At Augusta Road Animal Hospital, we acknowledge the importance of avoiding diseases in your pet. Our recommendations may range from a diet change to tailored physical therapy. Our veterinarian advises that you have annual blood tests to help detect diseases as soon as possible. For senior pets, we suggest that you bring them to our veterinary hospital bi-annually to deal with any concerns that could develop as they age.
Dental health is especially vital in pets. Tartar, gingivitis, and tooth decay are issues that take place over time in many pets. Dental disease is a common source of disease for your pet's heart, kidney, and other vital organs. It may also cause discomfort. Our veterinary hospital has cutting-edge equipment, including digital dental X-rays. We are well-educated in the latest dental methods. We make every effort to educate you on the significance of dental care so that your pet can stay joyful and powerful.
Ear disease (otitis) is one of the most common diseases we treat at Augusta Road Animal Hospital. Core allergies regularly cause this disease. It frequently results in shaking and rubbing of the ears or face. At Augusta Road Animal Hospital, our objective is to treat your pet's ears so that we can resolve the present infection and avoid potential infectious conditions.
Heartworm and flea safety have come to be more effective and simpler to use in recent years. We realize that each pet has unique needs, which is why we will build a protocol to ensure that we avoid heartworms and fleas for your pet. We acquire all products directly from the manufacturer, and we have warranties on all of them.
Several online pharmacies do not purchase their products right from the manufacturer, and some of the products bought are from overseas. Our prices are generally lower than internet pharmacies because we are providing rebates or get-one-free bundles. Your pet's health and wellbeing are of our highest importance.
Spaying or neutering is necessary to regulate the pet population and reduce unnecessary behaviors. We strive to make the spaying or neutering process simple and pain-free. Our veterinarian takes several defensive steps, including placing an IV catheter to provide fluids before, during, and after anesthesia. This plays a critical part in delivering relief after surgery and blocking kidney disease in the future.
Our team wears sterilized gowns and gloves for this practice and uses sterile tools and sutures. We have a devoted surgery room that is equipped exclusively for this purpose. Your pet's blood pressure, oxygen, temperature, heart rate, and rhythm will be examined throughout. We also focus on pain management by offering three pain medications during surgery. All sutures we use are under the skin and melt away.
Vaccines are a crucial part of protecting your pet's health. We have achieved extensive research to determine the safest and most beneficial vaccines for your pet.
X-rays are another tool we use at Augusta Road Animal Hospital to detect a range of health troubles, including fractured bones and cancer. It is a significant part of identifying many diseases. Our veterinarian and team have spent countless hours training with radiologists to become skilled in imaging your pet.
Ultrasound, aka a sonogram, is a tool used to isolate various diseases and ailments. Our veterinarian and team have spent numerous hours training with radiologists to become competent in imaging your pet.
There are a variety of several various illnesses and diseases that can be identified through blood work. Kidney disease, diabetes, liver disease, and infections are a few complications we may identify with our gear.
The Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) is here to help reduce the breeding of dogs with orthopedic genetic complexities. Our veterinarian can take the necessary X-rays on-site and send them off to radiologists for further assessment. It is imperative to discuss this with our team before breeding your pet.
At Augusta Road Animal Hospital, we have an expansive surgery suite with groundbreaking equipment necessary to carry out most surgeries. Our veterinarian is adept in soft tissue surgeries. These include spay and neuter, enterotomy, gastrotomy, cystotomy, splenectomy, gastropexy, tumor removal, and more.