Dental disease in the dog and cat is a very common occurrence in individuals over the age of 4-5years. Plaque which is a product of bacteria that inhabit the mouth forms along the gum lines causing irritation and recession of these tissues. This process becomes more destructive as the soft plaque mineralizes to form hard calculus causing periodontal (gum) disease. The damage can be reversed, or better yet prevented by having timely, routine cleaning and polishing of the teeth. This is done under a light plane of anesthesia on an outpatient basis, (morning admission, late afternoon/early evening dismissal) Regular cleanings will keep your pet free of periodontal disease which causes mouth odor, gum recession, oral pain and systemic disease.
Our surgical services encompass both soft tissue and orthopedic. Examples would include perineal urethrostomy, a procedure that improves urinary outflow in male cats subject to blockages, cystotomies for the removal of cystic or urinary bladder calculi, multiple types of soft tissue tumor and cyst removals, repair of torn anterior cruciate ligaments in small to medium sized canine patients, entropian repair along with other types of eyelid surgery. These are just some examples of the types of surgical procedures performed at our facility. For cases that require the expertise of specialists, we have an excellent relationship with the staff surgeons at the Animal Emergency and Referral Associates in Fairfield, N.J. Close coordination of patient care exists between our hospitals which maximizes the client/patient experience.
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We Offer Microchipping
This is a service that has become more common with pet owners, especially in heavily populated residential areas.
What is microchipping and how does it work?
A microchip provides a pet his or her own unique identification number in the form of a chip, which is the size of a grain of rice and is placed under the skin with a special needle. The microchip remains between the shoulders so all enforcement agencies will know where to look for it. Should your pet ever get lost, an Animal Control Officer will use a scanner to detect the microchip, which will lead him back to the owner of the pet.
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Saturday.............. 8:30 am to 1:00 pm