Tulo Tuesday! He was actually in yesterday because Alyssa was missing him and needed to get some cuddles in. Like his Momma, Tulo dons wonderful costumes, though he doesn't look super impressed in the 2nd photo! ...

Christmas shenanigans with Danielle handing out yummy treats in full festive regalia :) ...

Say hello to some of our recent visitors :) Bella is a 5 yr old lab, the white curly coated cutie is Madison who is a 10 yr old Maltipoo, and Hannah, the 11 yr old Golden Doodle ♥ ...

Have you ever wondered about Laser treatment for your pet? Here at Coastland we offer Laser therapy for a wide variety of health issues - here is a little info on our laser:

Class 3b vs Class IV Lasers

The dose of energy administered to your pet with the Laser is measured in Joules (energy per pulse). Both Class 3b and Class 4 lasers are capable of delivering exactly the same number of Joules, however a Class 3b laser will take a slightly longer time to deliver the required number of Joules. This is not necessarily a bad thing. Studies have shown that low doses of a longer duration is more effective for the reduction of inflammatory processes, whereas high power and short time are inhibitory, helping with acute pain, but the actual healing is slower. Class 3B lasers do not produce heat, so they can be used with contact and pressure to the skin. With contact, more light is forced into the tissue. And by using pressure, blood, being the main absorber of the light, is reduced in the area and the light can more easily penetrate the tissue. The pressure will also lead the laser probe closer to the target. Thus, a Class 3B laser can penetrate deeper into tissue than a Class IV laser. At Coastland we are very happy with the results we see with our Respond 3b laser.

Tulo is getting into the Christmas spirit! Happy Tulo Tuesday everyone :) ...


At Coastland Veterinary Hospital, Dr. Tutteli Pukarinen performs acupuncture on both canine and feline patients.


Acupuncture for Tulo

Acupuncture for Tulo

Acupuncture uses techniques developed over centuries and can enhance traditional veterinary medicine.  Many pets can benefit from a combination of traditional  and alternative treatments. 

Acupuncture for back pain

Acupuncture for back pain


Acupuncture is most often used in the treatment of arthritis and joint inflammation.




During the Acupuncture treatment, fine needles are inserted at specific points on the patients where blood vessels and nerves converge.

Tulo being treated with Acupuncture to relieve a sore back

Tulo being treated with Acupuncture to relieve a sore back







Potential Benefits of Acupuncture :

-Improved the bodies healing abilities by increasing blood circulation, thereby enhancing tissue oxygenation.  

-Increased metabolic waste removal by the body

-Helps relieve pain.  Muscles are relaxed and natural pain relieving substances are released, as well as naturally occuring anti-inflammatories.


Your pets first acupuncture appointment with Dr. Pukarinen involves a general medical assessment.  Dr. Pukarinen will perform a physical exam on your pet, discuss treatments options with you,  and will perform the first treatment.