A physical exam is the first step in the annual check-up to prevent sick animals. After recording the pet's history and conducting a thorough physical exam of the body organs, the Dr. can evaluate his patient and determine the appropriate treatment.
Vaccination for prevention is the main goal of modern veterinary medicine. Immunization will keep our pets in good health and is much more cost effective than treatment. All veterinarians strongly recommended the annual immunization of each animal, especially to prevent rabies.
Spaying/Neuteringat six months of age will decrease some reproductive diseases, and often changes behavior from aggressive to calm. Most reproductive diseases of female dogs and cats are costly and life threatening. It is preferable to spay before the first heat cycle, usually by six months of age. In most cases, your pet will be well enough to return home the evening of a morning procedure after being carefully monitored all day by our attentive, caring staff.
Blood work testing, an integral part of the evaluation of each patient, is divided in two parts in most tests: CBC and chemistry. Routine CBC checks the normal/abnormal red and white blood cells and their differentiation. Chemistry checks the liver, kidney and other internal glands' secretion and function. If a patient needs more tests such as DNA, Bacterial Culture or Serologic tests, the Dr. will fully explain each procedure.
Fecal testing is one of the most important tests for your pet because some parasites, known as Zoonotic, are able to invade both animals and humans, potentially causing internal organ damage in humans. Regular fecal tests every six months and deworming can prevent potential zoonotic diseases in your pet and protect your family.
Radiology is the technology of studying internal body organs through X-ray. By evaluating the size, shape and location of the body organs by X-ray, a veterinary practitioner can better determine the best method to treat the patient.
Heartworm testing and prevention is a priority today. Heartworms can transfer by insect bite from a sick pet to a sound one. By a monthly preventive medicine application, your pet will stay in good health. The months of April to the end of October are known as “Heartworm Season” because it is also mosquito season and the risk of infection is at its highest. An infection most commonly found in dogs, Heartworms are transmitted when an infected mosquito bites a dog, allowing the Heartworm larvae to enter the bite wound, move to the pulmonary artery and then release into the bloodstream. Animals that are outdoors are the most severely at risk. Within 6 months the worms make their way to the dog or cat’s heart where they transform into an adult worm and release “microfilaria”, the first stage of the Heartworm's lifecycle. This can cause obstructions that severely impede blood flow in the smaller arterioles, ultimately causing “myocardial failure” as the muscles of the heart fatally congest. Our recommendation for diagnosis is through a “Heartworm Antigen Blood Test” to detect if your animal is infected with adult worms. However, an animal will not test positive until approximately 7 months post-infection since the larva stage needs to reach its adult stage to release antigen.
Prevention is an important part of your animal’s health care and the best way to keep your furry friend from Heartworm infection. There are different products that you can use during mosquito season for deterrence such as chewable pills and topical liquids that go onto the skin. The best method of prevention is to visit your veterinarian for a yearly blood test as heartworm season begins.
Hospitalization: at Bayview Woods Animal Hospital, we have excellent facilities to monitor and treat sick animals. After complicated surgeries, patients often need to be on IV fluids or medication. Our caring staff will treat your pet as we would our own as they recuperate.
Surgery: Surgery is another option for the patient that doesn't respond to the medicine .The most common veterinary surgeries that available in veterinary practice are Gastrointestinal,urinary,Eye,Ear,Skin and Genital surgery
Urinary surgery like urethrostomy is done for male cat with obstruction of the urethra.Male cat block or urethral obstruction is the result of crystals build up and stuck in the narrow urethral portion of the male cat.If catheterization and changing the diet to help decrease crystal production in urine doesn't help ,the final solution is surgery..We offer this surgery for our patient.
In male dog bladder stones stuck in the urethra and cause obstrution. The sign of urethral obstruction is unable to urinate or dripping urine .Urethrotomy is the surgical choice to remove the stones.At the same time might be Cyctotomy(Bladder surgery) be done to remove stones from the bladder.
Gastrointestinal surgery come up with foreign body obstrution,most of them are toys or small objects that animal play with them.Try to keep away small toys from your pet .
A prolapsed gland of the third eyelid (or "cherry eye") is thought to be associated with a laxity of a small ligament which holds the gland in a normal position behind the third eyelid. The gland is a tear producing gland, and produces about 30% of the tears, while the main orbital lacrimal gland produces the rest. Dogs that have had the gland of the third eyelid surgically excised have a greater risk of development of a dry eye (KCS ) than dogs with intact third eyelid glands. It is thought that should the main orbital lacrimal gland be damaged later in life that there is no "back-up" for tear production. Dry eye is a serious eye condition that is difficult to treat, and requires lifelong treatment which may be costly. If the chance of the development of a dry eye can be lessened by tacking the gland back into a normal position so that it stays functional, then this is the most desirable way of handling "cherry eye". The tacking surgery, done by a experienced practitioner or a veterinary ophthalmologist has a re-occurrence rate of only 5 to 10%.
Dentistry: dentistry is recommended for most dog and cat older than 4 years,teeth clean and polish help to maintain teeth in good condition.We also train our client to brush their pet teeth or use dental chew or dental food to keep them clean.If tooth root is exposed and periodontal ligaments damaged that tooth need to be removed.Dental surgery is part of our services .We recommend to do a check up your pet to prevent of dental disease.
Bayview Woods Animal Hospital 1480 Major Mackenzie Drive East # C10 Richmond Hill,Ontario,L4S0A1 905-237-5844
Major intersection: Major Mackenzie Dr.East and Leslie St.