Our staff at Avon Animal Hospital is filled with passionate animal lovers who are here to help you and your pet! They are highly trained and dedicated to making sure that your pets receive the care and compassion every time they walk in the door!
We offer the following services to keep your pets healthy:
Get $100 off on dental package and read all the details as follow and it will answer most of your questions.
Dental care is vital to the overall health of any pet. Dental disease can lead to health issues with the heart, liver, and kidneys and has the potential to seep into your pet’s bloodstream. In fact, 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats over three years of age suffer from some form of dental disease, making it the most common pet health issue among our pet population.
Gum disease is common and it hurts. Just remember: if it would hurt you, it hurts them. “But they eat just fine” is never a good guide for you; their instincts are to eat regardless of the pain. Pets are much better at hiding pain than we are. The changes we see in our patients’ health and behavior after dental work is amazing and we are proud of our results.
Contact us today to arrange an appointment to assess your pet’s dental health.
Why Dental Xray are important?
- Dental Xray are important?
- Tooth fractures
- Retained deciduous teeth (baby teeth that failed to erupt at the proper time)
- Tooth root abscesses or infections
- Areas where teeth appear to be missing (broken roots or parts of teeth may be hidden under the gumline)
- Impacted teeth (teeth that are wedged in and can’t erupt normally)
- Feline Resorptive Lesions (painful holes or erosions on the surface of the teeth found mainly in cats)
- Sometimes teeth look normal from outside, but roots are abscess (see pictures below)
Does your pet have bad breath?
Unfortunately, most pets do, and this is not normal. The foul odor you smell is caused by an infection in their mouth. The most common cause of infection in your pet’s mouth is periodontal disease, which affects over 75% of pets over 2 years of age. Periodontal disease is a progressive and results in irreversible loss of the structures surrounding the teeth (see image A), caused by chronic infection and inflammation in the mouth. When your pet eats, residual food particles in the mouth promote growth of bacteria. The bacteria form a slime layer, known as plaque, which attaches to the teeth and hardens to form tartar and calculus (see image B). Periodontal disease is graded by severity.
Early treatment is best to prevent pain, tooth loss and expensive treatments. Left untreated, periodontal disease may lead to:
- Chronic pain from infection and inflammation
- Decreased quality of life
- Decreased appetite and weight loss
- Tooth loss due to loss of supporting tissues around teeth
- Distant organ (e.g.: liver, kidneys, heart valves) damage from bacteria showering from the mouth to the bloodstream
- Adverse behaviors caused by pain
Why pre-surgical blood test?
Pre-surgical blood work is important because it can let us know that all the organs, including the liver and kidneys, are working properly. Also 90% of pets do not show signs of sickness in the early stages. They show the signs when a larger amount of damage to the body has already occurred. If we can find the problem and treat it at an early stage, less damage will be done to your pet’s body. We will be able to manage and treat the problem (like cholesterol or diabetes in humans). The top 4 reasons to test your pet before anaesthesia are,
- Enjoy peace of mind, testing can significantly reduce medical risk.
- Detect hidden illness, healthy looking pets may be hiding symptoms of disease. Testing helps to detect any health concerns so we can avoid problems with anaesthesia.
- Reduce risks and consequences. If the pre-surgical blood work results are normal, we can proceed with a given procedure with procedure with confidence. If not, we can alter the anaesthetic procedure or take other precautions to ensure the safety of your pet.
Protects your pet’s future health. These tests become part of your pet’s medical record, providing a baseline for future reference.
ECG And X-RAY For Heart
Why ECG is Recommended?
In human hospitals they do pre-surgical diagnostic screening tests, here at Avon we also offer ECG of the heart to check for any abnormalities before we give sedation. If there’s any abnormalities, then we can do further cardiac work up to make sure your pet is happy and healthy.
- For a young dog 4yrs and younger that is healthy with no health issues, dental scaling with sedation is only $175.00 plus tax however IV Fluid, and Blood Work are extra and optional.
**If your pet needs any extractions then that will be discussed at the time of scaling or exam.
- For Pets 5yrs and older Dental Scaling and Polish is $295.00 after promotion (of $100 off) which includes scaling, polishing, iv fluids, pain injection, antibiotic injection, sedation, and hospitalization.
- Dental Xray starts from $95
- Dental Extractions can only be discussed after doing Xray
- Blood work starts from $98
- ECG is $99
We are pleased to offer our clients the highest quality veterinary care. We want nothing but the best for our clients, especially during surgery. It is our goal to make sure that our surgical team is prepared to offer our clients the latest medical procedures. We look forward to learning about the newest medical advances in surgery and actively partake in continued surgical education.
Advanced Digital X-rays
At Avon Animal Hospital in Surrey, BC, we are proud to be on the cutting edge of medical technology. Radiology is a technique and diagnostic tool that we use to look inside the body in an entirely non-invasive way. X-rays allow us to create images of all the body's organs.
In other words, the use of radiology gives us a view of the internal organs in your pets' body that we otherwise could not see. It is a valuable diagnostic tool that helps veterinarians detect and prevent illness.
Spay and Neuter
Spaying and neutering are important and necessary medical procedures that enhance the quality of your pets' life. Not only does spaying and neutering have positive effects on your pets' health, it's also vital to controlling the homeless pet population.
At Avon Animal Hospital in Surrey, BC, we believe that one of the most important aspects of caring for your pet's health is vaccinating him or her against possible diseases. There are a variety of diseases which affect our pets, and other animals, so proper vaccination is vital to protecting them from many types of illnesses.
It is important to consult with us about the unique risks of living in our region. We will be happy to discuss the benefits of protecting your pet with vaccinations, as well as, provide you with information on the required vaccinations for your pet.
At Avon Animal Hospital in Surrey, BC, we believe that regular checkups and wellness exams are critical to your pets' well-being. These wellness exams give us a chance to evaluate the overall health of your pet while also giving us a baseline for their unique bodies and tendencies.
Not only do these exams keep us up-to-date with your pets' health, but they also allow us to detect potential problems before they become serious. This thorough checkup gives us vital information to help keep your pet healthy!
Procedures done on dogs and cats are challenging for a variety of reasons, one being that they often don't want to be still while doctors and staff are trying to help the animal. They also have a level of stress that comes from being in an unfamiliar environment. Because of this, the use of anesthesia is a beneficial way to give pets the care they need.
Pets that are in pain are miserable. For this reason, we will do whatever we can to keep your pets comfortable.
We have many different choices when it comes to treating apets' pain. There are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs which are very helpful with mild pain. We also prescribe steroids which can offer a lot of relief. We also have stronger pain medications if the non-steroidal medications are not enough. We also offer glucosamine in tablets and injections to help with arthritis.
At Avon Animal hospital we provide Laser therapy that uses light energy, to work its “magic”. Laser therapy utilizes the body’s own healing powers by stimulating cellular activity and reducing inflammation. It is a safe, painless, effective treatment used for acute pain, chronic conditions, and post-operative pain. it provides a “jump start” to the cells needed for healing and other body processes. Treatments are short, most administered in 5 to 10 minutes, but the healing process continues to actively reduce inflammation for up to 24 hours afterwards. Typically, even chronic patients exhibit improvements after 3 to 5 treatment sessions.
What Types of Conditions Can Dog Laser Therapy Be Used to Treat?
- Muscle, ligament, and tendon injuries
- Post-surgical and soft tissue trauma
- Back pain
- Ear infections
- Hot Spots and open wounds
- Arthritis / hip dysplasia
- Degenerative disc disease
- Anal gland infections
- Whining, groaning or other vocalizations
- Limping, unable to get up or lie down
- Difficulty getting into car or downstairs
Most eye problems manifest themselves in the same way – a red eye. The pressure should always be measured from the red eyes. Too high or too low pressure can be an only symptom of more serious eye disease. Pet owners should be aware that animals naturally compensate for vision loss in one eye. Pets can be partially or completely blind in one eye and act like they have normal binocular vision.
Animal eye pressure measuring is quick and easy with the handheld, small TONOVET tonometer. Painless measurement is barely noticed by the animal and does not require anesthesia nor the calibration of the device.
Eye pressure should be measured from:
- Young patients to establish baseline readings
- Patients older than 6-7 years
- Patients predisposed to glaucoma (42 canine breeds)
- Ocular examination patients
- Head or eye trauma patients
Allergies are a misguided reaction to foreign substances by the body’s immune system, which, of course, people and pets can suffer from. There are quite a few different types of allergies in dogs. Skin allergies, food allergies, and environmental allergens all pose challenges for dogs and their owners, and to make things more complicated, the symptoms of all these different types of allergies can overlap.
Symptoms of Allergies in Dogs:
- Swelling of the face, ears, lips, eyelids, or earflaps
- Red, inflamed skin
- Itchy ears
- Chronic ear infection
- Itchy, runny eyes
- Constant licking
We offer Food allergy testing and Environment allergy testing. The best way to treat an allergy is avoidance of the cause and allergen. This may or may not always be possible. But, in terms of treatment, it depends on your dog’s type of allergy. For example, the best way to treat flea allergy dermatitis is to kill the fleas, whereas the best way to treat a food allergy or food intolerance is a change in diet.
Video Ear Otoscopy / Ear Problem
At Avon Animal Hospital we do exam with video Ear Otoscope. The otoscopy is an examination of the external auditory canal, the eardrum, and the middle ear with an instrument called an otoscope. The otoscopy may help to reveal various traumatic and pathological changes within the outer and the middle ear. Otoscope is designed to provide illuminated magnification of the ear canal and tympanic membrane, the quality level produced by a particular otoscope and associated functionality is influenced by the technology one chooses.
TPLO (TIBIAL PLATEAU LEVELING OSTEOTOMY)
We offer TPLO surgery at Avon Animal Hospital. The TPLO procedure is a method to repair a cruciate ligament rupture. TPLO surgery helps to stabilize the stifle and reduce the likelihood of further osteoarthritis progression. The TPLO is the most common procedure for dogs with a cruciate tear. The philosophy behind the TPLO surgery is to completely change the dynamics of the dog’s knee so that the torn ligament becomes irrelevant to the stability of the knee itself.
The three of the most common alternatives to ACL surgery are:
- Traditional Extracapsular Lateral Suture Technique
- Tightrope Technique
- Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA Surgery)