Apollo Animal Hospital Medical Services
Just some of the medical services we provide are Allergies, Anal Gland Expression, Cardiology, Dermatology, Deworming, Ear Infections, Endocrine Diseases, Eye Infections, Flea & Tick Control, Oral Infections, and Vaccinations
At Apollo Animal Hospital, our staff, state of the art equipment and facility enable us to deal with a variety of medical conditions your pet may experience. We are here for emergencies, as well as, day to day issues with your dog, cat, or rabbit.
A Medical Assessment:
- Get a thorough history from the owner
- Questions: pet eating and drinking? Vomiting? Diarrhea? Coughing? Et cetera.
- Physical examination is performed (eyes, ears, skin, cardiovascular, neurological, gastrointestinal and skeletal system are examined for any abnormalities)
Pet Anal Gland Expression:
Flea & Tick Control:
- If one pet has fleas, so does your home and other pets
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Pet Ear Infections:
- Prevention: Most infections can be avoided by simply cleaning pet’s ears.
- Symptoms: Scratching the ear and around the ear; head shaking; loss of balance; discharge; swelling; odor; loss of balance; redness; hearing loss; rubbing the ear on carpet or sofa; crusty scabs on the inside of outer ear; and hair loss around the ear
- Types of ear infections: Bacterial Ear infections, Yeast Ear infections and Fungal Ear infections. Mites can also cause infections especially in puppies
- Treatment: Professional cleaning and medication
Pet Eye Infections:
- Cats, dogs and rabbits are all susceptible to eye problems, infections and injuries. Left untreated, eye infections can spread or lead to vision loss.
- Types of infections: Conjunctivitis (pink eye), Corneal Inflammation, Uveitis (interior inflamation), and irregularities in eyelids or tear glandsSymptoms: rubbing eyes, blinking a lot, redness, swelling, squinting, discharge, keeping eye closed, light sensitivity
- Causes: viruses, bacteria, fungus, parasites, allergies or irritants, objects (dirt, hair, sand), cut or scratch on the eye
- Prevention: trim hair around eye, keep the pet’s face clean, dog goggles for certain activities like riding with the window open
Pet Endocrine Diseases:
- Endocrine hyper and hypofunction: imbalances in hormone levels: Hypothyroidism (low levels of circulating thyroid hormone). Hyperthyroidism (high levels of circulating thyroid hormones}. Other endocrine problems include Cushing’s Disease and Addison’s Disease.
- Signs: abnormal energy levels, behavior, and drinking habits; urinating and eating behavior changes; excessive panting; skin disorders; and abnormal weight loss or gain.
- Treatment: A physical exam, various test, medicationand posiblly surgery.
- Heart Disease and failure Causes: age, weight, exercise, congenital heart disease, valvular heart disease, heartworm disease, and arrythmias
- Treatment: physical examination and tests [EKGs (electrocardiograms), radiographs (X-rays), bloodwork and ultrasounds]. Then treatments will vary depending on the results
- Heart disease is a life threatening condition but early diagnosis and appropriate therapy can improve and extend your pet’s life.
Pet Oral Infections:
- Symptoms: bad breath, pain, tooth loss, bleeding gums, thick saliva, plaque, inflamations, not wanting head touched, chewing on one side, mucosal ulcerations, swollen gums, faucitis, loss of appetite
- Causes: diabetes mellitus, hypoparathyroidism, hypothyroidism, uremia, malnutrition, riboflavin deficiency, malignant melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma, fibrosarcoma, pemphigus vulgaris, bullous pemphigoid, lupus, drug-induced, periodontal disease, foreign body, bone or wood fragments in mouth, electric cord shock, malocclusion of teeth, acids, thallium, eosinophilic granuloma, CUPS, osteomyelitis
- Skin Problems: allergic dermatitis, skin tumors, yeast infection, dry, flaky skin, anal sac disease, folliculitis, color or texture changes, impetigo, acral lick granuloma, hot spots, immune disorders, seborrhea, ticks, ringworm, shedding and hair loss (alopecia), mange (mites), fleas
- Symptoms: scratching, licking excessively, changes in pet’s coat, changes in skin (scaling, redness, discoloration, or bald patches), and chalky nails
- Treatment: most skin problems are emergencies, but they all need to be identified and treated.
- Cat Vaccinations: Basic Vaccination, FVRCP (4 way), FIV, Feline Leukemia, Rabies
- Dog Vaccinations: Basic Vaccination, DA2PPV, Lyme, Bordetella, Rabies