At Teaneck Animal Clinic and Spa, we offer a variety of services to care for your pet. These include Exams and Consultations, Nutritional Counseling, Surgery, Vaccinations, Microchipping, Preventative Medicine, Diagnostics, Pharmacy, and more! If you have any questions or would like more information on how we can care for your pet, please contact us today.
Drop Off Appointments
We know that you are on a busy schedule and we try our best to accommodate that when you visit our hospital. That is why we offer drop off appointments, allowing you to leave your pet with us and pick them up after their appointment is over.
It is our goal to provide you with the best service possible, and to make the process of veterinary care simpler and faster for our clients and patients.
Please call us in advance to schedule your drop off appointment, our friendly staff would be happy to speak with you and answer any questions you might have.
Dental care is vital to the overall health of any pet. Dental disease can lead to health issues with the heart, liver, and kidneys, and can affect the entire body through the bloodstream. In fact, 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats over three years of age suffer from some form of dental disease, making it the most common pet health issue among our pet population.
In spite of these disturbing facts, many pet owners are not aware of the importance of dental care to their pets’ health. There are a lot of different ways to improve your pets’ dental hygiene, including home brushing, dental chews, and regular inspection.
The most effective way to protect your pet from dental disease is through professional cleanings. We perform thorough cleanings here at Teaneck Animal Clinic and Spa, including the area beneath the gums that you can’t see or access at home.
If your pet has brown/yellow teeth, bad breath, or is having difficulty eating, these could all be signs of dental disease. Please call us at (201) 530-5833 today to learn more and schedule your pets’ dental cleaning.
The world of veterinary medicine continues to evolve and with it comes new treatment modalities. Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is a prime example of this evolution. For years it has been used in human medicine to help in treating arthritis, improve bone grafts, heal muscle, tendon and ligament injuries, and promote wound healing. It is not until recently that PRP therapy and its benefits have made its way over to veterinary medicine.
1. How Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy Works for Dogs
Discover how platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy works to heal various soft tissue injuries for canines using the patient’s own cells.
2. How long does the procedure take?
Processing for PRP can be done in-house here at Teaneck Animal Clinic and Spa in less than 25 minutes from start to finish. Many of our clients will opt to have a PRP treatments performed at the time of their dog’s joint surgery (Cruciate and Meniscal tears, Elbow Dysplasia, Shoulder OCD)
3. What exactly is PRP and why is it beneficial?
Platelet Rich Plasma is autologous (self-derived) conditioned plasma that contains a high concentration of platelets. Platelets contain numerous growth factors that facilitate tissue repair and healing. These growth factors are contained in the alpha granule portion of the cell and are released from the platelet when it is activated (usually at an area of injury.) A few examples of these growth factors are: Transforming Growth Factor β (TGF-β,) Platelet Derived Growth Factor (PDGF,) Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF-1,) Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF,) Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF,) and Fibroblast Growth Factor (FGF.) Roles of these growth factors range from blood vessel development and repair to cellular recruitment to stem cell activation.
4. What can PRP be used for?
In veterinary medicine, PRP has been used for a wide range of indications including acute and chronic soft tissue injuries, osteoarthritis, and even certain spinal conditions. Because PRP is obtained from the patient’s own blood, there is minimal risk and the positive effects of treatment can last for up to a year. In addition to these benefits, PRP is relatively inexpensive and can be done at patient-side in less than 30 minutes with a quality, canine validated system.
5. How is Platelet Rich Plasma obtained?
A small amount of blood is taken from your dog and is processed using a specialized system that concentrates the platelets and the plasma. Once the PRP processing is complete, it is injected directly into the area of injury.
6. Will my dog need anesthesia?
Your dog will only need to be sedated for the injection, depending on the location of injured tissue.
7. How long before I see results from PRP therapy?
Results from PRP therapy vary depending on the injury being treated. Fifty percent of dogs require a second treatment of PRP for clinical results to be apparent.
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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
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