According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, more than 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have dental disease by the age of 3. Dental disease can be very uncomfortable for pets and the longer it is left untreated, the more complicated and costly it becomes to treat. Furthermore, certain dental diseases can lead to issues with your pet’s heart, liver, and kidneys, and can also flood their body and bloodstream with harmful bacteria.
Common signs of dental disease include:
At New Berlin Animal Hospital, we conduct a thorough oral exam during each wellness visit and are equipped to treat dental disease if a cause for concern is identified. We highly recommend you have a veterinarian evaluate your pet’s dental health at least once a year even if your pet is not demonstrating symptoms. Schedule an oral exam to prevent irreversible periodontal disease, tooth loss, and possibly expensive oral surgery.
If your pet is demonstrating symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss, abdominal pain or swelling, or loss of appetite we may recommend an endoscopy. The purpose of an endoscopy procedure is to explore the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, and colon in order to diagnose gastrointestinal disease. If an abnormality is detected during the procedure, a biopsy sample may be collected for further analysis. If your pet is demonstrating these symptoms, call us to discuss your options.
Radiology and Ultrasound
We offer medical imaging to aid in the diagnosis of many different conditions. Radiographs and ultrasound are both painless and noninvasive ways to evaluate organs and bones allowing us to better understand what is occurring in a pet’s body. In some cases, medical imaging can detect conditions and situations that may otherwise have gone undetected for months or years. Our state-of-the-art radiology and ultrasound are conducted by our trained and compassionate staff, making it both safe and effective.
Laser therapy is the painless application of infrared light to promote increased circulation and create an optimal healing environment. Laser therapy reduces inflammation, swelling, muscle spasms, stiffness and pain. Laser Therapy can help with numerous issues including:
Microchipping your pet is a painless and easy way to increase the likelihood of being reunited with your pet if they were to become lost. Tagged collars are always recommended, however, microchips are an additional layer of protection if your pet’s collar happens to fall off. Each microchip is the size of a grain of rice and once registered transmits the contact information of owners to a handheld scanner. Most veterinary hospitals and shelters have a handheld scanner that they will use when a lost pet is brought in. If your pet is microchipped and registered, they will then be able to reach out to you and safely return your pet.
When traveling with your pet, a health certificate is required for the airline, train, or foreign travel. Our APHIS Certified veterinarians will be able to issue you a certificate allowing your pet to travel with you. Please note that certificates must be issued within 10 days of travel (or the time frame required by the destination country). If you are planning to travel with your pet, give us a call!
New Berlin Animal Hospital is equipped to perform a variety of surgical services for many species. Our skilled team uses the safest methods possible and we utilize both general and local anesthesia to control pain during the operation. Using our state-of-the-art equipment, we will not only ensure your pet’s medical needs are addressed efficiently and effectively but we’ll also make sure they feel calm and cared for throughout the entirety of the prep, procedure, and recovery process.
Our surgical offerings include:
Vaccinations are an essential part of your pet’s health care plan starting from the time they are very young. Pets should be vaccinated between 6 and 12 weeks of age and require boosters throughout their life.
Additionally, many pet parasites can infect people in addition to animals, which means parasite prevention is important for the health of your pet and your family. Animals are susceptible to a variety of parasites that can be easily avoided with parasite prevention.
Vaccinations and preventative care give your pets the best chance to avoid sickness and disease. At New Berlin Animal Hospital, we create a personalized plan to meet the exact needs of your pet.
Our knowledgeable doctors and staff strive to educate clients on how to care for your pet to give them the happiest life possible. Routine wellness visits, healthy diet and exercise are three of the easiest ways to keep your pet healthy. During wellness visits we will assess: