Wellness care for your pet is essential to ensure they live longer, happier, and healthier. At Trinity Animal Hospital, we believe the key to keeping your pet happy is comprehensive exams with our veterinarian team, discussion of vaccinations to protect your pet, and routine lab work and testing for internal parasites.
Bi-Annual Check-ups for Healthy Dogs
We understand that you have a busy life. When it’s time for your dog’s twice-yearly check-up, we are available to examine your dog from 8 am to 6 pm Monday – Friday and 9 am to 2 pm on Saturday. In order to meet our mission of emphasizing convenience, we also offer drop off appointments that allow you to leave your dog with us and we’ll call you when they are ready to be picked up.
Our bi-annual wellness exam appointments go over the following items:
- Comprehensive Physical Exam from head to tail
- Vaccinations necessary to protect your dog based on their lifestyle
- Annual Heartworm Testing
- Bi-annual Intestinal Parasite Screens
- Behavior training
- Discussion of needed heartworm, flea, and tick preventatives to protect your pet from parasites
- Nutrition management
Before we administer any vaccinations, we do require that all dogs undergo a physical examination. We take your pet’s health seriously and keep thorough records to ensure that your pet gets consistent care with each and every visit. Ask one of our team members how we can get your pet on a regulated schedule with their vaccines and their exams.
Proper oral care is important for your dog’s health. We know that by maintaining your dog’s healthy weight and keeping their teeth clean allows them to live two years longer. Most times, your dog’s breath smells the way it does because of infection along the gum line. This bacteria living in your dog’s mouth can damage internal organs like the heart, kidney, and liver. Canine dental services from Trinity Animal Hospital include:
- A professional dental exam of your dog’s individual 42 teeth
- Evaluation of dental x-rays to look for disease below the gum line (just like they perform at our human dentist!)
- A custom treatment plan depending on your pet’s unique needs
- Use of an ultrasonic-scaler to remove the plaque and tartar that goes below your dog’s gum line.
- Finally, we polish their teeth to protect the surface and prevent bacteria from building up along the gumline.
Keeping Your Dog’s Mouth Clean
A clean doggie mouth is a healthy doggie mouth. Brushing your pet’s teeth every day is paramount to keeping plaque and bacteria off the teeth. However, we know that we all lead busy lives and you may not be able to brush your dog’s teeth every day. Don’t worry we have some solutions! Our team recommends using our CET branded chew treats and pet friendly toothpaste. These products aid in removing tartar and plaque from your dog’s teeth and keep their breath smelling fresh. Not all dental treats are created equally, so please be sure to look for the VOHC (Veterinary Oral Health Council) seal when selecting products as this denotes that this product is effective against removing plaque and tartar.
While many people are allergic to dogs, did you know that your dog may be susceptible to skin allergies, too? Yes, it’s true! At Trinity Animal Hospital, we can help care for your dog’s skin with our dermatology services.
What Are the Signs of Pet Allergies?
There are some key indicators that signal your pet is experiencing dog allergies. These include redness of skin, hair loss, excessive scratching, chewing and/or licking paws, and inflamed ears are all symptoms of a pet’s allergy. If your pet is experiencing these types of symptoms then please schedule an exam with a member of our veterinarian team.
Your dog’s skin allergies can be very frustrating for you and your pet because they are not curable. Our team at Trinity is here to help your pet find comfort and relief and continue living a happier life.
Dermatology services at Trinity Animal Hospital include:
- Comprehensive physical exam
- Skin and ear impression slides to rule out secondary infections
- Complete Flea and Tick protection for 90 days with Bravecto
- Allergy Testing to determine what exactly your pet is allergic to
- Elimination diets to help determine if the diet is a component of the allergy
- Medications to manage the primary problem and cure the secondary infection
- Recommended follow up exams to check on symptoms and status of pet since beginning differing regiments
Bring Your Pet Relief
Once we’ve realized what your pet is allergic to, we can develop a custom treatment plan, including soothing skin and reducing your pet’s contact with the allergen. Please check out www.pollen.com to determine what your pet may be allergic to in the environment.Regular grooming such as bathing with a medicated shampoo and regular hair cuts can help your pet’s allergies. Ask us about scheduling a grooming service at the Trinity Spa!
Bringing a new puppy into your home is an exciting time! The team at Trinity Animal Hospital can help you get the newest member of your family set up for a lifetime of health. Puppies are cute and cuddly but require time, planning, and care. Don’t worry! We’ve got some answers for you.
Puppy Services offered at Trinity Animal Hospital are:
- Comprehensive physical exam at the 8 week, 12 week, and 16 week visits
- Selection of vaccinations that will protect your pet against – Distemper, Parvovirus, Leptospirosis, Bordetella, and Rabies
- Intestinal Parasite screens checking for roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, giardia, and coccidia
- Regular deworming at 4 week intervals
- Discussion of behavior training, wellness care, as well as the best heartworm and flea and tick combination for your pet’s needs.
- Don’t forget to ask about our first puppy grooming or socializing them in our Doggie Day Care program
Sometimes your dog needs surgery to take care of certain health issues. Trinity Animal Hospital’s veterinarians are trained to perform necessary surgeries to help your pet. We also utilize a boarded veterinary surgical specialists to perform advanced orthopedic procedures.
Surgeries We Perform:
- Spay Procedure
- Neuter Procedure
- Mass Removal
- Bladder Surgery
- Spleen and Liver Surgery
- Foreign Body Removal
- Broken Bone Repair
- Knee Injuries – which include cruciate ligament rupture and TPLO repair
We also use laser therapy where appropriate, helping your dog recover faster, heal easier, and reduce pain better.
The X-ray imaging that we do at Trinity Animal Hospital is state-of-the-art and gives us an instant, digital image of your pet’s injury or illness. The vast majority of these services are relatively simple and non-invasive, giving our team a better picture of your dog’s health. You may wonder what to expect when your pet needs an X-ray.
Here is the procedure for X-rays at Trinity Animal Hospital:
- A veterinary assistant positions your pet beneath the x-ray machine and targets the area we need to examine
- Modern x-ray equipment uses low levels of radiation, perfectly safe for your dog
- Digital pictures allow for almost instant images that we can share directly with you in the room
- X-ray procedures require less time than a procedure like an MRI
Ultrasound uses sound technology to give a digital picture of your dog’s internal organs and soft tissue structures. This is a specialized and non-invasive service that allows our veterinarian team to evaluate your pet’s internal organs.
Here is the procedure for abdominal ultrasounds at Trinity Animal Hospital:
- A veterinary assistant will position your pet and allow a member of our veterinarian team to press a small probe against the dog’s body that emits digital sound waves
- Moving the ultrasound wand around the dog’s abdomen allows us to evaluate your pet’s internal organs
- Our ultrasound equipment converts to digital images, displaying what’s going on inside your dog’s body