Exams and Vaccinations
Pets, like people, can be protected from some diseases by vaccination. Vaccines can lessen the severity of future diseases and certain vaccines can prevent infection altogether. Experts agree that widespread use of vaccines within the last century has prevented death and disease in millions of animals. Even though some formerly common diseases have now become uncommon, vaccination is still highly recommended because these serious disease agents continue to be present in the environment.
It is important to remember that although breakdowns in protection do occur, most successfully vaccinated pets never show signs of disease, making vaccination an important part of your pet’s preventive health care. While vaccination is not without risk, failure to vaccinate leaves your pet vulnerable to fatal illnesses that are preventable.
Very young puppies and kittens are highly susceptible to infectious diseases. This is especially true as the natural immunity provided in their mothers’ milk gradually wears off. To keep gaps in protection as narrow as possible and to provide optimal protection against disease for the first few months of life, a series of vaccinations are scheduled, usually 3-4 weeks apart. For most puppies and kittens, the vaccination series is administered starting at 6 weeks old.
A Final Thought:
Many factors are taken into consideration when establishing a pet’s vaccination plan. Your veterinarian will tailor a program of vaccinations to help your pet maintain a lifetime of infectious disease protection.
Laser Therapy Coupons Available
Laser therapy is the application of a coherent light. Laser therapy is a holistic, non-invasive, painless and effective way to treat and manage many different conditions.
How does laser therapy work?
The laser stimulates the cells and tissue to be healthy and reduces inflammation so that the healing can begin. By reducing inflammation, the laser is also a great tool for helping to minimize the pain of many chronic conditions, like arthritis.
What will my animal feel when receiving the laser treatments?
Laser therapy is a painless application of healing light. Your animal might feel a slight tingling as the light enters the tissue and cells, but is is very minimal if at all.
How long will each treatment take?
The treatment time depends on how chronic the condition and the depth the laser light needs to reach to be effective. However, almost all treatments will be between two and ten minuets.
How many treatments will my animal need?
The number of treatments can vary greatly based on the condition, but many pet owners notice a positive difference within three or four treatments.
What are the costs of the treatments?
Treatments for laser therapy are more affordable then most would think. Make sure to ask us about our multiple session pricing.
Spaying and Neutering
Spaying and neutering are important and necessary medical procedures that enhance the quality of your pets’ life. Not only does spaying and neutering have positive effects on your pets’ health, it’s also vital to controlling the homeless pet population.
Call us today to learn more about our spaying and neutering prices. We would be happy to answer any and all of your questions!
Dental Disease and Care
Dental care is vital to the overall health of any pet. Dental disease can lead to health issues with the heart, liver, and kidneys, and can affect the entire body through the bloodstream. In fact, 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats over three years of age suffer from some form of dental disease, making it the most common pet health issue among our pet population.
In spite of these disturbing facts, many pet owners are not aware of the importance of dental care to their pets’ health. There are a lot of different ways to improve your pets’ dental hygiene, including home brushing, dental chews, and regular inspection.
The most effective way to protect your pet from dental disease is through professional cleanings. We perform thorough cleanings here at Animal Medical Center, including the area beneath the gums that you can’t see or access at home.
If your pet has brown/yellow teeth, bad breath, or is having difficulty eating, these could all be signs of dental disease. Please call us at (903) 454-9191 today to learn more and schedule your pet’s’ dental cleaning.
At Animal Medical Center in Greenville, Texas, we believe that regular checkups and wellness exams are critical to your pets’ well-being. These wellness exams give us a chance to evaluate the overall health of your pet while also giving us a baseline for their unique bodies and tendencies.
Not only do these exams keep us up-to-date with your pets’ health, but they also allow us to detect potential problems before they become serious. This thorough checkup gives us vital information to help keep your pet healthy!
Regular wellness exams also make your pet more familiar with our veterinary hospital, which makes future visits easier on them and you. Please contact us today if you have any questions or would like to learn more about how we care for your pet.
Microchipping Coupons Available
It’s a terrible feeling to know that your pet is lost and on their own, but it’s an avoidable one. Microchipping pets is the best way to ensure their safe return in the unfortunate event that they become lost.
We know your pets are members of your family, and we want to make sure you stay together. We highly advise all pet owners to microchip their pets.
To learn more about how microchipping works, please contact us today.
Dogs and cats can be allergic to almost anything, similar to allergies in people. Pets can be allergic to allergens in their household environment, outside environment, or even their food. Symptoms can range from itchiness and ear or eye infections to constant licking, and even vomiting or diarrhea. Many pets suffer from allergies which can directly affect their quality of life, as well as their owner’s.
Ask your pets’ veterinarian about the simple ways you can find out if your pet has allergies and how we can help.
Diet and Nutrition
Here at Animal Medical Center, we are very excited to offer nutritional counseling for pet owners in Greenville, Texas and the surrounding communities.
Nutrition is so important for pets throughout their lives. As animals age, their nutritional needs change. There are puppy, adult, and senior diets to accommodate pets’ changing needs. Then there are also diets made to help pets with certain diseases and conditions. It is important to discuss your pets’ diets with our staff every time you visit our hospital.
A very common problem in pets that needs to be addressed is obesity. Many owners overfeed their pets when they beg. They also like to show their pets their love by feeding them treats. However, obesity can be a real problem. Talk to one of our friendly staff members to get your pets on a diet and exercise plan to get them back on track to a healthier life.
If you are concerned about your pet’s’ diet, weight, or lifestyle, feel free to contact us today at (903) 454-9191. We would be happy to assist you in any way we can.
General and Soft Tissue Surgery
We are proud to provide Greenville, Texas and surrounding communities with state-of-the-art veterinary surgical procedures. We believe in utilizing the highest level of medical technology, and our surgeons are experienced and highly trained. We also provide soft tissue surgery based on the needs of your pet.
We also realize that it can be stressful to have your pet undergo surgery. We want to assure you that your pet is in good hands, and that we will do everything to provide the best care possible.
We will communicate with you about the things you need to know before, during, and after your pets’ surgery. It is our goal to make the entire process go smoothly, and to eliminate the stress and worry of surgical procedures. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.
At Animal Medical Center in Greenville, Texas, we are proud to be on the cutting edge of medical technology. Radiology is a technique and diagnostic tool that we use to look inside the body in an entirely non-invasive way. X-rays allow us to create images of all the body’s organs.
In other words, the use of radiology gives us a view of the internal organs in your pets’ body that we otherwise could not see. It is a valuable diagnostic tool that helps veterinarians detect and prevent illness.
The use of radiology is safe, and our entire staff is highly trained. It is our goal to provide your pet with the highest level of medical care possible, and this is just one of the many ways we achieve that.
Many animals can benefit from oxygen therapy. This treatment allows the bloodstream to utilize more oxygen, thereby promoting faster healing. Oxygen therapy is useful for a wide variety of cases such as wounds, abscesses, fractures, and much more.
During the procedure the patient is placed in a comfortably sized chamber where the oxygen can be pressurized. This allows the oxygen to be absorbed at a higher rate, which means that swelling is reduced. The stimulation of new blood cells is also promoted. Most patients feel calm and relaxed while in the chamber and many take naps throughout their treatment.
It is our goal to stay on the cutting edge of veterinary medical technology, and oxygen therapy is one of the many ways in which we do that. To learn more about oxygen therapy and how it can help your pet, please contact us today. We would be happy to speak with you and answer any questions you may have.
Here at Animal Medical Center, we are proud to offer boarding services to Greenville, Texas and the surrounding communities.
We are very proud of our boarding services. It is our goal to offer the very highest level of care and cleanliness to the patients who are staying with us.
We understand how hard it can be to leave your precious pets when you go away. However, we want to assure you that we will take care of your pets as if they were our own. Our staff is professional and well trained. We are also all animal lovers. You can trust us while your pets are in our care.
Please let us know if your pets have any special requirements. We want your pets to be happy and comfortable while staying with us, so we will feed your pets according to your instructions. We also make sure every pet always has fresh, clean water available.
While your pets are with us, we will do everything we can to give them a good visit. We promise you we will take the very best care of your pets so you don’t have to worry about them. Enjoy your vacation or time away.
If you are concerned about boarding your pets, don’t hesitate to set up a time to visit our hospital and look around our boarding facility. We can also discuss our boarding policies and answer any questions or address any concerns you may have.
Contact us today if you have any questions, concerns, or would like to schedule a visit to our facility.