Austin Pet Health Maintenance Services

Austin veterinary healthAnderson Mill Animal Clinic is a full-service animal hospital in Austin staffed by a skilled and compassionate veterinary team. Beyond our comprehensive pet wellness examinations, we offer a full range of services, including allergy and dermatology treatment, glaucoma prevention, 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 needs and your expectations.

Veterinary Internal Medicine

While our focus is on wellness care and disease prevention, you can also rely on our skilled, compassionate 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 Austin veterinarians have expertise in diagnosing and treating a range of complex internal medicine diseases.

Allergies and Skin Problems
in Dogs and Cats

Allergies and skin problems are quite common in dogs and cats of all breeds and backgrounds, typically due to fleas; however, they can also result from food or an inhaled irritant like dust or pollen. The most common symptom associated with allergies is itching of the skin, either localized or generalized. Other symptoms include:

  • 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

If your pet be experiencing a problem, please make an appointment to have him or her seen by one of the veterinarians at Anderson Mill Animal Clinic. If left untreated, allergic reactions and skin conditions can become serious medical concerns.

austin veterinary health servicesGlaucoma Prevention

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. 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.

Symptoms of glaucoma to look for include:

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

At our veterinary hospital, we recommend your pet receives a routine glaucoma exam as part of his or her regular pet wellness care. 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.

Your Pet's Nutrition

Proper nutrition and a balanced diet, along with fresh, clean water, are essential ingredients for your pet’s overall good health. As your pet's caregiver, nutrition is the most significant health variable that you control. Making the best nutritional choices for your dog or cat not only affects general health, but will improve the quality and length of your pet's life.

To support your efforts, our veterinarians perform 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 individual pet and help you navigate pet food claims so you can make the most informed choices.

austin pet nutritional counselingPrescription Diets

Some pets have serious nutritional challenges or chronic conditions that benefit from a special diet. 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.

Prescription diets benefit medical conditions such as liver disease, bladder and kidney disease, digestive problems, renal failure, food allergies, diabetes and more. Anderson Mill Animal Hospital carries a number of prescription foods for your pet and are happy to recommend one that will best meet your pet’s needs.

Pet Behavior 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.

The team at Anderson Mill Animal Clinic offers pet behavior counseling for many common 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 pet medical examination. Before beginning behavior therapy, any medical problems that have been diagnosed will be treated.

If you would like more information about the veterinary health maintenance services Anderson Mill Animal Clinic offers or to schedule an appointment, call (512) 258-4163.