Dog & Cat Veterinary Services

Annual Examinations

Annual Examinations for Dogs and Cats at Roaring Brook Veterinary Hospital

Yearly veterinary examinations are one of the keys to keeping your dog or cat healthy. Veterinary exams are excellent preventive measures where health problems and diseases can be detected early, before they become difficult to treat. Roaring Brook Veterinary Hospital utilizes the latest veterinary equipment and procedures, along with a commitment to understanding your pet’s individual needs, when performing each examination. Examinations are also a good time to make sure your pet is up to date on his or her vaccinations.

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Emergency Care

Emergency Care

If your pet requires emergency care after hospital hours, we refer clients to either of the following hospitals:

Veterinary Emergency Center
135 Dowd Avenue
Canton, CT 06019
860-693-6992
www.VECofCanton.com

Hours:
Monday-Friday 6pm-8am
Open 24 hours on all weekends and holidays


CT Veterinary Center, located at:
470 Oakwood Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06110
(860) 233-8564

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Vaccinations

Pet Vaccinations at Roaring Brook Veterinary Hospital

Routine vaccinations can prevent a host of diseases, many of which were once considered fatal to pets. Puppies and kittens should start receiving vaccinations at approximately 8 weeks of age. We understand that each pet has different needs when it comes to vaccinations and work with you to tailor a vaccine protocol that meets your pet’s needs. Prior to administering vaccines, we perform blood antibody titer tests to determine if a specific vaccination is needed.

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Dietary Planning

A well-balanced diet can give your dog or cat more energy, reduce the risk of many health problems and result in a long and healthy life. Roaring Brook Veterinary Hospital offers professional dietary planning for your pet. We recommend foods that are essential for proper weight, growth and even disease prevention.

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Dental Care

Before Dental Care at Roaring Brook Veterinary Hospital
After Dental Care at Roaring Brook Veterinary Hospital

Regular dental visits and cleanings are an important part of your pet’s health care. We offer complete dental services, including cleaning and polishing your pet's teeth, tooth extractions, and oral surgery.

Because veterinary dental procedures involve the use of anesthesia, we perform a thorough examination of your pet, including a physical exam and diagnostic blood tests, prior to any dental procedure. This allows us to develop a safe anesthetic protocol that's unique to your dog or cat. During your pet's dental cleaning, we use sophisticated monitoring equipment to monitor your pet's vital signs. Our caring, highly-trained veterinary technicians keep a close watch on your pet and make sure he or she is safe and comfortable.

Why is dental care important? If left untreated, bacteria from the mouth can enter the bloodstream and cause infections in the major organs. The good news is that, while periodontal disease is extremely common, it is also preventable. Please schedule a dental examination for your pet today so that periodontal disease can be prevented early.

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Senior Pet Care

Senior Pet Care

Your pet reaches his or her "senior years" between ages 6 and 7. Senior pets can maintain a vital, healthy life as long as they receive routine medical exams, proper diet and exercise and a generous amount of loving care. The veterinarians and staff at Roaring Brook Veterinary Hospital understand the needs of senior pets and work with you to make your dog or cat's golden years comfortable and happy.

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Radiology and Ultrasound

Radiology and Ultrasound at Roaring Brook Veterinary Hospital

Radiographs (x-rays) and ultrasound are two of the most useful tools available for diagnosing your pet. Roaring Brook Veterinary Hospital is equipped with the latest veterinary diagnostic technology to better treat your pet. Our technicians and veterinarians are specially trained to take high-quality diagnostic x-rays. For ultrasounds, Roaring Brook Veterinary Hospital works with a board–certified veterinary ultrasonographer for all ultrasound procedures. We provide this service at our hospital by appointment for your convenience.

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Surgery

Surgery at Roaring Brook Veterinary Hospital

Your pet’s health and safety during surgery are our top priorities. We perform a wide range of surgical procedures, from routine spays and neuters to more complex soft-tissue and orthopedic surgeries. All patients undergo pre-anesthetic blood testing and a full physical exam in order to detect any possible complications that might arise during the procedure. During surgery, a highly trained veterinary technician monitors your pet’s vital signs using state-of-the-art monitoring instruments.

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Pain Management

Following surgery, we strive to make all pets as comfortable as possible. Pain is detrimental to the overall healing process and the general well-being of your pet. Thanks to advances in veterinary medicine, there are a wide array of pain management medications available for your pet. These range from injectable drugs to chewable tablets and patches. We make every effort to assess pain in your pet and provide the appropriate treatment.

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Microchipping

Microchipping at Roaring Brook Veterinary Hospital

Each year, millions of dogs and cats are lost and many never find their way home again. While a collar and ID tag are a good first step for identifying your pet, a microchip is a safe, effective way to help make sure your pet makes it home safely if he or she is lost. About the size and shape of a grain of rice, a microchip is implanted under your pet’s skin between the shoulder blades in a procedure similar to a vaccination. Each microchip contains unique information about your pet. Special scanners are used to read the microchip and most veterinary hospitals and animal shelters around the country are capable of reading microchips. We use the Home Again microchip system.

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Pet Insurance

People treat their pets as an extension of their family, expecting nothing less than the best care and services available. But at what point do the costs become unmanageable?

Much like our health care system, pet health care is not immune to rising costs. Fortunately, there are more lifesaving treatments available for pets than ever before. However, as veterinary care advances, it's also becoming more expensive. Those veterinary bills can be offset and paid for with pet health insurance coverage. Pet Health Insurance can help you afford the quality veterinary care your pet needs.

With so many different Pet Health Insurance companies and policies to choose from, it's hard to decide which one is the best fit for you and your pet. There are some policies that cover illness, injury, and accidents. Others cover yearly preventative medical costs, such as spay or neuter, vaccines and heartworm medications. Below is a link to a website that lets you compare the different companies and the policies offered, so you can make an informed decision:

www.petinsurancereview.com

Roaring Brook Veterinary Hospital participates with all Pet Health Insurance companies.

Please contact our office at 860-693-0214 with any questions.

Roaring Brook Veterinary Hospital is a full-service veterinary care center. Located in Canton CT, we provide comprehensive veterinary care, including wellness examinations, dental care, vaccinations, and surgery for dogs, cats and exotic pets. Roaring Brook Kennels, adjacent to Roaring Brook Veterinary Hospital, provides boarding, grooming, doggie daycare and training.

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