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The Animal Hospital of Waynesville is a full service animal hospital located in Western North Carolina. We offer a complete range of veterinary services for all pets. It is our mission to enhance the quality of life of pets and their owners by offering the highest quality compassionate medical care our clients desire. We understand the special role your pet plays in your family and are dedicated to becoming your partner in your dog or cat's healthcare. Our entire staff is dedicated to providing the highest level of personalized pet care to the unique concerns of each individual pet owner. We treat your pet as we would treat our own.
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Leptospirosis TreatmentLeptospirosis is a zoonotic disease, meaning it is a disease that can be transmitted from infected animals to humans. It is a bacteria carried by wildlife; most common being deer, skunks, possums, small rodents and squirrels. It is shed through the urine of infected wildlife, therefore dogs do not need to come into direct contact with them. The bacteria are found in contaminated bodies of water and can also be picked up by walking through infected urine soaked grass.
Parvovirus Infection TreatmentCanine parvovirus is a highly contagious virus that can affect dogs of all ages but most cases occur in puppies 6 to 20 weeks of age. Some breeds, such as Doberman Pinschers, Rottweiler’s, and Pit bulls, seem to be more susceptible to the infection. The reason for the increased susceptibility in these breeds is unknown. It is very important to vaccinate your new puppy with vaccines provided by your veterinarian.
Ear Infection TreatmentAt some point in time if you are a dog owner, you may have to clean and/or medicate their ears. Not every dog is prone to ear infections, but given the correct environment or circumstances, or even breed, it may be something you need to become familiar with doing. It is a good idea to regularly clean your dog''s ears to prevent any infection and to keep them clean. It also lets you familiarize yourself with your babies ears, and let''s them get used to having them handled. Dog''s ears are unlike humans in the way they are shaped, and are susceptible to trapping bacteria, parasites, and yeast due to the curvy design. This means that if anything is stuck in the ear, it must work its way out. Each dog is unique, so feeling your baby out before you jump in would be a good idea. You need to start slow if your dog is nervous or isn''t used to someone messing with their ears. Take one step at a time, and it may take several attempts to get them used to what you are doing. Make sure you are in an area that can be cleaned easily like the bathtub, or outside because this will get messy!
Behavioral CounselingFor our feline patients we are utilizing Feliway, a feline behavior modification pheromone spray for cats. It is an effective, natural way to control urine marking, scratching and stress. We use Feliway diffusers in our cat ward and our cat exam room. In addition to Feliway, we also utilize dilute lavender, an essential oil. We apply dilute lavender to our hands and then rub on the ears and feet of our fearful or nervous patients to aid in calming them.
Nutritional CounselingHealthy Advantage food contains vitamins E and C to help protect the immune system. It also helps prevent hairballs in cats and weight gain in cats and dogs, and helps keep teeth and gums healthy with kibble technology. It also contains omega fatty acids to promote healthy coat and skin.
Comprehensive ExaminationThe staff at the Animal Hospital of Waynesville wants your visit to our hospital to be as stress free as possible. We are striving to make visits to our hospital as enjoyable as possible for both owners and their canine companions. Every staff member is trained using Dr. Sophia Yin’s Low Stress Restraint and Handling techniques to better understand our patients and keep them relaxed. We have seen great results both in patient comfort and safety using these methods. The low stress restraint methods paired with desensitization and counter conditioning methods have allowed us to help animals that have were previously problematic for owners and staff. From physical exams to toe nail trims to administering mediations, we are using positive methods to help our canine patients understand how rewarding these procedures can be.
Dental CareModern ultrasonic cleaning helps us give your pet the professional cleaning that will aid in the complete health plan. Advanced dental care is also available if needed.
VaccinationA microchip is a permanent form of identification. A microchip contains a number that can be registered to your pet. The number is read using a special "reader" that can be used to identify your pet. It is about the size of a grain of rice, and is injected by a veterinarian underneath a pet's skin, usually between the shoulder blades. The insertion process is similar to administering a vaccination and only takes a few seconds. Typically pets do not react to this process any more than they would to a vaccine.
Lab and X-Rays
X-RayWe have invested in state-of-the-art digital radiography in order to provide the best quality in imaging for your pet. Compared to the older, more traditional equipment, digital radiology produces a much higher quality image. The better the equipment and diagnostic capability, the more accurate our veterinarians can be with their diagnosis. Because the images are digitized, they are available within seconds for our veterinarians to see, decreasing the time your pet has to be here for the radiographs. This also means that the radiographs can easily be forwarded to a radiologist or other specialist for evaluation and consultation should the need arise. Last, digital radiology is better for the environment. There are no longer any of the harsh chemicals used to develop the x-rays or the need for film; better for the staff, the pet and the environment.
Dental RadiologyDuring every exam with our veterinarians, your pet receives a complete oral exam. If too much tartar or excessive calculus is found during your exam, a dental cleaning will be recommended. Regular professional cleaning is important to maintaining your pet's teeth. We use modern and safe ultrasonic cleaning techniques to clean each tooth thoroughly - above and below the gum line. Most of us have cared for our teeth daily all of our lives. In comparison to human dentistry, veterinary dentistry is much more labor intensive. Routine anesthesia is necessary to provide the needed care including a thorough exam, dental x-rays, detailed cleaning and polishing of all tooth surfaces. Because we feel that dental health is vitally important to your pet, we have invested in state-of-the-art dental equipment and high quality digital dental radiography to provide your pet with the best and allow our veterinarians to quickly and accurately diagnose problems in your pet.
MicrochippingThe microchip will last a pet's entire life and is read by passing a scanner over the pet's shoulder blades. The scanner will emit a radio frequency that provides the necessary power to transmit a unique code. It is this unique code that absolutely identifies the pet in the case that it gets separated from its owner. Most microchips come with a tag that includes the pet's code, or microchip number, and should be placed on the pet's collar. Shelters and veterinary offices have the necessary scanners that enable them to retrieve any applicable microchip number of lost pets turned into them. Once the pet's microchip number is revealed, the microchip company can be contacted to retrieve the pet owner's information. Once the owner has been notified of their pet’s whereabouts, the two can be reunited.
Chronic Condition Treatment
Hip Dysplasia Treatment
Thyroid Disease Treatment
Heart Disease TreatmentMost dogs that live long lives will be at an increased risk of developing some form of heart disease. Statics show that...
Kidney Disease TreatmentCommon symptoms of Lyme disease in your dog are lameness, lack of appetite and lethargy. Other signs may include: stiff walking with an arched back, sensitive to touch and difficulty breathing. More serious manifestations may include kidney damage and in rare cases, heart and nervous system problems.
Periodontal Disease TreatmentStinky dog and cat breath not only smells bad but it may also indicate serious problems in your pet’s mouth. 80% of dogs and 70% of cats show some signs of oral disease by the age of three. Periodontal disease is the most common problem and is the destruction of important structures that hold the teeth in place. We want to keep your pet's teeth healthy. Oral health has a direct link to the health of the rest of your pet. It is essential to their quality of life.
Wound and Fracture CareX-rays, or radiographs, can help our veterinarians to evaluate your pet from head to tail, including musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, reproductive, and urinary systems. X-rays can detect bone fractures, heart size, changes and abnormalities, tumors, problems in the GI tract such as a foreign body and urinary problems such as stones or abnormalities. Often radiographs will help us reach a diagnosis by providing information unavailable by other means. Our pets do not have the ability to talk to us and tell us what is going on so diagnostic tools like x-rays help the veterinarian reach an accurate diagnosis. We can also take OFA hip radiographs to send in for certification by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals.
Parasites Treatment and ControlThe harmful effects of fleas and ticks can reach far beyond severe discomfort. In fact, both fleas and ticks can carry serious diseases that are dangerous to both cats and their owners. Thankfully, today there are products available for prescription through the Animal Hospital of Waynesville, which can help ensure safety from these pesky parasites.
Behavioral Disorder TreatmentCanine distemper virus is a virus that can cause many different signs. It may affect the nervous, respiratory, and gastrointestinal systems.
Pain ManagementTo ensure the safest possible anesthesia all patients are carefully screened and anesthetics are specifically tailored to your pet. As a result, anesthesia is not the same for every patient. A thorough physical exam is done on each patient and pre-anesthetic bloodwork is required. The proper anesthesia for a patient is chosen based on the type of procedure being done, their bloodwork results, if there are any pre-existing conditions or a past history of anesthetic problems, the patient’s age and breed. All patients are pre-medicated with the appropriate medications, given an injectable anesthetic and the lowest gas anesthetic level possible to ensure safety. All of our patients receive pain control; tailored to the needs of the specific patient. Pre-medication(s), oral pain medication(s), local blocks and IV drips are all things that can be used to make sure our patients are kept comfortable and pain-free. Our anesthesia machines are checked daily by trained staff and are serviced by a company yearly to ensure we are providing the best anesthetic experience for all of our patients.
Diarrhea TreatmentCoccidia are single celled protozoan parasites that are found in the small intestine of dogs and cats. There are many different species of coccidia (Isospora species) that can affect dogs, cats and people. In dogs and cats, coccidiosis is diagnosed using fecal floatation (looking at the stool sample under the microscope) to check for eggs (oocysts). Yellowish, watery diarrhea is the most common symptom; however in severe cases, the pet may have lost weight, be dehydrated, and may not want to eat. Fortunately, once diagnosed, it's easy to treat with 2 daily doses of a prescription medication. A stool sample is then reexamined in 2-3 weeks to make sure the infection is cleared completely.
Skin Condition and Allergy TreatmentThe use of over-the-counter products on your dog is not recommended. These products have been known to cause allergic reactions, muscle tremors, seizures and in some severe cases, death.
Dental SurgeryAdvanced dental care is available including digital dental radiography, dental extractions and oral surgery, and the use of advanced dental products such as
Veterinary SurgerySurgical services and facilities include state-of-the-art equipment and fully trained staff to ensure the safety and comfort of your pet. We also offer referrals and have our own in-house lab.
Declawing2; intensive after surgery care and the ability to do complete in-house blood testing. We also offer referrals to many specialized board certified surgeons. Some of the surgeries we offer include spays, neuters, declaws, cruciate repairs, ear crops, tail docks, tumor removals, dewclaw removals, vet stem therapy, and c-sections.
Spaying and NeuteringSpaying or neutering can be done as early as 12 weeks old (on or after 2nd vaccine, which is when immune protection is started) and for females we recommend no later then 6 months of age to ensure that the females do not get mammary tumors. We will, however, spay or neuter your pet at any age after 6 months. Your pet is given an exam prior to surgery to help determine whether your pet is healthy enough to undergo the surgical procedure, and pre-anesthetic bloodscreens are run to make sure organ function and blood counts are in the normal range.
General Pet Care
Senior Pet CareWhat is a Wellness Package? Wellness Packages are a comprehensive annual treatment plan for your dog or cat, puppy, kitten, or senior pet to give them everything from an annual exam to their monthly flea or tick medicines for a monthly affordable fee instead of a lump payment that has been around veterinary practices for so long. See which of these plans works for you and your pet.
Animal DaycareWe offer both boarding and pet daycare for dogs and cats. Our hydrosurge bathing system and nail clipping can make your pet more comfortable and healthy.
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