Physical examinations are recommended annually for all dogs and cats, and are also performed before any medical or surgical procedures. This allows the veterinarian to identify new problems, as well as monitor ongoing conditions that will affect your pet’s long-term health. For pet’s with certain medical conditions, follow-up appointments may be recommended more frequently.
Vaccines reduce the risk of infection by working with the body's natural defenses to help it safely develop immunity to disease. There are several dangerous or deadly diseases that can be prevented through vaccination. The doctors at Bon Air Animal Hospital will tailor the vaccination protocol for each individual pet, based on an assessment of risk factors. We offer vaccinations for dogs, cats, and pigs.
A microchip provides the most effective method of permanent identification to re-unite you and a lost companion. It is a small, scan-able chip that is inserted beneath your pet’s skin. It is great for both dogs and cats, even if they are primarily indoors. Your pet’s microchip number will be registered, along with your basic information, into a data base accessible 24 hours a day.
Whether due to disease, post-surgical pain, arthritis, or trauma, managing painful conditions is important to your companion's quality of life. We offer a variety of pain and inflammation relief for dogs and cats, ranging from prescription medications to non-invasive laser therapy.
Periodontal disease is the most common cause of tooth loss in adult dogs and cats. Many times, owners aren't able to recognize when their pets have serious oral disease. Gingivitis and periodontitis cause tooth loss, infection and pain. The bacteria associated with periodontitis circulates in the blood stream and can cause cardiac disease, renal disease, and bladder infections. Our veterinarians are trained to detect oral diseases, and will recommend proper treatment and prophylaxis.
As our pets age, we must pay special attention to subtle signs that may point to problems. Slowing down, drinking more water, and having accidents in the house, are easily attributable to normal aging, but they can also be early signs of disease. It is important to realize that most diseases cannot be diagnosed by a physical exam alone, and may require diagnostic testing. Our doctors will discuss your pet's symptoms and consult with you regarding your geriatric pet's needs.
We have a wide range of prescription diets for cats and dogs available from Hill’s, Purina, and Royal Canin. These foods are meant to help manage certain conditions for your pets which require dietary modification. Prescription foods can be very beneficial to the treatment protocol for your pet.