You love your pet. When your pet is sick, you want to find the best care possible. The entire veterinary team at Eastland Veterinary Hospital provides the best possible care for your pet in a compassionate and loving environment. To maintain our high standards, we offer a broad range of veterinary services to our patients that support our focus on disease prevention and wellness care. We use a personalized approach to high quality pet care based on you and your pet’s lifestyle.
If left untreated, allergy-related conditions can fester and become serious health concerns for your pet. Therefore, it is important to be able to identify the first signs and symptoms of allergies and dermatological conditions.
- Inflamed ears
- Hotspots, especially those that recur
- Rubbing the eyes or mouth area
- Lesions on the skin
- Hair loss
- Red itchy bumps on the skin
- Asthma-like wheezing or respiratory issues
These problems can indicate a serious dermatological or allergic reaction to allergens such as fleas, pollen, dust, and various foods. If you notice any of these symptoms, it is important that you bring your pet in to our Union, New Jersey veterinary hospital for an evaluation. If left untreated, these problems can become severe medical concerns.
At Eastland Veterinary Hospital, we take the time to explain your pet’s condition, how to prevent future occurrences and the proper method of treatment.
Glaucoma doesn’t only affect humans; your pet can develop this condition, too. The veterinarians at Eastland Veterinary Hospital are skilled at identifying the early signs of this dangerous eye condition.
Glaucoma is a condition in which the fluid pressure inside the eye increases to a point where the optic nerve is damaged, causing loss of vision and blindness. There are two types: Chronic glaucoma, which is relatively common and can develop as your pet ages, and acute glaucoma, which is the result of an injury or illness.
In many cases, glaucoma can progress quite rapidly, especially when it is the result of injury or underlying illness, and is considered an emergency situation.
Symptoms to look for include:
- Redness in the eye
- Tearing or discharge
- Eye sensitivity to light
- Cloudy-looking eye
- Bulging eyeball
Due to the severity and incidence of glaucoma, we recommend that your pet be checked regularly for this disease. A routine glaucoma exam is not only an effective screening measure for chronic and acute glaucoma, but can also help set a baseline measurement. Setting a baseline measurement is important because normal intraocular pressure (IOP) can vary between species, breeds and even individual pets.
Behavior problems are the number one reason that owners give up a pet. Eastland Veterinary Hospital in Union, New Jersey offers behavior counseling for many of your pet’s problems including inappropriate urination or defecation, aggression, separation anxiety, inappropriate chewing and barking, and introduction of new pets into the household.
Our veterinary team will work closely with you to understand the source of these behavior issues and develop a specific plan to help eliminate your pet’s unwanted behavior. Often the behavior problem, such as inappropriate voiding, can be linked to a medical issue (such as cystitis, bladder stones, or kidney disease) and treated medically. For other behavior issues, the treatment plan often includes behavior modification and may call for medication-assisted training. If we cannot help with your pet’s behavior problem, we can refer you to a board-certified animal behavior specialist.
We offer prescription diets and nutrition counseling during your pet’s wellness examination at our Union, New Jersey veterinary hospital.
Why is this important? Pets are living longer, healthier lives than ever before and a big part of that is due to our expanded knowledge of the importance of proper nutrition to overall health. In fact, nutrition is the biggest health variable controlled by a pet’s caregiver.
During your pet’s comprehensive physical examination, we evaluate his or her body condition and give recommendations based on what we see. Some pets have more serious nutritional challenges or chronic conditions that can benefit from a special diet. If we identify an issue in your pet, we offer advice and provide information about diets that benefit specific medical conditions such as liver and intestinal disease, bladder and kidney stones, renal failure, food allergies, diabetes and other conditions.
We carry a diverse inventory of prescription foods. If your pet requires a prescription diet we do not carry, we may be able to order it for you.
HomeAgain Microchipping for Your Union Pet
All too often a pet that has run off never returns home. Getting lost is more than an inconvenience: It’s the number one cause of pet death.
This is why the team at Eastland Veterinary Hospital views microchip lost pet IDs as a standard of protection for your pet. With a microchip, your pet can be identified quickly and easily by animal control officers, shelters, or at veterinary hospitals. Microchips are safe, unalterable, and permanent identification for pets. The entire implant procedure takes less than 10 seconds.
We use the HomeAgain microchip system. The HomeAgain ID system uses microchips that register the animal with a unique identification number that is filed in a database with important contact information. This information can be updated at any time. HomeAgain uses technology that is standardized around the world so that your pet’s microchip can be read at shelters in a number of countries.
HomeAgain also comes with a number of very useful services to pet owners such as their National Pet Recovery Database, Lost Pet Specialists, Rapid Lost Pet Alerts, Lost Pet Medical Insurance, Travel Assistance for Found Pets, free access to ASPCA Poison Control and more.
We offer phone consultations for any time you have a concern or question regarding your beloved pet’s health.
At Eastland Veterinary Hospital in Union, New Jersey, we offer boarding exclusively to our medically fragile pets, such as diabetic and senior pets on daily medications, that need a veterinarian’s care and monitoring while their owners are traveling.
We provide your pet with safe and comfortable boarding as well as any necessary medical care. When you bring your pet in for boarding, he or she will be personally admitted to the boarding facility by one of our experienced team members.
Your pet’s special health needs, such as medicine administration, food preparation, and exercise will all be reviewed with you. You are encouraged to bring your own food if your pet is on a special diet. We typically provide Hills i/d, but will make sure your pet receives medically appropriate food tailored to his or her particular condition.
Toys and personal items are welcome to help make your pet as comfortable as possible.
- For dogs: Bordetella and rabies
- For cats: FVRCP and rabies
To discuss whether your pet meets the criteria for boarding, please give us a call at (908) 688-1640 or contact us online.
Euthanasia and tending to your pets’ remains are two of the most difficult issues for many people to consider. Asking the question means confronting fear, guilt, and grief. Euthanasia methods are designed to cause minimal pain and distress. Talk to a veterinarian or staff member at Eastland Veterinary Hospital about pet euthanasia long before it becomes an issue. Find out about your options, make some key decisions ahead of time, and ask us to add this information to your pet’s record.
Taking the time to plan, as challenging as it may be, will lessen the pain and discomfort for you and your pet in the event this option ever has to be considered. All of us at Eastland Veterinary Hospital will do our best to help you prepare for these important issues with the compassion and sensitivity they require.
If you have any questions or would like more information about the healthcare services we offer for your pet, please call our Union, New Jersey veterinary hospital at (908) 688-1640 or contact us online.