us:

Basic Pet Care Animal Hospital
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4.9 out of 5 stars

Arlene Hardgrove
Arlene Hardgrove

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 week ago

Dr. Lugten and his staff are so kind and compassionate to my kitty. He was losing weight and wasn’t doing well. Three months later he is on medication and has gained weight and is doing much better. Wonderful doctor!

Christine Fierro
Christine Fierro

5 out of 5 stars

posted 4 weeks ago

They always take excellent care of my babies! Exceptional Doc and staff always make a visit easy breezy.

Zeke afanador
Zeke afanador

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

I would use him if lt were possible he is the definition of a an animal enthusiasts absolute genius! Great staff

Susan Curatello
Susan Curatello

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

Been a while since I have been there. But they have taken care of numerous pets I've had and recommend them fully

M Hetsel
M Hetsel

5 out of 5 stars

posted 5 months ago

Brought my 12 yr old cat in yesterday when I couldn't get an appointment with my regular vet. I must say that Dr. Lugen and his vet tech were really great with my sick pet. Doctor was very thorough and really took the time to examine my cat and gave me a lot of useful information. Its only been one day but my buddy is recovering nicely! Would definitely recommend!

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Alex C.
Alex C.
posted 2 months ago

I brought my dog for a second opinion as far as what I should do for her allergies. I found out she had allergies the beginning of the summer and had treated them before but wanted another option besides steroids. The Doctor proceeded to avoid my dogs allergies and look for things that might be wrong with her to find things to charge me for. He did services without asking me such as a skin scrape, which she DIDN’T need and then proceeded to tell me my dog had cancer because he saw a cysts that my vet had seen before and said was normal. He drained fluid without me asking, and charged me, as well as wanted to send it out to a lab WITHOUT my permission. I will never be going back, he seems like a “good” doctor only because he finds fake illnesses.

Grace G.
Grace G.
posted 1 year ago

Quality, affordable health care for all your fur babies. I have multiple pets and am able to afford to keep up with their needs due to reasonable prices and realistic care that they recieve at Basuc Pet Care.

Nicolas A.
Nicolas A.
posted 1 year ago

I have been going to Dr. Lugten for almost 35 years. I found his practice by mistake when he was on route 110. I trust him with my dogs. I never questioned his decision. As for the girls working there, they are exceptional and so friendly.

Peter D.
Peter D.
posted 1 year ago

Bottom Line - Excellent doctor and staff who spends quality time with your pet. More cost effective than the corporate veterinarians.

Bett B.
Bett B.
posted 3 years ago

our first visit today. we were very impressed with Dr. Lutgen that he took the time to do a through examination for our diabetic senior citizen min pin.
he has a very kind way of making you feel that he truely cares about your pet. he explained and suggested different options to us and made us feel comfortable. it was refreshing after being at southgate for so many years with their cold rushed corporate attitude. kudos to Dr. Lutgen and his very sweet staff. Rocky thanks you too!


Ainsley D.'s Review Ainsley D.
5 Stars

This is my vet. And when I say it's *my* vet, I mean it. FIVE STARS, HIGHLY RECOMMEND, especially if you have a moody pet.

My dog is a pain in the a*s....

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Cristina G.'s Review Cristina G.
5 Stars

Dr. Lugten has been my vet for over 20 years! He is caring, intelligent, diligent, and respectful. His yearly exams are well priced and thorough.

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Chez T.'s Review Chez T.
5 Stars

Very good vet love basic pet care!! The Dr. Is very nice!! ,,,

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Recent Posts

Poison Alert: Human Topical Cancer Medications EXTREMELY Poisonous to Pets

A recent announcement by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is to alert pet owners, veterinarians, and human health- care providers about the risk of lethal pet intoxication from very small amounts of topically applied 5% Flourouracil (5FU) cream, a chemotherapy agent marketed under the names of “Carac”, “Effudex”, and “Fluoroplex”.(1)
Dogs & cats can be so sensitive to these ointments that merely licking recently treated skin can cause a dog to ingest a fatal dose; or, ditto if a cat nuzzles treated skin and then grooms itself.Access to an actual tube of the medicine is also likely to result in death. Signs of illness begin with vomiting & seizures. Treatment is often not successful.
The FDA recommends:
Store all medications out of reach of pets & children
Discard any applicator that may retain medicine, carefully wash hands, & avoid contact of medicine to furniture or clothing.
Discuss with your health- care provider how to cover the treated area.
Seek immediate veterinary help if any exposure is suspected.

Besides 5% Fluorouracil, many other topical medications can be toxic to dogs & cats, including Amitriptylline, Baclofen, Benzocaine, Buvipicaine, Cyclobenzapine, Diclophenac, Flurbiprofen, Gabapentin, Ketamine, Ketoprofen, Lidocaine, Minoxidil (Rogaine), Piroxicam, & Tramadol. Often, there can be more than one of these ingredients in the same cream. So be careful about pet exposure to ANY topical medicine.
If you have any questions about this topic, please call us at Basic Pet Care.

(1) Dvm360, March, 2017

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