In response to the stay in place order issued by Governor Brian kemp, we have updated our protocol.
Due to the ongoing pandemic caused by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) virus we have decided to see only sick pets over the weekend hours. Boarding services will continue. All owners are to follow the guidelines below.
The pandemic caused by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) has led us to revise our protocols. Hudspeth Animal Hospital has made changes and will continue to make changes to our protocol deemed necessary to protect the health and well-being of our staff, clients, pets and community.
All right, so let’s talk about what they consider checking for heartworms. We will hear the term all the time about doing a heartworm test. There are tests that only check for heartworm disease, but here what we do is, we do what we call a full DX, so that’s the full diagnostics. It checks for heartworms…
Today, we’ll talk a little bit about blood work. What is blood work? That’s the question. When it’s mentioned about doing blood work, it’s not just as simple as testing the blood, because testing the blood, we can do that for many different reasons. But when you hear the term blood work, which is used in a general term, it doesn’t give specifics as to what’s been done. What we hear sometimes is where a client may say, I had blood work done at my regular vet a week ago, why do I need to do blood work again?
Quick talk on fleas. Dr. Greenidge here, Hudspeth Animal Hospital. Fleas are pesky, and for me, there’s nothing like the Georgia flea. They’re very aggressive, they are difficult to get rid of. And so here’s my recommendation; keep your pets on year-round preventatives, right? Because if you get fleas in the house, it’s very difficult to get rid of them for several reasons, right? So here are my recommendations to reduce the chances of fleas infesting your pet.
Today, we’ll talk a little bit about urinalysis. What’s urinalysis? Urinalysis simply means analyzing the urine. In veterinary medicine, this is very important, but often neglected. It gives a lot of information because, of course, a part of the urine evaluation, the urinalysis, is the urine chemistry.
The parvovirus is very common and Southeast USA. Because it’s warm here, the virus, we tend to see most of it in the summertime when the new puppies, people are up on about. The virus is very devastating.
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