Vaccines are a means to stimulate the body’s immunity to different bacterial and viral infections. A vaccine prepares the body’s defenses to attack invading pathogens and to prevent or reduce severity of the diseases they cause. Vaccines are an important way to prevent certain diseases from invading and harming your dog or cat. Pet vaccinations have been around for a very long time. But modern vaccines are the most effective and safe that has ever been made. In order to protect your precious pet from contagious diseases it is essential to keep his or her vaccinations up-to-date. Bringing in your pet to a Veterinary clinic will keep your pets on track with their vaccines and wellness care.
WHY: Prevention of disease and early detection of disorders is paramount at Harbourside Animal Hospital. We take this so serious, that we have designed Loyalty Wellness Packages to ensure that we provide the optimum in your pet’s health.
Major League Baseball uses it. The NFL uses it. The US Olympic Team uses it. Progressive Cutting Edge Veterinarians use it. What is it? Laser Therapy, that’s what. So, let me shed some light on the subject.
Therapeutic Laser is a new innovative method of treatment that has shown to improve a pet’s circulation, reduce pain & inflammation, speed healing, kill infection and much more, in many ways.
Have you ever gone to the veterinarian and be told that they recommend annual blood work for your pet?
There is a reason for this, as most pet owner’s only think about blood work or lab tests when their pet is sick. However just like their human counter parts, pets too should have lab tests done once a year for their overall health evaluation. Lab work is considered an internal examination for your pet. It is also essential if your pet is sick or having any kind of surgery performed.
Have you noticed your pet scratching a lot lately? Shaking their head or chewing at their paws? If so, most likely it is due to allergies (Atopy). We need to schedule your pet for a comprehensive exam to have several diagnostic tests done to best determine the cause(s) of their allergy problems. The most common symptoms that owners will notice from their pet is excessive licking, scratching or chewing, odor from the ears or skin, hair loss, crusted skin lesions, greasy or oily skin, scaly, dry or red skin, stained or inflamed paws. Recurrence of skin infections and/or ear infections is also common in allergic pets.
Almost everyone has heard of acupuncture. Many people have actually had or have ongoing sessions with acupuncture. But how much do you really know about this ancient healing art and its use in pets?
Acupuncture is described as the stimulation of a specific point on the body with a specific method, to elicit a specific response to help put the body into balance. Balance is a process of where all the bodily functions are working in harmony and there is no, or less disease (dis-ease). This balance has been represented for thousands of years by the Yin/Yang symbol.