Our New COVID-19 Clinic Procedures
Clients are now welcome to enter the clinic unmasked if vaccinated for Covid-19. If unvaccinated we ask that wear a mask or request curbside upon arrival.
• If worn, masks must cover the mouth and nose and remain in place until you exit the clinic.
• If you would like curbside please request so upon booking or call on arrival.
• Please limit the number of people accompanying the patient to 2, unless for euthanasia.
• Non-Anesthetic Dental Cleanings, Acupuncture, and Rehab appointments will be asked to check-in and then return for pick-up at the completion of the appointment to avoid congestion in the lobby.
Please do NOT enter the clinic if any of the following applies to you:
• You are unvaccinated and not wearing a mask.
• You have any covid-19 symptoms or have been around anyone in the past 14 days who has experienced symptoms.
• You are immune-compromised or have concerns about your safety.
We appreciate your patience during these many changes to our safety protocols in order to keep our doctors, staff, and clients safe. We are trying to keep our lobby area from becoming a waiting area and ask in advance that you please wait outside or in your vehicle when possible.
We will still not be accepting cash at this time and will continue to process credit cards at the completion of your visit and email invoices. We ask that you please not approach the front desk when you are leaving, unless necessary, as to not cross with clients checking in.
If you are looking to refill a medication and your animal is up-to-date on an annual examination by one of our doctors, you are now asked to do so via the “Refill Request” tab on the home page and allow 48 hours to be processed and approved by a doctor.
If your appointment is for a feline, please make sure you have a proper carrier for them prior to entering the clinic. If you do not, we will provide one at charge to you. In addition – ALL DOGS MUST BE ON A LEASH PRIOR TO COMING IN. We see many dogs that are leash aggressive so ask that you be respectful to this rule.
FDA Warning about Diet Associated Heart Failure
The FDA is currently investigating a potential link between certain diets and Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM)- a certain type of heart failure that can be fatal. Symptoms generally do not develop until the disease is very severe and irreversible. They include exercise intolerance, coughing lethargy (acting tired), and respiratory distress.
“Grain-Free” diets, diets including peas/lentils or potatoes/sweet potatoes, and diets with exotic proteins are those that apparently carry the greatest risk. Both the Kirkland and Costco “Nature’s Domain” grain-free foods have been included in the report.
At this point, the exact cause of DCM in these dogs is still under investigation.
DCM is a very rare type of heart failure that was previously known to occur mostly in dogs genetically predisposed to it (ie Dobermans, Great Danes), but it is now being found by cardiologists in both dogs (especially Golden Retrievers) and cats without a genetic predisposition.
If you are concerned that your pet is at increased risk of DCM, especially if they are displaying any symptoms there are few things you can do:
- Schedule your pet for an appointment for an exam and nutrition consultation.
- Talk to your veterinarian about switching your dog’s food to a diet that meets the highest AAFCO feeding standards such as Royal Canin, Purina PRO Plan, Science Diet, and Iams
- Consider testing to make sure that your dog has no nutrient deficiencies or changes to their heart structure
For more information, please see the following websites:
What we’re all about:
Powder Paws Veterinary Clinic is Park City, Utah’s premier and fastest growing veterinary hospital for wellness care, dentistry, laser therapy, dog training, and more. Established in 2013 by Park City local Dr. Kate Bjordahl, the state-of-the-art facility overlooks expansive views of the Jeremy Ranch hillsides. We pride ourselves in a welcoming facility that both pets and their owners enjoy visiting. We know your time is valuable, so we ensure very little wait times and drop-off appointments.
We’re there for all stages of your pet’s life.
Pet Wellness Care
We have a plan ready for cats and dogs of all ages that includes a health plan, vaccinations, lab work, spay/neuter, and microchipping.
Dr. Kristen Blum, DVM, CCRT has been certified in canine rehabilitation in 2009 and runs our canine rehabilitation program. Her gentle way with pets and hands-on approach yield great results.
Thank you for making us the highest-rated veterinary hospital in Park City, UT!
"Great vets! Friendly service. With Powder Paws, especially, Dr. Kate, I know my dogs and cats are getting the best care. Dr. Kate came out on a holiday weekend to help when my dog had an infection in her foot!"
"I felt very confident with all of their staff, particularly the owner! Not only were they very flexible and honest, but they put my mind at ease, and took great care of Makawee. I could not be happier that I have transferred all of my pets to this practice. Thank you Powder Paws!"
"Powder Paws is hands down the best veterinarian service. They treat all animals like they are their own. Such an amazing and kind staff to work with. Everyone has a good attitude and is willing to do everything in there power to get all the wellness of you pet. Would recommend to anyone wanting to find a vet that is willing to treat you pet like one of their own with kindness, love, and caring."
"Such a great place! Each staff member and doctor constantly has your pet's best interests in mind. They're incredibly helpful, patient, and kind to their human patrons as well. Would highly recommend!"
We’re certified Cat Friendly!
The Cat Friendly Practice Program was developed to help veterinarians address the unique needs of cats in veterinary practice.