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Concord Chapel Animal Hospital

"Caring for Pets and Their People"

Our Professional Pet Services

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Since pets cannot tell us what is wrong, veterinarians often need diagnostic testing to help. If your pet requires blood-work, Concord Chapel Animal Hospital can provide you with this service. We maintain a fully-equipped laboratory in house and also use an outside laboratory.

Laboratory Testing

Since pets cannot tell us what is wrong, veterinarians often need diagnostic testing to help.

If your pet requires blood-work, Concord Chapel Animal Hospital can provide you with this service. We maintain a fully-equipped laboratory in house and also use an outside laboratory. Our well trained team will acquire samples with a minimal amount of discomfort and stress to your pet. In most cases, results are returned within 24 hours. Once the results are available, we discuss them with you so that you understand what they mean and what needs to be done.

We are also equipped to perform fecal examinations, cytology and urinalysis testing with results available, in most cases, within a few minutes. To further enhance our diagnostic capabilities, we provide ultrasound services.

Radiology

Concord Chapel Animal Hospital provides in-house, state-of-the-art digital x-rays which are highly effective in aiding the veterinarian with arriving at a diagnosis.

Comprehensive Wellness Examination

A regular physical examination is just as important for your pet as it is for you. Our veterinarians recommend a complete physical examination for your pet at least once a year until age seven and then twice a year after age seven. Routine examinations give the veterinarian an opportunity to develop a picture of your pet's overall health. Examinations are also essential in spotting problems before they become serious health issues. During an exam, your veterinarian may also talk to you about home health care for your pet. An examination is also a good time for your pet to get up-to-date on his or her vaccinations.

At Concord Chapel Animal Hospital, your pet receives a Comprehensive Wellness Examination by a veterinarian in order to evaluate his/her overall health.

We perform a complete examination. During this examination, we check the eyes and ears and also palpate muscles and bones, checking for abnormalities and testing for reflexes and areas for pain. We listen to the heart and take a pulse in one of the hind legs. We also listen to the lungs for any abnormal sounds or breathing irregularities. Any abnormality is discussed with you and noted in your pets medical record. Abdominal organs such as kidneys, liver, and intestines are also palpated, checking for irregularities, lumps and areas of pain. Any one of these could indicate a problem although some problems cannot be determined by a physical examination.

Puppy Classes

We offer puppy classes to help you get the new addition to your family off to a great start. Classes are available by Veterinary Technician & Behavior Consultant Cindy Luhring. She is also available to address additional training needs that you may encounter.

Pet Behavior Consulting

Pet Behavior consultations are available to help find resolution for your dog or cats behavior problems, issues or concerns.  

Pet Behavior

Pets deserve a real world and fair approach to training. It is our responsibility to help them become proud and reliable citizens. It's easier to avoid a potential behavior problem than to correct it, however, some pet behavior problems can be corrected.

Cindy is able to customize an effective treatment program for problems and abnormal behaviors tailored to each pet, owner and environment.

Cindy has been able to help provide successful outcomes where other methods have failed.

Cindy will provide the client with extensive handouts. The number of sessions necessary will depend on the severity of the problem.

DOG Behavior Problems

• Often, problem behaviors can be treated simultaneously

• Evaluations / Behavior Assessments

• Specializing in resolving difficulties

• Pre Purchase - Pre Adoption Counseling

• Introducing Dog and Baby Counseling

• Dog to new home

Quality of Life counseling

• Aggression

• Separation Anxiety and

• Phobias

• Past history of abuse/trauma

CAT Behavior Problems

• Improper elimination; urinating and/or defecating outside the box.

• Spraying

• Aggression

• Clawing

• Yowling

• Compulsive Disorders

Cindy has helped many cat owners and cats that had a problem eliminating outside the box after a medical problem was ruled out. 

We have a complete inventory of pharmaceuticals, flea and tick control products, heartworm preventative products and prescription diets for our patients.  ONLINE prescription refills are available for our patients!

Pharmacy

We have a complete inventory of pharmaceuticals, flea and tick control products, heartworm preventative products and prescription diets for our patients. ONLINE prescription refills are available for our patients!

Surgery

Concord Chapel Animal Hospital is well-equipped to perform most minor and major surgical procedures, from spays and neuters to more complicated emergency and soft-tissue surgeries

What You Need to Know Before Your Pet's Surgery

Many people have questions about various aspects of their pet's surgery, and we hope this information will help. It also explains the decisions you will need to make before your pet's upcoming surgery.

Is the anesthetic safe?

Today's modern anesthetic monitors have made surgery much safer than in the past. Here at Concord Chapel Animal Hospital, we do a thorough physical exam on your pet before administering anesthetics, to ensure that a fever or other illness won't be a problem. We also adjust the amount and type of anesthetic used depending on the health of your pet. The handout on anesthesia explains this in greater detail.

Preanesthetic blood testing is important in reducing the risk of anesthesia. Every pet needs blood testing before surgery to ensure that the liver and kidneys can handle the anesthetic. Even apparently healthy animals can have serious organ system problems that cannot be detected without blood testing. If there is a problem, it is much better to find it before it causes anesthetic or surgical complications. Animals that have minor dysfunction will handle the anesthetic better if they receive IV fluids during surgery. If serious problems are detected, surgery can be postponed until the problem is corrected.

We offer two levels of in-house blood testing before surgery, which we will go over with you when you bring your pet in. Our doctors prefer the more comprehensive screen, because it gives them the most information to ensure the safety of your pet. For geriatric or ill pets, additional blood tests, electrocardiograms, or x-rays may be required before surgery as well.

It is important that surgery be done on an empty stomach to reduce the risk of vomiting during and after anesthesia. You will need to withhold food for at least 8 to 10 hours before surgery. Water can be left down for the pet until the morning of surgery.

Will my pet have stitches?

For many surgeries, we use absorbable sutures underneath the skin. These will dissolve on their own, and do not need to be removed later. Some surgeries, especially tumor removals, do require skin stitches. With either type of suture, you will need to keep an eye on the incision for swelling or discharge. Most dogs and cats do not lick excessively or chew at the incision, but this is an occasional problem you will also need to watch for. If there are skin sutures, these will usually be removed 10 to 14 days after surgery. You will also need to limit your pet's activity level for a time and no baths are allowed for the first 10 days after surgery.

Concord Chapel Animal Hospital is well-equipped to perform most minor and major surgical procedures, from spays and neuters to more complicated emergency, orthopedic and soft-tissue surgeries.

Will my pet be in pain?

Anything that causes pain in people can be expected to cause pain in animals. Pets may not show the same symptoms of pain as people do; they usually don't whine or cry, but you can be sure they feel it. Pain medications needed will depend on the surgery performed. Major procedures require more pain relief than things like minor lacerations.

For dogs, we may recommend an oral anti-inflammatory the day after surgery and several days afterwards to lessen the risk of discomfort and swelling. We use newer medications, which are less likely to cause stomach upset and can be given even the morning of surgery.  

Because cats do not tolerate standard pain medications such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or Tylenol, we are limited in what we can give them. Recent advances in pain medications have allowed for better pain control in cats than ever before. We administer a pain injection 10 minutes prior to surgery. After surgery, pain medication is given on a case by case basis. Any animal that appears painful will receive additional pain medication.

We use narcotic patches for some surgeries in dogs and cats as well. The cost will depend on the size of your pet. Injectable pain medications may also be used after surgery on both dogs and cats. Providing whatever pain relief is appropriate is a humane and caring thing to do for your pet.

What other decisions do I need to make?

While your pet is under anesthesia, it is the ideal time to perform other minor procedures, such as dentistry or implanting an identification microchip. If you would like an estimate for these extra services, please call ahead of time. This is especially important if the person dropping the pet off for surgery is not the primary decision maker for the pet's care.

When you bring your pet in for surgery, we will need 5 to 10 minutes of your time to fill out paperwork and make decisions on the blood testing and other options available. When you pick up your pet after surgery you can also plan to spend about 10 minutes to go over your pet's home care needs.

We will call you the night before your scheduled surgery appointment, to confirm the time you will be dropping your pet off and to answer any questions you might have. In the meantime, please don't hesitate to call us with any questions about your pet's health or surgery.

Concord Chapel Animal Hospital offers dental cleanings and at home dental care instructions.

Dental Cleanings

Concord Chapel Animal Hospital offers dental cleanings and at home dental care instructions.

Dental Services

Your pet's teeth and mouth are prone to disease and decay just like yours. If your pet has a bad tooth or infected gums, the pain can lead to lack of appetite, and infection can even damage the heart, liver and kidneys.

 The staff at Concord Chapel Animal Hospital is happy to provide you with information and instruction about home care for your pet's teeth. We recommend daily dental care for your pet.

All animals undergoing dental procedures are treated with the same care as animals undergoing surgery. Since animals cannot sit still for a thorough dental evaluation, teeth cleaning and other dental work, general anesthesia with patient monitoring is necessary.

Concord Chapel Animal Hospital has incorporated digital dental radiography to ensure we are providing your pet the absolute highest-quality dentistry. We can take digital x-rays to determine the condition of your pet's teeth and tooth roots.