Vaccinations, de-worming and ID Chipping
We believe in disease prevention especially in an environment like ours. We recommend vaccinations of kittens and puppies as permitted and in accordance with the manufacture’s guidelines. At the same time we will start treatment and prevention protocols against internal (worms) and external parasites (ricks and fleas). Depending on age and the type of vaccine used your puppy and kitten will receive 2-3 vaccinations and that will be followed by annual vaccinations for the rest of your pet’s life. All the routine vaccines as well as Rabies vaccination are available to us. It is also advisable that your pet has an ID chip placed as early as possible as they will have no bad memory of it when it is done early. Our ID are ISO type which means that they could be read by scanning transponders used at airport and sea ports.
Neutering and spay as well lump removals, wound stitch up performed on a young and for pet are examples of routine surgery.
Routine does not mean that your pet will receive less care than a non-routine surgery patient. Utmost care is practiced to offer your pet pain relief well before any operation is done. Then your dear companion will receive a premedication; medicines that sedate your pet, reduce the chances of feeling pain later after surgery and allow us to use less amounts of the general anaesthetic. We are one of the few local practices that have access to gas anaesthesia, which mean your pet will recover quickly from the anaesthetic and it also increases the margin of your pet’s safety. All animals admitted for routine or non-routine surgery will receive intravenous fluids. It is a fact that most anaesthetic drugs reduce blood pressure and it is really important that the blood pressure is maintained normal throughout the period of your pet’s surgery. ACC has a multimodal monitor (checks more than one thing: pulse rate oxygenation, breathing etc) which includes blood pressure monitor.
Routine surgery includes:
Orthopedic surgery and complex soft tissue surgeries are well within the remit of our surgeons. Whether it is a bone fracture, cruciate surgery, eye surgery, stomach or spleen surgery our staff are ready to deal with it. The list is exhaustive. Our continuous investment in equipment would mean that whenever there is a need we will invest to meet the need. We already have good equipment for soft tissue surgery and bone surgery such retractors of different shapes and names, plating kit, external fixator kit and an MMP kit for the odd cruciate surgery. Many common problems have surgical solutions and our staff would be more than happy to discuss any medical problem with you.
Non-routine surgery includes:
- Soft Tissue
- Orthopedic Surgery
At times the problem of your pet may not be readily detectable by clinical examination of your petor the vet may suspect a problem and wants a proof. In those cases, it may be necessary to take a blood sample from your and analyse it. ACC has the necessary machines to test the function of your pet’s internal organs, and that is what we call biochemistry, as well a complete analysis of the red cells and white cells of your pet, which will tell us if your pet has anaemia or serious infection or inflammation. Such tests are also advised just before your pet receives a general anaesthetic. The result of such tests will be ready in about 20 mins. The price of such tests is very competitive compared to all the local practices.
As well as those tests, we have access to a wide range of quick diagnostics tests, which will give us a result in 5-10 minutes. Those tests are called Snap tests and they include parvovirus test as well as tick borne diseases and many more.
ACC was one the first local practices to acquire a digital x-ray machine and recently we have invested in a brand new Mindray ultrasound machine. X-rays and ultrasound complement one another. X-ray does not show us the inside details of organs and this where ultrasound would come into play. At times, to enhance x-rays we may do what we call contrast study where a dye is fed to or injected into the patient. The dye will outline structures far better than plain x-rays. Contrast studies are very useful in the diagnosis of most spinal diseases. ACC is ready to offer you and your pets all of that. Should we feel the need for endoscopy (passing a camera in) we have a very clever solution.
Dental disease is very common and that made ACC, many years ago, invest in an IM3 dental machine. We believe only two practices in Bahrain own a proper dental machine. IM3 machine allows us to properly clean and polish your pet’s teeth and do extractions in a safe fashion. One of our vets received modular postgraduate dental training in the UK. Surgical extraction or open extraction may be required in some cases and our staff will be more than happy to perform when required.
At times, we may have to keep your beloved pet under our care. It may be that we need to give them frequent pain relief or administer intravenous fluids or just observe them. In ACC, we have invested in gadgets that would allow to measure exactly how much fluid is going into a patient, which is very important. That means we can control the amount of fluid going in, and hence both under hydration or over hydration can be avoided. Furthermore, we access to access to accurate toys that would allow us to measure what difference is the fluid therapy making to your pet or do we need to give them more fluids. Offering pain relief to all sick pets is considered a top priority.