Health Maintenance Services

Internal Medicine at Manalapan Animal ClinicManalapan Animal Clinic & Hospital is a full-service animal hospital staffed by experienced, compassionate and caring individuals. Beyond our thorough examinations, we offer a full range of services, including allergy and dermatology treatment, dentistry, ophthalmology, general surgery, 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.

Internal Medicine

An important part of our practice is the diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of diseases that can affect your pet's well being.

Our doctors, supported by our professional medical team and advanced diagnostic technology, have expertise in many areas of internal medicine, including dermatology, orthopedics, ear diseases, endocrinology, gastroenterology, cardiology, ophthalmology, pulmonary disease, geriatric disease and acute and chronic pain management.

When treating your pet, we take an holistic approach that addresses the needs of your entire pet, not just his or her specific problems. To do our utmost to protect your pet's well-being, we use conventional veterinary medical treatments in conjunction with neutraceuticals, physical rehabilitation and other integrative treatments. To stay informed regarding the most current treatments and procedures, our doctors and professional staff require significant hours of continuing education courses every year at both national and regional veterinary conferences.

All our patients are offered a complimentary follow-up exam to ensure that all issues are addressed.

Skin, Allergies and Ear Problems Problems
in Dogs and Cats

AllergiesSkin, allergy, and ear problems are quite common in dogs and cats of all breeds. They may be caused by external parasites, but can also result from food or an environmental allergy. The most common signs associated with allergies are itching of the skin, either localized or generalized, shaking and scratching of the ears, and licking of the feet and rectum. Other symptoms include:

  • Red, raised, scaly areas on the skin
  • Bumps, crusts or pus filled pimples on the skin
  • Increased skin pigmentation
  • Thickened skin
  • Loss of hair
  • Salivary staining (brown color)
  • Head shaking and scratching of the ears (acute and chronic)

Our doctors and staff have extensive experience diagnosing and treating skin conditions and allergies. Should your pet experience a problem, we can offer allergy testing, food allergy trials, allergy vaccinations, bacterial and fungal skin cultures, trichograms, skin biopsies and skin cytology.

If your pet exhibits any of the symptoms listed, please make an appointment to have him or her seen by our veterinarians at Manalapan Animal Clinic & Hospital. If left untreated, skin problems can affect your pet's entire well-being.

Ophthalmology Services

The professional staff at the Manalapan Animal Clinic & Hospital have extensive experience in treating a wide variety of various ocular diseases includingL conjunctivitis, corneal injuries, eyelid tumors and lacerations, glaucoma, and other related diseases.

Signs to look for include:

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

At Manalapan Animal Clinic & Hospital, we recommend your pet receives a routine glaucoma exam as part of his or her regular 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.

Parasite PreventionStem Cell Therapy

Stem cell therapy uses stem cells from your pet's body to repair and regenerate damaged tissues. Stem cell therapy is most commonly used to treat chronic arthritis that cause chronic pain in dogs. Dr. Farber is certified by Vet Stem to perform stem cell therapy and performs the procedures at our hospital.

Stem cells are drawn from your dog's own fat cells and are injected into the affected joint. The best candidates for stem cell therapy are dogs with arthritis that have no other problems anbd are in good health otherwise.

Some patients will show improvement within several days, while others will require several weeks before any changes are seen. Between 70% and 80% of pets respond to treatment and those who respond experience an average of a 30%-50% improvement. Stem cell therapy can be repeated in cases where poor to no improvement is observed. For more information or to discuss whether your pet may be a good candidate for stem cell therapy, please call our staff to see if your pet is a good candidate.

Cancer and Your Pet

If your pet is diagnosed with cancer, we will discuss various different treatments and modalities with you. Some common treatments include, but are not limited to, surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, vaccines, immune stimulation, and palliative treatment.

Every pet is unique and so is the family's circumstances. We work with a board certified oncologist (cancer specialist) and together, we will decide what is the best course of treatment for your beloved pet.

Dog and Cat NutritionYour 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 you control.

Feeding your pet the highest-quality food you can afford is one of the best ways you can contribute to his or her health and vitality. Although the differences between premium and budget varieties may not be apparent on their nutrition labels, they are in the quality of the ingredients. Both may contain the same amount of protein but be very different when it comes to digestibility, palaatability, and nutritional value. 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 offers weight-loss counseling if needed. We also provide you important information on proper serving size, nutrient needs, and feeding strategies for your pet and help you make the best choices for your own pet's needs.

Prescription Diets

Some pets have serious nutritional challenges or chronic conditions that benefit from a special diet. When that is 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. Manalapan Animal Clinic & Hospital carries a number of prescription foods, and we are happy to recommend one that will best meet your pet's needs.

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.

Manalapan Animal Clinic & Hospital offers behavior counseling for many of your pet's problems, including inappropriate urination or defecation, urine marking, aggression, nipping and biting, separation anxiety, inappropriate chewing and barking, digging, and the introduction of new pets into the household.

Our assessment begins with your pet's clinical history and a thorough 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 services Manalapan Animal Clinic & Hospital offers for your pet or to schedule an appointment, please call (732) 536-1888.

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