Do you have a new puppy or kitten? Did you recently adopt a pet from a shelter or take in a stray dog or feral cat? Bring the new family member in to meet with Dr. Kadri and discuss the state of his or her health.
Learn more about:
Complete Medical Assessment
Most dogs and cats need a complete medical assessment a few times during their lives. These are best done on arrival in a new home, on approaching puberty at around 6 months of age, and more frequently from the age of 7 years and older.
If your pet is nearing or has recently entered any of these life stages, chances are you’ll benefit from a full check-up and medical assessment. We’ll open a file for the patient, make a note of his or her weight, vaccination record and general state of health, and give your pet a chance to sniff around the waiting room so that the next visit isn’t quite so strange.
Our assessments include:
- Comprehensive puppy & kitten wellness examinations and information for new owners
- Full medical check-ups & re-checks
- Canine & feline vaccinations
- Blood work, urinalysis, culture testing
- Cardiology (Heart)
Pet parents and veterinarians alike have begun to recognize the difference good oral care makes to every small animal’s life. Here at Richmond Hill Animal Hospital we encourage our clients to start early with dental care, through the use of teeth-cleaning techniques for both dogs and cats. It’s not only important for keeping your pet smiling happily, but protects the other organs from the complications that can go hand-in-hand with dental problems.
Common signs of dental disease include:
- Tartar buildup
- Red and swollen gums
- Bad breath
- Changes in eating or chewing habits
- Pawing at the face
- Generalized depression
- Eating to one side or dropping food out of the mouth
The good news about dental disease is that it can be prevented and / or treated, using both home and veterinary dental care. We are committed to helping you learn about the dental care your pet needs, from home teeth brushing, dental diets proven to prevent tartar, to in-clinic dental care including x-rays of the teeth, and oral surgery when it’s recommended.
X-Rays are not just for broken bones! Diagnostic imaging enables Dr. Kadri to examine your pet’s body to determine issues such as the size of the heart, the quality of his or her lungs, intestines, liver, spleen and bladder. If necessary, we give your pet a mild sedative to keep him calm while x-rays are taken.
We offer both inpatient and outpatient diagnostic imaging services, including abdominal and thoracic ultrasound, echocardiograph and musculo-skeletal imaging to give Dr. Kadri a clear picture of your pet’s state of health.
Richmond Hill Animal Hospital offers pet pharmacy services designed to serve all of our patients’ medication needs. If your pet needs prescription medicine we don’t keep in stock, we will order it for you. All medicines in our hospital are properly stored and dated and provided to you based on Dr. Kadri’s recommendations for your pet.
If your pet is on long-term medication, you can place a standing or telephone order that we will have ready when you come to collect it.
Vaccinating your pets regularly helps to protect them and keep them healthy. We offer a one-stop vaccination services for all the standard diseases, including:
- DAPP (Distemper, Adenovirus-2, Parvovirus, Parainfluenza)
- Bordetella (Kennel Cough)
Dr. Kadri will discuss your pet’s deworming treatment at the time of vaccination and do a general wellness check at the same time.