Your pet deserves expert veterinary care. That’s what our veterinarian and friendly staff near Winston-Salem provide. Every staff member in our animal hospital is passionate about keeping pets healthy through wellness care and condition treatment. The more common conditions treated at Forsyth Veterinary Hospital follow.
Skin disorders can make pets miserable with pain and itching. The most common cause of skin disorders treated by our veterinarian near Winston-Salem treats is the flea allergy. When a pet has fleas, loss of hair, raw spots, and skin infections can occur. The vets at our animal hospital will treat and alleviate your pet’s skin discomfort, no matter what the cause.
The general symptoms of ear infections include the following:
- Ear itching
- Shaking the head
- Discharge from the ear
- Swelling or narrowing inside the ear
- Loss of hearing
- Tilted head
- Off balance
- Nausea and vomiting
Ear infections are common afflictions seen by our vets near Winston-Salem and need quick treatment to avoid hearing loss.
Hot spots occur as red, moist, hot wounds found on the pet’s head, hip or chest. They grow quickly and cause tremendous discomfort. Fleas, allergy, skin infections and stress-induced licking or chewing can cause or aggravate the condition. Our veterinarian will shave and clean the area and prescribe antibiotics and other medications.
When your pet displays discomfort in his or her normal motion, arthritis may be the reason. More prevalent in older pets, our veterinarian near Winston-Salem will develop a plan to alleviate your pet’s pain and improve movement.
Proper dental care is a key component for your pet’s health. Without regular cleaning by the veterinarian at our animal hospital, periodontal disease can develop which leads to infection and potential teeth loss.
All pets vomit or have diarrhea occasionally, but when it is constant or lasts more than a day, our vets near Winston Salem need to see him quickly.
A pet with an upset stomach will turn away from food, vomit and have diarrhea. Typical causes for upset stomachs in pets include stress, eating something toxic, or an underlying condition. Sometimes dogs will self-treat by eating grass, which causes vomiting. If you notice blood in the stool or vomit, it’s important to bring it to the veterinarian.
Urinary tract infections are common in dogs and are most often caused by stones or infection. If you notice frequent urination, straining to urinate, blood in urine, crying out while urination, he probably has a urinary problem and needs to see our vets near Winston-Salem to determine the cause.
Urinary tract infections in cats show many of the same symptoms as in dogs. Cats may also stop using the litter box. Causes include kidney stones, viruses, and diseases such as interstitial cystitis. Your cat needs to see our veterinarian as soon as possible.
In the United States, 59 percent of cats and 54 percent of dogs are overweight or obese. An overweight pet is more likely to get heart disease or diabetes. The treatment plan designed by our veterinarian near Winston-Salem will include diet and exercise modifications.
The anal glands in dogs and cats are located on either side of the anus. Their purpose is to pass on a unique odor to their stools to mark it as theirs. Sometimes the glands become inflamed and cause discomfort to your pet. If your pet scoots around on his rear or constantly licks the area, clogged anal glands may be the reason.