Many pet owners are terrified by the thought of their pet undergoing anesthesia. In some cases, this fear and uncertainty can prevent pets from receiving the medical care they need and deserve. Rest assured that your pet will receive safe, comprehensive, advanced anesthesia care from our staff of caring professionals. From major and minor surgeries to diagnostic procedures, we can meet your pet’s anesthetic needs.
Does your best friend have bad breath? Despite what many pet owners may believe, “dog breath” is not just a nuisance – it’s a sign of an unhealthy mouth. Bad breath is caused by bacteria. Over time, bacteria lead to plaque and tartar buildup on your pet’s teeth. The result is bad breath, reddened gums, and other common signs of dental disease. As dental disease progresses, other signs can include drooling, discomfort while chewing, and loose or missing teeth. Even if you’re using treats and chews to help control tartar, these are frequently not enough to keep dental disease in check. Ask us about the best ways to control plaque and help protect your pet from dental disease.
Laboratory testing is a valuable diagnostic tool in veterinary medicine. As we continually strive to offer the highest-quality medicine, we are proud to include in-house diagnostic laboratory services as a means of providing excellent care to our patients.
Although many important diagnostic tests can only be performed by outside laboratories, other tests can be performed in-house. Having access to accurate in-house diagnostic test results can help our veterinary care team serve your pets’ needs by expanding the testing options available to all our patients.
Did you know that pets age faster than people and can be considered “seniors” at around 7 years of age? Just as our health care needs change as we age, your pet’s health care needs also change. Nutritional needs, exercise habits, and many aspects of your pet’s daily routine can change as your pet ages. But how can you tell the difference between “normal” aging and a medical problem? As in humans, some health issues that affect older pets can begin with very subtle changes that may go unnoticed until the problem has become serious.
Your senior pet’s wellness examination is your chance to have us address any of your questions or concerns about your pet. We welcome your questions and encourage you to be involved in decisions regarding your pet’s health care.
Radiography is a valuable diagnostic tool in veterinary medicine. As we continually strive to offer the highest quality medicine and diagnostic testing, we are pleased to offer radiology services as a means of providing excellent care to our patients.
A radiograph (sometimes called an x-ray) is a type of photograph that can look inside the body and reveal information that may not be discernable from the outside. Radiography can be used to evaluate almost any organ in the body, including the heart, lungs, and abdominal organs, as well as the bones.
SurgeryWe are able to conduct many different types of pet surgery in Greensboro, NC, including ear cropping, spay, neuter and declawing. Just as mishaps and illnesses can befall the human members of your family, they can also inflict your animals. Our pet surgery suite at Carolina Animal Hospital in Greensboro, NC has been equipped with the best and most recent equipment available, and our surgical staff is well-trained and continuously updated on the newest techniques and procedures.
Although humans and animals are different in many ways, some advances in human medicine are also very useful for veterinary patients. One of these advances, diagnostic ultrasound, has proven to be a powerful tool in veterinary medicine. As a practice, one of our goals is to offer state-of-the-art medicine and diagnostic testing; so we are pleased to offer ultrasound services as a means of providing a higher level of quality care to our patients.
A therapeutic class III Cold Laser is used in our practice regularly to treat pain and inflammation. We use it to treat arthritis, neck and back pain, chronic lick granulomas and other wounds that are slow to heal' We use it routinely on all surgical procedures to aid with faster healing.
Herbal treatments may be recommended for pets in addition to or in place of conventional medications. Herbs in the form of chews, pills or essential oils often allow us to avoid conventional medications that may have serious or undesirable side effects, treating the cause rather than the symptoms of disease, and sometimes treat problems that would otherwise not be treatable with conventional medicine. Herbal treatments for pets are used for a variety of conditions, including allergies, arthritis and pain relief, chronic digestive problems, anxiety, weakness, cancer, poor immune function, and to suppress inflammation. Many herbs and essential oils are the immune system of a specific plant distilled down to it's concentrated essence. Just about all conventional medications have their roots in herbal medicine. Back to Top
Massage is a soft tissue work technique that focuses on muscle tissue. Massage releases the chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and finger pressure, thereby removing toxins, while relaxing and soothing the muscles and promoting the flow of metabolites and toxins into the lymph system for elimination from the body. Massage can be used as a preventative, corrective or therapeutic modality. Jin Shin Jyutsu defined as “the Art of releasing tensions which are the causes for various symptoms in the body”, it is another modality that is based on the theory that energy flows along certain pathways in our bodies, like acupuncture and acupressure. Back to Top
Philosophy is based on the relationship of the spinal cord to the nervous system of the entire body. It primarily involves manipulation of the spine but can also involve manipulation of the leg joints and skull, strengthening or stretching muscles, and post-manipulation exercise. Most animals show no signs of pain or discomfort during therapy.
The function and structure of the spine, extremities, and skull are evaluated. Based on the examination and the pet’s history and symptoms, any subluxations are adjusted (vertebrae and joints that are out of alignment or abnormally positioned are corrected). Subluxations are manipulated back into a normal position by using a short “thrust” that is applied very specifically in the correct direction. Because of the expertise required for this technique, manual therapy should only be performed by a qualified doctor. Back to Top
Treat your pet to a luxurious bath. Our special, cleansing baths remove dirt, debris and that doggie (or kitty) pet odor – your pet will feel fresh and revitalized. If scratching is a problem, our medicated baths contain soothing agents that stop the itching. Services also include nail trim. We also offer dematting services.
BoardingAre you planning a vacation? Need to go out of town on business? Are you concerned that you won’t be able to find someone trustworthy to care for your pet while you’re away? If you need to travel and can’t take your pet along, why not plan to have your best friend stay with us? Traveling can cause enough stress and anxiety – you don’t want to worry about whether your pet is being well cared for. We offer a convenient solution by providing boarding in our safe, clean, and comfortable environment.
Your pet likely appreciates being bathed and groomed just as much as you like having a clean pet. However, doing it on your own can result in an experience that isn’t fun for you or your pet. At Benessere Animal Hospital in Greensboro, North Carolina, we offer grooming services for all types of dogs and cats.
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You and your pet will benefit from our well-stocked pharmacy. We maintain a large inventory of veterinary pharmaceutical products and medications, including flea, tick, and heartworm preventive products. You can rely on us whether your pet requires medication for a chronic medical condition or needs short-term medication while recovering from an illness, injury, or surgery. When you purchase medications from our pharmacy, you can rest assured that your pet’s medications were obtained from safe, reliable sources and stored under optimal conditions. Back to Top
Each year, thousands of pets go missing, and many don’t make it back home. Many pets (especially indoor pets) don’t wear collars or tags. Even if your pet wears a collar and identification tag, collars can break off and tags can become damaged and unreadable, so these forms of identification may not be enough to ensure your pet’s safe return. Your pet needs a form of identification that is reliable and can’t get lost, stolen, or damaged. A microchip is a safe, simple form of identification that can significantly increase the chance that your pet will return safely.Back to Top