Services

Day Road Animal Hospital offers a full-range of services for your pet, from wellness care to advanced surgical procedures.

Wellness Care

As anyone who has had pets know, they each have their own distinctive personality. In much the same way, each pet has their own distinctive medical needs. We will work with you to determine your pet's individual needs based on lifestyle, risk factors, age and medical condition.

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Pediatrics

We love the little ones! As your puppy or kitten grows we'll help ensure that they develop into healthy, happy adults.

We recommend having your puppy or kitten examined every 3-4 weeks beginning around 6-8 weeks of age until they are around 16-18 weeks of age. We'll perform a full physical exam and discuss expected developmental milestones, parasite control, housetraining, well care and vaccination needs based on your pet's expected risks.

In general, most young patients will require a series of 2-4 sets of vaccination along with their exam. Performing a series of vaccines help ensure that your pet receives the appropriate protection.

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Adulthood

As our pets mature into adults, their needs change. For most pets this stage of life begins at 1 year of age and extends until around 8 years of age, but does begin earlier for large breed dogs. We'll help you with your adult pet by performing annual physical examinations to detect problems early, with special focus on dental and nutritional needs.

We believe in, support and adhere to a balanced approach concerning vaccines. Our vaccination protocols are custom tailored to your pet's lifestyle and are consistent with the recommendations of the American Animal Hospital Association (www.aahanet.org) and the American Association of Feline Practitioners (www.catvets.com).

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Seniors

Just as our medical needs change as we age, so do our pets. As pets approach their later years, problems can begin to arise more frequently than they did when they were young. Beginning around 8 years of age (6 years for large dogs), our pets begin to require more attention to their well care.

Early detection of disease gives us a much better opportunity to reverse or delay the onset of problems, oftentimes before their clinical appearance.

Your senior pet will be well cared for by utilizing semi-annual examinations, regular blood and urine screenings, blood pressure measurements and radiographs where appropriate.

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Dentistry

Periodontal disease is a very common problem in our pets. According to one reference, as many as 75% of dogs and 67% of cats have some form of dental disease when they come to see their veterinarian. We believe strongly that dental disease has a negative impact on the quality of life. When your pet comes in, one of our doctors will discuss your pet's dental health with you and recommend appropriate healthcare. We support the American Veterinary Dental College's (www.avdc.org) recommendations for dental examination and cleaning.

Did you know that 40-60% of your pet's teeth is hidden under the gumline, imbedded in the jaw? Oftentimes, teeth that appear healthy on the surface can have significant disease occurring in the roots. We utilize dental radiographs to ensure that painful periodontal disease is identified and treated appropriately.

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Radiology

A picture is worth a thousand words. From our 300ma main X-ray machine to our dental radiology unit, we are able to produce high-quality radiographs of nearly any area of your pet. Our radiographs are reviewed and a written report sent back to us, usually within 24 hours, through an agreement with a board certified veterinary radiologist.


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