Providing You With Top-Notch Veterinary Services
Keeping your pet healthy is important to us.
The veterinary services provided by Lansdowne Animal Hospital to clients in Ottawa, ON include: Pet Wellness & Vaccination Programs, Animal Medical Services, Pet Surgery & More! Call Lansdowne Animal Hospital today at (613) 730-2460 to speak to one of our veterinary team members!
Wellness, Vaccination, and Prevention Programs
Help us keep your pet healthy by bringing him or her in for regular exams and vaccinations.
While we are a believer in vaccines and the role of in prevention of infections, we customize your pets vaccine schedule based on science based information and your pet needs and potential risks.
When a puppy or kitten is first born, its immune system is not fully mature yet. It is very easy for a puppy or kitten to become infected with a variety of bacteria or viruses. The mother offers them some protection initially by nursing and offering maternal antibodies, and this will initially help with the puppy/kitten’s immunity. How long this maternal antibody lasts in any given puppy/kitten though, is completely individual. These antibodies against various diseases/infections wears off at different times and then the maternal antibodies are completely gone, and the baby must rely on its own immune system. This is where vaccines come into play!
Unlike human that most of the vaccines are life long after the initial administration, pets may need boosters along their life. The frequency of boosters varies based on the type of the vaccine and the pet lifestyle.
AT LANSDOWNE ANIMAL HOSPITAL YOU HAVE A CHOICE TO TITER YOUR PET IMMUNE SYSTEM TO DECIDE IF S/HE NEEDS THE BOOSTER.
In House Diagnostics
In-house diagnostics Include blood tests, urine tests, Parasitology, ECG, Allergy Serum Testing, Ultrasound, Radiographs, Cytology, and much more.
We are offering a variety of in-house diagnostic tests in our hospital. Our hospital is equipped for complete blood tests, urine tests, Parasitology, ECG (electrocardiogram), Ultrasound, full body digital Radiographs, dental x-rays and much more.
In-house diagnostic equipment provides you an accurate results quickly and makes us to be able to make a treatment plan for your dogs sooner than before.
Reference Laboratory Diagnostics
Anything that needs specialized testing/diagnostics will be referred out to one of the team of specialists and labs that we have partnered with. Out-house diagnostics include bacterial/fungal cultures, histopathology, advanced cytology, and much more.
At Lansdowne Animal Hospital we are offering variety of high quality prescription diets for pets with chronic diseases such as kidney or urinary tract diseases, liver disease, gastrointestinal disease, heart disease, and obesity.
Weight Management Program
We offer weight-management programs to help get your pet on the right track to a healthy weight.
Elective surgeries such as castration (neuter), ovariohysterectomy (spay), Soft-tissue injuries such as Laparotomy, Mass removal,
At Lansdowne Animal Hospital we offer a variety of surgeries by our experienced surgeons, including elective surgeries such as castration (neuter), ovariohysterectomy (spay), soft tissue surgeries such as lump(mass) removal, Laparotomy, Splenectomy, Enucleation, etc. We are also offering orthopedic surgeries such as Patella Luxation Repair, Cruciate Ligament Rupture Repair, Fracture repair, etc.
More advanced surgeries such as TPLO can be done by a board certified surgeon in our site
Dentistry and Oral surgery
Imagine what your mouth would feel like if you never brushed your teeth or went to the dentist. For many dogs and cats, this is a painful reality. According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, more than 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have dental disease by the age of 3. Dental (or periodontal) disease is the most frequently diagnosed health problem in pets.
Common signs of dental disease include:
- Yellow or brown buildup (tartar) on the teeth
- Red, swollen, or bleeding gums
- Bad breath
- Excessive drooling
- Changes in eating or chewing habits
- Pawing at the face
- Loose teeth
Even if your dog or cat doesn’t have these symptoms, we recommend that you have a veterinarian evaluate your pet’s dental health at least once a year. Bacteria and food debris accumulate around the teeth and, if left unchecked, will lead to deterioration of the soft tissue and bone surrounding the teeth. This decay can result in irreversible periodontal disease, tooth loss, and possibly expensive oral surgery.
Dental disease can also affect other organs in the body: Bacteria in the mouth can get into the bloodstream and cause serious infections in the kidneys, liver, lungs, and heart. If these problems aren’t caught and treated quickly enough, they can result in death. A physical exam combined with appropriate laboratory work can determine if infection in the mouth has spread.
Schedule your pet’s dental exam today! We can also show you how to brush your pet’s teeth and recommend foods and treats that will help combat plaque and tartar buildup.
Laser therapy is the use of a “low level” or cold laser handled by a trained staff member or technician in the clinic. The process involves the application of red and near infra-red light over affected areas on the pet and provides deep penetrating light to promote a chain of beneficial chemical reactions.
It is a great surgery free and non-invasive method which can be used to help alleviate symptoms of pain and inflammation AND helps to stimulate the healing of injured cells at an accelerated pace!
What are the benefits of laser therapy?
Reduction in inflammation/pain and better circulation to the affected area: The laser aids in the opening of blood vessels and by activating the lymphatic drainage system, therefore reducing inflammation. This process reduces swelling and therefore it results in a decrease in pain levels.
Stimulation of nerve cells: The laser stimulates nerve cells that block the transmission of pain signals to the brain.
The release of high levels of naturally “Feel good chemicals”: Laser treatments stimulate the production of high levels of endorphins which help to counteract pain.
Laser therapy is great for many conditions, including the following:
-Injuries (to tendons, muscles and ligaments)
-Soft tissue damage (ex: lacerations)
-Post surgical incisions
-Inflammation of the gums (Gingivitis)
-Spinal pain/disc disease
-Hot spots or other uncomfortable lesions
-Other infections (anal glands, slow healing wounds etc)
Cryosurgery refers to the application of intense cold in order to kill living tissue
Indeed, the procedure is slightly misnamed since no surgical cutting is involved, so 'cryotherapy' is more apt. Cryosurgery is used to treat lumps on the surface of the skin or tumors in places where surgical removal would be difficult, such as the mouth. It is not necessarily the first option for treatment but reserved for patients for whom the anesthetic risk is considered unreasonable, such as elderly dogs. The actual procedure is temporarily painful but can be overcome with local anesthetic. Cryosurgery used to be more popular than it is at present, and now first opinion clinics offer it as a treatment option.
An electrocardiogram is a test which records the electrical activity of the heart.
This test is performed in order to check for any abnormalities or changes in the heart. By performing this test, we will have a better idea of how to properly treat your pet and with which medications.
To ensure a proper diagnosis, we need to examine your pet.
We begin a medical assessment by looking at your pet’s eyes, ears, and skin and checking his or her cardiovascular, neurological, gastrointestinal, and skeletal systems for any abnormalities. We will perform blood and/or urine tests as necessary to check your pet’s kidneys, liver, pancreas, and endocrine system, including the thyroid and adrenal glands. Based on your pet’s condition, we may recommend further diagnostic tests, such as radiography (x-rays), endoscopy (internal scoping), ultrasound, or biopsy.
If you’re concerned that something may be wrong with your pet, please call us to schedule a medical assessment. Depending on the symptoms, we may ask you to bring in your pet right away.