We now offer laser therapy treatment for our patients. Using a deep-penetrating light, we can help your pet experience the relief of pain through the release of endorphins. The injured cells are stimulated to heal at a faster rate. Here are some conditions that we can treat with laser therapy:
- Degenerative Joint Disease
- Lick Granulomas
- Dermatological Conditions
We know your dog is a cherished member of your family, so our entire team shares a commitment to provide the best, most compassionate Veterinary care. We have expertise in management/treatment of canine medical conditions such as Hypothyroidism, Seizures, Addison’s, Cushing’s, Diabetes, Obesity, Allergies, Heartworm Disease, and Musculoskeletal Diseases.
To keep your dog as healthy as possible, we recommend the following:
Nutrition: Just as in people, good nutrition for your pet translates to good health. In addition, premium foods are more digestible and result in less stool volume. We also recommend that your dog eat and drink from an elevated feeder. We recommend that you feed your dog a high quality diet such as Hill’s Science Diet.
Prevent Obesity: Extra pounds burden the heart, kidneys, muscles and joints, decreasing life expectancy 30-50%. Ask us about the different options for foods that help with weight management.
Fresh, Clean Water: As with humans, water consumption is very important for a healthy body. Your dog needs access to plenty of fresh, clean water at all times.
Poop patrol: Scoop your dog’s poop at least every other day and watch for changes such as softer stools. This will help you stay on top of your dog’s health and help keep the rest of your family healthy.
Comprehensive Physical Examinations: Since pets age 5-7 times faster than we humans do, we recommend a thorough physical examination AT LEAST once a year. At Central Texas Animal Hospital your dog’s annual visit includes a detailed medical history along with a “nose to tail” physical examination. Once your dog is a “senior,” (about 7 years old) it is recommended that he come to see us at least twice a year. We also recommend an annual Fecal Parasite Screen to rule out or treat intestinal parasites, some of which can be contagious to humans.
Veterinary Services for Dogs
It is important that your dog be vaccinated at all stages of her life. We recommend several vaccines for your dog including Distemper/Parvo, Parainfluenza and Bordetella, Leptospirosis, Rabies, and others like Lymes Disease and Rattlesnake bites. Learn more at Dog Vaccination Services.
There are numerous parasites that can “bug” your dog. Learn more about heartworm, flea, and intestinal parasite prevention for your dog at Dog Flea & Parasite Control.
Dental exams, routine use of dental chews, specially designed dental-health diets and professional dental scaling/polishing are important for a healthy mouth. Learn more at Dental Care for Dogs.
Expert guidance on your dog’s nutrition and weight management. Whether you’re trying to control obesity in your dog or simply trying to ensure the best nutritional balance for your specific breed, our veterinary staff can help. Learn more at Nutrition & Weight Management for Dogs.
Spaying or neutering your dog will help prevent overpopulation. Spaying/neutering also provides other benefits for your pet. Learn more at Dog Spraying/Neutering.
We have specially priced senior diagnostic packages to help you manage the health of your senior dog. Learn more at Senior Care for Dogs.