From providing routine checkups to emergency care, veterinarians are the go-to professionals for your pet’s health issues. However, a veterinarian’s role extends beyond diagnosing and treating illnesses. Our Guam Pet Hospital team offers various services and expertise that can benefit your furry friend in surprising ways. Learn some of the lesser-known but essential ways we can help your furry friend lead a healthy and happy life. 

Counseling to address problem behaviors in pets

Inappropriate pet behavior often has an underlying cause. From chronic barking to separation anxiety to aggression, your pet’s behavior may cause you undue stress and worry about how to change it. The good news is that many troublesome behaviors in cats and dogs can be identified and treated. Our veterinarian can offer insights into understanding and addressing your concerns about your furry pal’s behavior. We may recommend modification techniques, training programs, or medications to help manage behavioral problems, improve the pet-owner bond, and restore harmony between you and your furry pal. 

Nutritional advice to promote health and vitality in your pet

Proper nutrition is the foundation of your pet’s overall health and well-being. Our veterinary team is well-versed in pet nutrition and can offer tailored dietary recommendations based on your pet’s age, breed, activity level, and health conditions. From recommending the most nutritious food to determining your pet’s appropriate food portion size, we can help ensure your furry pal receives the nutritional support they need for optimal health and energy. 

Veterinary dentistry to promote pet oral health

Did you know that most pets older than 3 years of age have dental disease? Dental disease leads to tooth decay and loss and can affect your pet’s major body organs, including their heart. Our team can help prevent serious dental problems and maintain your pet’s pearly whites. Your pet requires regular dental care to maintain good oral health. Our veterinarian can perform dental examinations, professional dental cleanings, and dental surgeries to address tartar buildup, gum disease, and tooth decay.  

Weight management for overweight pets

Obesity is a common problem among cats and dogs, often leading to various health issues, including diabetes, arthritis, and heart disease. Our team will assess your pet’s weight and body condition, and develop a personalized weight management plan to help them achieve and maintain a healthy weight. We may recommend a dietary change, exercise regimen, and regular weight monitoring to track your pet’s weight loss progress and adjust their treatment plan as needed.

Pet husbandry recommendations and oversight

If you are considering breeding your pet, turn to our veterinarian for guidance to ensure your pet remains healthy and safe during this process. Pregnant pets require specialized medical care and nutrition to support their and their growing babies’ health. Male dogs and cats also need additional nutritional support to help ensure their offspring are healthy. 

Geriatric care for senior cats and dogs

As your pet ages, they may require specialized care to address age-related health concerns. Our veterinarian can provide comprehensive geriatric assessments to detect and manage conditions such as arthritis, cognitive changes, and organ dysfunction. We can also guide you on how to optimize your home environment to accommodate your senior pet’s needs and enhance their comfort and quality of life.

End-of-life care and pet loss counseling

Saying “Goodbye” to your beloved pet is never easy, but our veterinarian can support and guide you during this difficult time. We offer palliative care to keep your pet comfortable and pain-free during their final days. In addition, our team can assist you in making informed decisions about end-of-life care options, including compassionate euthanasia. We approach end-of-life care with empathy, ensuring you and your pet receive support during this emotional journey.

While veterinarians are primarily known for their medical expertise, they also offer various services and support that extend beyond traditional health care. Give our Guam Pet Hospital team a call so we can help ensure your four-legged friend has a healthy, happy life.