The beginnings of acupuncture date back to the Neolithic period of China. It is the targeted therapeutic influence of the body surface using gold and / or silver needles. With the help of acupuncture one can not solve all, but a whole series of complaints also in animals. The practice also has a device for laser acupuncture.
The cardiovascular system supplies nutrients and oxygen to all organs and tissues and transports degradation products. Too low blood pressure (hypotonia) leads to a reduced supply of organs and tissues. Too high blood pressure (hypertension), on the other hand, leads to increased afterload and damage to the veins.
Regularly control the blood pressure of your pet and prevent heart and vascular diseases!
Proper feeding of domestic animals is important for their normal development and the maintenance of health. A balanced balance between carbohydrates, fat, protein, minerals and vitamins is particularly important. The nutrient supply must be adapted to the species, the age and the performance of the animal. If you like to cook your favorite food, you should provide an adequate supplement of vitamins and minerals. Depending on the illness, the sick pet must be able to keep a special diet. Dietary feed is available for a whole range of diseases. Talk to us!
Geriatrics deals with diseases that occur in older animals. Thanks to annual vaccinations and better medical care, the life expectancy of our pets increases. As a result of the higher average age, wear and tear of various organs or diseased growths (cancer) can occur. Regular investigations can be used to deal with problems at an early stage.
The skin is the largest organ - man and also the animal. As a coat, it protects the body against water, electrolyte and nutrient loss as well as harmful environmental influences. However, it is also an immunologically active organ which has anti-bacterial and antimycotic properties. In addition, the skin can make vitamins in part itself and store. In addition to independent diseases of the skin such as tumors, parasitic and bacterial diseases or injuries, the skin acts as a mirror of the state of health of the animal. A variety of internal diseases leave their "fingerprints" on the skin of the animal.
If necessary, we will also examine your pet during a house visit. We make an appointment for a telephone or personal inquiry from the animal owner.
Speaking of castration, we mean the surgical removal of the germinal glands (testicles or egg sticks) in animal medicine. On the other hand, reproducibility is surgically eliminated during sterilization. In this case, the vas deferens (in males) and the fallopian tubes (in females) are severed. The animal remains sexually active, the germinal glands hormonally fully active. Since animal sex hormones are responsible for a number of diseases (mammary tumors, skin diseases, behavioral disorders, trauma, pyometra, etc.), sterilization is hardly practiced in animal medicine. Both for castration and sterilization the animal is given an anesthetic.
Thanks to the annual inoculations, the classical animal diseases have been largely suppressed and the life expectancy of the animals has risen considerably. As a result of a higher life expectancy, the nature of diseases leading to death has also changed. While in the early 1950s the distemper was the most important cause of death in the dog and the tumors played only a subordinate role, more than 30% of the dogs now die from the effects of tumor disease. For certain breeds the proportion is even over 50% (cocker spaniel, chow-chow, boxer, poodle, Eurasier, Rottweiler, etc). About 86% of cats die from cancer. If the animal is affected by a tumor, it is essentially due to its type, size and localization. Here the rule is, the faster the tumor is removed, the more favorable the healing chances of the animal.
As a modern imaging method, X-ray technology is used to represent organs as well as bones and joints. Our practice has a high-performance x-ray machine as well as a modern digital x-ray storage system.
X-ray image of a snake
The successful containment and prevention of animal diseases is one of the main tasks of both the animal owner and the veterinarian. Thanks to the pioneering work of Louis Pasteur (1822-1895), the approaches to active immunization against diseases have been established. Protective inoculations are one of the specific preventive measures which are the responsibility of the animal owner. Only healthy, well-off and well-nourished animals may be vaccinated by approved veterinarians authorized to vaccinate. All vaccinations are documented in the vaccination card.
Preventive screening is particularly important because many diseases in old age can be detected in time and often favorably influenced. Since the animals have different life expectancies and conditions of posture, a general recommendation, from which age the precautionary examination would be advisable, is unfortunately not possible. You should be able to regularly inspect giant dog breeds from an age of 4-5 years, smaller dog breeds from 7 years and cats from about 8 years.
The investigation must pay particular attention to:
Proper care is better than cure!
In dogs and cats the teeth are often threatened by dental plaque. The saliva contains minerals such as potassium, calcium, magnesium and zinc in various salt forms. Faeces (plaque) are formed by food residues and bacteria. The mineralization of the deposits forms the scalp. The tartar not only adheres to the tooth, but can also spread below the gingiva (subgingival), which leads to persistent oral odor and tooth loss. In addition, the dental plaque serves harmful microorganisms as a breeding ground. The germs and the toxins formed by them constantly penetrate the bloodstream and damage the liver, kidneys, lungs and the heart. A veterinary examination of the oral cavity is therefore very important. It may, for example, be carried out within the framework of the annual immunization.