Annual exams allow us to establish a normal pattern for each pet's weight, temperature and body condition. A thorough, hands‐on physical examination assists in detecting hidden problems that may otherwise go unnoticed until your pet's health deteriorates drastically. Issues like diabetes, cancer, heart disease, hormone imbalances, arthritis and pain can be caught early and treated promptly, allowing your pet a better quality of life. At Animal Hospital of Old Saybrook we believe in a preventative approach, which provides us with the opportunity to tailor a specific health and immunization plan to your pet's unique lifestyle.
We understand that one of your major concerns for your pet is their health and safety when undergoing an anesthetic procedure. Animal Hospital of Old Saybrook ensures that every time your pet undergoes anesthesia that we take the most proactive approach to keeping your pet safe and healthy from admittance to recovery. We perform a comprehensive exam evaluating your pet’s physical health and screen preanesthetic bloodwork prior to surgery. We use the safest and most effective anesthetic protocols and our certified technicians monitor your pet’s the most state of the vital system monitoring which includes heart rate, blood pressure, ECG, and oxygen saturation. Your pet’s anesthetic safety is our highest concern and we take every step possible to ensure the health of your pet.
As pets age, their needs change. Health problems are easily hidden and can often be mistaken for typical signs of aging. The onset of age‐related diseases or health issues happens quickly or becomes more pronounced as your pet matures. At Animal Hospital of Old Saybrook, we take a proactive approach to protecting your senior pet by performing yearly baseline blood profiles which can be run in hospital with immediate results. More frequent visits help keep your senior pet happy and healthy and allow us to keep a close eye on potential problem areas.
We believe dental hygiene is a very important part of your pet's health and can often be the cause of serious illness. If left untreated, dental problems can often lead to larger systemic problems in your pet due to oral bacteria entering the blood stream and damaging the kidneys, heart and liver. Many of these problems can be avoided by scheduling regular dental check‐ups and dental cleanings for your pet.
At Animal Hospital of Old Saybrook, our veterinarians and technicians regularly perform anesthetized teeth cleanings using ultrasonic cleaning instruments, digital radiology, and assessment of tooth and gum health and extractions.
We gladly offer boarding to our feline clients. We understand that it can be stressful to leave your pet while you are away. Let us make your travels stress free for both you and your cat.
Our boarding facility is clean, safe, quiet and comfortable. With an entire team of veterinary professionals at your cat's disposal, the highest standard in care is easily met. Should your cat require medications or a procedure, we can perform those services while they are staying with us.
Our state of the art digital X‐ray machines allow us to take radiographs of your pet in order to help diagnose and treat many medical conditions. We offer both full body and dental radiographs for your pet. X‐rays are very useful for diagnosing medical problems. They can provide the veterinary staff with a picture of your pet's problem.
If our veterinarians feel a lump in your pet's abdomen, an x‐ray can determine where the mass is located. X‐rays can very often pinpoint the organ where the problem is occurring. A foreign object in the stomach is often easily seen in an X‐ray. If your pet is vomiting and an X‐ray reveals irregular gas patterns and bunching of the small intestine, this could mean that your pet has eaten string or some other detrimental foreign object. These diagnostic tools allow us to determine the best and most effective treatment plan for your pet.
Ultrasonography is a diagnostic imaging technique similar to radiography (X‐rays) and is often used in conjunction with radiography to visualize the deep structures of the body. This noninvasive, state of the art technology uses sound waves to painlessly examine internal organs including the kidneys, liver, gallbladder, urinary bladder and more. Ultrasound can detect fluid, cysts, tumors and abscesses. It can also be used to determine and monitor pregnancy.
Endoscopy allows a visual examination and biopsy of the upper and lower gastrointestinal tract without invasive exploratory surgery. Endoscopy has several different applications and can be an important diagnostic and therapeutic tool. At Animal Hospital of Old Saybrook we have successfully avoided countless abdominal exploratory surgeries by removing gastrointestinal foreign bodies with the use of our endoscope.
With the latest equipment, our veterinary staff has access to a full and complete diagnostic laboratory. Results are delivered quickly and accurately, allowing for an effective analysis of your pet's blood or urine. Urine testing, blood testing, and fecal parasite testing are routinely conducted and are often required for a complete and accurate diagnosis.
At Animal Hospital of Old Saybrook we offer the most advanced surgical techniques and technology. We thoroughly evaluate all patients for safety, screen with pre‐anesthetic bloodwork, and specifically tailor our anesthetic protocol to your individual pet. We use the safest anesthetics available and our fully trained and certified technicians support your pet throughout each procedure with an ECG, oxygen saturation monitor, heart rate and blood pressure monitors, heated surgical tables, pain management and intensive care during recovery.
We even provide overnight nursing to monitor your pet’s care and keep them comfortable through the night and assure their recovery is going well. Our onsite nursing staff periodically checks their condition and keeps them comfortable through the night until they are ready to go home.
In addition to routine surgeries, Dr. Fedorich has a special interest in orthopedic surgeries. Dr. Fedorich regularly attends continuing education seminars to learn the latest orthopedic surgical techniques in External Skeletal Fixation and Cranial Cruciate Ligament Repairs. Animal Hospital of Old Saybrook is equipped with the latest equipment to support these special procedures.
Animal Hospital of Old Saybrook has added an exciting new surgical procedure for the treatment of crancial cruciate ligament tears in the dog. Cranial cruciate ligament injuries are the most common cause of orthopedic hind limb lameness seen in veterinary practice. Causes include genetic conformational abnormalities, obesity, athletic injury and chronic degenerative joint disease. Large breed dogs are more affected than small breed dogs. Developed by veterinarians in Europe, the TTA utilizes the quadriceps muscle and associated patella tendon to neutralize the forces previously stabilized by the cranial cruciate ligament. A bone-cutting procedure, the TTA requires specialized orthopedic equipment and titanium implants.
The quicker recovery time and return to normal function, in addition to the decreased likelihood of implant failure, make the Tibial Tuberosity Advancement surgery Dr. Fedorich’s preferred treatment recommendation. “Often dogs who have had their CrCl repaired with the TTA procedure recover almost too well, making it difficult for some owners to curtail their dog’s activity for the mandatory 3 month’s post operative period” says Dr Fedorich.
Please call to schedule a consult with Dr. Fedorich to determine if the TTA is appropriate for your dog’s cranial cruciate injury.
Animal Hospital of Old Saybrook is excited to add mobile veterinary care to its list of services. Our new mobile veterinary care is a full-service mobile practice offering many of the same services you would recieve in our office, only we come to you! Your pet no longer needs to travel to recieve great medical care. Another important service we provide is private, at-home euthanasia. Below is a list of services, please call us today to schedule a mobile vet appointment or pick-up for daycare and boarding services.