VCA Pleasant Bay Animal Hospital

Adult and Senior Wellness

Because our pets age at a quicker pace than we humans do, it is important that they receive appropriate preventative care, along with early detection screenings to identify any health concerns or diseases in their earliest stages.

Pets aged 7 years or older should visit their veterinarian twice a year for wellness exams. These exams are the key to detecting any health problems that could endanger your pet. Our pets are susceptible to some of the ailments that aging humans face, such as cancer, diabetes, kidney complications, liver and intestinal disorders, arthritis, dental disease and vision impairment.

You can be your pet’s best advocate when it comes to their health. Keep a watchful eye for anything unusual or out of character for your dog or cat.

Some warning signs to watch out for include:

  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Excessive drinking or urination
  • Loss of appetite
  • Lethargy
  • Behavioral changes
  • Diarrhea or vomiting
  • Skin lumps, growths or irritation
  • Bad breath, plaque on teeth or bleeding gums
  • Ear odors, ear redness, or scratching at the ears
  • Lameness or sensitivity
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Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

If you have a pet emergency or just reassurance that you don't, call the hospital at 508-432-5500. If we are closed, someone is available from 5:00pm until 8:00am on weekdays and 24 hours a day on weekends and major holidays at Cape Animal Referral and Emergency Center (CARE). Their toll free number is 1-866-464-7575. Their new hospital is located at 79 Theophilus Smith Rd in South Dennis. Our doctors still provide coverage emergency coverage during our normal business hours. Please do not bring your pet to the hospital without first receiving instructions. There are extra fees for emergency visits.

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