At Brighton Animal Hospital, we recognize the importance of preventing diseases in your pet. Our recommendations may range from a diet change to individualized physical therapy. Our veterinarian suggests that you have annual blood tests performed on your pet to help identify diseases early on. For senior pets, we recommend that you bring them to our veterinary hospital twice annually to address any issues that could arise as they age.
Dental health is incredibly important in pets. Tartar, gingivitis, and tooth decay are issues that occur over time in many pets since they don't brush their teeth. Dental disease is a constant source of infection for your pet's heart, kidney and other organs. It could also cause discomfort. Our veterinary hospital has the most up to date equipment, including digital dental X-rays. We are well-trained in the latest dental techniques, and our veterinarian has spent time training under board-certified veterinary dentists. We strive to educate you on the importance of dental care so that your pet can stay happy and healthy for years to come.
Ear disease or "otitis" is one of the most common diseases that our veterinarian treats. This disease is often caused by underlying allergies that your pet has. It often results in shaking and rubbing of the ears or face. At Brighton Animal Hospital, our goal is to treat your pet's ears so that we can mediate the current infection and prevent future infections.
Heartworm and flea protection have become more effective and easier to use in recent years. Our veterinarian spent time studying the different types of products that are available on the market in order to choose the safest and most effective options for your pets. We understand that each pet has different needs, which is why we will develop a protocol to ensure that we prevent heartworms and fleas for your pet. We receive all products directly from the manufacturer, and we have a guarantee on them.
Many online pharmacies do not purchase their products directly from the manufacturer, and some of the products purchased for those pharmacies are from foreign countries. Our prices are often lower than internet pharmacies because the manufacturer provides us with rebates or get-one-free programs. Your pet's health and safety are our top priority, so schedule an appointment with us today.
Spaying or neutering is important to control the pet population and reduce unwanted behaviors. We strive to make the spaying or neutering process as easy and pain-free as possible for your pet. Our veterinarian takes several precautionary steps, which include placing an IV catheter in every patient to provide fluids before, during, and after anesthesia. This plays an important role in providing comfort after surgery, as well as preventing kidney disease in the future.
For this procedure, our team will wear sterile gowns and gloves, and use sterile instruments and sutures. We have a dedicated surgery room that is cleaned specifically for this purpose. Your pet's blood pressure, oxygen level, temperature, heart rate and rhythm will be measured throughout their procedure. We also focus pain management by providing three different pain medications during surgery. All sutures we use are under the skin and dissolve on their own. Most procedures can be completed in a few hours.
Vaccines are a vital part of maintaining your pet's health throughout their life. We have completed extensive research to determine the safest and most effective vaccines for your pet. We give many core vaccines once every three years and tailor all vaccines to your pet's lifestyle.
X-rays are another tool that we use at Brighton Animal Hospital, to identify a variety of different health concerns, including fractured bones and cancer. It is a critical part of diagnosing many diseases. Our veterinarian and team have spent many hours training with radiologists to become proficient in imaging your pet.
Ultrasound, otherwise known as a sonogram, is a tool used to identify a variety of different diseases and illnesses. Our veterinarian and team have spent many hours training with radiologists to become proficient in imaging your pet.
There are a variety of different illnesses and diseases that can be diagnosed through blood work. We have a full Heska laboratory in our veterinary hospital. This gives us the ability to answer any of your questions within minutes. Kidney disease, diabetes, liver disease and infections are just some of the problems that we can diagnose with our equipment.
Here at Brighton Animal Hospital we have the ability to assist in canine reproductive processes. These techniques are important for a safe and responsible breeding experience. Our reproductive services include, but are not limited to, progesterone timing, brucellosis testing, genetic counseling, artificial insemination, pregnancy confirmation and monitoring, cesarean sections, and semen collection, evaluation, and shipment. We also offer litter management services, providing the necessary care for puppies after whelping. We highly recommend genetic and health testing prior to breeding your pet.
The Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) is designed to help manage the breeding of dogs for the prevention of hereditary abnormalities. We can perform hip and elbow radiographs, basic cardiac evaluation, patellar luxation evaluation, and obtain the samples necessary for blood testing for heritable diseases with an established genetic basis. It is crucial to discuss this with our team prior to breeding your pet. To determine the recommended health testing to be performed for dogs of a specific breed, visit the OFA website at https://www.ofa.org/browse-by-breed
At Brighton Animal Hospital, we have a spacious surgery suite with advanced equipment that may be needed to perform most surgeries. Our veterinarian is proficient in many soft tissue surgeries. These include spay and neuter, enterotomy, gastrotomy, cystotomy, splenectomy, gastropexy, tumor removal, and more.