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1330 Main St.

North Vancouver, BC V7J1C3 Canada

1330 Main St.

North Vancouver, BC V7J1C3 Canada

Primary Veterinary Care

 

SPAYS and NEUTERS

 Main Street Animal Hospital routinely performs spays and neuters, the surgical sterilization procedures of female and male dogs and cats. Spaying involves removal of the uterus and ovaries of female dogs and cats and is called ovariohysterectomy. Neutering involves removal of the testicles of male dogs and cats and is called castration. Both procedures are performed under general anesthesia, and both involve a surgical incision. Pain management medications are used routinely to insure your pet's comfort. Ask our staff about spaying or neutering your pet to help prevent unwanted sexual behavior and pregnancies and to decrease or eliminate the possibility of certain disease conditions later in life.

Allergy and Itchy Skin Relief:

Pets can have allergies that can be from food, environment, seasonal change etc. Do you ever notice your pet’s skin turning to be red or itchy? This could be an allergic reaction. Some signs your pet may be suffering from an allergy can include-Itchy, or red/pink skin, unusual scratching or itching, discharge from the eyes or nose, hair loss, vomiting, diarrhea, ear problems, anal gland issues etc.

If you suspect that your pet could be suffering from an allergy, it is recommended that you schedule to have an examination and consultation with your veterinarian. Your doctor will be able to assess your pet, discuss his or her symptoms, and suggest some necessary tests to help isolate the allergy. Together, you can decide on which course of treatment/its preventive care  or a diet will help restore your pet to good health.

Ear problems/Infections:

Main Street Animal Hospital offers thorough a solution to your pets ear problems like era infections, ear scratching, rubbing on the carpet, pawing at ears ,itchiness, redness, foul smell,allergies etc. Our veterinarians do a thorough examination before suggesting any diagnostic and treatment work. Conditions of the ears can be extremely uncomfortable and even painful. Its one of the common medical problems and can be from a variety of causes. Determining these causes is very important to find  to the long-term resolution of the symptoms. As with any other health issue, gathering a detailed history and performing a full examination of the patient is critical. Careful examination of the ear with an otoscope, visualizing the full length of the ear canal and the ear drum, provides information important to the diagnosis.

Pain is common in ear disease and some patients will require sedation or anesthesia to be properly evaluated. Additional diagnostic tests are often warranted. Gathering samples to check for mites, inflammation, bacteria and yeast is a common first step. Cultures are sometimes needed. In uncomplicated ear disease, treatment may be straight-forward when the proper information is gathered. However, most recurrent cases of ear disease involve multiple causes like allergy, infection, foreign bodies, tumors or ear mites. Treating only one cause will limit the response to therapy. Rechecking the ear after each stage of the treatment is critical to providing a long-term resolution to the problem.

 

Pain Management :

Keeping your pet pain-free is crucial to maintaining his or her quality of life.  Our veterinarians use a multi-modal approach to pain management that includes anti-inflammatories, local anesthetics, general anesthetics, and other drugs to effectively combat pain at all levels. If your pet is dealing with acute pain, our goal is to prevent the nerves from perceiving and remembering this pain so that it does not become chronic pain. For this reason, pain-management protocols are a part of the treatment plan for all invasive procedures, such as surgeries. If your pet is already dealing with chronic pain, our veterinarians can create a customized pain management plan based on your pet's individual needs and medical issues.

Keeping your pet pain-free is crucial to maintaining his or her quality of life.  Our veterinarians use a multi-modal approach to pain management that includes anti-inflammatories, local anesthetics, general anesthetics, and other drugs to effectively combat pain at all levels. If your pet is dealing with acute pain, our goal is to prevent the nerves from perceiving and remembering this pain so that it does not become chronic pain. For this reason, pain-management protocols are a part of the treatment plan for all invasive procedures, such as surgeries. If your pet is already dealing with chronic pain, our veterinarians can create a customized pain management plan based on your pet's individual needs and medical issues.

Geriatric Care:

Geriatric care is an important part of a veterinary practice. Pets at old age are like our seniors that  require a special care .Our veterinarians  will recommend certain screening tests and medicines  after the geriatric  examination. The tests enable your veterinarian to provide an early diagnosis for some of the common diseases that affect older pets, so that they can manage those diseases more effectively. Old dogs and cats have common medical issues like osteoarthritis, heart issues, kidneys issues, endocrinological problems etc. Some of the problems need pain medicines that are very important to keep them comfortable. Its important to find a pain medicine that will be a safe medicine for a senior pet. We usually perform some blood tests before putting on a pain medicine so that it will be a safe to use that medicine

In addition to this testing and the medical management od geriatric issues, twice-yearly examinations will be recommended to ensure your pet receives the best care as he or she ages. Our pets age much faster than we do. Therefore, we need to do all we can to watch carefully and frequently for any developing problems. The earlier we find them, the more we can do to control these problems. If your pet is already facing an illness or disability that can come with old age, our veterinarian will work with you to maintain the highest quality of life for your pet.


Hospitalization of sick pets:

When a pet become severely sick, stops eating and drinking, have serious injuries , or other serious medical issues, then  it  becomes necessary for an animal to be hospitalized in order to treat certain conditions that cannot be effectively treated at home. However, our staff generally prefer to keep hospitalizations as minimum as possible. We send a pet to his home as soon as he/she starts recovering of the medical condition, has been hospitalized for, and then do the required follow up treatment work through mutual communication with the owners as needed.

Our Basic Hospitalization Services involve admitting your pet into the hospital for monitoring or necessary medical care. Your pet will have their own cage or kennel within the hospital building and will be monitored closely by technicians and veterinarians throughout their stay.

During a pet's hospitalization, we encourage frequent visits by the family to provide comfort and reassurance to your pet, and to inform and support the family directly with regard to your pet’s status. You  can our staff about the best time  to receive an update, and visiting hours can be arranged at the time of hospitalization. Your pet will receive medical treatments (such as medications, fluid therapy, and physical therapy) as directed by your veterinarian.

Once your veterinarian determines your pet is well enough to go home, you will be given verbal or written follow-up instructions. Schedule your follow-up appointment with your veterinarian before you leave the hospital with your pet.


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Main Street Animal Hospital

Monday:

8.30am

7.00pm

Tuesday:

8.30am

7.00pm

Wednesday:

8.30am

7.00pm

Thursday:

8.30am

7.00pm

Friday:

8.30am

7.00pm

Saturday:

9:00am

5:00pm

Sunday:

9:00am

5:00pm