According to the American Veterinary Dental Society more than 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have dental disease by the age of 3. Periodontal disease is a serious condition that can be very uncomfortable for pets. Additionally, certain dental diseases can lead damage your pet’s heart, liver and kidneys if it is left untreated.
Common signs of dental disease include:
At Shenandoah Animal Hospital, we are equipped to conduct professional teeth cleanings if we identify a cause for concern during our regular dental examination. There are steps you can take to prevent periodontal disease, including bi-annual wellness exams during which we will evaluate your pet’s dental health. Schedule an exam to prevent irreversible periodontal disease, tooth loss, and possibly expensive oral surgery.
A microchip is a permanent method of electronic identification that will highly increase the likelihood of your pet being found if they become lost. Microchips are extremely small and similar to vaccinations, microchipping is safe, quick and causes little pain. We always recommend an ID tag be attached to your pet’s collar, but the microchip will serve as an extra layer of protection if an accident does occur. Most veterinary hospitals and shelters have a microchip scanner that can be used to check for a chip if they receive a lost pet. If your pet’s microchip is registered, you will be contacted and reunited.
At Shenandoah Animal Hospital, we will create a customized care plan for your puppy or kitten. Puppies and kittens require special care for proper growth and healthy development. Puppy and Kitten care includes:
The risk of disease increases with age therefore it is more important than ever to schedule regular exams for your senior pet. Early detection is the key to prevention, and thorough wellness check-ups are important to address the early warning signs of common age-related diseases, such as:
Shenandoah Animal Hospital is equipped to perform safe, effective surgeries including spay/neuter, caesareans, tumor and lump removals, wound stitches, intestinal obstructions, extensive orthopedics and more. Our skilled veterinarians utilize both general and local anesthesia to control pain during the procedure. We will not only ensure your pet’s medical needs are addressed efficiently and effectively but will also make sure they feel calm and cared for throughout the entirety of the prep, procedure, and recovery process whether the surgery is planned or emergency.
Vaccinations are an essential part of your pet’s health care plan starting from the time they are very young. Pets should be vaccinated between 6 and 12 weeks of age and require boosters throughout their life.
Additionally, many pet parasites can infect people in addition to animals, which means parasite prevention is important for the health of your pet and your family. Animals are vulnerable to many parasites that can be easily avoided with parasite preventative.
Vaccinations and preventative care give your pets the best chance to avoid sickness and disease. At Shenandoah Animal Hospital, we create a personalized plan to meet the exact needs of your pet.
At Shenandoah Animal Hospital, we strive to educate clients on how to care for your pet to give them the happiest and healthiest life possible. Routine wellness visits are an essential step in keeping your pet healthy. During wellness visits we will assess: