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NOAH'S ANIMAL HOSPITAL & 24-HOUR EMERGENCY CENTER

Wellness & Vaccinations

 

We all want our pets to enjoy long, happy and healthy lives.

The best way to achieve this goal is by making a lifelong commitment to wellness care. By bringing your pet in once or twice a year allows us to both manage their current health and monitor it over time.   In many cases, wellness visits provide our experienced veterinarians with the opportunity to identify a potential medical concern and address it immediately, before it can develop into a more serious and costly problem.

 

This early detection and disease management can vastly improve the length and quality of your companion’s life.

Noah’s Animal Hospital & 24 Hour Emergency Center provides comprehensive wellness care services to help each and every patient we serve enjoy as long, happy and healthy a life as possible. Our wellness services have been expertly designed to assist your pet through every life stage, providing all of the support necessary to address their changing health care needs along the way. From a first round of vaccinations and a parasite prevention plan for your puppy or kitten to annual exams and routine diagnostics to monitor your adult dog or cat’s ongoing health, to the specialized care needed to help your senior pet live out his or her golden years comfortably, we’re prepared to work with you, every step of the way, providing a lifetime of quality care.

The comprehensive wellness care and preventative medicine services available to patients of Noah’s Animal Hospital & 24 Hour Emergency Center include:

  • 12 Body System Examination – Companion animals age at a much faster rate than we do, which means regular checkups are even more important for our pets. Your pet should be examined thoroughly – from “nose to tail” – at least every year, but preferably every six months.

  • Customized Vaccination Plan – Vaccinations provide our pets with extra protection against a wide variety of serious, sometimes life threatening illnesses and diseases. Yet, just because a vaccine is available doesn’t mean it’s necessarily right for your pet. Our wellness visits include customized vaccination plans that are tailored to meet your pet’s unique needs and risk factors.

  • Preventative Blood Work – Not every illness or disease can be easily detected on the surface of the skin. Beyond our external examination, we will run a series of routine tests to learn what’s happening inside your pet’s body. Doing this on a regular basis increases the chances that if a problem should crop up, it can be quickly and effectively dealt with, improving the chances of a positive outcome for your pet.

  • Preventative Dental Care – Routine, preventative care for your pet’s teeth and gums plays an important role in helping them stay happy and healthy. Your companion should receive a dental exam and cleaning at least once a year, in addition to ongoing dental care at home.

  • Parasite Prevention – There are any number of parasites, both internal and external, that are just waiting for the opportunity to latch on to a host. Not only are our animal companion’s at risk of parasites, but many of these tiny pests can also be transmitted to humans, placing everyone in your home in danger. Part of our comprehensive wellness services includes a customized parasite prevention plan which will help keep everyone in the family safe.

  • Nutrition – Good nutrition plays a pivotal role in your pet’s life and longevity. Yet, with so many food products on the market today, how can you be sure what’s you’re feeding your pet is truly meeting their needs? What about weight and supplements? We’ll answer all of your questions and provide specific guidance to help your pet receive the right nutritional balance for a lifetime of optimum health.

  • Grooming and Bathing – Baths, haircuts and nail trims all go a long way toward promoting good health – both internally and outwardly. Regular grooming keeps your pet’s coat clean, skin healthy and helps to reduce or eliminate annoyances like pet dander and shedding. Noah’s Animal Hospital & 24 Hour Emergency Center recommends this as part of your pet’s overall wellness plan.

 

Lastly, although perhaps most importantly, wellness visits give us the chance to really get to know you and your pet and to develop a lifelong relationship with you both. When we’re comfortable with each other, it makes working together to manage your pet’s health easier and much more effective. We promise to keep you abreast of your pet’s health care, to answer your questions and address your concerns, and to provide you with all the education and tools necessary to provide your pet with the best possible care throughout his or her lifetime.

Don’t wait until your pet is sick to bring them in for veterinary care. Give your pet the gift of a lifetime of good health by making a commitment to ongoing wellness care with Noah’s Animal Hospital & 24 Hour Emergency Center.

Diagnostics

Imagine if your dog or cat could talk? Think about how much easier caring for them would be if they could tell us when they weren’t feeling well, explain their symptoms or show us where it hurt. Unfortunately, this is not the case, so it’s up to us to become the voice for our four-legged family members. We must be able to recognize the signs that there may be a problem, and to take the appropriate measures to identify, diagnose and treat that problem in a timely manner. Veterinary diagnostics are tools that allow us to examine your pet from the inside out to learn precisely what’s happening and to deal with the issue at hand in the most efficient and effective way possible.

Noah’s Animal Hospital & 24 Hour Emergency Center utilizes a broad range diagnostic tools, from routine blood work to x-ray and ultrasound imaging, to manage the health of our patients. Our state of the art facility features on-site digital radiology (x-ray) equipment, ultrasound imaging, and a convenient in-house laboratory, which provides our doctors with the ability to run a wide range of diagnostic tests and receive the results quickly. With many illnesses and injuries, time is of the essence – especially in an emergency situation. Our comprehensive diagnostic services provide us with the ability to quickly and accurately diagnose whatever may be ailing your pet and develop an appropriate treatment plan to address the problem and get them back on the path to good health again as soon as possible.

 

For cases in which our experienced doctors deem it necessary to have more extensive or specialized diagnostic testing performed, we have developed close working relationships with a number of quality outside laboratories, which provide us with timely and accurate test results. Rest assured that whatever is bothering your animal companion, we’ve got the tools and experience necessary to get to the bottom of it, once and for all, and handle the situation in a way that will achieve the best possible outcome for your pet.

We perform the following routine and advanced diagnostic tests in-house for our patients:

  • Blood Work

  • Parasite Testing

  • Testing for Infectious Disease

  • Allergy Screening

  • Urinalysis

  • Fecal Testing

  • Digital Radiology (X-ray)

  • Dental X-ray

  • Ultrasound Imaging

In cases for which our veterinarians feel that your pet would benefit from more extensive or specialized testing, Noah’s Animal Hospital & 24 Hour Emergency Center has developed relationships with a number of high quality external laboratories where we can send your pet’s tests and be confident of a timely and accurate result.

Rest assured that whatever may be bothering your animal companion, we’re prepared to solve even the most challenging of cases with speed and accuracy and help return your pet to good health as soon as possible.

 
 

Dentistry

 

Did you know that dental disease is one of the most commonly diagnosed conditions in adult dogs and cats? If not properly addressed, this serious illness can do more than just cause bad breath and tooth problems; it can actually lead to a host of other serious systemic problems throughout your pet’s entire body, including disease of the the heart, liver and lungs. The good news is, you can prevent your companion from becoming a statistic by making a lifelong commitment to pet dental care, both professionally and at home.

Noah’s Animal Hospital & 24 Hour Emergency Center offers

an extensive range of pet dentistry services, both for the

prevention of and the treatment and management of existing

dental health problems. Our preventative care services

include thorough examinations of the teeth, gums and other

oral structures; dental prophylaxis (cleaning); tooth polishing

and dental x-rays. We are also well equipped to handle

existing problems such as extractions. Whatever your pet’s

oral health concerns may be, you can trust us to take care of it!

Some of the signs and symptoms that your pet may be

suffering from a dental problem include:

  • Bad breath

  • Discolored, loose or broken teeth

  • Gums that are red, swollen or bleeding

  • Difficulty chewing food and/or reluctance to play with chew toys

 

If you notice your pet exhibiting one or more of these signs, it may be time to schedule a dental exam – the sooner the better!

 

Finally, in addition to our professional dental care services, we also believe that you play an equally important role in your pet’s oral health care. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff will gladly work with you to provide guidance on home brushing techniques as well as advice on products that may help reduce plaque and tartar. The goal is to keep your pet’s teeth and gums as healthy as possible in between vet visits, which will yield much better results over time. Even if you’ve never given your pet’s teeth a second thought, it’s never too late to start them on the path to good oral health. Let us work with you and provide you with all the tools, education and services necessary to help keep your pet smiling pretty for many years to come!

 

Surgery

At Noah’s Animal Hospital & 24 Hour Emergency Center, we understand that surgery, no matter how small or routine, is a serious matter for you and your pet. You want to be certain that your companion will be well cared for and that he or she will be safely back in your care again as soon as possible. We want to set your mind at ease and to help make your pet’s surgery as stress-free an experience as possible for you both. Rest assured that when you bring your pet to us for surgery, whether it’s a routine spay or neuter or a complex

emergency procedure, he or she will be in excellent hands with our team!

 

Our experienced veterinary surgeons are highly skilled at performing a wide range of surgical procedures, all while adhering to the highest standards of care. What’s more, our well-trained, caring support staff of veterinary technicians and assistants are always on hand to ensure that each patient remains as safe and comfortable as possible while in our care. Our hospital is equipped with a state of the art surgical suite that contains the most cutting edge technology, allowing us to utilized the most up to date surgical techniques for our patients.

If we determine that your pet requires surgery – whether routine or complex – we won’t do anything until we’ve conducted a thorough examination and run a series of tests. We want to be certain that your pet is healthy enough to undergo surgery before we proceed. If everything looks good, we’ll begin the process by developing a customized pain management plan. We believe that managing your pet’s pain will contribute greatly to their recovery, however we want to do so in a way that minimizes risk as much as possible.

During your pet’s surgery, our highly skilled doctors and support staff will do everything within our power to ensure a positive outcome. Our technicians will closely monitor your companion’s vital signs to make sure their heart rate, blood pressure, respiratory rate and oxygen levels remain consistent. Your pet will be kept as comfortable as possible on our heated surgical tables, and we’ll carefully monitor their pain medication to manage pain throughout the procedure. Patient safety and comfort are always our top priority.

Once surgery is complete, we’ll continue to monitor your pet as he or she comes out of anesthesia. A member of our support staff will contact you to let you know how everything went and arrange for you to come pick up your pet. When you arrive, we’ll carefully explain any post-surgical care instructions we may have, including an appropriate pain management plan, to help your pet recover as comfortably and quickly as possible at home.

 

Some of the surgical services we perform at Noah’s Animal Hospital & 24 Hour Emergency Center include:

  • Elective Surgery

  • Exploratory Surgery

  • Orthopedic Procedures

  • Soft Tissue Surgery

  • Spays/Neuters

  • Emergency Surgery

If your pet requires surgery, don’t panic. Let the team at Noah’s Animal Hospital & 24 Hour Emergency Center assist you with all of your companion’s surgical needs in a way that is as stress-free as possible for you both.

 

House Calls

 

As pet owners ourselves, we understand that sometimes making a trip to the vet can be challenging. Maybe your pet is too sick to be safely transported, or is so nervous about vet visits that bringing them in causes a great deal of stress and anxiety. Perhaps you have a house full of pets and managing multiple vet visits is time consuming and overwhelming. Or, maybe you just can’t seem to find the time within your busy schedule of work, children and all of the other activities that fill up your calendar. At Noah’s Animal Hospital & 24 Hour Emergency Center, we believe that your companion deserves the best possible care and treatment, regardless of whether it’s given within the walls of our clinic or in the comfort of your own home. We offer convenient house call services to make access to our quality care easy for all of our clients. It’s simple: if you can’t come to us for veterinary care, we’ll bring that care to you!

 

Grooming

We believe that keeping your pet healthy on the outside is just as

important as helping them achieve optimum wellness on the inside.

A well-groomed companion animal is cleaner, more confident and

therefore better able to integrate themselves as a part of the family.

Grooming promotes healthy skin and a clean coat, and reduces

unpleasantries, such as odor and shedding.

Our professional groomers are experienced in delivering top-notch

grooming services with compassion and a gentle touch that is sure

to calm even the most nervous of animals. Whether it’s a relaxing

bath, an invigorating rush and blow dry, a stylish trim or just a simple nail clip, we’ll have your pet

looking, feeling and smelling their very best in no time. Pamper your pet with a luxurious trip to the spa today!

Acupuncture

Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) is a form of complementary therapy, which is often best used in combination with Western Veterinary Medicine. TCVM uses a holistic approach to assess the overall well-being of the patient. It focuses on preserving health, treating and preventing illness, and maintaining quality of life. Treatments are non-invasive and typically have few side effects.

The four branches of TCVM include:

  • Acupuncture: the stimulation of specific points on the body, typically through the insertion of fine specialized needles

  • Herbal Medicine: the use of herbal ingredients in particular combinations and formulas to treat specific disease patterns

  • Nutritional Therapy: the use of diet to treat and prevent imbalance within the body

  • Tui-Na: a form of Chinese medical massage in which different manipulations are applied to specific acupoints

What is veterinary acupuncture?

Veterinary acupuncture is the insertion of fine needles into specific points on the body to promote targeted stimulation of the central nervous system. There are many different acupuncture points, each producing specific actions when stimulated. Acupuncture has been used in human medicine for thousands of years to treat a variety of illnesses and ailments. It is also used in Traditional Chinese Medicine as a form of preventative medicine. Clinical studies regarding acupuncture have shown positive results in the treatment of certain conditions in both human and veterinary medicine. Although acupuncture is not appropriate for every condition, it can be a successful treatment option in many cases.

Which conditions is acupuncture indicated for?

  • Musculoskeletal Disorders

  • Arthritis / degenerative joint disease / hip dysplasia

  • Tendon / ligament problems

  • Intervertebral disk disease (IVDD)

  • Post-operative orthopedic surgery rehabilitation

  • Soft tissue injury

  • Dermatologic Disorders

  • Allergic dermatitis

  • Lick granulomas

  • Slow healing wounds

  • Neurologic Disorders

  • Paresis/paralysis

  • Nerve Injuries

  • Selected Behavioral Disorders

  • Respiratory Disorders

  • Feline asthma

  • Upper respiratory disease

  • Gastrointestinal Disorders

  • Anorexia

  • Chronic vomiting

  • Chronic diarrhea

  • Constipation

  • Feline megacolon

  • Poor appetite

  • Selected Reproductive Disorders

  • Cancer

  • Increase appetite

  • Reduce effects of chemotherapy

  • Reduce pain

 

Is acupuncture painful?

For most small animals, the insertion of acupuncture needles is virtually painless. Many animals become very relaxed and even may fall asleep during treatment. In humans, acupuncture treatment may also cause varying sensations such as tingling, cramps, or numbness, which for some animals may be perceived as uncomfortable. If a specific acupuncture point is uncomfortable, the needle can be removed and these sensations will quickly resolve.

Is acupuncture safe?

Acupuncture is performed using single-use sterile needles, which minimizes the possibility of infection. It is a very safe from of medical treatment when administered by a properly trained veterinarian. Side effects of acupuncture are very rare. On occasion, an animal’s condition may seem worse for 24-48 hours following treatment. Other animals become sleepy for up to 24 hours following treatment. These effects are an indication that some physiological changes are developing, and they are most often followed by an improvement in the animal’s condition.

How often is acupuncture performed?

Frequency of acupuncture treatments will depend on the condition being treated. Typically acupuncture is initially performed 1-2 times per week until a positive response is observed. Acute conditions often will respond within 2-3 treatments, while more chronic conditions may require 3-6 treatments. Subsequent acupuncture treatments are then tapered according to patient’s response. Chronic conditions will require maintenance treatments, which can vary from every 6 weeks to every 6 months. The use of additional forms of acupuncture stimulation, such as electroacupuncture, can increase response, and lengthen the time between treatments.

How Does Acupuncture Work?

While acupuncture originated in ancient times, many modern studies have been performed that have helped us to understand some of the mechanisms through which acupuncture works. Functional MRI has shown that stimulation of specific acupuncture points result in specific changes in the central nervous system. It was shown that when certain acupuncture points which are used for pain relief were stimulated, specific pain-association regions of the brain were activated. The National Institutes of Health published a statement saying that there was compelling evidence that acupuncture was useful in the management of osteoarthritis and musculoskeletal pain.

 

The ways through which acupuncture works include stimulation of nerves, increasing blood circulation, relieving muscle spasm and pain, modulating the immune system, optimizing healthy nerve transmission, and stimulating the release of neurochemicals such as endorphins (one of the body’s pain control chemicals) and cortisol (a natural steroid). Although many of acupuncture’s physiological effects have been studied, many more are still unknown. Acupuncture maximizes the body’s ability to heal itself, so even when acupuncture fails to resolve a problem, it may reduce the need for medications and improve quality of life.