Amigo Animal Hospital - Westminster, CA

Our services and facilities are designed to assist in routine preventive care for young, healthy pets; early detection and treatment of disease as your pet ages; and complete medical and surgical care as necessary during his or her lifetime.
By: Animal Hospital
 
Oct. 18, 2012 - PRLog -- We understand the special role your pet plays in your family and are dedicated to becoming your partner in your pet's health care. We treat your pet as we would our own. Our goal is to practice the highest quality medicine and surgery with compassion and an emphasis on client education. Our entire healthcare team is committed to providing personal attention to the unique concerns of each individual pet owner.

Visit our site and you will find information about our services, helpful forms to assist you and an extensive Pet Medical Library for you to search for additional pet health care information.

Dr. McInroy, the owner of Amigo Animal Hospital, has been with Amigo since 2002 and has probably met many of you and your pets. She graduated in 1989 from Colorado State University in Fort Collins Colorado. She is excited to bring in new medications and equipment to keep Amigo up with the leading treatments in animal health care. She enjoys spending her time off with her three miniature poodles, her guinea pig, Norwegian hooded rat and bearded dragon. If she has any time away from the office she enjoys white water rafting, go cart racing and paint balling.

What's new?

WARNING - FLEA-BORNE TYPHUS ALERT

PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR PETS!
There have been more human cases of flea-borne typhus in the last five years than in the last 50 years combined.
Humans are infected with flea-borne typhus by the common flea.
Protect your family by using flea control products, such as Advantage, Frontline, or Comfortis, on your pets to prevent this serious health threat.

HOW YOU GET THE DISEASE
Typhus bacteria are transferred to humans usually as the result of flea bites. Infected fleas have the bacteria in their feces and will often defecate while biting and feeding. When a person scratches the flea bite, he/she can allow some of the bacteria in the flea feces to enter the blood stream. People can also become infected by transferring the bacteria to their eyes, nose, or mouth.

PREVENTION
The disease is transmitted by the common flea which can be found on opossums, raccoons, skunks, feral and domestic cats, dogs, and other mammals.
To reduce your exposure to fleas, follow these guidelines:
• Remove pet food and other outside food sources
• Cover garbage containers
• Trim vegetation around buildings to discourage wildlife
• If you see dead oppossums, cats or other animals on your property,
 call your local Animal Control agency
• Keep pet cats indoors as much as possible and consult your veterinarian
 about flea control products

SYMPTOMS
Symptoms begin one to two weeks after exposure, and include:
• Fever
• Headache
• Chills
• Body aches and pains
• Rash on chest, back, arms and/or legs
If these symptoms occur, seek medical attention.

For further information, please visit:
www.ocvcd.org (714) 971-2421

There have been more human cases of flea-borne typhus in the last five years than in the last 50 years combined. Humans are infected with flea-borne typhus by the common flea. Protect your family by using flea control products, such as Advantage, Frontline, or Comfortis, on your pets to prevent this serious health threat.


HOW YOU GET THE DISEASE
Typhus bacteria are transferred to humans usually as the result of flea bites. Infected fleas have the bacteria in their feces and will often defecate while biting and feeding. When a person scratches the flea bite, he/she can allow some of the bacteria in the flea feces to enter the blood stream. People can also become infected by transferring the bacteria to their eyes, nose, or mouth.

PREVENTION
The disease is transmitted by the common flea which can be found on opossums, raccoons, skunks, feral and domestic cats, dogs, and other mammals.
To reduce your exposure to fleas, follow these guidelines:
• Remove pet food and other outside food sources
• Cover garbage containers
• Trim vegetation around buildings to discourage wildlife
• If you see dead oppossums, cats or other animals on your property,
 call your local Animal Control agency
• Keep pet cats indoors as much as possible and consult your veterinarian
 about flea control products

SYMPTOMS
Symptoms begin one to two weeks after exposure, and include:
• Fever
• Headache
• Chills
• Body aches and pains
• Rash on chest, back, arms and/or legs
If these symptoms occur, seek medical attention.

For further information, please visit:
www.ocvcd.org (714) 971-2421

We are now offering Dog and Cat Boarding!

Please call for reservations at least one week ahead.
Please call our office for more details (714) 894-5558

We are excited to introduce our new Laser Therapy!

This equipment is used to decrease pain from arthritis and enhance wound healing.  This cutting edge treatment has helped many dogs with hind limb weakness.  It is administered daily or every other day for 6 treatments and then given monthly as your pet starts feeling that old stiffness and pain again.  

LASER THERAPY TREATMENT

1.    Anti-Pain (Analgesic): Laser therapy has a high beneficial effect on nerve cells which blocks pain transmitted by these cells to the brain and which decreases nerve sensitivity. Also, due to less inflammation, there is less edema and less pain. Another pain blocking mechanism involves the production of high levels of pain killing chemicals such as endorphins and encephalin from the brain and adrenal gland.

2.    Accelerated Tissue Repair and Cell Growth: Photons of light from lasers penetrate deeply into tissue and accelerate cellular reproduction and growth. The laser light increases the energy available to the cell so that the cell can take on nutrients faster and get rid of waste products. As a result of exposure to laser light, the cells of tendons, ligaments and muscles are repaired faster.

1)    Increases Metabolic Activity: Laser therapy creates higher outputs of specific enzymes, greater oxygen and food particle loads for blood cells.
2)    Reduced Fibrous Tissue Formation: Laser therapy reduces the formation of scar tissue following tissue damage from cuts, scratches, burns or surgery.
3)    Improved Nerve Function: Slow recovery of nerve functions in damaged tissue can result in numbness and impaired limbs. Laser light will speed up the process of nerve cell reconnection and increase the amplitude of action potentials to optimize muscle action.

Amigo Animal Hospital
13951 Milan St.
Westminster, CA  92683
(714) 894-5558
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