Services

dentistry

Dentistry

A professional dental cleaning removes not only the visible plaque and tartar on the teeth surfaces but also the bacteria under the gums. This eliminates potential sources of infection to the mouth and other organs and protects your pet from pain and tooth loss. A dog or cat having a dental procedure will stay the day with us. Cleanings are done under anesthesia with an ultrasonic scaler (the same as most human dentists use). Regular inspection of your pet’s mouth is important to catch dental disease in the early stages. Tartar may appear as a brownish-gold buildup on the teeth, close to the gumline. Redness or bleeding along the gumline may indicate gingivitis. Other signs of dental disease include: Bad breath ,Drooling ,Pawing at the mouth ,Difficulty chewing ,Loose or missing teeth.

If you notice any of these signs in your pet, schedule an appointment with us.

Surgery

Surgery

Spay

Spaying your pet entails surgical removal of the reproductive organs. In females, these are the ovaries and uterus, and the procedure is called an ovariohysterectomy, or spay. For routine spaying, the best age for dogs and cats is before puberty. Spaying is considered a routine abdominal operation. The procedure is done with the animal under general anesthesia and consists of a small incision in the abdomen for removal of the ovaries and uterus. Recovery is generally prompt. Dogs and cats spayed before their first heat (six months of age) are virtually assured of not developing mammary cancer, a relatively common disease in unspayed females. For appointments or questions about procedure call 604-945-5048.

Neuter

Male dog or cat neutering, otherwise known as sterilisation, “fixing”, desexing, castration (castrating) or by its correct veterinary name: orchiectomy (also termed gonadectomy), is the surgical removal of a male dog’s and cat`s testicles for the purposes population control, medical health benefit, genetic-disease control and behavioral modification. Considered to be a basic component of responsible pet ownership, the neutering of male dogs or cats is a common surgical procedure that is performed with our doctors. For appointments or questions about procedure call 604-945-5048.

Medical Services

Pet medical care

Pet medical care is the treatment of any illness or injury through the use of medications and nursing care. For this to be successful there must be a correct diagnosis, a complete understanding of the disease process and of the medications, and most importantly, empathy. At the Lincoln Animal Hospital we care about pets and will provide top quality medical care the same day you call.A correct diagnosis can be difficult to achieve since our patients can’t tell us what is wrong and they often hide their symptoms. However with a complete physical exam, and the most current diagnostic equipment in clinic, our veterinarians are well suited to treating even obscure diseases. Treatment can be simple or complex. Sometimes all that is needed is an antibiotic given by mouth at home, but it may be that your pet will need to be hospitalized and treated with intravenous fluids and other intravenous medications. Either way we will be sure to provide the best pet medical care for you.

What do we treat medically?

  • Gastroenterology (diseases of the mouth, esophagus, stomach and intestines)
  • Cardiology (diseases of the heart and blood vessels)
  • Opthalmology (diseases of the eyes)
  • Dermatology (diseases of the skin)
  • Neurology (diseases of the brain, spinal cord, nerves)
  • Endocrinology (diseases of the glands that secrete hormones)
  • Urology (diseases of the kidneys, bladder and urethra)
  • Musculoskeletal disease (diseases of muscles, bones, and joints)
  • Infectious disease (diseases caused by bacteria, viruses, fungus)
  • Oncology (various types of cancer)
  • Theriogenology (diseases of the reproductive organs)
  • Toxicology (poisonings)
Vaccination Services

Vaccination

Learn about common vaccinations for dogs and cats, including “core” and “non-core” vaccine recommendations. Many vaccines can be given to pets as young as 6 weeks old, so talk to our vet about setting up the best vaccination schedule for your cat or dog, kitten or puppy.