Health Maintenance Services

Health Care Services for Your PetThe Animal Hospital at Sayreville is a full-service animal hospital staffed by skilled, compassionate and caring individuals. Beyond our comprehensive wellness examinations, we offer a full range of services, treatment for eye disorders, allergy and dermatology treatment, cancer treatment, nutrition counseling and prescription diets, behavior counseling, and more.

Whether your pet is a playful puppy or kitten, active adult dog or cat, or a senior pet entering his or her golden years, we use a personalized approach to high-quality pet care based on your pet's lifestyle and unique needs. Call us today to find out more about the ways we can help keep your pet healthy and strengthen the bond you share.

Internal Medicine

While our focus is on wellness care and disease prevention, you can also rely on our skilled, compassionate veterinarians and medical team when your pet is sick. To that end, an important part of our practice is the diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of diseases that can affect your pet's internal organs and body systems.

Our veterinarians have considerable experience diagnosing and treating a range of complex internal medicine cases, including kidney, heart, respiratory, immune-mediated and endocrine diseases. When it is in the best interest of your pet, we also consult with specialists.

Pet Glaucoma PreventionOphthalmology & Glaucoma Prevention

Your pet's eyes serve as a window to the body. Because ocular disease can indicate other systemic health problems, our veterinarians offer a complete ophthalmic exam for your pet that includes:

  • Retroillumination
  • Pupillary Light Reflexes
  • Vision
  • Shirmer Tear test
  • Flourescein Stain
  • Glaucoma Screen

Glaucoma is a common condition in which the fluid pressure inside the eye increases, resulting in damage to the optic nerve, followed by loss of vision and blindness. There are two types of glaucoma: Primary or chronic glaucoma is hereditary or develops as your pet ages, and secondary or acute glaucoma develops as the result of an injury or illness. Because secondary glaucoma can progress rapidly, it is considered an emergency situation and requires immediate medical attention.

Symptoms of glaucoma to look for include:

  • Redness in the eye
  • Tearing or discharge
  • Eye sensitivity to light
  • Pain
  • Cloudy-looking eye
  • Bulging eyeball

The exam is not only an effective screening measure for chronic and acute glaucoma, it can also help set a baseline measurement of your pet's normal intraocular pressure (IOP). Establishing an IOP baseline is important because the normal measurement can vary between species, breeds and even individual pets.

This is a noninvasive, simple procedure that should not cause your pet any pain or discomfort. We apply a mild anesthetic eye-drop to ensure your pet is comfortable during the exam.

DermatologyDermatology & Allergies

If left untreated, allergy-related and dermatological conditions can fester and become serious health concerns for your pet. Therefore it is important to identify the first signs and symptoms of allergies and dermatological conditions. These include:

  • Scratching, licking, chewing or biting the skin, feet and ears
  • Red, raised, scaly areas on the skin
  • Bumps, crusts or pus filled vesicles on the skin
  • Increased skin pigmentation
  • Thickened skin
  • Loss of hair
  • Salivary staining (brown color)
  • Head shaking

These problems can indicate a serious dermatological condition or allergic reaction to allergens such as fleas, pollen, dust and various foods. If you notice any of these issues, it is important you bring your pet in for an evaluation. If left untreated, they can become serious medical concerns.

For your pet's allergies and other skin problems, we take the time to explain the condition, how to prevent future occurrences and the proper method of home treatment. Should your pet need more specialized care, we will refer you to a board-certified dermatologist.

Your Pet's Nutrition & Weight Management

Proper nutrition and a balanced diet, along with fresh, clean water, is an essential ingredient for your pet's overall good health. As your pet's caregiver, nutrition is the most significant health variable you control.

Making the best nutritional choices for your dog or cat not only effects general health, but will also improve the quality and length of your pet's life. To support your efforts, your veterinarian at the Animal Hospital of Sayreville performs a thorough body condition evaluation during every physical examination and offer weight loss counseling if needed. We also provide you with important information on proper serving size, nutrient needs, and feeding strategies for your pet and help you navigate pet food claims so you can make the most informed choices.

Nutrition fopr PetsWeight Management Program

More than 33 million dogs and cats in the U.S. are overweight or obese. If left untreated, obesity can lead to many health problems, including:

  • Heart disease and breathing problems
  • Arthritis and joint problems
  • Diabetes Mellitus

General Causes of Weight Gain include:

  • Decreased Activity
  • Aging
  • Overeating
  • Neutering/Spaying
  • Disease

Regular weight checks will help you and your veterinarian monitor your pet's weight and overall health, as well as make appropriate feeding and lifestyle recommendations if needed.

Prescription Diets

Some pets have serious nutritional challenges or chronic conditions that benefit from a special diet. Prescription diets benefit medical conditions such as liver disease, bladder and kidney disease, digestive problems, renal failure, food allergies, diabetes and more. When that's the case, we may recommend a special prescription diet. Making this change can have a significant positive impact on your pet's overall health and well-being.

Pet Training and BehaviorBehavior Counseling

Even with the right training and lots of attention and love, your dog or cat can develop bad habits or unwanted behaviors. Please don't make the mistake of believing you and your family must live with these problems or worse, consider giving up your pet.

Animal Hospital of Sayreville offers behavior counseling for many of your pet's problems, including inappropriate urination or defecation, urine marking, aggression, nipping and biting, separation anxiety, inappropriate chewing and barking, digging, chewing, and introduction of new pets into the household.

Our assessment begins with your pet's clinical history and a thorough medical examination. Before beginning behavior therapy, any diagnosed medical problems will be treated using both conventional and alternative treatments. If our team cannot help with your pet's behavior problem, especially in a case involving extreme aggression, we can refer you to an animal behavior specialist.


Telemedicine is the provision of health care by phone or computer. With telemedicine, we can offer you and your pet access to even more comprehensive medical care by connecting with doctors and specialists who can lend their expertise in the research, diagnosis, and treatment of specific cases. It is one of the many ways we work hard to provide the most advanced and carefully considered care.

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