Day Road Animal Hospital offers a full-range
of services for your pet, from wellness care to advanced surgical
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.
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.
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
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
and the American Association of Feline Practitioners (www.catvets.com).
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
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.
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
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.
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.
4 Star Certified