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Chronic & Acute Disease
Pets are living longer and longer and have often seen us through important milestones in our lives. As they grow older we owe it to them to make sure that the quality of their life is as good as it can be. Most cats are considered seniors after the age of 8 and dogs can vary by breed but usually become seniors between the age of 7 for Giant Breed dogs to age 8 for toy dogs. Common diseases to start watching for as your pet ages include: arthritis, dental disease, diabetes, hyperthyroidism in cats, and kidney diseases. We recommend annual wellness exams to keep our patients feeling their best! During a wellness exam, we will discuss your pet’s medical history and all current concerns. Our doctors will conduct a full-body, head-to-tail exam to get to know your pet and its needs.
Radiology and Ultrasound
At Westwood Veterinary Clinic, we utilize a broad spectrum of in-house diagnostic tools to help us manage the ongoing health of our patients. Whether it’s through advanced imaging or ultrasound, we’re well equipped and fully prepared to get to the bottom of what may be ailing your loved one.
Because our pets aren’t able to tell us what’s bothering them, veterinary diagnostics can become their voice. If your loved one hasn’t been acting quite like him or herself lately and you’re not sure quite what’s wrong, give us a call to schedule a professional diagnostic evaluation. We’ll have them on the path to good health again before you know it!
Nutrition plays a critical role in the overall health and well-being of your pet. Your pet’s nutritional needs change with age and activity level. Specially formulated diets can assist in the management of various medical conditions like kidney disease, diabetes, and heart disease. Work closely with your veterinarian to find the right food and the right intake amount for your pet. Our hospital is stocked with a variety of foods that fit the needs of all pets.
Spay & Neuters
We believe in the importance of neutering or spaying cats and dogs of any age. Ideally done early in life, this safe surgery can provide them with a long and healthy life. Spaying and neutering your pets can also reduce the risk of problems such as certain cancers and tumors, and unwanted behaviors. This will also reduce pet overpopulation and euthanasia of unwanted strays. Spayed and neutered pets live a healthier and longer life!
At Westwood Veterinary Clinic we do not believe in declawing cats. Scratching is normal feline behavior and is important to cats’ physical and mental health. We provide nail capping services. For some people, synthetic nail caps are a great option to help minimize damage and prevent injury to human family members. These caps are glued to your cat’s nails every 4-6 weeks, depending on the cat. Most cats don’t mind wearing these caps and they will simply fall off as the nail grows out. These caps can be applied at home or at our hospital, based on your cat’s temperament and tolerance for handling, and best of all nail capping is painless!