Health Maintenance Services

Health Maintenance Services of Gasow Veterinary HospitalIntegrative Internal Medicine

Despite the very best preventive care, your pet can become sick. When this happens, it's stressful for you and your pet, especially because you can't simply ask your companion what's wrong. You can trust our skilled, experienced veterinary team to accurately diagnose and effectively treat your pet, as well as make sure you understand the issues impacting your pet's health.

While the focus of our veterinary team is your pet's wellness, an important part of our services is the diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of diseases that can affect your pet's internal organs and body systems. We want to provide you with the most comprehensive, advanced care available when treating your pet. We want to learn about your pet's behaviors, complete medical and dietary history, and environment, including diet, emotional stresses and other factors to develop a recommended treatment.


Dermatology & Allergies

If left untreated, allergy-related and dermatological conditions can fester and become serious health concerns for your pet. Therefore it is important to identify the first signs and symptoms of allergies and dermatological conditions. These include:

  • Scratching, licking, chewing or biting the skin, feet and ears
  • Red, raised, scaly areas on the skin
  • Bumps, crusts or pus filled vesicles on the skin
  • Increased skin pigmentation
  • Thickened skin
  • Loss of hair
  • Salivary staining (brown color)
  • Head shaking

These problems can indicate a serious dermatological condition or allergic reaction to allergens such as fleas, pollen, dust and various foods. If you notice any of these issues, it is important you bring your pet in for an evaluation. If left untreated, they can become serious medical concerns.

The veterinary staff at Gasow Veterinary Hospital is equipped with the technology and expertise to test and treat a number of allergic and dermatological conditions in pets. For your pet's allergies and other skin problems, we take the time to explain the condition, how to prevent future occurrences and the proper method of home treatment.



Health Maintenance Services of Gasow Veterinary HospitalGlaucoma Prevention

Glaucoma is a common condition in which the fluid pressure inside the eye increases, resulting in damage to the optic nerve, followed by loss of vision and blindness. There are two types of glaucoma. Primary or chronic glaucoma is hereditary or develops as your pet ages. Secondary or acute glaucoma develops as the result of an injury or illness. Because secondary glaucoma can progress rapidly, it is considered an emergency situation.

Symptoms of glaucoma to look for include:

  • Redness in the eye
  • Tearing or discharge
  • Eye sensitivity to light
  • Pain
  • Cloudy-looking eye
  • Bulging eyeball

The veterinary team Gasow Veterinary Hospital recommends your pet receives a routine glaucoma exam as part of his or her regular wellness care. The exam is not only an effective screening measure for chronic and acute glaucoma, but can also help set a baseline measurement of your pet's normal intraocular pressure (IOP). Establishing an IOP baseline is important because the normal measurement can vary between species, breeds and even individual pets.

This noninvasive, simple procedure should not cause your pet any pain or discomfort. We apply a mild anesthetic eye-drop to ensure your pet is comfortable during the exam.

Health Maintenance Services of Gasow Veterinary HospitalYour Pet's Nutrition

Proper nutrition, a balanced diet, and fresh, clean water, are essential aspects of your pet's overall good health. As your pet's caregiver, nutrition is the most significant health variable you control.

Feeding your pet the highest-quality food is one of the best ways you can contribute to his or her health and vitality. Although the differences between premium and budget varieties may not be apparent on their nutrition labels, they are in the quality of the ingredients. Both may contain the same amount of protein but be different when it comes to digestibility and nutritional value. Making the best nutritional choices for your dog or cat not only effects general health, but will improve the quality and length of your pet's life.

To support your efforts, the doctors at Gasow Veterinary Hospital perform a thorough body condition evaluation during every physical examination, and give recommendations based on what we see. We can also provide you important information on proper serving size, nutrient needs, and feeding strategies for your individual pet. We will also help you navigate pet food claims so you can make the most informed choices.

Prescription Diets

Some pets have serious nutritional challenges or chronic conditions that benefit from a special diet. When that is the case, we may recommend feeding a special prescription diet. Making this change can have a significant positive impact on your pet's overall health and well-being.

Prescription diets benefit medical conditions such as liver disease, bladder and kidney disease, digestive problems, renal failure, food allergies, diabetes and more. Gasow Veterinary Hospital carries prescription foods and high-quality nutritional products. If your pet requires a prescription diet we do not carry, we may be able to order it for you.

If you would like more information about the pet health maintenance services Gasow Veterinary Hospital offers for your pet, please call (248) 644-7171.

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9:00am - 4:00pm

Sunday

10:00am - 2:00pm