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WELLNESS & VACCINATION

You love your pet, so of course you would like to see them live as many happy, healthy years as possible. The best way to accomplish this goal is through regular wellness care and preventative medicine. Because our animal companions age at a much faster rate than we do, it's essential that they receive regular checkups to ensure their ongoing good health.

Even if your pet appears to be perfectly healthy, he or she may be masking the signs of an underlying illness that, if not caught early, could impact the length and quality of their life. Wellness visits allow us to evaluate your pet's current health, and they also allow us to identify and address any changes that may occur over time. Disease prevention and early detection can add years to your pet's life and improve the quality of those years ten-fold. For instance, while wellness care for your new puppy will focus on vaccines and nutrition, your adult pet's care may shift more toward weight control and health screenings. Likewise, your senior pet's wellness care will target disease management and helping to make those precious golden years as healthy and comfortable as possible. The goal is to provide for your pet's specific needs, each and every time they come in, to help them achieve optimum wellness for life.

Another important component of our wellness care is vaccinations. These simple medications protect our companion animals from a wide variety of dangerous illnesses and diseases, some of which can be life threatening. Yet just because there's a vaccine available, doesn't necessarily mean it's something every pet needs. The goal is to keep your pet protected while also minimizing risk. We'll develop a customized vaccination plan based on your pet's specific needs.

DIAGNOSTIC

Radiography (digital)

Radiographs, or x-ray studies, use a very short burst of x-rays to create an image of the body. Small animal radiology is equipped with digital radiography systems that capture the radiograph without the use of film. Radiographs are used to diagnose disease in the chest, abdomen and musculoskeletal system. We also perform many special studies such as contrast studies of the gastrointestinal and urinary tract to diagnose obstructions. X-rays are the oldest and most frequently used form of veterinary medical imaging. Prolife speciality vet clinic has been using the digital x ray analyser to provide quality diagnosis.


ULTRASOUND

Ultrasound imaging, also called ultrasound scanning or sonography, involves exposing part of the body to high-frequency sound waves to produce pictures of the inside of the body. Ultrasound exams do not use ionizing radiation (x-ray). Because ultrasound images are captured in real-time, they can show the structure and movement of the body's internal organs, as well as blood flowing through blood vessels. Ultrasound imaging can be performed using minimal restraint or sedation.

Ultrasound is used to help diagnose a variety of conditions, such as:
  • abdominal pain
  • pancreatitis
  • enlarged abdominal organ
  • stones in the kidney or bladder
  • portosystemic shunts
  • needle biopsies in which needles are used to extract a sample of cells from organs for laboratory testing

PATHOLOGY

Pets can't say how they are feeling-it's usually how they look or act that tells you something wrong. Blood testing goes a step further showing us the earliest signs of illness, often before your pet even seems to be sick. Early detection means earlier prevention and treatment.

Testing healthy pets during wellness visits gives us your pet's normal baseline values to compare to later. We'll routinely perform a complete blood count(CBC) and a complete blood chemistry panel, including electrolytes and urinalysis. We also do testing for Parvo Virus, Corona Virus & Distemper Virus. We do Snap 4DX plus test for tick fever, heartworm disease & other diseases. We have special CANINE PANCREATITIC LIPASE test for Pancratitis. We also do fine needle aspiration guided with Ultrasound.

Prolife speciality vet clinic has the facility of entire Idexx vet pathology suite which gives us the accurate results.

SURGERY

Prolife speciality vet clinic has performed various types of surgeries for cats & dogs

After your pet is admitted for an anesthetic or surgical procedure, a thorough clinical examination is carried out and if necessary blood samples are taken for pre-operative information or diagnostic purposes. You will be asked to sign a consent form for the procedure being treated. Pre-medication is administered shortly after patients are admitted for surgical procedures and will lead to sedation so that stress is reduced. Balanced pre-medication which includes pain relief will also significantly reduce the amount of anesthetic used so that recovery is rapid and as comfortable as possible. Before any major surgery a catheter is placed in a vein, usually in the fore leg, and general anesthesia is induced with a rapid acting intravenous agent. Once the patient is asleep an endotracheal tube is placed in the airway so that oxygen and anesthetic gas can be delivered directly from the anesthetic machine.

The surgical site is prepared by clipping hair from over and around the surgical site to prevent contamination during surgery. The skin is thoroughly cleansed and disinfected before sterile surgical drapes are applied.

DENTISTRY

Pet dentistry has become an established aspect of good veterinary care. And for good reason! One of the best things a pet owner can do to insure the overall health of their pet is to do routine checking of the teeth, gums and oral cavity.

Typically, the dog would be admitted in the morning after an overnight fast from food and water. If the routine blood tests are normal and the dog is judged to be a good candidate for anesthesia and dentistry, we can begin. There are various pre-anesthetic sedation that are utilized, depending on the dog's size and the veterinarian's preference. After the dog is relaxed general anesthesia will be applied. This, too, can be in various forms. In this case, we will discuss using an endotracheal tube, which is regulated throughout the procedure so that work can be done painlessly and still have the patient at a safe level of anesthesia. An ultrasonic instrument is used to separate the plaque from the teeth. It sprays cooling water at the time it works it's cleaning magic on the teeth. After the teeth are "scaled" a light buffing is done to polish the teeth. As the dog awakens, the endotracheal tube is removed and antibiotics are prepared for administration at home for 7 to 10 days. Further instructions are given to the owner as to beneficial oral care for the dog. Hopefully s/he won't need further dentistry; but there are some patients who need ultrasonic cleaning almost every year.

Be sure to take a good look in your dog's (or cat's) mouth and inspect it for any foul looking or smelling characteristics. If you are suspicious that something isn't right, make an appointment with your veterinarian for a dental checkup.

INPATIENT CARE

PROLIFE Speciality vet clinic has the facility of Inpatient care where the patient undergoes medical treatment for severe illness or for planned surgery.

The patient is monitored for his vitals like temperature, blood pressure and also ECG & oxygen saturation.

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