This section contains extensive information on the diagnosis and treatment of specific diseases. It is intended to give you a basic understanding of some animal diseases and to augment the information you receive from one of our doctors. First we suggest you learn the thought process of how a diagnosis is made. Then come back here and click on a specific species below to learn about some of the more common diseases we treat.
As with all disease processes, the sooner you find a problem the more that can be done to cure or alleviate it. All pets should be brought to us yearly for an exam so we can prevent problems that are pending, or address them before they become too entrenched. Our Wellness page as more information.
In the last decade there have been great advances in the medical treatment of animals. We now have at our disposal drugs to treat chronic diseases that previously caused unnecessary discomfort and pain. In addition to these drugs, there have been significant advances in the treatment of animals using a more natural approach. This involves stimulating the body’s own immune and nervous system. These advances now allow us to utilize a balanced approach to disease treatment and prevention, utilizing medications as needed, while simultaneously stimulating the body to heal itself. We are now able successfully manage chronic diseases involving the heart, thyroid, kidney, urinary bladder, liver, and musculoskeletal system.
The natural approach utilizes diet and medications called nutraceuticals, along with compounds that occur naturally in our environment. A recent advance in the natural approach has been our ability to stimulate the nervous system to increase blood flow to diseased organs and correct imbalances that have been present for a significant period of time. A major advantage to this approach is the fact that no anesthesia, injections, or drugs are used. You can learn more about this in our VNA page.
We also have a section with nutrition information and why you should not get your advice from a pet store or feed store to learn about this important aspect of your pet’s health.
You might also want to familiarize yourself with our laser surgery before reading about the surgeries we perform at our hospital. It is a major advance in the reduction of pain, swelling, and inflammation in animals.
Some of the following sections show actual surgical procedures performed at our hospital. You will be alerted ahead of time as to when these pictures appear on a page.