exams and preventive medicine are keys to good health. Development and implementation
of a plan at each stage of your pet's life is crucial.
parasite control, diet consultation and basic training start puppies
out on the right paw. Kittens also require vaccinations, deworming, parasite
control, feline leukemia/feline immunodeficiency virus testing for best results
in the growing years. Sterilization, recommended at 5 to 6 months of age, prevents
many behavioral problems as well as some cancers and diseases. We firmly believe
that pets are members of the family and will discuss their introduction and training
in the household.
Yearly exams are an important part of maintaining
optimum health of an adult pet and preventing problems as they age. Your veterinarian
will assess your pet's physical condition, diet, parasite control and immunity
to disease. You will be kept informed of current products and developments in
Regular checkups and early detection of disease help
the mature pet live the best life possible. Heart, kidney and dental disease are
commonly detected aging problems. Xrays or bloodwork may be needed to further
assess the status of your pet's health. Our in-house blood machines allow us to
get results in most cases in just one hour.
Anesthesia and Surgery worries are minimized with physical exams, testing, and careful monitoring. Some
patients require bloodwork before surgery to evaluate organ function. Vital signs
are monitored intra-operatively with high tech monitors. We use the newest generation
inhalant anesthetic, sevoflurane, so that patients will quickly recover after
surgery. Post-operative pain management is essential for the comfort of our patients
and is part of every successful surgical procedure. Common surgeries performed
at Abbott Animal Hospital are spays, neuters and the removal of tumors,
bladder stones and intestinal foreign bodies.
Our new Digital Xray machine allows us to get sharp images of your pets quickly. Because they're digital, they are easily stored, sent to referral centers, and readily viewed on any computer.
Dental Care is an important and often neglected aspect of pet maintenance. Infection in the
mouth is a source of chronic pain and discomfort and is often associated with
heart, liver, and kidney disease. Pets and humans with chronic dental disease
live shorter lives. Signs of dental disease include bad breath, salivation, red
and bleeding gums and missing teeth. We offer free dental exams and an estimate
of costs for cleaning and extractions.
Microchipping is the superior method to get lost pets back home. A tiny microchip the size of
a grain of rice is injected under the skin between the shoulders. When scanned,
an identifying number is detected so that information can be obtained from a national
data bank. Some countries require microchipping before entering during international
travel. We issue interstate and international Health Certificates and research
a country's legal requirements for travel. It is advised to plan months in advance
for international travel with your pets.
We provide proactive treatment and manage most internal medical, dermatologic, ophthalmic, and endocrine diseases.
When your pet is sick, a thorough history will be obtained and options will be
discussed that are tailored to your needs. In-house diagnostics including blood
machines, xrays, and state of the art monitors allow us to quickly assess health
matters. Whether your pet is hospitalized in our care or being kept in your home,
we will monitor the progress. Complicated cases which require a specialist's expert
advice are referred to one of the metro Atlanta facilities.
We want all boarding pets to consider us the home away from home. Dogs and cats get lots of attention,
treats, exercise and play time. Dogs will enjoy walks on our nature trails and
cats will have play time in rooms with our staff members. Read further about the
boarding experience in the section on Nature
Grooming - Let us give your
pet the spa treatment. For added convenience we now offer one stop grooming, bathing,
boarding and medical services. Pick up Fido or Kitty smelling sweet and freshly
fluffed after boarding or with yearly exam and vaccinations. Our groomer pampers
each pet with strawberry milk baths, vanilla blueberry facial with coconut essence
and pedicures. Checking from head to tail, ears are made squeaky clean, anal glands
are expressed and teeth are brushed.
Humane Euthanasia is never an easy decision. Saying goodbye should be a peaceful process, a time of easing suffering. We make the process as stress free as possible by reserving a quiet, soothing space to share the final moments with your pet. We begin by giving pain medications to calm and sedate your pet so that he is relaxed and completely unaware of receiving the intravenous injection which painlessly stops his heart and respiration. Arrangements for individual cremation service will be made if you desire his ashes to be returned to you.
International Health Certificate - Taking a pet to another country requires advanced planning. We are here to help by researching the requirements of the country to which you are travelling. We provide microchipping, official travel documents, and preparation of samples for rabies titer testing if necessary