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Musculosketal System

Dr. Harish is proud to provide your pets the latest technology at the Elmwood Small Animal Hospital. As you can see in the cover photo a glimpse of services provided all in one place.  If you have any questions, please call the office at 716-876-6023. The staff will gladly help you.
This section will focus on the musculosketal system.  After an examination, Dr. Harish will develop a plan for treatment of your pet using a combination of the modalities.  With the use of technology, starting with digital radiographs to physiotherapy, many choices are available.

Through further learning he is trained as a certified veterinary chriopractioner. One of the things used in this treatment is Veterinary Orthopedic Manuplation (VOM).  http://vomtech.com/what-is-vom/
The link and video explain more about it. We have seen many dogs who were having trouble walking able to get up and walk shortly after a treatment.  If you have any further questins concerning this please give the office a call at 716-876-6023 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Harish.

Dr. Harish is also certified to take Penn Hip radiographs.  http://info.antechimagingservices.com/pennhip/navigation/general/what-is-PennHIP.html  Having the access to digital radiography this makes the process much quicker and more reliable. This certification is important for patients who will be breeding to keep a good quality line.  Another option Dr. Harish can offer you is submitting radiographs for OFA evaluation which would include hips, elbows and eye certification. http://www.ofa.org/faqs.html

Pain Management is another area of focus always exapanding.  Dr. Harish is able to offer the Elmwood Small Animal Hospital patients cold laser therapy by being trained in the use of a level four cold laser.  http://www.litecure.com/companion/for-pet-owners/common-questions/

Ultrasound is another area Elmwood Small Animal Hospital is proud to provide for their clients. 

Elmwood Small Animal Hospital is proud to provide your pet with digital radiographs. This technology means less exposure to your pet and staff with quicker results. The hospital can also email the radiograhs to be reviewed by a board certified radiologist with less than 24 hours turn around time.  This technology. 


Foundation      OFA

Penn Hip
Eye issues need to be addressed immediately. Often times problems can be treated and corrected if addressed as soon as it is noted.

Below is an article and tips from the ASPCA posted on PetMd. Please never assume the eye will get better. The great thing we have here in Western New York is Animal Eye Care of Western New York (http://www.animaleyecareofwny.com/ )

Man’s best friend could use a good eyeballing once in awhile-believe us, your dog won’t take it personally! In fact, giving him regular home eye exams will help keep you alert to any tearing, cloudiness or inflammation that may indicate a health problem. Check out the following ways to help keep your dog’s vision sharp-and that twinkle in his eyes.

1. The Initial Gaze
Face your dog in a brightly lit area and look into his eyes. They should be clear and bright, and the area around the eyeball should be white. His pupils should be equal in size and there shouldn’t be tearing, discharge or any crust in the corners of his eyes.

2. A Closer Look
With your thumb, gently roll down your dog’s lower eyelid and look at the lining. It should be pink, not red or white.

3. What to Watch Out For
The following are signs that something may be wrong with one or both of your dog’s eyes:
Discharge & crusty gunk
Red or white eyelid linings
Tear-stained fur
Closed eye(s)
Cloudiness or change in eye color
Visible third eyelid
Unequal pupil sizes

4. A Clean Sweep
A gentle wipe with a damp cotton ball will help to keep your pooch’s eyes gunk-free. Wipe outward from the corner of the eye and be careful not to touch his eyeball-you don’t want to scratch the cornea. If your dog constantly suffers from runny eyes and discharge, please see your veterinarian. Your pet may have an infection.

5. Control the Eye-Fro
Long-haired breeds can get eye damage if their locks aren’t tamed. Using scissors with rounded tips, carefully trim the hair around your dog’s eyes to keep his vision clear and prevent hairs from poking and scratching.
Soaps and topical medications can be major irritants. Make sure to protect your dog’s eyes before bathing him or applying ointments or flea-control formulas.

6. Driving Ms. Fluffy
Many a pooch loves the open road and the wind in her fur, but if debris or an insect touches her eye, she may suffer pain and a long-lasting injury. It’s much safer to drive with the windows only partially down and doggie’s head inside the vehicle. The wind can also dry out your dog’s eyes, possibly causing irritation and infection.

7. It’s in the Genes
Do a little research and find out if your dog’s breed is predisposed toward eye conditions, such as glaucoma or progressive retinal atrophy. Of course, your pet should have his eyes checked on annual vet visits, but knowing about possible inherited problems will help you take important precautions.

8. Eye-Catching Behavior
Watch your pooch’s body language-pawing or rubbing his eye area may alert you to possible problems.

9. Know Thy Eye Disorders
The following eye-related disorders are commonly seen in dogs:

Conjunctivitis : One or both of your dog’s eyes will look red and swollen, and there may be discharge.
Dry Eye : Diminished tear production can cause corneal inflammation, squinting and discharge.
Cherry Eye : An enlarged tear gland forms a cherry-like mass on the dog's eye.
Epiphora: An overflow of tears creates stains on the dog’s facial fur.
Glaucoma: The cornea becomes cloudy and the eye enlarges due to an increased pressure in the eyeball.
Ectropion: A turning outward of the upper eyelid causes the lower lid to droop.
Entropion: A rolling in of the eyelid causes discharge and tearing.
Cataract: An opacity on the lens of the eye can cause impaired vision and possible blindness.
Progressive Retinal Atrophy: Caused by degeneration of retinal tissue-night blindness is often its first sign.

WebMD Veterinary Reference from ASPCA Virtual Pet Behaviorist
The ASPCA Virtual Pet Behaviorist specializes in the resolution and management of pet behavior problems only. Please do not submit questions about medical problems here. Only licensed veterinarians can diagnose medical conditions. If you think that your pet is sick, injured or experiencing any kind of physical distress, please contact his veterinarian immediately. A delay in seeking proper veterinary care may worsen your pet's condition and put his life at risk. If you are concerned about the cost of veterinary care, please read our resources on finding financial help.
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