When you have animals, emergencies happen. Unfortunately, they are a part of life. Here at Brunswick Veterinary Hospital, we are here to help you and your pet!
We know that emergencies (of any kind) are very stressful for both you, your family, and your pet. It is our goal to help you in any way that we can. Our staff is dedicated and well trained to handle emergencies of all types.
One thing that we do ask is that you to do is please call ahead, at (518) 279-0700, so that we are prepared for you when you walk in our doors! This allows us to be better prepared to take care of your pet when you come in.
For any emergencies that occur when we are not available to help, we trust the following emergency centers. They are open in the evenings, weekends, and holidays when we are closed!
Upstate Veterinary Specialties and 24 hour care
152 Sparrowbush Rd
Latham, NY 12110
Capital District Veterinary Referral Hospital
222 Troy Schenectady Rd.
Latham, NY 12110
Preventative physical exams and wellness / preventative care
Here at Brunswick Veterinary Hospital, we are proud to offer complete physical examinations.
It is very important to make sure that your pet has routine complete physical examinations. Our staff will get a chance to talk to you and see if you are having any trouble with your pet. We will also go over diet, preventative medicine, and exercise to ensure that your pet is as healthy as possible.
Then, one of our veterinarians will do a complete physical examination on your pet. It is always good to have a baseline in case your pet ever becomes ill. We also want to monitor your pet’s weight, ensuring that your pet stays a healthy weight. It is much easier to start a diet when a pet is a pound overweight instead of fifteen!
Our veterinarian will also look for any potential problems. Our goal is to catch any problems before they become major ones. The sooner that we are able to catch a problem, the easier it is to treat it and the more likely that your pet will make a full recovery!
Nutrition is so important for pets throughout their lives. As animals age, their nutritional needs change. There are puppy, adult, and senior diets to accommodate pets’ changing needs. Then there are also diets made to help pets with certain diseases and conditions. It is important to discuss your pets’ diets with our staff every time you visit our hospital.
A very common problem in pets that needs to be addressed is obesity. Many owners overfeed their pets when they beg. They also like to show their pets their love by feeding them treats. However, obesity can be a real problem. Talk to one of our friendly staff members to get your pets on a diet and exercise plan to get them back on track to a healthier life.
Pets that are in pain are miserable. For this reason, we will do whatever we can to keep your pets comfortable.
We have many different choices when it comes to treating a pet’s pain. There are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs which are very helpful with mild pain. We also prescribe steroids which can offer a lot of relief. We also have stronger pain medications if the non-steroidal medications are not enough. We also offer glucosamine in tablets and injections to help with arthritis.
It is important to run blood work before starting any medications to make sure your pets can handle it. Pets on some medications need to be monitored by doing regular blood work to ensure there are no bad side effects.
It is our goal to keep your pets as comfortable as possible with the least amount of medication and fewest potential side effects.
If you are traveling with your pet, you may be required to have a Health Certificate. Each state has different rules and regulations, so be sure to consult with us in advance of your travel. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.
Surgery – Orthopedic, Soft Tissue
We are proud to offer orthopedic surgical procedures for injuries and conditions to soft tissue areas of your pet’s body. We utilize state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging to enhance our capabilities for soft tissue surgery, ensuring that your pet has access to the highest standard of veterinary medicine.
Our surgical team is highly trained and experienced in soft tissue orthopedic procedures, so you can rest assured that your pet is in good hands. We promise to communicate with you throughout the process and make your pets’ surgery as stress-free as possible.
Besides vaccinations, spaying and neutering your pet is one of the best things that you can do to keep them healthy!
Spaying and neutering has a lot of health benefits. Most pets live longer because they don’t feel the need to roam so they are less likely to get hit by cars and get in fights. Spayed and neutered pets are also less likely to contract certain forms of cancer. There is also a deadly disease that occurs in unspayed females. Unneutered males commonly have a lot of behavioral problems!
Another big problem that we have is the overpopulation of animals. You can help this by spaying and neutering your own pets! Too many unwanted pets are euthanized each year!
Dental care is vital to the overall health of any pet. Dental disease can lead to health issues with the heart, liver, and kidneys, and can affect the entire body through the bloodstream. In fact, 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats over three years of age suffer from some form of dental disease, making it the most common pet health issue among our pet population.
In spite of these disturbing facts, many pet owners are not aware of the importance of dental care to their pets’ health. There are a lot of different ways to improve your pets’ dental hygiene, including home brushing, dental chews, and regular inspection.
The most effective way to protect your pet from dental disease is through professional cleanings. We perform thorough cleanings here at Brunswick Veterinary Hospital, including the area beneath the gums that you can’t see or access at home.
Saying goodbye to your pet can be extremely difficult. The process can be emotionally and mentally draining. We don’t want you to be alone at the end stages of a pets’ life, and we promise to do everything we can to make it easier on you and your pet. Most of all, we promise to treat each case with compassionate and understanding care.
Knowing when the time is right can be a difficult choice. There are many factors that go into deciding to euthanize a pet, and it is a personal issue that differs from pet owner to pet owner. But every pet owner is inevitably faced with making that tough decision, and we want to be there alongside you to aid in any way we can.
A diagnostic test is a type of medical test performed to aid in the diagnosis or detection of disease. Diagnostic testing is a vital part of detecting health problems and being able to treat them before they worsen.
Our hospital provides a wide variety of in-house diagnostic testing with the most state of the art technology available. It is our goal to provide your pet with the highest level of care possible, and our diagnostic tools help us do that.
At Brunswick Veterinary Hospital in Troy, NY, we are proud to be on the cutting edge of medical technology. Radiology is a technique and diagnostic tool that we use to look inside the body in an entirely non-invasive way. X-rays allow us to create images of all the body’s organs.
In other words, the use of radiology gives us a view of the internal organs in your pets’ body that we otherwise could not see. It is a valuable diagnostic tool that helps veterinarians detect and prevent illness.
The use of radiology is safe, and our entire staff is highly trained. It is our goal to provide your pet with the highest level of medical care possible, and this is just one of the many ways we achieve that.
One of the diagnostic tools we use is ultrasound, which creates images of the inner workings of the body.
Ultrasound uses sound waves to offer a non-invasive, painless, and radiation-free method of imaging your pets’ internal organs. This is one of the many ways we are dedicated to providing your pet with the best care possible.
We are proud to have a fully stocked pharmacy in our hospital.
It is our goal to give you the medications you need in a timely fashion. We also understand the pharmaceutical industry so we make sure the products we carry are of the highest quality. We buy only from reliable and trustworthy suppliers, so you know you are getting the best medications for your pets.
We strive to keep our pharmacy stocked with anything you might need. We have medications for any illness along with preventative medicine like heartworm prevention and flea and tick medication.
There are many options for those who do not wish to pursue traditional medicine alone. We uniquely offer acupuncture and homeopathy. Acupuncture can help with many types of pain, osteoarthritis, vomiting, cancer pain, endocrine disorders, and much more.
Acupuncture is simple and most pets not only tolerate it well, but quickly learn to enjoy the interaction and experience. There are many different uses for Acupuncture, so if you are looking for an alternative therapy to keep your pet healthy, get more information from your pets’ veterinarian today.
In addition to acupuncture, we also offer homeopathy (or integrative medicine) to promote the health and welfare of your pet. We can provide alternatives to traditionally processed medications, alternatives for pain, vomiting, inflammation, allergies, and most other conditions. We pride ourselves in treating your pet in wholeness.