Blog: Dog & Cat
24 Hour Emergency and Critical Care
Bridgwater Veterinary Hospital and Wellness Centre offers 24-hour emergency veterinary care every day of the week. As a pet owner in the Winnipeg area, you can enjoy the added peace of mind in knowing that you’re never alone in the event of a pet medical emergency. Our phones are answered...
With its roots in Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture has been used for thousands of years as an effective treatment for joint pain, allergies, digestive issues and other ailments affecting humans. In recent years, the veterinary community has found it to also be beneficial for all types of pets.
Unfortunately, arthritis is just one of the many health issues that older pets can develop as they enter their golden years. Although there is no cure, your pet can still have a high quality of life with the condition, especially if it is diagnosed and treated early.
Bloodwork is one of the many types of diagnostic services we offer here at Bridgwater Veterinary Hospital. During regular wellness checks, or during the diagnosis process of a potential health problem, our veterinarians will require bloodwork to take a closer look at your pet’s wellbeing. It is a routine part...
Like with us humans, our furry family members can be susceptible to developing all kinds of heart problems throughout their life. The good news is that through regular check-ups (at least once or twice per year) these issues can be detected, diagnosed and proper treatment can be prescribed so your...
If your pet has been diagnosed with any kind of cancer, we want you to know that there are many treatment options available. Chemotherapy is just one of the treatments that we provide for cancer patients here at Bridgwater Veterinary Hospital.
There are many medical procedures that enable veterinarians to get a closer look at the internal organs of your pets. CT scans are one of these procedures, it is similar to X-rays. A CT scan is a computed tomography scan that can capture images of your pet's internal organs.
Here at Bridgwater Veterinary Hospital, our veterinarians and veterinary technicians do more than just clean your pet's teeth. They can also perform extractions, periodontal treatment and other oral procedures needed to keep your pet's teeth and gums strong and healthy.
It is no surprise that issues relating to the skin, fur and nails of pets are some of the most common reasons why owners bring them to our hospital. These are areas of the body that are constantly exposed to irritants, parasites and other elements which makes them susceptible to...
Contrary to popular belief, deworming for pets does not end in kittenhood or puppyhood. Depending on their lifestyle, they need to be dewormed on a regular basis to stay protected from harmful intestinal worms. Fortunately, deworming is a simple and cost-effective measure that our team can help you manage and...
Heartworm Testing for Dogs
Many parasites such as heartworms can live inside your pets and greatly affect their wellbeing. As a pet owner your first option is always early detection and prevention. It is important to have your veterinarian perform testing to identify possible heartworms inside your pet companion.
At Bridgwater Veterinary Hospital and Wellness Centre in Winnipeg, MB – our well-trained, highly experienced, and well-equipped veterinary diagnostics services division offers the highest quality diagnostic analysis on a wide range of animal species.
Sometimes it is hard to determine what conditions your pet has by examining external organs. In some cases, veterinarians need to see your fur friends’ internal organs without performing surgery. In such cases, endoscopy can be used to diagnose your pet. At Bridgwater Veterinary Hospital and Wellness Centre we are...
Bridgwater Veterinary Hospital and Wellness Centre is here for you in planning end of life services for your pet. We understand that it can be a very difficult decision when it is time to say goodbye to your beloved companion. For our pets, we often look at the quality of...
Laser therapy is a popular method to treat many health conditions in pets. Common issues such as relieving pain respond well to laser therapy. This is one of the many services that our hospital offers. We have first-rate technology and knowledgeable staff to carry out the procedure with the utmost...
Just as it is every other area of modern life, technology is also transforming veterinary care. Today, your pet can have a “microchip” implanted under its skin, so that it can be reunited with its owner if it should become lost. This method has a number of advantages over the...
Here at Bridgwater Veterinary Hospital and Wellness Centre we push for educating fur parents on the nutrition their pets need from food. Our team offers expert advice on the specific foods that your individual pet needs to sustain their bodies and promote growth. With the wide variety of pet foods...
When your pet is experiencing discomfort, it is difficult to not be able to take their pain away. At Bridgwater Veterinary Hospital, we are here to alleviate all the pain from your pets. Our team is very experienced in providing orthopedic services to your fur friends.
Parasite Control and Prevention
Your pets can be exposed at some point to parasites and they cause a great deal of discomfort and danger. Serious conditions like rabies can develop in your pet if parasites are left untreated. It is also important that parasites in pets be treated immediately as they are not only...
Rehabilitation in pets is the same as physical therapy assessment and treatment techniques in humans. Our hospital provides quality care that improves your fur family members' lives. Rehabilitation can restore your pet’s life from pain, discomfort, immobility, injuries and neurological conditions. Our team is happy to discuss whether rehabilitation would...
The older your pets get the more they will depend on you for care. Here at Bridgwater Veterinary Hospital and Wellness Centre we can work with you to provide your aging pets with the special attention they need. We can create programs with routine checkups to detect and prevent any...
Spay and Neutering
Spaying and neutering are surgical procedures in pets that might seem scary to you as a pet owner. But fear not, these procedures are very common and can save pets from unwanted conditions and behavioural issues. The veterinarians here at Bridgwater Veterinary Hospital and Wellness Centre regularly perform these surgeries...
When your pet has surgery scheduled, we want you to know that our team will do everything to come out successful and send your furry family home to a full recovery. Our hospital uses modern technology to monitor surgical procedures and to administer the best medicine to your beloved pets....
Ultrasound and X-ray
Unlike most of us, our pets cannot tell us or express to us how they are feeling. This makes diagnostics so much more important in the veterinary world. Ultrasounds and X-rays are surgery free and pain free procedures used to diagnose medical issues in pets like humans. These procedures show...
Vaccinations for Kittens and Cats
Regular vaccinations give your cats and kittens a robust immune system that prevents diseases. Our team at Bridgwater Veterinary Hospital and Wellness Centre is here to assist you in giving your pet a healthy life with the help of vaccines.
Sadly, it is a common misconception that leaving out food for your pets is the way to show them how much you care and love them. The fact is, too much or too little can do more harm than good. Obesity in pets is now recorded at over 50%. At...
Vaccinations for Puppies and Dogs
Here at Bridgwater Veterinary Hospital and Wellness Centre we can help you ward off diseases in your puppies and dogs through vaccinations. Vaccinations keep your furry friend healthy and can also keep your household safe. Our hospital administers both core and non-core vaccines to pet companions.
Veterinary exams keep your pets healthy which in turn gives them longevity. Here at Bridgwater Veterinary Hospital and Wellness Centre we encourage regular examinations for our patients. Regular veterinary exams help our veterinarians to provide your pet with quality care that is specific to your pet’s individual health and needs.