Cats and dogs are naturally inclined to fall back on their ancestral behavior. In the wild, weak or sick animals must hide their limitations in order to avoid predators who prey on the frailer animals. Instinctively cats and dogs hide illness well, turning veterinarians into detectives. Consistent visits allow a veterinarian to identify an illness that your pet may be trying to mask. Kidney disease, diabetes, and hypothyroidism (dogs) hyperthyroidism (cats) are common in senior pets and treatments are available if detected early. By detecting, treating, and preventing problems before they become life threatening, we can help to extend the life of your favorite four-legged family member.
They depend on you!
Routine checkups, dietary changes and alterations to your pet’s home environment will allow for your senior animal to live a healthier, longer life. Keeping a wary eye on your aging pet’s behaviors and physical appearance are both things you also should be aware of. Noticing these changes can allow for a quicker diagnosis when visiting your pet’s doctor for an examination. Senior pets require special needs because of how quickly they age. It is important that these family members receive complete health screenings as part of their routine medical care. Blood tests can provide a detailed look at your pet's health from the inside. With these blood tests, veterinarians can check for anemia, infection, diabetes, liver and kidney and thyroid disease.
Our hospital has the finest of modern day in-clinic laboratory and digital radiology system. This system allows our veterinarians to evaluate your pet's overall health and provide you with quick accurate results. Our system will store the results of the tests in your pet’s medical records to ensure the vital information discovered is permanently documented. If a problem is found, early detection makes it easier to treat the problem with, more likely, a better outcome. In addition to the peace of mind the test provides, normal test results will also serve as a base line for future testing.
Coweta Animal Hospital offers comprehensive diagnostic and treatment options for orthopedic and degenerative problems your pet may be experiencing. Our Doctors will apprise you of the many new orthopedic surgical procedures, laser therapy, and medications currently available to help restore your pet's mobility.
At Coweta Animal Hospital, we believe in aggressive pain management during post-surgical recovery and for those medical conditions that have the potential to diminish the quality of your pet's life. Compassion and commitment to your pet's well being is our primary concern.
Using a state-of-the-art diagnostic evaluation, we are able to accurately measure your pet’s intraocular pressure with this quick, painless procedure. We use this diagnostic test any time we have a patient present with a "red eye". We also recommend screening tests for those breeds prone to primary glaucoma.