Vaccines are important preventative care tools for keeping pets healthy. At Alpine Veterinary Hospital in Rockford, IL, our veterinarians recommend yearly wellness visits for your cat or dog, during which we can verify if your animal is up-to-date on all shots. We offer core vaccinations for puppies, dogs, kittens and cats. Your veterinarian may recommend vaccinating your cat or dog for specific situations that could expose them to diseases. Keep your pet healthy with preventative care and schedule your animal’s annual exam with our licensed veterinarians at the Alpine Veterinary Hospital. Our animal hospital is dedicated to protecting pets from life-threatening diseases.
If diseases and other health challenges always presented obvious, indisputable outward symptoms, diagnosing and treating them would be a much simpler matter than it is. Unfortunately, many health problems can hide within your pet’s body, wreaking their own kind of havoc for quite some time before your pet looks or acts sick. Since many of these conditions can cause serious health problems or even death if untreated, Alpine Veterinary Hospital in Rockford, IL administers laboratory testing to detect them as early and accurately as possible. Laboratory tests typically include blood testing, urine testing, fecal testing, and tissue testing. These tests are routinely performed as an element of wellness exams, serving alongside vaccinations, dental checkups, and parasite prevention to keep health problems from overwhelming your pet. They are also commonly performed as a prelude to pet surgery, emergency care, and other treatments.
Preventative care is important in keeping your pet happy and healthy. At Alpine Veterinary Hospital, we offer wellness exams, routine vaccinations, parasite prevention and nutritional counseling as core elements of preventative care.
Periodontal disease is the most common disease among pets, affecting more than eight out of ten pets over three years of age. Periodontal disease is an inflammation and or infection of the gums and bone around your pet’s teeth. If left untreated, this can eventually lead to tooth loss. The good news it that periodontal disease can be managed. We offer dental services including surgeries and routine cleanings in order to manage your pet’s dental health.
At Alpine Veterinary Hospital, our team of experienced professionals offers elective and urgent-care surgical procedures. Some of the most common procedures performed at pets in our hospital are dental surgery (extraction or other procedure), spay and neuter procedures and growth on the skin. Most of the procedures we do are elective, but we do also offer urgent care due to accidents, injuries and other unfortunate incidents. We work quickly to diagnose the issue and resolve it via surgical means if necessary. Some examples of common urgent care procedures are fracture repair, internal bleeding, bladder stones, urethral blockage, intestinal obstruction, skin lacerations, abscess, malignant skin tumor and cancer. Most veterinarian surgical surgeries and procedures are low risk with a fast recovery period.
Alpine Veterinary Hospital offers digital radiology services. X-rays allow us insight into issues affecting your pet’s health below the surface. Our talented team uses up-to-date technology to offer your pet a comfortable experience.
Diagnostic ultrasound, also called sonography, is an imaging method that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of structures within the body. An ultrasound exam is a way of looking inside your pet’s body to see (liver, kidneys and intestines). the images can provide valuable information for diagnosing and treating a variety of diseases and conditions. Ultrasound is safe, noninvasive, and does not use ionizing radiation.