- Warts or adenomatous cysts on the skin
- Skin tags
- Meibomian adenomas (eyelid masses)
- Distichiasis (abnormal eyelash growth)
Where are they located? Tapeworms are found in the small intestines. The adult tapeworm buries their head in the lining of the small intestines and is typically 6 – 12 inches long.
Where are they located? Giardia is a microscopic organism found in the small intestines.
- Pre-Anesthetic Bloodwork
- IV Catheter and Warm Fluids
- Pre-surgical Sedation
- Pre-surgical Pain Medication
- Heated Surgical Table
- Pulse Oximeter Monitoring
- Continuous ECG Monitoring
- Temperature Reading
- Blood Pressure Monitoring
- End-Tidal CO2 Monitoring
- Dedicated Surgical Technician
- Pre-Surgical Examination by Your Veterinarian
- Memory Foam Beds for Large Dogs
- Pet Beds for Small Dogs and Cats
- Separate Wards for Small Dogs, Large Dogs, and Cats
- Spay (Ovariohysterectomy) for both Cats and Dogs
- Neuter (Castration) for both Cats and Dogs
- Laceration Repair
- Mass Removals
- Cherry Eye Surgery
- Cruciate Repairs
- Bladder Stone Surgery (Cystotomy)
- Foreign Body Surgery
- Entropion Surgery
- Total Ear Canal Ablation (TECA) for Dogs
- Urinary Obstructions (Blocked Cat)
- Aural Hematoma
- Cesarian Section
- Car Accidents
- Pets that are having difficulty urinating
- Pets that have not defecated
- Pets that eat something that they should not have (foreign bodies).
- Difficulty breathing
Hip dysplasia is the most commonly inherited orthopedic disease. It is a malformation of the ball and socket joint of the hip and can lead to arthritis, stiffness, and diminished quality of life. There is no medical or surgical cure for hip dysplasia and affects large breed dogs more severely than smaller breed dogs. What is PennHIP Certification?
Research studies conducted at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine pioneered a diagnostic method to assess hip laxity – the key factor in the development of canine hip dysplasia. PennHIP screening is a precise method to measure hip laxity. It can identify as early as 16 weeks of age – dogs that are susceptible to developing hip dysplasia. Veterinarians must complete specialized training and quality-control exercises before becoming certified to perform the PennHIP procedure. Your veterinarians at Gilbertsville Veterinary Hospital have taken the extra steps to offer this procedure to you and your pet. What is Involved in the PennHIP Procedure?
A veterinarian will complete an office consultation with you and your pet to determine whether the procedure is right for your pet. If your pet is a good candidate you will be scheduled for the procedure on a separate date. Your pet will be admitted to the hospital and will receive general anesthesia and sedation before the radiographs are performed. Three separate radiographs will be taken and submitted to ANTECH Imaging Services for evaluation. Who Should Consider PennHIP Certification?
Any large breed dog owner should consider PennHIP certification to be more knowledgeable in caring for their pet. Breeders should consider using the PennHIP certification as a tool for informed selection when breeding their pets. Service and working dog organizations should consider asking for PennHIP certification before they invest time and energy that it takes to prepare dogs for service. Read More
- Excessive barking: speak to your veterinarian about why your pet might be barking so you can determine an action plan. Some dogs bark because they are scared and others bark to alert you that the mail has arrived. Getting to know your dog will help you better understand how to control their barking behavior.
- Excessive chewing is a behavioral problem and may be a result of boredom or anxiety. Does your pet have enough to keep them entertained while you are at work? Or is there something going on at your house that could be different? Keep in mind that puppies will inevitably chew and most will grow out of it. Enrolling your puppy into training classes could be the fix to your chewing issues.
- Digging: this can be a natural instinct for terrier breeds or can be a more serious symptom of anxiety or fear.
- Inappropriate elimination can be a difficult issue and very frustrating for owners. Some dogs urinate when they get excited while others mark their territory.
- Chasing/jumping are natural instincts for your dog. Working with a trainer is the best way to combat these issues.
- Biting/Aggression can be one of the scariest behavior issues since you or your family can get hurt. Most biting occurs when a dog feels that it is warranted to bite, so they may be fearful, defensive, or painful/sick.
- Scratching is a natural instinct for your cat. They do it when they stretch, play, or to sharpen their claws. Teach your cat where to scratch instead of trying to get them to stop scratching.
- Aggression towards other cats can be caused by poor or no socialization. Cats can also have maternal instincts that make them aggressive towards other cats.
- Litter box issues can have a plethora of causes, such as a litter box not cleaned to the cat’s satisfaction, or a sign of a urinary tract infection. It is important to talk to your veterinarian if you notice changes in your cat’s eliminations.
- Meowing can be done by a cat as a greeting, to get someone’s attention, seeking food, or even to find a mate. If your cat meows a lot you should contact your veterinarian other medical issues may be present causing them to meow more frequently.
- Urine marking can happen when a cat is marking their territory. This may occur if there is a change in the household. Intact (not spayed or neutered) cats will almost always mark their territory.
Reptiles, Avian & Pocket Pets
- Annual Wellness Exams
- Illness Exams and Treatments
- Husbandry and Environmental Guidance
- Nutrition Counseling
- Wing Trim
- Nail Trim
- Beak Trim