Chase Animal Hospital offers a wide range of veterinary services for pets in Huntsville. These include:
Chase Animal Hospital offers complete dentistry with digital radiology capability. By adding a NEW Progeny Digital Dental X-ray unit in January 2009, we can now diagnosis most dental pathologies and treat or make referrals for treatment of these conditions
Annual Health Screens
As part of your pet’s annual vaccination program, we will give your pet a thorough physical exam. This procedure allows us to determine the overall physical health of your pet. It allows us to examine your pet for problems that may be considered breed specific. This simply means that certain dogs and cats are pre-disposed to certain health problems. For example, if you own a cocker spaniel, you have no doubt at some time dealt with an ear problem.
Canine Geriatric Program
As dogs age, we know that they, like people, have a greater risk for developing certain diseases and conditions. For example, we know that the incidence of problems such as heart disease, kidney disease, arthritis, and oral/dental disease increases with advancing age. However, when such diseases are diagnosed in their early stages, treatment to cure such disorders or delay their progress can be given in most cases. For that reason, we recommend that all of our canine patients that are seven years of age or older have an annual geriatric evaluation. This evaluation includes a complete and thorough physical exam, a complete blood count, blood chemistry profile, urinalysis and thyroid test. As in all health evaluations, early detection is the key as it allows for more and better treatment options.
Feline Geriatric Program
Older cats can develop a myriad of medical problems, but there are three common problems that we see in geriatric patients: diabetes, kidney disease, and hyperthyroidism. All three diseases affect the other systems over time and are, if left untreated at an early stage, fatal. If these chronic disease processes are detected soon after they start, they may be very treatable and controllable.
Generally, we recommend that cats seven years and older have blood drawn and checked annually. Diagnostic tests include blood chemistries, a complete blood count, urinalysis, and thyroid test. It is in this way we can detect the problem before it becomes a major medical problem. As in all health evaluations, early detection is the key as it allows for more and better treatment options.
We have tried to make our senior care program as affordable as possible, so that your pets’ may benefit from the same tests and evaluations that we use on our own aging pets. We know how difficult it is to say goodbye to an old friend, therefore we hope to keep you and your pet together as many years as possible.