We Can Help With

At the Avon Animal and Bird Hospital we are equipped to handle a wide range of procedures and afflictions. Below is a list of the most common diseases/infections that your pet could contract and answers to questions that you may have about them. Feel free to read these articles and if you have any other questions please call or e-mail our clinic and one of our knowledgeable staff members would be happy to assist you.

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    Hip Dysplasia

    Hip dysplasia is a congenital disease that, in its more severe form, can lead to lameness and painful arthritis of the joints. Hip dysplasia is caused by a combination of…

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    Heartworm Disease

    Heartworm has been diagnosed in dogs in all 50 states. It is very common and has a virtual 100% prevalence rate in unprotected dogs living in highly endemic areas. Mosquitoes…

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    Giardia

    Giardia is a protozoal intestinal parasite of dogs and cats. It is also the most common intestinal parasite in humans in North America. It is considered a zoonotic disease, meaning…

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    Geriatric Health

    Our goal is to catch old age problems before they become painful and possibly uncontrollable.  Once your pet reaches the age of 7 we recommend our Golden Age Physical. This…

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    Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus (GDV)

    Gastric Dilatation – Volvulus (GDV) is a life threatening, acute dilation and twisting of the stomach that requires immediate medical attention.  Certain breeds are more prone to this condition: Boxers,…

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    Fleas

    Fleas can be found on dogs, cats, and many wild mammals.  They survive year to year even in cold climates because they live on pets, in buildings, and on wild…

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    Feline Distemper

    Feline distemper, or feline panleukopenia, is a highly contagious viral disease of kittens and adult cats caused by the feline parvovirus. It is called panleukopenia because it affects the bone…

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    Ear Infections

    Ear infections, also called otitis externa, are the most common, and sometimes the most frustrating, infection we treat. Ear infections affect both dogs and cats, and can cause significant inflammation and…

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    Diabetes

    Diabetes is diagnosed more commonly in cats than in dogs, about 1 in 200 for cats and 1 in 400-500 for dogs. Certain dog breeds are at higher risk, including…

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    Dental Care

    Did you know that over 85% of adult dogs and cats have periodontal disease severe enough to need treatment? Periodontal disease is not only painful; it has also been associated with…