When you decided to bring a pet in your life, keep in mind that you are responsible from that day forward for his nutrition, safety, health and well-being. It is an obligation that comes with owning a pet. To ensure their healthy life, you should provide them the best animal care with the help of your chosen vet.
Veterinarians play an important role in the lives of your pet. Nowadays, many pet owners fail to recognize how essential it is to have a dependable veterinarian on their side. Your pet needs medical attention from a specialist in animal health, you cannot solely treat or cure your pet at home when they get sick. South Bellmore Veterinary Group can help you in supervising the health and well-being of your pet to ward-off ailments and illnesses.
South Bellmore Veterinary Group is an animal hospital which offers high-quality veterinary and surgical service to keep your pet healthy and fit without getting ripped off. Because of their extensive expertise in animal health, even on exotic ones, pet owners visit them from all of Long Island, Queens, Brooklyn and beyond. Visit their clinic or check-out their website to know more about the services they offer. Dr. Robert Foley, the Director of Medicine and Surgery in SBVG and his team of experienced veterinary doctors and technicians will provide the high-quality animal care for your pet. As early as you set foot into their clinic, you will feel the warm and friendly environment as well as the passionate love they give to animals.
Although your pet may look and feel fine, it is still important to visit SBVG for regular check-ups and examinations to ascertain that your pet is growing perfectly healthy, free from diseases and infections.
Owning a pet gives physical and mental benefits, but it does come with a responsibility. Having a pet means the life and well-being of another living thing are in your hands. And just like humans, your pet can get sick too. Even though they may appear healthy outside, there’s a chance that diseases and infections are corrupting their body already.
Help your pet prevent illnesses and diseases by bringing him to a vet for a regular examination. It is best to prevent Addisons Disease, Cushings Disease and other fatal diseases than dealing with it when it occurs. Find the right veterinarian with good reviews who can attend to your pets health needs because diseases and illnesses cannot be treated all at home by yourself, veterinarians are needed in order to treat your pet properly.
In South Bellmore Veterinary Group, Dr. Robert Foley and other vets on the team are very competent and knowledgeable on different medical problems in animals, they can quickly diagnosed health problems and prevent its effects. Dr. Jenna Dale handles all exotic animals like rabbits and guinea pigs (except for venomous snakes, of course) with a 25% off in service when you go see her during Wednesdays.
Aside from treating illnesses and diseases, SBVG provides other types of services such as dental, skin treatments, ear cleaning, eye surgeries, vaccinations and general and orthopedic surgeries. There are numerous animal clinics nowadays but if you are looking for the best among the rest then choose South Bellmore Veterinary Group located on Merrick Road in Bellmore, Long Island.
Visit their clinic and take a look around their clean and well-organized 5000 square foot facility. Their knowledgeable staffs in the reception area will gladly assist you with your concerns and issues. You will definitely feel their genuine care for animals as if their own.
This diagram illustrates the basic anatomical landmarks of the canine ear canal. For general cleaning to be done at home the points of interest are the ear flap, vertical ear canal, and the horizontal ear canal. The vertical canal is the longest section of the external ear. As long as cleaning is performed straight down the vertical ear canal, the horizontal canal and the ear drum will be avoided, thereby preventing injury to the ear drum.
The ear flap is gently pulled up and the opening to the vertical ear canal is visualized.
Point the tip of the cleaning solution bottle into the opening of the vertical ear canal and infuse a generous amount of cleaner into the canal. The goal is to fill the entire canal (the vertical AND the horizontal canal). Next, while holding the ear flap with one hand, massage the ear canal with the other. Some fluid and debris will likely start coming out of the ear at this point. Release the ear and allow your dog to shake his/her head for 2-5 minutes. This will help bring more debris out. (You may want to do this in an area of the house that can get a little dirty, as ear discharge may be flying out of the ear).
Wipe the ear clean using a cottonball. Another technique that can be used is to push a cottonball into the canal and lightly soak it with the cleaner. Allow a few minutes for the cotton to dry. When the cotton is removed much of the debris will adhere to it. DO NOT push the cotton so far down that you cannot remove it. We recommend keeping a pair of tweezers available to remove the cotton if you are having trouble removing it with you fingers. Q-tips are optional. Many veterinarians do not advocate the use of Q-tips as they can cause serious damage to the ear canal, or even the ear drum if they are not used properly. In our practice we will use Q-tips GENTLY to clean the folds of the canals that are difficult to clean with cottonballs alone. As long as you are gentle, the tip of the swab can be seen at all times, and the tip is pointing straight down and NOT TOWARDS THE HEAD this technique is usually safe.
Our in-house blood analyzers allow us to quickly assist our experienced veterinarians in diagnosing and treating your pets medical problems. Diseases such as Addisons Disease, Cushings Disease, complicated and un-complicated diabetes mellitus are just a few of the diseases routinely diagnosed and treated right here in our facility. We routinely consult with Dr. Pat Hopper who is a board-certified internist and is a pioneer in veterinary ultrasound and internal medicine.
General Orthopedic Service
Radiology & Cardiology
Our dental machine is equipped with an ultrasonic scaler and polisher and a high speed drill. This in combination with our digital dental x-ray unit allows us to routinely perform cleanings, dental exams, surgical extractions, root-planing and gingival resection. While under anesthesia for dental procedures your pet receives the same anesthetic monitoring that he/she would for the most in-depth surgical procedure.
General Orthopedic Service
Radiology & Cardiology