Cheyenne Mountain Animal Hospital offers various specialized pet medical services for
Since pets age at a much quicker rate than humans, these visits will become increasingly important in early detection of any changes in their health.
Very safe and painless, ultrasound imaging provides information that traditional radiographs and other imaging modalities can not. Ultrasound guided aspirates and biopsies are important non-invasive diagnostic tools.
Ultrasound is a non-invasive and non-painful procedure. A transducer (i.e., a small handheld tool) is applied to the surface of the body from which an ultrasound image is desired. Gel is used to help the transducer slide over the skin surface to create a more accurate visual image.
Sound waves are emitted from the transducer and directed into the body where they are bounced off the various organs to different degrees depending on the density of the tissues and amount of fluid present. The sounds are then fed back through the transducer and are reflected on a viewing monitor. The procedure does not involve radiation.
Our ultrasound technology is digital, so images and studies can be sent electronically to board-certified radiologists for same-day consultations as needed.
Our digital X-ray unit allows us to obtain images within seconds, so we can make decision about your pet’s care quickly. All our images are submitted to be evaluated by board certified radiologists. This service assures correct diagnoses within a few short hours.
Most of our images can be obtained without any sedation or anesthesia. When necessary, your veterinarian will communicate with you when an anesthetic plan is needed for your pet.
Radiographs helps our veterinarians make more precise diagnoses. This in turn can help us and you make timely decisions regarding your pets’ care.
Our dermatology specialists diagnose and treat ailments of the skin. Believe it or not, dermatological issues are one of the most common reasons for veterinary care in pets. Whether skin allergies are provoking your pet or fleas and ticks are making life unbearable, skin problems cause extreme discomfort at the very least. Our furry friends have difficulty communicating this discomfort to us, so it’s important to watch for any changes in their behavior. Excessive scratching could be mean more than just itchy skin. At Woodland Animal Hospital, we are experienced in treating all kinds of skin complications, and we are eager to ease any discomfort your best friend might be in.
Although heart problems are found more often in older pets, these conditions can affect pets at any age. Heart disease is usually a life-threatening condition, but early diagnosis and appropriate therapy can extend your pet’s life. If caught soon enough, some forms of heart disease can be cured.
Heart disease can lead to congestive heart failure (CHF), which occurs when the heart can no longer pump blood effectively. If an animal is suffering from CHF, fluid usually accumulates in and around the lungs and sometimes in the abdomen. Congenital heart disease (animals born with a heart problem), valvular heart disease (abnormalities of the heart valves), arrhythmias (rhythm disturbances), and heartworm disease can all lead to CHF.
Call us if your pet starts breathing rapidly or coughing, loses his or her appetite, tires easily, seems weak, or has trouble exercising. We can discover many heart problems during a physical exam. Additional tests, such as an electrocardiogram (ECG), radiographs (x-rays), and ultrasounds, are usually needed to accurately identify the cause of the heart disease or failure.