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Animal Specialty & Emergency Center of Brevard

Medical Briefs and Information

At Animal Specialty & Emergency Center of Brevard, we believe in educating our clients on all procedures and treatments their pet is receiving.

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These informational pages were developed in conjunction with our veterinary team in order to provide easy to understand, basic information on some of our most dealt with diseases, conditions and procedures. It is our belief that the more you know, the more comfortable you will feel during your pet’s treatment and the better equipped you will be to meet your pet’s needs.

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Advanced Imaging & Diagnostics

We utilize the latest technology in Advanced Imaging & Diagnostics to provide the best care for your pet.

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Angular Limb Deformity

Angular Limb Deformity is the synchronous growth of the radius and ulna is essential for normal limb development.

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Arthroscopy is the most advanced surgical technique for examination and treatment of joint diseases.

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Bite Wounds

Objects that pierce the skin leaving small hole(s) on the surface of the dog’s skin are considered puncture/bite wounds.

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Bloat / Gastric Dilation Volvulus services at Animal Specialty & Emergency Center

Bloat / Gastric Dilation Volvulus GDV)

When a dog’s stomach fills with gas, it bloats. The expansion of the stomach puts pressure on the diaphragm, which causes labored breathing.

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Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome at Animal Specialty & Emergency Center

Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome

Certain breeds of dogs and cats are prone to labored, difficult breathing because of the shape of their head, snout and throat. These are “brachycephalic” breeds. Brachycephalic means “short-headed.”

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Cancer Care Options at Animal Specialty & Emergency Center

Cancer Care Options

If your pet has cancer, we can recommend the treatment that will provide optimal results based on his or her medical history and help you make a decision that is best for your family.

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Canine Rehabilitation at Animal Specialty & Emergency Center

Canine Rehabilitation

Physical rehabilitation is also very beneficial to help maintain good function for patients with chronic neurological disorders, chronic arthritis, weight problems, or other musculoskeletal disorders.

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Cold Laser Therapy

Cold laser therapy is a relatively new concept in veterinary medicine that is being used to treat pets with arthritis, tendon, or soft tissue trauma and to promote wound healing.

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CT Scan at Animal Specialty & Emergency Center

Computed Tomography / CT Scan

Computed Tomography is a way of examining bodily organs by scanning them with X rays and using a computer to construct a series of cross-sectional images that run along a single plane.

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Feline Urinary Obstruction

Feline idiopathic cystitis sometimes results in partial or complete urethral obstruction.

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Heat Stroke

Normal body temperature for a canine is between 101° and 102.5°.

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Hit By Car

If you discover that your pet has been hit by a car, approach with caution. Be sure you are safe from oncoming traffic and avoid being bitten by the injured animal.

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Joint Surgery

Our board-certified veterinary surgeon leads the ASECB surgical team in emergency and elective surgical procedures such as joint surgery.

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Juvenile Public Symphysiodesis (JPS) Surgery

JPS is a minimally invasive procedure for preventive maintenance of Canine Hip Dysplasia (CHD).

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Laryngeal Paralysis

Laryngeal paralysis is the complete or partial failure of the arytenoid cartilages and vocal folds to open when a pet attempts to breathe in.

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Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease that can affect both humans and animals, including your pets. Virtually all animals run the risk of catching Leptospirosis.

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Magnetic Resonance Imaging provides good contrast between different tissues of the body.

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Marijuana Toxicity in Pets

If your pet has gotten into some marijuana or marijuana-laced products, don’t wait for their symptoms to start.

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Medial Patellar Luxation

Medial patellar luxation is a common cause of lameness in small-breed dogs, but also occurs in large-breeds as well.

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If your pet is diagnosed with a neurological condition, our doctors can provide a variety of surgical services to improve your pet's quality of life.

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Orthopedic Surgery

Fracture Repair can include something as minute as a toe in a cat to repairing multiple fractures for an animal that was hit by a vehicle.

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Pancreatitis causes leakage and premature release of the digestive enzymes.

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The canine parvovirus (CPV) infection is a highly contagious viral illness that affects dogs and is often simply called “Parvo”.

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Snake Bite Emergencies

If your pet enjoys exploring the great outdoors, it is a possibility that he or she will encounter a snake.

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Spine & Disc Disease

The spine consists of small irregular bones called vertebrae. The vertebrae line up and together form the vertebral column.

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Tracheal Collapse

Most cases of partial tracheal collapse are not true emergencies but should be treated as soon a possible when recognized for better prognosis and quality of life.

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Don’t see what you’re looking for here? Need clarification?

Just call us at 321-725-5365 or send us an email at [email protected] and we will be happy to make sure you get the information you need.

We have veterinarians and skilled technicians on duty 24 hours a day to assist you and your pet.