According to the American Veterinary Dental Society more than 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have dental disease by the age of 3. Dental disease can be very uncomfortable for pets and the longer it is left untreated, the more complicated and costly it becomes to treat. Furthermore, certain dental diseases can lead to issues with your pet’s heart, liver and kidneys, and can also flood their body and bloodstream with harmful bacteria.
Common signs of dental disease include:
At Bethel Village Square Animal Hospital, we conduct a thorough oral exam during each wellness visit and are equipped to treat dental disease if a cause for concern is identified. We highly recommend you have a veterinarian evaluate your pet’s dental health at least once a year even if your pet is not demonstrating symptoms. Schedule an oral exam to prevent irreversible periodontal disease, tooth loss, and possibly expensive oral surgery
If your pet is demonstrating symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss, abdominal pain or swelling, or loss of appetite we may recommend an endoscopy. The purpose of an endoscopy procedure is to explore the esophagus, stomach, small intestine and colon in order to diagnose gastrointestinal disease. If an abnormality is detected during the procedure, a biopsy sample may be collected for further analysis. If your pet is demonstrating these symptoms, call us to discuss your options.
Radiology and Ultrasound
We offer medical imaging to aid in the diagnosis of many different conditions. Radiographs and ultrasound are both painless and noninvasive ways to evaluate organs and bones allowing us to better understand what is occurring in a pet’s body. In some cases, medical imaging can detect conditions and situations that may otherwise have gone undetected for months or years. Our state-of-the-art radiology and ultrasound are conducted by our trained and compassionate staff, making it both safe and effective.
If you have an emergency outside of our regular business hours, we recommend that you contact one of the following emergency facilities:
Katonah Bedford Veterinary Center
546 North Bedford Road
Bedford Hills, New York 10507
Phone : (904)241-7700
Microchipping your pet is a painless and easy way to increase the likelihood of being reunited with your pet if they were to become lost. Tagged collars are always recommended, however, microchips are an additional layer of protection if your pet’s collar happens to fall off. Each microchip is the size of a grain of rice and once registered transmits the contact information of owners to a handheld scanner. Most veterinary hospitals and shelters have a handheld scanner that they will use when a lost pet is brought in. If your pet is microchipped and registered, they will then be able to reach out to you and safely return your pet.
Bethel Village Square is equipped to perform most types of surgery, including spay/neuter, caesareans, tumor and lump removals, wound stitches, intestinal obstructions, extensive orthopedics and more. Our skilled veterinarians use the safest methods possible and utilize both general and local anesthesia to control pain during the procedure. Using our state-of-the-art equipment, we will not only ensure your pet’s medical needs are addressed efficiently and effectively but will also make sure they feel calm and cared for throughout the entirety of the prep, procedure, and recovery process.
Vaccinations are an essential part of your pet’s health care plan starting from the time they are very young. Pets should be vaccinated between 6 and 12 weeks of age and require boosters throughout their life.
Many pet parasites can infect people in addition to animals, which means parasite prevention is important for the health of your pet and your family. Animals are susceptible to a variety of parasites that can be easily avoided with parasite prevention.
Vaccinations and preventative care give your pets the best chance to avoid sickness and disease. At Bethel Village Square Animal Hospital, we create a personalized plan to meet the exact needs of your pet.
Routine wellness exams are an essential component of preventive medicine. At Bethel Village Square Animal Hospital, we encourage annual wellness exams to find and treat diseases before they become serious or painful. Early detection is key to avoiding costly treatments and addressing the matter quickly.
During your pet’s wellness exam, our staff will perform a thorough evaluation of your pet’s physical and internal health. During your appointment we will assess:
If any areas of concern are identified during your pet’s exam, we will develop a treatment plan together. Routine bloodwork and fecal testing are highly recommended for us to detect internal parasites or underlying issues that we cannot detect during a physical exam. Call us to schedule your pet’s wellness exam today!