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By: Animal Hospital Of Manitoba  09-12-2011
Keywords: pet, veterinary clinic, disease

Services

Below are a list of the services we offer at the Animal Hospital of Manitoba.

Complete Medical Assessments:

A complete medical assessment begins with a thorough physical examination whereby your pet’s eyes, ears, skin, cardiovascular, neurological, gastrointestinal and skeletal system are examined for any abnormalities. Blood tests can be performed as necessary to assess the proper functioning of your pet’s kidneys, liver, pancreas, and endocrine system including the thyroid gland and adrenal glands. Urine tests can detect similar problems. Depending on your pet’s condition, we may recommend further diagnostic tests such as radiography (X-rays), endoscopy (internal scoping), ultrasound or surgery.

  • Endoscopy (Minimally invasive diagnostic procedure used to assess the interior surfaces of an organ)
  • Ultrasonography (Imaging technique used to visualize muscles and internal organs)

Vaccinations:

We offer a full range of vaccinations for cats, dogs, ferrets and rodents. Our wellness and vaccination programs are designed to prevent disease and prolong the lives of your companion animals. Disease prevention is always less costly than dealing with the treatment of a disease once your pet has developed it. An example would be the treatment of parvovirus. Parvovirus treatment can frequently cost $1,000 or more while a single parvovirus vaccination will usually cost less than $100.

Early diagnosis of a disease process can lead your pet to a longer healthier life. Kidney disease, if diagnosed early, will allow us to modify your dog or cat's diet and in some cases add supplements to their diet to potentially extend their lives. There are many other conditions to which an early diagnosis is advantageous.

Medicine/Pharmacy:

We offer comprehensive pharmacy of medications your pet may need. We have a complete onsite laboratory for blood chemistry, blood cell, urine, stool and cytology analysis. X-ray services are also available onsite.

Surgery:

We offer the following surgical services using the most up-to-date and safe anesthetic agents, equipment, protocols and monitoring. Among the services we offer include:

  • Spaying and Neutering of dogs, cats, ferrets and rodents.

K-Laser Technology:

K-Laser treatments have been reducing human pain over the last 10 years. The Animal Hospital of Manitoba is the first veterinary clinic in Manitoba to use this tool with animals. Infrared wavelengths are concentrated on your pet’s body where they need treatment. All your pet feels is a warm sensation – no harsh scraping, pushing or prodding. 

Among the conditions that K-Lasers can treat include: hip pain, hip dysplasia, back pain, wounds, lick granulomas, abscesses, edema, chronic otitis externa, tendonitis, muscle pain, ulcerations, sacroiliac strain, osteoarthritis and neuro muscular disease to name just a few.

Pain Management and Control:

We know the issue of pain management is of great concern to pet owners today. As in human medicine, we have a variety of medications available to manage your pet’s pain both before and after surgery and in the event of trauma. We would be pleased to discuss the options available to you and your pet under any of the above circumstances.

Microchip Pet Identification:

Microchipping has become a very popular and safe way to permanently identify your pet and you as the owner in the unfortunate case that your pet is lost. Microchipping involves placement of a small electronic chip the size and shape of a piece of rice just under the skin in the neck area. A needle is used to inject the chip. The injection is comparable to a regular vaccine injection.

If your pet becomes lost and is transported to a humane society, the humane society will be able to scan your pet for the chip and contact you. The scanner is similar to a scanner found in the grocery store. We advise you to use this system of identification as well as a collar identification system on your pet.

Grooming:

We offer grooming and bathing for all breeds of dogs and cats. Please call (204) 586-3334. Grooming can have many additional health benefits to your pet beside the usual ‘beauty parlor’ look and smell.

A matted pet can quickly become a target for flies in the summer months. Remember also that an ‘unkept’ animal may be a sign that the animal is not well and should be examined by one of our veterinarians.

Boarding

We have the facilities to provide your pet with a comfortable stay while you are away. We will feed any specialized or prescriptive diets that may be required as well as medicate any animals as needed. You will have the added benefit of knowing that if your animal experiences any illness while you're away, it will be promptly and competently addressed by one of our clinicians. For a tour of our boarding facilities, please feel free to drop by anytime.

The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011

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