The Animal Hospital of Northwood offers a wide range of animal care services to the proud pet owners of Safety Harbor, Florida and beyond. Some of our services include the following:

A baby fox that has had surgery

Ultrasound, Endoscopy, and Radiology

Ultrasound is a non-invasive imaging procedure that enables our veterinary clinic to see an in-depth view of your pet’s organs. It provides a visual map of the interior of the body and is crucial to the comprehensive diagnosis of disease.
Endoscopy is a nonsurgical method of allowing us to view the esophagus, stomach and gastrointestinal tract. It is performed with a fiber optic instrument and can allow our animal hospital to obtain biopsies and determine if surgery is needed.

Endoscopy is a nonsurgical method of allowing us to view the esophagus, stomach and gastrointestinal tract. It is performed with a fiber optic instrument and can allow our animal hospital to obtain biopsies and determine if surgery is needed.

Radiology is often the first line of diagnostics used to detect a variety of disorders. Arthritis, bladder stones, foreign objects and broken bones are just a few of the things diagnosed with X-rays. Our animal hospital recommends X-rays as part of a preventative measure in routine Senior Wellness Exams.

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Pain Management

Historically, it has been said that animals do not perceive pain the same way humans do. Studies however have shown that animals and humans have similar pain receptors. Instinctively, animals try to hide pain as a survival mechanism. At the Animal Hospital of Northwood, our veterinarians follow the AAHA/AAFP Pain Management Guidelines for dogs and cats. These guidelines have shown that pain management helps improve the recovery process and maintains the quality of life for your beloved pet.

Signs of Pain and Discomfort

  • Change of normal behavior
  • Development of abnormal behavior
  • Increased heart rate
  • Panting
  • Pets may continue to drink while in pain
  • Reluctance to walk
  • Vocalization
  • Limping or Stiffness
  • Guarding affected area
  • Increased licking of a specific area
  • Loss of appetite, although some pets may continue to eat while in pain.

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Surgery

The Animal Hospital of Northwood is equipped to handle both routine and complex surgical procedures. Our veterinarians provide individualized anesthetic and pain management protocols for each patient undergoing surgery. We have a dedicated surgical suite equipped with cutting-edge technology. All patients are monitored by our dedicated team of surgical technicians alongside state-of-the art monitoring equipment.

Additionally, our animal hospital may bring in board-certified veterinary surgical specialists to assist with more complex surgeries.

Routine and Advanced Dental Care

85% of dogs and cats over the age of three have some form of dental disease. Poor dental hygiene leads to the build-up of tartar and bacteria that is constantly being swallowed by your pet. Studies have shown that untreated dental disease can potentially spread infection throughout the body. This can damage heart, liver and lungs. Dental care can increase the life expectancy of your pet by up to 20%.

Nutritional Consultation

Nutrition is an essential part of preventative healthcare. Like humans, diet and nutrition are the foundation of your pet’s health and longevity. More than 50% of pets over the age of 3 are overweight. By maintaining your pets healthy diet, you can increase their lifespan by 2 years. An overweight pet is predisposed to joint problems such as arthritis, respiratory disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and liver disease.

During each visit, our veterinary clinic will evaluate your pets Body Condition Score (BCS). This is a measurement of lean muscle mass and body fat. Good health and healing start with good nutrition.

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