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The gradual onset of health problems in an apparently healthy pet often goes unnoticed. Once symptoms appear, the condition may be too difficult or costly to diagnose and treat. Age is not a disease; however, there are many conditions that, if diagnosed early, can be completely reversed or controlled for extended periods of time.
At least once, perhaps twice, a year, your pet needs a complete physical examination. Remember, your pet's lifespan is shorter than ours. A lot can happen in 12 months. For more information, see our
Due to the many recent discoveries and innovations in veterinary medicine, your pet can be protected from most major diseases. Today, many immunizations and preventive treatments are available that did not exist just a few years ago. Vaccination protocols are individualized for your pet. We take into account the exposures and risks your pet faces in your community and where you travel. The staff at Plainfield Animal Hospital can help you decide what preventive measures are necessary for your pet(s).
Stem cells are derived from your dog's own fat cells and are injected into the affected joint. The best candidates for stem cell therapy are dogs with arthritis or ligamentous injuries who:
There is a 70-80% response rate in otherwise healthy pets, and, on average, there is a 30-50% improvement in lameness in pets that respond to treatment. Please ask Dr. Scott Linick and the veterinarians at Plainfield Animal Hospital how stem cell therapy can benefit your canine companion.
Therapeutic lasers supply energy to the body as light is transmitted through the layers of skin and stimulates and accelerates the healing of damaged cells (with no adverse effect on healthy cells). Pet laser therapy also decreases inflammation and eliminates pain, which allows your pet to quickly return to his other activities.