Strokes, vision problems, arthritis and other conditions don't just affect people. Pets also develop serious health problems that change their lives. Fortunately, you can help your handicapped pet ...View Article
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Depending on the age of your pet, medical treatments we recommend at the Lake View Animal Hospital may vary. Keeping your pet healthy and active throughout their life, starts with routine medical care. Generally, we focus on the needs of your pet and we offer most medical services your pet may need at different stages of life.
The foundation of medical services from a veterinarian in our animal hospital is an examination or check-up. We provide wellness exams for your pets at different stages of their life. As a general rule, we recommend a check-up on an annual or bi-annual basis. We may recommend more regular exams for older pets or young pets, particularly if we have concerns about their health due to specific risk factors they may face.
Preventative care refers to any medical procedures used to limit the risk of sickness and health complications. The most common form of preventative care is vaccinating your pets and we set up a vaccination schedule based on the age and needs of your pets. Generally, we start vaccinations shortly after the birth of a pet and may recommend medications or treatments to prevent fleas, ticks or other pests from harming your pets. Preventative care may also relate to diet and exercise recommendations particularly if your pet has special dietary needs due to a health concern.
Surgical procedures provided by our veterinarian in our clinic depend on the needs of your pet. We offer spaying and neutering for pets and recommend the procedure at a young age. Generally, we suggest spaying a female pet before her first heat cycle. Male pets depend on their age and health, but we may recommend the procedure as early as eight weeks old for most dogs and cats. Some dogs may benefit from neutering at a slightly older age, so we focus on the specific pet before recommending the procedure. We may also recommend surgical procedures in certain emergency situations or for health complications when appropriate for the underlying problems.
Rehabilitation in Edmonton refers to the healing process after surgery or an injury. Rehabilitative services provided by our team depend on your pet and the specific health concerns that may arise. We recommend rehabilitation after surgery or when your pet faces challenges with mobility after an accident. The services focuses on helping your pet heal with proper exercise, diet and medical services. We may suggest specific routines at home that allow your pet to rest and recover without taking risks with his or her health.
Keeping your pets healthy and active throughout their life requires the right medical services for their needs. At Lake View Animal Hospital in Edmonton, we provide the tools and solutions your pets need at every stage of life. To learn more about our services or for an appointment with a veterinarian to evaluate the health of your pet, call 587-463-9002 or contact us today.