Natural Bridge Animal Hospital is proud to announce the launch of our new App! Click here to learn more and to download!
Natural Bridge Animal Hospital is very excited to announce that we have added PRP therapy to the long list of services we offer to keep your pet happy and comfortable! Click the Purevet PRP logo above, or ask us for details.
ATTENTION ALL CAT OWNERS!! MEDICAL ALERT!!
Natural Bridge Animal Hospital wants to make you aware of the presence of an emerging, life-threatening disease that has been found in our area. In fact, we have recently diagnosed a case in our own hospital.
Cytauxzoonosis, or Bobcat Fever, is a very serious tick-borne disease that often proves to be fatal. The disease is caused by a parasite that is transmitted by the bite of the Lone Star Tick, which is very common in our region.
Symptoms of Cytauxzoonosis include sudden, severe illness characterized by lethargy, loss of appetite, high fever, pain, depression, and dehydration. Symptoms usually present within 5 - 14 days of infection. The disease then progresses rapidly and, once symptoms present, can lead to death within 2 - 3 days.
Although researchers are studying new medications, there is no cure at this time. Aggressive supportive care, or humane euthanasia are the best current treatment options. Even with supportive care, many cats do not survive.
The only defense against Cytauxzoonosis is prevention. The best prevention is to routinely and consistently apply a reputable, veterinary-approved flea and tick preventative, such as Frontline Gold or Bravecto. It is also recommended that you regularly check your cat for ticks, especially those that have access to the outdoors.
If you have any further questions, or suspect your cat may be affected, please call us at 540-291-1444.
Congratulations to Dr. McDermott and Tristan
Their second daughter has arrived! We are thrilled to report that baby Dylan Ryleigh was born on September 28th, 2019 and the whole family is doing great!
Congratulations to Dr. McDermott and Tristan on the birth of their daughter, Kaeleigh Ann. Kaeleigh was born October 28th, 2017 (just in time for our Fall Festival)!
We are very excited to welcome back a familiar face!
Dr. Monique Siex has returned to Natural Bridge Animal Hospital! She is seeing patients a few days a week and will deliver the same excellent care that you have come to expect from Natural Bridge Animal Hospital. Call today to schedule your pet's next appointment with Dr. Siex.