Wellness & Healthcare

Geriatric Pet Care

On top of general consultation, we offer tailor-made solution for you and your pet’s unique needs. Our senior pet care consultation, acupuncture, behavioural consultation, and nutritional consultation (either in-house or via Cornell University specialist nutrition service).

Wellness Healthcare & Consultations

The old adage, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” certainly holds true when it comes to your pet’s health. The cost of prevention is often far less than the cost of treating a disease or a problem once such has become more advanced. Early diagnosis and treatment of developing problems or diseases can increase the likelihood of successful outcomes. Our preventive healthcare involves a multi-faceted approach that includes veterinary evaluation of your pet’s overall health and risks of disease or other health problems. Tailored recommendations including dental care, obesity, arthritis, parasite control and vaccinations would be advised. Obesity, arthritis, dental checks, ear checks, and parasite control are all areas where we can develop better preventive programs.

Prevention is always better than cure! Vaccinating your pet regularly protects your pet and help build communal immunity. If you are concerned or confused about vaccination and their effects, we are happy to explain different options to best suit your pet’s need. Still worried? Follow this link to the latest vaccination guideline by The World Small Animal Veterinary Association.

Parasites are divided into two broad categories:

Endoparasites (the ones that live inside an animal) or ectoparasites (the ones that live on the skin of an animal). Examples of endoparasites are: intestinal worms (roundworm, hookworm, and tapeworm), giardia, and heartworm. Examples of ectoparasites are: flea and tick.

Preventing Intestinal Worms

  1. For adult dogs and cats deworm every 3 months with oral tablet e.g. Panacur, Drontal Plus, Milprazon
  2. For puppies & kittens: start deworming as early as 2 weeks of age based on their weight, then continue to deworm every 2 weeks until 3 months of age; between 3-6 months deworm monthly, thereafter deworming every 3 months.

Preventing Heartworm

  1. Monthly oral medication: Heartgard, Nexgard Spectra
  2. Monthly topical treatment: Revolution Spot ON, Advocate Spot On
  3. Annual Injection: Proheart

Preventing Ectoparasite

  1. Monthly oral medication: e.g. Nexgard Spectra, Bravecto
  2. Collar & Spray: e.g. Seresto Collar, Preventic Collar, Kiltix Collar, Frontline Plus Spray

First and foremost, we promote wellness. We do so by utilising a variety of services both from Cornell University Hospital as well as In-House analysis to offer pet owners comprehensive nutritional analysis and services provided by board certified specialists in the area of veterinary nutrition for hospital and clinic patients, as well as nutrition consultations for pet owners. We also promote wellness by creating home diet plans which helps prevent or treat diseases. Our home-prepared diet use foods available from your kitchen to help your pets maintain a healthy weight and manage chronic disease.

General health check, puppy and kitten vaccination & boosters are important for maintaining your pet’s health. As all pet-parents, your main goal is to protect your pets from illness and ensure they receive the right care if they fall ill. Protecting pets from certain conditions such as fleas, ticks, worms, and various viral infection is an essential part of health care.

A more personalised approach to medicine and an in-depth consultation into your pet’s unique medical situation to formulate short-term and long-term plan in medical management. Suitable for older pets or pets with chronic diseases, where owners wish to incorporate their pets’ medical need into their daily life.

Behavioral Consultation is aimed to assist pet owners in understating how their pets perceive the world, and what could cause their pets distress, and with this knowledge, solve behavioural problems with their pets. Common problems can vary and range from strange behaviour such home fouling to aggression or even destructiveness by dogs or cats. During the behavioural consultation our experienced team of Veterinarians will carefully discuss any stressors at home, identify and diagnose the issues, and the owner will be instructed on methods to reduce the frequency and severity of the problem. If necessary, drugs may be prescribed. Please read more about behavioural consultation in the box below.

We take care of small critters like hamsters, rabbits, chinchillas, and guinea pigs. They are prey animals in nature so they tend to hide their sickness. Tips: if your tiny pet is eating less, pooping less, or seems bloated, it is very important to get them to a vet ASAP.

Obesity prevention can benefit many medical and surgical problems that are common and also improve and extend your pet’s quality of life. Obesity management is achieved through strategies to satisfy your pet’s hunger, attention to calorie intake, and tracking the weekly percentage of weight loss. We can provide a detailed pet weight loss program for your pet that includes recommendations for therapeutic or over-the-counter calorie-restricted diets and the proper feeding guidelines. Your pet can lose weight safely and effectively with our assistance.

We will work with you and formulate a diet for your pet that is balanced, complete, and addresses any health conditions or chronic diseases. Where suitable, we may recommend a commercial dog food, cat food, supplements or provide recipes for a home prepared diet.

Acupuncture, Physiotherapy, and Low Level Laser Therapy

Acupuncture is part of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine practice, which treatment is based on balancing the energy systems in your pet’s body, and has been used for thousands of years to treat a number of conditions in animals. During the acupuncture procedure, fine, sterile needles are inserted at specific points in the pet’s body that are related to the injured or affected areas. This results in your pet’s body producing pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory hormones that are thought to be responsible for its beneficial results.

You will be happy know that acupuncture is completely painless, and many pets actually find it relaxing. Ordinarily, six sessions are needed to start with, but acupuncture can be continued long term depending on the pet’s individual need. Our experienced veterinary team will tailor an acupuncture treatment plan suitable to your pet’s needs.

Most commonly, acupuncture is used in treating arthritis, although it can also be beneficial for pets with incontinence, muscle and ligament damage, and skin conditions.

While some of our practices use acupuncture to give pets a gentle yet effective pain relief for a number of conditions, we often also use physiotherapy to assist in post-operative healing and pain treatment. Physiotherapy may further assist with non-surgical management of canine lameness, injury prevention, conditioning, rehabilitation, and pain management. We help a wide spectrum of patients with various levels of mobility issues ranging from performance lameness to rehabilitation and pain management of osteoarthritis in older dogs and cats.

LLLT is beneficial for a combination of conditions, such as aiding postoperative recovery, relieving muscle and fascia pain, and stimulating pressure point / acupoint, it is particularly suitable for patients who do not tolerate traditional needling acupuncture, making it a unique combination of western and oriental healing process.

To find out more about the benefits of acupuncture, physiotherapy and low level laser therapy, contact us by phone or book your appointment online.

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