Laser therapy is the use of light energy to stimulate tissue repair and provide pain management. Therapeutic lasers can be used to treat many conditions. Most often it is used for post-operative pain management after orthopedic surgeries, musculoskeletal injuries, soft tissue injuries (such as sprains and strains), back pain and arthritis. North East Animal Hospital offers laser packages that include 8-10 treatments or you can do single treatments. Call today for pricing and scheduling options.
One of the simplest ways pet parents can ensure their dog has long, healthy life is to keep immunizations current. Vaccinations against contagious and deadly diseases (such as rabies, canine parvovirus, canine distemper, canine bordetella, feline leukemia, feline panleukopenia, and other serious diseases) are important to protect your pets health. Vaccination type and frequency of inoculation may vary based on your pets age and medical condition. During your annual wellness visit our Veterinarians will determine what vaccines are best for your pet.
Veterinary experts agree that regular dental cleaning and maintenance offers extraordinary benefits to pets, including overall health and longevity. North East Animal Hospital provides dental cleaning and care for dogs and cats.
Domestic pets are subject to many health risks, but most are preventable with regular veterinary wellness care. Dental cleaning has been found to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. More significant is the impact regular pet dental care and teeth cleaning have on heart, lung, and kidney health.
Spay and Neuter
Spaying or neutering your pet can help them live a longer, healthier life, saves you money, and fights pet overpopulation and euthanasia.
- Spayed or neutered pets are less likely to roam, decreasing their chances of being hit by a car or going missing.
- Neutered male dogs and cats are less likely to take part in nuisance behaviors like mounting, urine marking, and yowling.
- Spayed female cats and dogs do not go through the draining emotional toll of the heat cycle.
- Spay/neuter can reduce or eliminate fighting amongst male cats and aggression in dogs.
With traditional X-rays, an exposure was made and then an actual piece of film was processed with a series of chemicals in order to view the picture. This process was messy and took time. Sometimes the whole process was taken just to find out that the animal's positioning was suboptimal or the exposure settings inappropriate. With digital films the image literally pops up on a screen near the machine within seconds of taking the X-ray. Minor adjustments can be made with minimal effort, causing much less stress to the staff and the patient. Also, digital radiographs are as portable as things come. A digital X-ray can be sent remotely to a screen for the pet owner to view or for other doctors to discuss.
Acupuncture is perhaps best known for its use in pain relief. It can be used as primary treatment, or in conjunction with conventional treatment. It is a real alternative where the risk for surgery or anaesthetic is high. Acupuncture relieves pain, reduces muscle spasms, improves circulation, reduces swelling and improves healing.Dogs with disease that affects their spinal cord such as disc protrusions causing paralysis, partial paralysis or severe pain may benefit from acupuncture. Cats often suffer back pain in silence, you might not even know they have a problem, but a crouched walk or dislike of being touched are just two signs that back pain could be present.
Animal Chiropractic is not meant to replace traditional veterinary care. It is an effective and valuable means of restoring and maintaining strength, vigor, and well-being. By examining each motion unit (especially the spine), areas of decreased mobility are identified and a very specific thrust is adminstered to help that unit move more normal. These treatments are especially beneficial to animals with acute or chronic musculoskeletal problems such as back pain and arthritis. Chiropractic care is also an outstanding maintenance for working dogs, agility dogs, or dogs competing in other physical activities.
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