One of the disheartening frustrations of dealing with a sick pet is that you cannot simply ask him/her what is wrong. To best uncover what is ailing our pet patients, Eagle Animal Hospital and Pet Resort serving the Northland has invested in the latest advanced diagnostic technology. When your pet is not well, we need to find out what is wrong. After performing a thorough examination, a series of diagnostic tests is often necessary to identify the medical condition. Once a condition has been diagnosed, all our veterinarians are knowledgeable in and equipped to manage a multitude of diseases, including diabetes, Cushing's disease, Addison's disease, kidney disease, hypothyroidism, and hyperthyroidism.
Glaucoma is a common condition in which the fluid pressure inside the eye increases, resulting in damage to the optic nerve, followed by loss of vision and blindness. There are two types of glaucoma. Primary, or chronic, glaucoma is hereditary or develops as your pet ages. Secondary, or acute, glaucoma develops as the result of an injury or illness. As secondary glaucoma can progress rapidly, it is considered an emergency situation.
Symptoms of glaucoma to look for include:
At Eagle Animal Hospital and Pet Resort, our veterinarians highly recommend routine glaucoma exams as part of your pet's 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. Screening is simple and noninvasive. Although it shouldn't cause your pet any pain or discomfort, we apply a mild anesthetic eye-drop to ensure your pet is comfortable during the exam.
Should we uncover any additional problems with your pet's eyes, our veterinarians are skilled in performing a variety of ocular services and surgeries, including cherry eye repairs, entropion surgeries, and treatment for uveitis and corneal scratches or ulcers.
Whether you're an experienced breeder or breeding your pet for the first time, the veterinarians at Eagle Animal Hospital and Pet Resort can help during all phases of the breeding process, from initial planning and consultation all the way through birth and post-natal nursing and management of associated diseases and complications.
We provide the following veterinary reproductive medical services for your pet:
For cases best handled by unique veterinary specialists, Eagle Animal Hospital and Pet Resort maintains a close working relationship with the following facilities:
139 NE 91st Street
Kansas City MO 64155
3495 NE Ralph Powell Rd
Lee's Summit MO 64064
11950 West 110th St
Overland Park KS 66210
900 E Campus Dr
Columbia, MO 65211
1800 Denison Ave
Manhattan, KS 66506
Your veterinarian will discuss the referral process with you if needed.
For more information about our pet wellness services or to schedule your pet's next appointment, please contact Eagle Animal Hospital and Pet Resort today at (816) 741–2345.