Never before has such a wide range of diagnostic tools and health preventative strategies been available to keep dogs and cats living longer healthier lives.  Here’s how East Side Animal Hospital keeps your pet feeling and living great!

 

Vaccinations

 

When’s the last time you ever heard of a dog with distemper?  How about a cat with rabies?  It’s not that there aren’t risks for these diseases. One hears so little about these illnesses because vaccines are so effective at keeping these diseases at bay.  If you have a dog or cat, East Side Animal Hospital will make the right vaccine recommendation based on your pet’s breed, lifestyle and exposure risk.

 

Early Disease Detection

 

One of the most important things that East Side Animal Hospital does for all pets is an annual wellness blood screen.  These affordable, but highly effective tests spot disease at its earliest stages when the diseases are easiest to treat.  Everyone has that one relative that waited until they got very sick before visiting a doctor, only to find out that by the time they were finally diagnosed, it was too late.  Don’t let that happen to your pet.  For the same price that you pay for an average meal out in a neighborhood restaurant, we’ll test all of your pet’s major organ and endocrine systems.  It’s an excellent way to keep veterinary bills low and your pet living a longer, happier, healthier life.

 

Parasite Control

 

There are a staggering 3.3 million cats and dogs living in New York City.  Heaven knows how many additional hedgehogs, mice, rats, hampsters, guinea pigs, ferrets and other potential reservoirs for parasites there are.  All of us, we 8.8 million people and this additional 3.3 million cats, dogs and assorted other furry creatures, inhabit a mere 304 square miles in the metro area.  We are literally stacked on top of one another.  East Side Animal Hospital is a source of safe testing and preventative medications designed to make sure that your pet (and by extension you) is free of parasites and stays that way.

 

Annual Examinations

 

According to the American Association of Feline Practitioners, a whopping 60% of all cats could live 4 years or more if only they were to have regular annual veterinary care.  Annual examinations aren’t just a prelude to ‘some shots’;  they are a comprehensive look (and feel!) of your pet’s physical wellbeing.  During an annual examination doctors can draw conclusions about the health of your pet’s eyes, ears, nose, mouth, joints, major organs, endocrine system, immune system, skin, and nervous and muscle systems.  Annual veterinary physical exams are without a doubt the best thing you can do for your apartment pet, especially your cat.