Just like people, it is important for pets to take care of their overall health. This is one of the responsibilities of a pet owner. Just as kids and adults go to the dentist, pet dental care is important as well. Pets use their mouths to eat, defend themselves, communicate, and love on their owners! Because of this, it is important for every pet to ensure that their teeth and mouths are well-taken care of. That is where the professional team at Southside Animal Hospital is here to help. We want to educate everyone on the importance of pet dental health. For the citizens of Winston Salem, we are here for all of your veterinarian needs.
There are numerous reasons why preventative dental health is important. It is always better to identify and correct problems before they arise than to try to correct them after a pet's health is in danger. This is the role of a pet dental visit. When we see your pet for a dental visit, we are going to do everything in our power to make sure that their mouth is healthy. We will take a look at the teeth and gums to make sure that their mouths are aligned properly. We will also do thorough teeth cleaning to knock off any plaque that might have built up over time. We want to ensure that your pet's mouth is healthy.
Identifying and Treating Acute Issues
At the same time, we also know that acute problems can arise when it comes to pet dental care. Maybe your pet had a traumatic accident and something has happened to his or her teeth. Perhaps the teeth have developed cavities. Maybe there is a foul odor coming from the mouth of the animal. Regardless, we want to make sure that any and all problems are corrected. For this reason, we will do a thorough exam and identify all of the problems that are present. Then, we will work with you to repair and fix any issues that might be present.
Count on the Team at Southside Animal Hospital for All Pet Dental Needs
Pet dental care is important and it is important for pet owners to invest the time to take care of their pet's mouth. That is why we are here. For more information on pet dental health and its importance, please contact Southside Animal Hospital located in Winston Salem today. Our veterinarian team will work with you and your pet to ensure that all of the pet dental needs are met. We want to keep your pet in pristine health so call us today at (336) 784-0808!
We are proud to provide Winston-Salem, NC and surrounding communities with state-of-the-art veterinary surgical procedures. We believe in utilizing the highest level of medical technology, and our surgeons are experienced and highly trained.
At Southside Animal Hospital in Winston-Salem, NC, we are proud to be on the cutting edge of medical technology. Radiology is a technique and diagnostic tool that we use to look inside the body in an entirely non-invasive way. X-rays allow us to create images of all the body's organs.
Spay And Neuter
Spaying and neutering are important and necessary medical procedures that enhance the quality of your pets' life. Not only does spaying and neutering have positive effects on your pets' health, it's also vital to controlling the homeless pet population.
Every year, thousands and thousands of pets go missing. Not knowing where your pet is or how to bring them back can be a helpless, hopeless feeling. It's a tragedy that happens all too often. But there is a simple, safe, and effective way to ensure your pet's safety and retrieval should they ever become lost.
At Southside Animal Hospital in Winston-Salem, NC, we believe that one of the most important aspects of caring for your pet's health is vaccinating him or her against possible diseases. There are a variety of diseases which affect our pets, and other animals, so proper vaccination is vital to protecting them from many types of illnesses.
At Southside Animal Hospital in Winston-Salem, NC, we believe that regular checkups and wellness exams are critical to your pets' well-being. These wellness exams give us a chance to evaluate the overall health of your pet while also giving us a baseline for their unique bodies and tendencies.
What type of food and how much food your pet eats both affect his total health. Because nutrition comprises such a critical component of your cat or dog's well being, vets typically offer nutritional counseling and food to their patients. Our vet offers customized pet nutrition counseling to your pet. If you're in the Winston Salem area, bring your pet to us at Southside Animal Hospital for advice on the best things to feed your pet.
What Is Nutritional Counseling?
While some pets can happily and healthfully eat a standard diet for most of their lives. Some ages and health conditions require specialized diets. Our vet can identify the best food to help control your pet's condition or to keep him at his healthiest. In some cases, choosing the right food may reduce the amount of medication your pet needs or mitigate the long-term effects of some health problems.
Does Your Pet Need Nutritional Counseling?
Many pet owners need nutritional counseling for their pets. For example, kittens and puppies need extra dense nutrition to satisfy the needs of their growing bodies. Older animals may need fewer calories but more vitamins and minerals to support their health needs.
If you have an obese pet, you may need a specialized diet food that does not compromise on nutrients as it safely lowers calories for your pet to lose weight. For underweight pets, your cat or dog may need extra helpings or a special food to help it to gain weight.
Food may prevent or help to ease long-term health conditions. For instance, your pet may need food to support kidney function or to help keep his teeth free of tartar. Talk to our vet to determine the best food for your pet's health.
Our Veterinarian Will Help You Find Food to Help Your Pet
Because food can have medicinal impact on your pet, you should not change your pet's diet without consulting with our vet. When you bring your cat or dog to see our veterinarian, Dr. Emerson will use your pet's health history and results from a physical exam and possible blood tests to give you recommendations on diet. You can get vet-recommended foods from our hospital, too, if your pet needs them. You can also get specialty pet food from our online pharmacy, too, for delivery to your home.
Get Your Pet Started on a Healthier Diet
Old and young pets and those that have long-term health conditions all need special diets that our veterinarian can tell you about. If you have concerns about your pet developing a health problem, you can ask the vet about food to reduce the risk. If you live in the Winston Salem area and need a vet clinic for your pet's wellbeing, contact us at Southside Animal Hospital for nutritional help, checkups, and much more. If you want to talk to our office staff, call us at (336) 784-0808.
Pets with behavioral problems can often pose a frustrating challenge for pet owners. However, through behavioral consultations we can correct unwanted behaviors and enrich both your life and your pets' life. To learn more about how behavioral consultations can help your pet, please contact us today at (336) 784-0808.
Our veterinary staff at the Southside Animal Hospital knows that the best way to protect your pet’s health is to be proactive and prevent illnesses and injuries before they happen. Among the wide array of pet services that we offer, preventative care lets your pet and you avoid pain, stress, and expenses. Preventative care centers around arming yourself with information and taking advantage of some simple procedures performed at our veterinary hospital. If you are in the Winston-Salem area, bring your pet in for an exam, and get to know our experienced and compassionate staff. Below are some of the pet services we provide along with some tips to keep your pet’s happy and healthy.
Our veterinary staff can help your pet easily avoid contracting life-threatening diseases such as rabies, leukemia, parvovirus, and distemper. These life-threatening and heartbreaking illnesses cause a great deal of pain for pets and worry for pet-owners, but they can easily be prevented by keeping your pets vaccinated. Vaccinations are an important part of the pet services that we offer at the Southside Animal Hospital. The vaccinations boost your pet’s immune system and allow them to safely play outside.
Accident Prevention at Home
Pets and children alike do most of their exploring on or near the floor, and with boundless curiosity. Many of the most common accidents can be prevented by taking a few quick steps.
Be sure to secure power cords out of reach of pets, and keep any objects that are small enough to be swallowed safely put away. Toxic fluids such as antifreeze should be stored where pets can’t get to them. Keep in mind that some foods like onions or chocolate are harmful to pets, so stick to feeding your animal family members pet food only. We know it’s hard to say “no” but it’s for their own good.
Dental Pet Services
Like humans, as pets age, their teeth and gums show wear and tear. Before your pet’s appetite wanes and they develop painful problems, be sure to take advantage of the dental pet services offered at the Southside Animal Hospital. Proactive dental care now can save your pet from inflammation, soreness, and tooth decay in the future.
Preventing infestation before it starts is easier, cheaper, and far less aggravating for your pet than getting rid of parasites once they move in. Our veterinary staff will happily provide advice and assistance in choosing affordable protection from fleas and ticks. In addition, we are knowledgeable about specific threats that pets face in our area, including heartworms. Count on us for up-to-date information about the best topical and tablet prevention for all of the parasites that your pet is exposed to.
Keep Your Pet Healthy
Call the Southside Animal Hospital in Winston-Salem at (336) 784-0808 to make an appointment for your pet. We provide important vaccinations, a thorough exam, and veterinary guidance on how to sidestep health problems with your pets before they start.
Our hospital provides a wide variety of in-house diagnostic testing with the most state of the art technology available. It is our goal to provide your pet with the highest level of care possible, and our diagnostic tools help us do that.
We offer both routine and medicated baths, as well as therapeutic clips such as potty clips, dematting, and body clips for your pet.
Grooming is done by appointment only so be sure to contact us today to get your pet sparkling clean and happy! We look forward to helping you!
Allergies can affect your dog or cat as much as they can affect you. Your pet could be allergic to tree pollen, grasses, dust mites, or other environmental substances. Pets are also susceptible to food and flea bite allergies, which can make their lives miserable. If you think your pet has allergies, bring him to Southside Animal Hospital in Winston Salem for an evaluation. We can test your pet to identify the source of his allergies and recommend the appropriate treatment.
One of the most common symptoms of seasonal or flea bite allergies is itching. You’ll notice your pet biting, chewing, or scratching his skin incessantly. Your pet’s nonstop scratching can lead to skin infections, inflamed skin, and lesions. Bathing can reduce or even remove your pet’s symptoms in some cases. For a more permanent solution, have your pet examined by your Winston Salem vet to get an accurate diagnosis and recommendation for treatment.
Itching is only one symptom of allergies. Your pet may also suffer from dry, flaky skin, hair loss, loss of appetite, lethargy, ear infections, and over-grooming. Food allergies can cause digestive or respiratory problems in your pet like chronic coughing, vomiting, and diarrhea. Call our Winston Salem vet right away if your pet displays any of these symptoms.
Pet Allergy Treatment
At Southside Animal Hospital, we take pet allergies seriously. Your pet’s allergic reactions can seriously impair his health, not to mention make him one unhappy kit or pup. The good news is that our vet can accurately diagnose your pet’s condition so he can get treated.
A comprehensive wellness exam is the first step toward helping diagnose your pet’s condition. During his exam, we’ll perform blood and skin tests to determine what’s causing his allergy symptoms. Lab tests will also eliminate other causes for your pet's symptoms. Once the allergens have been identified, we can recommend medications to help control your pet’s symptoms.
In the case of food allergies, we may recommend that your pet be put on a special diet, with foods being reintroduced into his system little by little to determine what he’s allergic to. This food can then be eliminated from his diet to protect his health and wellbeing.
See Our Winston Salem Vet for Pet Allergy Treatment
Pet allergies are more common than people think. Allergic symptoms often affect your pet’s skin in the form of itchiness, rash, fur loss, and skin infections. Left unchecked, allergic reactions can seriously impair your pet’s health. For diagnosis and treatment of pet allergies to alleviate symptoms and improve your pet’s quality of life, contact Southside Animal Hospital in Winston Salem at (336) 784-0808 today.
- Allergy and Skin Care
- General and Cosmetic Surgery
- Internal Medicine
- Diagnostic Radiology
- Geriatric Medicine
- Avian and Exotic
- Medicine and Surgery
- Reproductive Health Care
- Pain Relief for Sick and Injured Pets
- Orthopedic Care
- Boarding for Avian, Exotic, and Traditional Pets
- Bathing and Body Clips
- Animal "Day Care"
- Prescription Diets
- DNA Sexing of Birds