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Bringing a new puppy or kitten into your home is always something to celebrate. They add energy and fun and are a source of unceasing affection as they bond with you and your family.
Your first visits with your new puppy or kitten at Greenpoint Veterinary Hospital are perhaps the most important. These initial visits are where you, one of our veterinarians, and your pet first meet and begin to form the relationship that lasts throughout the life of your pet. Some of the issues discussed during your first visits include:
A complete physical exam includes detection of potential congenital problems and covers any topic you'd like to discuss. This is your new pet and we know you have many questions.
We offer senior and geriatric care for pets seven years of age and older. Some of our regular screening tests for senior pets include blood work, urinalysis, blood pressure measurement, and chest x-rays. By taking the time to learn more about the special needs of your senior pet, you've taken the first step toward providing the best care for your friend's golden years.
The aging process can be slowed and managed through proper medical care thereby offering your beloved pet an extended period of vitality and good health. Preventive care tailored to your pet's age, lifestyle, risk factors, and other elements can help both prevent common diseases and detect them at early and easily treatable stages.
The veterinarians at Greenpoint Veterinary Hospital are knowledgeable in diagnosing and treating complex internal problems such as kidney, heart, respiratory, immune-mediated, and endocrine diseases.
By investing in the latest advanced diagnostic technology, we can find out what is wrong with your pet quickly and with minimal stress. After performing a thorough examination, we may recommend additional tests in order to identify your pet's medical condition.
We use HomeAgain microchips, which can be successfully scanned almost anywhere in the world. Implantation of the microchip is painless, takes only seconds, and we'll process the registration for you. After your pet has been microchipped, we perform a scan at each veterinary visit to ensure that the microchip is still present and readable.
It's important to remember that a lost pet is not merely an inconvenience, it's the number one cause of pet death in the country. That's why we recommend microchipping every pet.
If left untreated, allergy-related conditions can fester and become serious health concerns for your pet.
Therefore it is important to be able to identify the first signs and symptoms of allergies and dermatological conditions. These include:
All of these problems can indicate a serious dermatological or allergic reaction to allergens such as fleas, pollen, dust, and various foods. If you notice any of these issues it is important that you bring your pet in for an evaluation because if left untreated they can become severe medical concerns.
During your pet's exam, we take the time to explain your pet's condition, how to prevent future occurrences, and the proper method of home treatment.
Glaucoma is a condition where the fluid pressure inside the eye increases to a point where the optic nerve is damaged, causing loss of vision and blindness. Glaucoma is relatively common in animals and can develop as your pet ages (chronic glaucoma) or as the result of an injury or illness (acute glaucoma).
In many cases, glaucoma can progress quite rapidly, especially when it is the result of injury or underlying illness. This can be considered an emergency situation. Glaucoma symptoms to look for include:
We recommend that you have your pet checked regularly for this condition. A routine glaucoma exam is not only an effective screening measure for chronic and acute glaucoma, but can also help set a baseline measurement for your pet. Setting a baseline measurement is important because normal intraocular pressure can vary between species, breeds, and even individual pets.
We use a digital tonometer to measure the fluid pressure inside your pet's eyes. It is a noninvasive procedure and should not cause your pet any pain or discomfort. We will apply a mild anesthetic eye-drop to ensure your pet is comfortable during the exam.
The examination is very quick to perform and once done, we will explain your pet's measurement, what it tells us about the health of your pet's eyes, and provide any treatment options if necessary.
As the prescribing veterinarian for your pet's medications, we are able to ensure there is a direct link between the exam room and our pharmacy. This means your pet will receive the right medication, at the right dose, in the right form as quickly as possible. We will also be able to easily guide you on the medication's use as well as monitor its effectiveness.
We maintain a complete inventory of pharmaceuticals, vitamins, shampoos, flea and tick control products, and heartworm preventives to meet the needs of your pet. We also carry a full line of prescription diets.
Ensuring that you have convenient and timely access to competitively priced medications is an important aspect of our veterinary practice.
Refills are easy, too. Simply give us a call.