Pet Care Services
At Athens Animal Clinic, your pet’s needs are our first priority. From puppies and kittens to long-term friends, we provide a full-range of services to help your pet live a full, healthy life. In order to provide the best
care and products possible for your growing pet, we offer the following services:
- Preventative Health Care
- Dental Care
- Oral Health Products
- Surgery/Oral Surgery
- Digital X-Rays
- In-house Blood work
- Aging Pet Products
- Prescription Diets
- Parasite Control
- Client Education
- Laser Therapy
It is extremely important for your pets to be examined thoroughly each and every year of their life. Animals are masters of disguise when it comes to hiding symptoms that can indicate serious illnesses. Your pet ages 6-8 years on average each year, so changes in their health can become serious very quickly. Your pet’s yearly exam will include body condition score assessment, a dental health exam, nutrition discussion, risk assessment for parasites, and other items as appropriate.
Puppies & Kittens
The needs of your new kitten or puppy may be very different than the needs of an older more mature pet. Feeding, grooming, housing, and training are all items that are important aspects of your new family member’s smooth
transition into its new environment.
We can assist you in providing your little one with proper nutrition, preventative health care, parasite control, and much more. We want your relationship with your new pet to be as satisfying to you as it is for them, and to last a long healthy lifetime.
As your pet ages, changes that occur in their general health may be subtle and hard to notice. We recommend that pets over the age of 7- 8 years begin having regular checkups every 6 months since body systems changes
can occur more rapidly as they advance in years.
Many of these changes can be handled with positive results if the conditions are found early and dealt with in a timely manner. Advancements in the field of veterinary medicine have allowed us the opportunity to extend excellent care to our older patients with the end results not only being that we are able to extend their life with us but to allow these later years to be much more comfortable and pleasant for our beloved pets.
When your pet is sick..
Unfortunately, there may come a time in the life of your pet in which they become ill or are injured.
We have the ability to perform many in house diagnostic tests, surgical procedures, and we consult with many area specialists in various fields of veterinary medicine to provide the best possible care for your beloved pet. We have developed close relationships with specialists in all areas of pet health care to ensure that your beloved pet gets the absolute best treatment options available
Over the last few years, laser therapy has emerged as one of the most innovative forms of treatment in veterinary medicine. We want to answer any and all of the questions you may have about laser therapy. Please contact
our office if you have any further questions.
How Does The Laser Work?
Laser therapy works through a process called “photobiomodulation”, which means the photons, or light energy packets that are put out by the laser are absorbed by the cells and enzymes involved in oxygen utilization and the production of ATP, which is what the cell uses to power all of its functions.Through this process, more oxygen is delivered to the cells, which means more energy (ATP) is produced for the cell. When the energy of the cell is increased, the cell can function at a higher level.Increasing the cellular function leads to many beneficial effects such as having anti-inflammatory effects, analgesic (pain relief) effects, and increased healing of tissue through formation of new blood vessels. Basically, the laser increases how fast the cells grow and reproduce, leading to faster healing of painful and/or damaged tissue.