Annual Physical Exam & Vaccinations
Clinical Medicine & Treatment
In-House Blood Diagnostics
Puppy/Kitten Exam & Vaccinations
Emergency Veterinary Care
Spay and Neuter Surgery
Dental Cleanings & Oral Surgery
Euthanasia and Cremation
In House Digital Radiography
Pet Rescue Medicine
Annual Physical Exam & Vaccinations at Sunrise Animal Hospital
The veterinarians at Sunrise Animal Hospital, in Edmonton, recommend that every pet have a physical examination annually to ensure overall health; in order to help to prevent serious health problems, these exams should take place more often if your pet is suffering from disease/illness or is considered geriatric (a senior pet).
Just as in human medicine, prevention is the key to a happy and healthy lifestyle in veterinary medicine. A comprehensive examination is vital to the detection of a variety of health problems and can be crucial during an emergency or sudden illness; all the information gathered after each exam becomes an essential part of your pet’s medical history and can offer a great help during times of distress by allowing us to see how your animal has changed.
As part of the annual exam, we:
Check for significant gains or losses in weight
Evaluate your pet’s legs, joints and spine
Check the hair and coat
Touch/check the abdomen for abnormal masses or pain
Assess the heartbeat (for pulse rate and murmurs), and lung sounds
Examine the eyes for cataracts, glaucoma or inflammation
Check the ears for any signs of infection or ear mites
Assess nasal passages for the potential signs of upper respiratory disease
Check teeth and mouth for periodontal disease
Examine lymph nodes to check for tumors.
The veterinarians at Sunrise Animal Hospital, in Edmonton, additionally, recommend annual blood work to check for organ disease and fecal testing for internal parasites.
The Importance of Vaccines:
Proper vaccination are one of the most important steps for maintaining the health and wellness of your pet. They help prevent a number of dangerous and infectious diseases this is done by stimulating the body’s immune system to produce antibodies in order to fight against the virus/bacteria. This response is then remembered therefore properly vaccination your pet prepared them to react to future infections; the remembered reaction will either prevent the disease or reduce its impact and promote a speedy recovery.
Vaccination for Dogs
Annual Vaccines for adult dogs include :
Distemper, Para Influenza, Hepatitis & Parvovirus
Vaccination for Cats
Annual Vaccines for adult cats include:
Feline Rhinotracheitis, calici-panleukopenia, chlamydia, psittaci
At Sunrise Animal Hospital, in Edmonton, a physical examination is done, prior to vaccines to look for the existence of any infection or disease. During this exam, our veterinarians will also discuss your pet’s medical history and lifestyle with you to ensure the best vaccine protocol is being followed.
The thought of your beloved pet undergoing surgery can be extremely frightening and stressful. You can rest easy knowing that the veterinarians and the medical staff at Sunrise Animal Hospital (an animal Hospital in Edmonton) will work hard to ensure the surgery is completed according to the highest surgical standards; we aim to make the entire procedure as stress-free as possible for both you and your furry friend.
Surgical Procedures at Sunrise
Our highly experienced veterinarians are not only capable of performing common surgical procedures such as spays and neuters but also advanced ones, as well. These include:
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Our entire medical staff understands that the decision to allow your dog or cat undergo surgery is never an easy one. That is why we are here to answer any questions you have regarding your pet’s surgery and to address your concerns so that you feel satisfied with your decision.
Anesthesia & Monitoring
To ensure your pet remains healthy and safe during surgery, our veterinary team utilizes an anesthetic and monitoring regimen that adheres to the strictest protocols hence providing the highest-quality of care for your pet.
Prior to surgery we conduct a complete physical exam and appropriate blood testing on your pet. These test results, along with other factors such as your pet’s breed, age and preexisting conditions, are used to customize his/her anesthesia protocol.
During surgery, our team of highly qualified and experienced vets and vet techs take care of your pet using a monitoring system; this system tracks heart rate, blood pressure, respiratory rate and body temperature.
Comprehensive Pain Management
As part of our commitment to keeping you and your pet comfortable, we practice the latest and most effective pain management methods. Through the use of local anesthetics, oral and injectable analgesics, and non-steroidal medications we ensure your pet heals quickly and with the least amount of discomfort as possible.
Our services do not end after your pet gets discharged from our animal hospital in Edmonton. Upon pick-up, we provide the pet owners with detailed information on how to care for their furry companions once they get home after surgery. Furthermore, if any concerns arise after your pet returns home, owners are more than welcome to give us a call.
Sunrise Animal Hospital, in Edmonton, is a companion animal hospital committed to providing high-quality veterinary care throughout the life of your pet. Our services and facilities are designed to assist in:
the routine preventive care for young, healthy pets
early detection and treatment of disease as your pet ages
medical and surgical care as necessary
We understand the special role your pet plays in your family and would like to become your partner in his/her pet’s health care. Our goal is to practice efficient medicine and surgery with an emphasis on client education; as part of which our entire healthcare team provides personal attention to the unique concerns of each individual pet owner.
The facilities at Sunrise Animal Hospital is capable of covering the major areas of internal medicine. These include:
gastrointestinal disorders (for both stomach and intestine)
liver or bladder diseases (stones)
upper and lower airway diseases
endocrine (thyroid and adrenal glands)
Immunization and Wellness Care
Our staff strives to prevent illnesses and disease before they become a problem. This is done through:
comprehensive physical exams
internal parasite testing
heartworm and flea control
spay and neuter packages
specialized blood tests for all stages of life.
The extra time and effort placed in wellness programs such as this has been seen to have rewards for both the pets and their owners
Veterinary patients feel pain and discomfort under the same circumstances as people do. By understanding this fact, our health care staff is able to recognize and alleviate pain in animals which we believe is an essential part of good patient care.
Fully Stocked Pharmacy
Sunrise Animal Hospital’s facilities contain a pharmacy which holds a wide range of the best (and most commonly-used) veterinary drugs in the animal healthcare field. These drugs are used by our veterinarians to maintain the optimal health condition of your pets; if your furry friend happens to require a drug not in our stocks, our staff is determined to help locate and deliver it leaving your pet happy and healthy.
Did you know that most puppies and kittens have intestinal parasites? Intestinal parasites, including worms, can be harmful to your pets and troublesome for the owners. For that reason, as early as three weeks of age, puppies and kittens should be checked for intestinal parasites; at this point, they should start their regular deworming schedule (vital for them to live a healthier and fuller life).
Adult dogs and cats should be tested yearly, as well, and dewormer should be given as necessary.
Testing for Intestinal Parasites in Pets
Veterinarians at Sunrise Animal Hospital will test your pets for worms and other intestinal parasites by taking a small stool sample from your pet. Common parasites found in dogs and cats include Hookworms, Roundworms, Tapeworms, Whipworms, Giardia and Coccidia. Luckily, all of these intestinal parasites can be safely treated with a veterinarian recommended deworming protocol.
The symptoms of intestinal parasites include but are not limited to vomiting, coughing, anal irritation, loss of appetite, diarrhea, weight loss and worms in the feces. It is important to be noted that not all pets with worms will show symptoms and therefore fecal exams are a standard part of any animal’s preventive care exam.
Helpful Hints to Protect Your Pet from Worms
Annual Fecal Examinations
Deworming medication when needed
Flea control products—helps prevent fleas which aids in the prevention of Tapeworms
Clean up your pet’s stool regularly
Keep your pet away from other pets’ feces
Do not let your pets drink stagnant, standing or brackish water
In-House Laboratory for Your Pet’s Diagnostic Needs
Sunrise Animal Hospital is pleased to provide our patients with the ease and benefits of our in-house laboratory. In many cases, this laboratory allows our veterinarians to run diagnostic procedures and have same-day results.
Laboratory and diagnostic tests are an important component of your pet’s comprehensive veterinary health. By conducting these tests while your pet is healthy our staff are able to establish baseline values which can be extremely helpful if your pet becomes ill. These values can also be used to assist veterinarians in tracking shifts in values over time; questionable changes can be an early sign of more serious medical conditions.
As your pet enters the senior years, or if he/she has a chronic condition requiring medication, the in-house laboratory can help ensure the liver, kidneys, and heart are functioning properly.
Sunrise Animal Hospital is equipped to perform the following diagnostic tests on:
CBC (Complete Blood Counts)
Blood chemistry panels to evaluate internal organ function
Fecal exam and testing for intestinal parasites
Cytology of skin and ear samples
Feline Leukemia and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus testing
If your pet requires any additional testing, we have a partnership with an outside reference lab; this lab offers overnight testing on many specialized tests.
Pre-Anesthetic Blood Work
The veterinary staff at Sunrise Animal Hospital recommend pre-anesthetic blood work for every pet but say it is required for any animal over the age of 5 years; this ensures the animal is healthy enough to withstand the anesthesia used for certain procedures. It also provides the veterinarian with useful information in customizing both the anesthesia and pain management protocols for the individual animal.
Puppy or Kitten Physical Exams & Vaccinations Edmonton
At Sunrise Animal Hospital, the care an animal receives during his/her first year is customized based on the specific needs present; this is done in order to provide your puppy or kitten the right start in life.
Below are our recommendations for your puppy’s/kitten’s first year:
Physical Exams: Your puppy’s or kitten’s lifetime of wellness starts with its first comprehensive physical exam; between the ages of 8-16 weeks, your pet should have three to four exams. These visits are crucial because they give our veterinarians an opportunity to assess your pet’s overall health and to administer vaccines.
Vaccinations: Due to their immature immune systems puppies and kittens must receive a series of properly staged vaccines; this involves the initial vaccine and then boosters to achieve optimum immunity. Since every puppy and kitten is unique, we tailor our vaccination recommendations based on their lifestyle, breed, and suggested guidelines.
Diagnostic Testing: We recommend that certain diagnostic tests be done at least once in the first year of life. Puppies are to be tested for Heartworm at 6 months of age and kittens are to be tested for Feline Leukemia and Feline AIDS at their first visit if not done previously.
Additional Recommendations:The staff at Sunrise Animal Hospital will also be open to discuss and recommend other services. This includes services such as spaying/neutering and microchipping your pet; these services lead to a longer and healthier life for your dog or cat.
Emergency Veterinary Care – Sunrise Animal Hospital
When an emergency occurs and you furry friend is in need of immediate medical care, Sunrise Animal Hospital is here for you both. Our staff will provide your companion with state-of-the-art medical/surgical veterinary care, and you the peace of mind that comes from knowing that your pet is in good hands.
Our Emergency and Urgent Care Unit is capable of services including in-house blood work, digital X-rays, oxygen, emergency surgery, and critical care monitoring.
Please take note of that the types of trauma usually require emergency medical attention and may threaten your pet’s life if not treated:
This includes bleeding from any part of the body or found in feces/urine
Severe, persistent coughing or choking sounds can be present in an emergent situation.
Diarrhea or Vomiting
Continued or severe diarrhea/vomiting can quickly lead to dehydration and other serious conditions.
This is evident through shallow or exasperated breathing; seems to be choking
Difficulty giving birth
For this type of trauma, signs may be subtle; they can include redness, swelling, squinting, and/or discharge.
Ingested toxin, poison, or foreign object
Any household/garden chemical, human medicine, veterinary medicine overdose, or swallowed rocks, bones, sharp objects, cloth material, string, etc., can lead to serious internal damage.
This includes injuries from being hit by a car, hurt by another animal or falling from a great height
If your pet is crying out or sensitive to touch, they may be in pain and require immediate treatment.
Lethargic or non-responsive
Examples include not being able to stand or move, and is not responding to voice/touch
This not only involves your pet straining to urinate but also if it is painful to urinate.
A dramatic or unexplained weight loss over a short period of time (which can be caused by not eating) is often a sign of serious distress.
We, at Sunrise Animal Hospital, strive to maintain pristine health conditions for your pet; in doing so, our veterinarians provide tailored solutions to meet your pet’s specific health needs.
Emergency Pet Care … When You Needs It Most – Call Us!
Some emergencies that our staff are confident in handling include, but are not limited to, blocked /constipated cats, bladder stones surgeries, wound fight/bite and laceration repair, animals with asthma or difficulty breathing, vaccination reactions, porcupine quill removal, gastrointestinal (vomiting/diarrhea) problems, and some fractures /trauma.
For any emergency, please give us a call and receive advice on how to proceed. If needed, after stabilization, serious cases will be referred to the closest emergency clinic.
Spay and Neuter Surgery in Edmonton
Sunrise Animal Hospital offers daily spay or neuter surgeries to pets in Edmonton and its’ surrounding areas. These procedures are good for the community (by helping to end the suffering of unwanted/homeless animals through the prevention unplanned litters) and a great way to help our animal friends live longer and healthier lives.
What does it mean to spay or neuter your pet?
When someone says an animal is “fixed” or “altered” that means the animal has been spayed or neutered.
A spay is the surgical removal of a female animal’s reproductive organs so that she cannot become pregnant.
A neuter is the surgical removal of a male animal’s testicles so that he cannot impregnate a female.
The surgeries, performed by a veterinarian, are done while animals are under general anesthesia; the anesthesia prevents the animal from feeling pain during surgery. However, after the surgery, an animal may experience some discomfort. To help with recovery Sunrise Animal Hospital provides medication to help ease the post-surgical soreness.
When should my pet be spayed/neutered?
Our vets recommend that people have their pets altered between the ages of five to six months. This is the time period where complications and healing times are at their lowest; early spays/neuters further prevent unwanted liters as animals, especially cats, can get pregnant as early as five months of age.
The Benefits of Spaying your female dog or cat include:
The decreased risk of serious medical conditions such as uterine infections, uterine/ovarian cancer and breast cancer.
A less expensive overall cost when comparing to the cost of treating an infection/cancer, having an emergency C-section, or raising and rehoming a litter of puppies/kittens.
The Benefits of Neutering your male dog or cat include:
- The decreased risk of serious medical conditions. For example, testicular cancer.
- A generally positive effect on your pet’s behavior.
Makes male pets less likely to mark their territory or spray urine throughout the house.
Tends to make male pets less aggressive and less likely to roam.
Neutering your male pets prior to maturity and spaying your female pets prior to their first heat cycle (both occurring between 4-6 months of age) offers the best protection against serious health issues and the establishment of negative behaviors.
Pet Dental Cleanings & Oral Surgery in Edmonton
Our vets at Sunrise Animal Hospital provide exceptional dental services to pets; these include regular cleaning/polishing and surgical extractions. These services are important in the management and treatment of severe oral disease conditions. Sunrise Animal Hospital is equipped with the latest oral surgical equipment and is able to perform safe and advanced dental procedures for your furry friends.
Regular And Preventive Dental Care Is Crucial To Ensuring Your Pet’s Long-Term Health.
Pet Dental Care
Animals with poor oral hygiene often suffer from periodontal disease which can result in heart, kidney and lung failure. This is why we, at Sunrise Animal Hospital, offer a complete range of dental services for both dogs and cats. These include dental examinations, tooth extractions, as well as home care instructions for keeping your furry friend’s teeth clean and healthy.
Routine Pet Dental Examinations
Our veterinarians will conduct basic oral exams on all our patients during their routine physical exam. This allows us to identify any problems, in kittens/puppies, related to their deciduous (baby) teeth, missing teeth and/or oral swellings. Senior pets will also be examined for periodontal disease, the formation of plaque, tartar and/or oral tumors.
Caring for your pet’s teeth
The most common oral disease that pets suffer from is periodontal disease. However, they can also suffer from missing/broken teeth, cavities and orthodontic problems. These problems do not only affect your pet’s mouth, but will also cause infections that promote bacterial growth in other parts of the body. In other words, bad oral hygiene can lead to an unhealthy animal; this is supported by scientific evidence that shows chronic infection in any part of the body can have negative impact on overall health.
In order to keep your pet healthy and prevent oral problems:
Schedule a dental exam for your dog or cat every year
Schedule routine dental cleanings as recommended by the vet
If possible, brush your pet’s teeth daily
Give your pet dental hygiene treats
Serve pet food that controls tarter/plaque formation and promotes good oral health
Pet Euthanasia and Cremation Services in Edmonton
The staff at Sunrise Animal Hospital understand that the death of a pet is a heart-breaking and painful experience. The grief you feel over the loss of your furry companion is a natural process as pets are an important part of our lives. They provide comfort, happiness and unconditional love. Our team members, also being pet owners themselves, have experienced the joy brought on by the human-animal relationship and have mourned the death of their own beloved furry companions. Some pet owners are lucky to have family and friends who show support during the grieving period; others may need to seek for support from people who realize the pain of losing a pet. We promise to be there by your side, with the support you need, till the very end.
The Hospital Is Equipped To Provide A Sympathetic And Humane Euthanasia And Can Assist With Cremation Services When The Time Comes.
Why Choose us During this Difficult Time in a Pet’s life?
If you are considering euthanasia, but at the same time are still wonder if it is the right time, our vets can help you by assessing your pet’s quality of life and providing guidance while you make this critical decision.
We try to schedule our euthanasia appointments near the end of the day where it is quiet/peaceful so that we can have additional time to spend with you and your pet. When you arrive for your appointment, we will direct you and your furry friend into a private room where a blanket will be placed on the table. Following this, our staff will allow you as much time as you need to say goodbye to your furry companion; friends/family are most welcome to accompany you during this stressful situation and can stay till the entire procedure is complete.
In House digital radiography for Pets in Edmonton
Sunrise Animal Hospital, in Edmonton, is equipped with a digital radiograph system. This system has a multitude of advantages over the conventional x-rays. These include;
High quality images that surpass the traditional film technology
The ability to display the images of your pet in our examination rooms and show you exactly what our medical eyes see
Can digitally send the results to board-certified radiologists for a second professional opinion
This allows us to have an expert opinion the same day, which can sometimes mean the difference between life and death for an animal.
minimal radiation exposure
able to modify/enhance images
electronically stored images allowing for quicker recovery
Pet Nutritional Consultation Services for a Long & Healthy Life
Proper pet nutrition, along with regular wellness exams, is key in keeping your canine/feline healthy and performing at his/her best.
Sunrise Animal Hospital – Edmonton offers nutritional consultation for your canine and feline family members.
Proper nutrition has many benefits, such as:
Skin and fur health
Immunity and disease prevention
There are a variety of food options available and our vets, understanding how difficult it is to make the right nutritional selection, is here to help you find the optimum food for your pet.
There are many different factors to consider when choosing the best nutritional plan to improve the health of your pet, including:
Skin and coat
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The primary dietary goal, at Sunrise Animal Hospital, is to help your pet achieve a healthy weight, to reduce diet related diseases/injuries, and to achieve high quality health and wellness. The objectives of this goal are carried out by our pet nutritionist who perform an in-depth assessment into the diet history of your pet, review his/her health conditions, review the current diet schedule and tailor a diet plan with emphasis on natural diets that do not contain any artificial colors and preservatives.
You can count on our staff to assist you in choosing the right nutrition for your pet’s wellness and to provide the right information/answers to all your questions, such as:
Optimal feeding—Times and quantity
Switching your pet to a new food
Dietary supplement information
Pet owners do not expect to lose their furry companions, however when the unexpected happens one needs to be prepared. The primary reason why pets fail to reunite with their families is missing contact information; owners can significantly improve the chances of their furry friends being returned to them with a permanent pet identification device, otherwise known as a microchip.
A Microchip is one of the most reliable pet identification methods used by both by veterinarians and rescue shelters. It is implanted under an animal’s skin, usually without anesthesia or surgery, and equals the size of a grain of rice. This is a permanent source of identification because each chip contains a unique code that can be read by veterinarians and animal shelters with a microchip scanner. In addition to microchipping your pet, it is also recommended that you provide your pet a collar with tags and your contact information which can be easily read by anyone who may find your pet.
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Why Choose Our Animal Hospital For Pet Identification in Edmonton?
There is nothing more heart-rending than knowing your furry companion is missing and we, at Sunrise Animal Hospital, understand this and therefore provide pet identification services that will help you keep peace of mind in case they go missing. Additionally, our staff believe it is important to work along-side many animal rescues and reunite lost animals with their families.
Just like humans, pets can suffer from stress and anxiety. Whether the emotional trauma is due to separation, getting injured, visits to the animal hospital or loud noises. Sunrise Animal Hospital, in Edmonton, provides services to calm your pet’s anxiety in emergency or crisis situations.
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Behavioral Changes in Pets
Are you noticing significant changes in your pet’s behavior?
If yes, then you should consider arranging a complete medical evaluation appointment with your veterinarian. A medical professional will rule out any physical or medical reasons for these unexplained behavioral changes.
Please DO NOT try treating your pet yourself if they are exhibiting aggression, vicious behavior or any other form of behavior that can cause damage to themselves, others or property. It is important that only a qualified veterinarian addresses these issues with your furry companion.
Why Choose Us?
At Sunrise Animal Hospital, we treat each pet as if it were our own and therefore our animal hospital, in Edmonton, strives to provide the highest quality veterinarian services to you and your pets. Ever since our inception, we have worked very hard to make our hospital a place where pet owners can bring their sick pets with confidence and receive competitive prices.
Being A Reputed Veterinary Hospital In Edmonton, We Deliver What Responsible Pet Owners Demand – Reliable Health Solutions!
We have a compassionate team of dedicated vets and assistants who have years of experience in providing health solutions to pets. They seek to deliver excellent customer service and care for your furry companion while using techniques known to make animals comfortable.
Our modern full-service animal hospital, equipped to handle crucial veterinary issues, offers the diagnoses and treatment your pet deserves in order to enjoy a healthy and long life. If a case requires a specific specialty, we have a wide network of medical specialists in which we can refer a case and have it handled quickly and effectively.
We Are A Small Yet Dedicated Team That Offers A Comfortable, Welcoming Atmosphere And Effective Veterinary Practices.
We stand behind our health solutions and our practices – both of which strictly adhere to the Canadian veterinary regulations and are consistently updated as per the latest changes.
Stringent Quality Checks
We not only follow the rules and regulations, but also make sure to hire only the best staff. Our quality recruitment process ensures that every member in our facility is compassionate and knowledgeable about pet health solutions.
Personalized Pet Care
Every animal that enters our hospital is treated uniquely in terms of diagnoses and treatment; we believe that no two pets are the same and thus each pet has individual needs and requirements. The course of action is clearly explained to the owner and the treatment process is kept transparent. We strive to offer the most suitable health solution and the healthiest life to your furry companion.