Primary Care & Wellness
Oradell Animal Hospital is a full service veterinary hospital and your pet’s health and well-being is our number one concern. Our veterinarians will take special care of your companions from birth through their senior years, handling all routine treatments and wellness care.
Annual physical examinations, bi-annually for geriatric pets, are recommended to keep an eye on your pet’s overall health and potentially detect problems before they turn into something serious.
We offer 3 convenient appointment locations – Paramus, Fort Lee, Hasbrouck Heights – Clients are free to use these locations interchangeably for all their pets’ primary care and wellness needs. All specialty and emergency services will be seen at Oradell Animal Hospital in Paramus, NJ, which is open and staffed 24/7/365.
Safe, simple and permanent form of pet identification
Similar to administering a routine injection, within seconds a microchip with a unique identification code is implanted under your pet’s skin between their shoulder blades. Once your pet is microchipped and you’ve received their unique identification number, you will be asked to complete a registration form. You MUST complete this form as it will assign the appropriate contact information to your pets microchip, making it easier to reunite in the future should they ever get lost. Most animal shelters and veterinary clinics/hospitals are equipped with a microchip scanner. If your pet is ever lost, he/she can quickly be scanned to reveal their identification number.
The Wellness Examination:
Abdomen will be palpated to detect abnormalities such as enlarged organs or masses. Other painful areas may indicate problems with the intestines, kidneys, liver or other organs.
Eyes will be examined to determine abnormalities, such as anemia, glaucoma, cataracts, high blood pressure, jaundice and allergies.
Heart will be examined for murmurs and abnormal rhythms.
Joints and muscles will be examined to detect the possible presence of inflammation, arthritis and tumors.
Lungs will be examined for fluid build-up, wheezing, and abnormal effort to breathe.
Lymph nodes will be examined to detect the possible presence of inflammation and swelling
Oral cavity (gums, teeth, tongue and palate) will be checked for tartar buildup, dental abnormalities, fractures, loose teeth, tumors, infections and other problems.
Reproductive system will be examined for swellings, discharges, and breast or testicular lumps. If your pet has not been spayed or neutered, our veterinarian will explain the health benefits of doing so.
Skin, ears and hair will be examined as a means of detecting allergies, infections, warts and tumors, fleas, ticks and other parasites.
- Blood pressure measurement
- Blood testing
- Fecal testing
- Disease prevention
- Geriatric medicine
- Pain management
- Parasite prevention
- Vaccination protocols
Be sure to mention any of these signs in your pet to your primary care veterinarian:
- Change in appetite
- Excessive panting
- Excessive scratching
- Excessive thirst
- Excessive urination
- Lameness or stiffness of the limbs
- Weight loss
Vaccination against infectious diseases has tremendous effects on reducing illness in your pet. At Oradell Animal Hospital, we will create a vaccination program based on your pet’s lifestyle and exposure to disease.
Core vaccines are generally recommended for all cats and dogs. For cats, core vaccines include panleukopenia, rabies, calicivirus and herpesvirus. For dogs, core vaccines include distemper, rabies, parvovirus, adenovirus and bordetella.
Non-core vaccines are administered to your pet depending upon exposure, risk and lifestyle. For cats this includes a vaccine that protects against leukemia virus. For dogs, this includes vaccines that protect against Lyme Disease and Leptospirosis and influenza.
For puppy and kitten vaccination protocols click here.
To microchip your pet, simply call to make an appointment. This is a safe, simple and permanent form of pet identification designed to quickly identify lost pets and reunite them with their owners. Similar to administering a routine injection, within seconds a microchip with a unique identification code is implanted under the skin between the shoulder blades of your pet. Once your pet is microchipped, you must fill out the enrollment form enclosed with the microchip. The information will then be stored with a service database and is always available. If your pet is ever lost, he/she can be scanned at animal shelters or veterinary clinics to reveal their identification number.
Doctors in Primary Care/Wellness
Rita Angelo, VMD