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We adhere to the highest standards of preventative care.
Because pets age more quickly than people, it is important that they are examined at least once a year. Twice a year exams are recommended for cats and dogs five years or older.
Your pet’s wellness exam includes: A thorough medical history, including all current medications, diet, behavioral problems, and risk analysis.
• Comprehensive physical examination, including evaluation of all body systems
• Oral/dental examination
• Otoscopic and ophthalmic examination
• Evaluation of skin and haircoat
• Auscultation of heart and lungs
• Discussion of the best preventative care options for your pet
Wellness evaluations may include blood screening for senior pets or pets with specific disease risks. Urinalysis, blood pressure measurement, screening for glaucoma, electrocardiogram, x-rays, and/or other testing may also be recommended.
Annual heartworm testing is recommended for all dogs. Bi-annual intestinal parasite testing (fecal examination) is recommended for all cats and dogs.
Prevention for heartworm disease, intestinal parasites, fleas and ticks is recommended for all dogs and cats. Our doctors will advise you on the best preventative care options for your pet.
Vaccinations: We believe that vaccination protocols should be based on the individual needs of each pet.
Wellness Testing - Laboratory Diagnostics
Today's medical technology is helping humans live longer and healthier lives. This same technology is also available for your pet. With a few basic tests, we can learn important information about your pet's health.
Blood and urine testing is an essential part of veterinary diagnostics. Many of the same tests that are run on humans are also used in the diagnosis of animal diseases. Some of these tests can be performed on-the-spot with our in-house diagnostic laboratory. Other tests are performed by outside labs with results received usually in less than 24 hours.
The hospital is staffed with compassionate, trained animal health technicians (RVTs) who can acquire these samples with minimal stress to your pet.
Complete blood counts, blood chemistry analysis, urinalysis, fecal examination for intestinal parasites, cytology of lumps and bumps, bacteriologic identification and sensitivity testing are just a few of the tests that can be done to aid in the diagnosis of pet diseases.
In most cases, results are received and reported within 24 hours.
• Rapid in-house testing for FIV FeLV, Parvo Virus, pancreatic disease, and others
• Rapid in-house microscopic analysis of blood smears, cytology, and urine sediment evaluation
Download "Understanding the laboratory Tests for your Pet" pdf for more information about pet testing.
Not all lasers are for cutting and surgery. The vast field of laser technology includes numerous, non-invasive and rejuvenating applications.
Laser Therapy is among the latest in medical treatments involving "photobiomodulation."
Photobiomodulation is the scientific term for laser therapy's effect on tissue. Deep-penetrating photons from the laser influence cell chemistry in a variety of beneficial ways.
Treatment with laser therapy is not based on heat development but on photochemical and photobiological effects in cells and tissue.
The infrared wavelengths create a warm sensation in your pet's body at the precise location requiring treatment. Treatment time, power and laser pulse frequency are based on your pet's individual condition and body size.
Pain Management - Pet owners often prefer a progressive, non-invasive therapy to a drug regimen for the treatment of chronic pain.
Wound Healing - Laser therapy can significantly reduce healing time. Traumatic skin injuries and surgical incisions benefit greatly from laser intervention.
Rehabilitation - Musculoskeletal injuries and orthopedic surgeries often require additional rehabilitation solutions. Laser therapy provides non-invasive remedies for quicker recovery such as pain relief, reduced swelling and an increase in range of motion.
Laser therapy has proven successful, safe and effective in treating:
• Degenerative Joint Disease
• Back Pain
• Muscle, Ligament, and Tendon Injuries
• Hip Dysplasia
• Neuromuscular Disease
• Open Wounds
Post-surgical recovery is faster .
The laser therapy machine does this by:
• Reducing Inflammation
• Reducing Pain
• Accelerating Healing
• Improving Nerve Function
• Faster Wound Healing
The Treatment Experience
Although improvement is often seen after the first visit, most patients require several treatments (3 to 8) for greatest benefit. For most conditions, we recommend a multi-visit treatment plan. Treatments vary in length, but most sites require 2 to 8 minutes. A majority of patients exhibit greater comfort and mobility within 12 to 24 hours after a laser treatment.
Laser therapy treatments are cumulative in nature. The length and frequency of treatments varies, and your veterinarian will recommend a plan specific to your pet's condition.
Therapeutic Laser - Laser Therapy Applications For Cats & Dogs
Breed Specific Wellness
At Bayview Hill Animal Hospital we practice breed specific wellness for both dogs and cats.We find this is very helpful since many purebred dogs and cats due to their unique genetics are at a higher risk of getting illnesses. We can identify these illnesses and make recommendations to either prevent these diseases from occurring or identify a specific disease early so that we can slow down its progression. Just as today's medical technology is helping people live longer and healthier lives, the same technology is also available for your pet.