If you lose a tennis ball or decide your furry friend deserves a new toy to remember their trip to Mammoth Lakes by, then Tailwaggers has a great selection of toys as well as homemade dog treats and a self-serve dog washing station.
Mammoth Pet Shop is another great option for your pet needs thanks to their selection of toys, self-serve dog washing stations, and treats.
Lastly, please remember when visiting that your dog is adjusting to the high altitude just like you are. Keep in mind that they cannot communicate the symptoms of altitude sickness like people can, and always pick up after your dog whether you’re on the trail or in town!
Where to Find Veterinarians in Mammoth Lakes
Whether you’re playing fetch with your dog into the lake over and over again, or you’re introducing any type of pet to snow for the first time there are plenty of options to keep you and your furry friends entertained in Mammoth Lakes.
Sometimes though, too much fun leads to injuries that require a veterinarian’s care and emergencies can always spring up. Plus, pets experience the effects of high altitudes just like humans do but can’t regulate their energy usage as well as people. To help keep your pet in the best shape possible while you’re in Mammoth Lakes, we’ve listed several veterinary options below. Check out the local veterinarians and never worry about being unprepared when travelling to Mammoth Lakes with your pet!
For emergencies, Alpen Veterinary Hospital can be reached at 760-934-2291 and generally responds to an emergency with one vet and a team of technicians.
Alpen Veterinary Hospital treats dogs, cats, rabbits, pocket pets, reptiles, birds, and small farm animals from 8:30 am – 5:30 pm Monday through Friday as well as on Sundays by appointment only. All animals other than dogs and cats are only able to be treated by select veterinarians though, so call beforehand to make sure the proper vet is on hand to treat your pet.
If you’re coming into Alpen Veterinary Hospital, they are located in the heart of Mammoth Lakes at 217 Sierra Manor Rd., Mammoth Lakes, CA, 93546, US.
For emergencies, you can call Bishop Veterinary Hospital at 760-873-5801 where there is an on-call doctor 24/7, 365 days a year.
Although they are just under an hour away from Mammoth Lakes, Bishop Veterinary Hospital is a great option for pet care and emergencies for anyone travelling to Mammoth Lakes up the 395 or staying in the Bishop area. If you’re in Mammoth Lakes though, Bishop Veterinary Hospital also has a remote office in Mammoth Lakes at 437 Old Mammoth Rd, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546 and the Mammoth office can be reached at (760) 934-2287.
Bishop Veterinary Hospital offers a wide range services starting at basic check-ups and preventative medicine all the way to cancer therapies and orthopedic surgeries. Bishop Veterinary treats clients as small as household pets like cats and dogs and as big as farm animals like horses from 8:00 am-5:30 pm Monday through Friday and 8:00 am- 5:00 pm on Saturdays.
A Note on Altitude Sickness in Pets
When it comes to altitude sickness, the main difference between pets and humans is that your pets cannot communicate how they feel or improve their condition on their own. For that reason, it is important that you take steps to prevent altitude sickness in your pets just like you would for yourself.
Keep your pets hydrated, keep their physical activity to a minimum unless they’ve acclimated, and always monitor their behavior for signs of altitude sickness. The main thing you’ll want to watch out for is signs of exhaustion like panting or coughing, but if your pet is bleeding from their nose or vomiting then you should get them to a lower elevation as soon as possible.
While your pets should naturally acclimate to high altitudes if you’re spending a long period of time there, you can help them adjust by working wet food into their diet to keep them hydrated.