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Stoughton Veterinary MedicineLloyd Animal Medical Center is a full-service animal hospital staffed by a skilled, compassionate and caring veterinary team committed to your pet's health and well-being. Beyond our comprehensive wellness examinations we offer a full range of services, including internal medicine, nutrition counseling and prescription diets, acupuncture, and more. Whether your pet is a playful puppy or kitten, active adult dog or cat, or a senior pet entering his or her golden years, we use a personalized approach to high-quality pet care based on your pet's lifestyle and your expectations. At our animal hospital your pet receives the highest level of care available in a professional and loving environment.

Internal Medicine

Despite the very best preventive care, pets can become sick. When this happens, it is stressful for both you and your pet, especially because you can't simply ask your companion what's wrong. You need a skilled veterinarian whom you can trust to accurately diagnose and effectively treat your pet. While the focus of our medical practice at Lloyd Animal Medical Center is wellness and disease prevention, an important part of our services is the diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of diseases that can affect your pet's internal organs and body systems.

As part of our commitment to provide you with the best medical care for your pet, we have invested in the latest advanced diagnostic technology. After performing a thorough examination, diagnostic tests are sometimes necessary to identify the underlying cause of your pet's illness. Our veterinarians review any recommended tests with you before they are performed, as well as discuss all the available treatment options and fees.

Dermatology & Allergies

If left untreated, allergy-related and dermatological conditions can fester and become serious health concerns for your pet. Therefore it is important to be able to identify the first signs and symptoms of skin problems. These include:

  • Scratching, licking, chewing or biting the skin, feet and ears
  • Red, raised, scaly areas on the skin
  • Bumps, crusts or pus filled vesicles on the skin
  • Increased skin pigmentation
  • Thickened skin
  • Loss of hair
  • Salivary staining (brown color)
  • Head shaking

These problems can indicate a serious dermatological condition or allergic reaction to allergens such as fleas, pollen, dust and various foods. If you notice any of these issues, it is important that you bring your pet in for an evaluation. If left untreated, they can become serious medical concerns. Our veterinarians take the time to explain your pet's allergies and other skin problems, how to prevent future occurrences and the proper method of home treatment.

Acupuncture Acupuncture for Pets

Acupuncture is the use of extremely thin needles to stimulate specific points on the body and has long been one of the most common types of holistic medicine for pets and humans alike. Used for millennia, the treatment is said to alter various biochemical and physiological conditions and help the body heal itself. Acupuncture points contain nerve bundles, clusters of blood vessels and increased numbers of mast cells that release histamine and other chemicals including the body's natural pain killers when stimulated.

At Lloyd Animal Medical Center, Dr. Kristen Blumenstock treats certain cases of arthritis, hip dysplasia, seizure disorders, sprains, keratoconjunctivitis sicca ("dry eye"), lick granulomas, neurological conditions, chronic digestive disorders (such as irritable bowel disorder, diarrhea, and constipation), spinal cord disorders and more with acupuncture. Before treatment, Dr. Kris will conduct a thorough examination. This examination often involves an in-depth history of environmental and emotional situations that may be affecting your pet's condition, as well as palpation of certain acupuncture points. Although acupuncture does not replace the use of traditional treatments, it does complement them.

Treatments themselves last anywhere from 10 seconds to 30 minutes, depending on the condition treated and the specific method used. Pets are typically treated once weekly for four to six weeks, but this can vary based on the individual pet's response to the treatment.

Laser Therapy: An Advanced Healing Option

A therapeutic laser utilizes specific wavelengths of light (red and near-infrared) to stimulate healing. Therapeutic lasers supply energy to the body as light is transmitted through the layers of skin and stimulates and accelerates the healing of damaged cells. Therapeutic lasers are painless tools used for post-operative care, treatment of arthritis, skin wounds and other selected conditions and causes no adverse effects on healthy cells.

During each painless treatment, the energy from the laser increases circulation, drawing water, oxygen and nutrients to the damaged area. This creates an optimal healing environment that reduces inflammation, swelling, muscle spasms, stiffness and pain. It can also accelerate tissue repair and cell growth, reduce scar tissue formation and help the immune system fend off infection. Furthermore, laser therapy can improve circulation and nerve function in certain conditions. As the injured area returns to normal, function is restored and pain is relieved, allowing your pet to quickly return to his or her normal activities.

Laser Therapy for PetsWhat Conditions Does Laser Therapy Treat?

Wound healing, including:

  • Post-operative surgical incisions
  • Contaminated or infected wounds
  • Burns
  • Snake bites

Skin conditions, including:

  • Dermatitis
  • Ear infections - lick granulomas
  • Anal sacculitis
  • Cat bite abscesses
  • Eczema
  • Ulcerated or non-ulcerated eosinophilic granulomas
  • Panniculitis (subcutaneous inflammation)
  • Pododermatitis (inflammation of skin on feet)
  • Pyoderma (pus in the skin)
  • Seborrhea (dandruff)

Pain caused by musculoskeletal disorders
such as:

  • Cruciate ligament injury
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Elbow dysplasia
  • Intervertebral disc disease
  • Degenerative myelopathy
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Paralysis
  • Loss of motor control
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Post-operative fracture repair
  • Degenerative joint disease

Inflammatory conditions

What You and Your Pet Can Expect

Pets typically do not need to be sedated for laser therapy treatments and the experience is usually pleasant and comforting. Most pets do not need to have their fur clipped. Improvement is sometimes seen after the first treatment; however, most pets require several treatments to achieve maximum benefits. Your veterinarian at Lloyd Animal Medical Center will recommend a laser treatment plan specific to your pet's condition.

Your Pet's Nutrition

Proper nutrition and a balanced diet along with fresh, clean water are essential ingredients for your pet's overall good health. As your pet's caregiver, nutrition is the most significant health variable you control.

Feeding your pet the highest-quality food you can afford is one of the best ways you can contribute to his or her health and vitality. Although the differences between premium and budget varieties may not be apparent on their nutrition labels, they are in the quality of the ingredients. Both may contain the same amount of protein but be very different when it comes to digestibility and nutritional value.

NutritionMaking the best nutritional choices for your dog or cat not only effects general health but improves the quality and length of your pet's life. To support your efforts, the doctors at Lloyd Animal Medical Center perform a thorough body condition evaluation during every physical examination and give recommendations based on what we see. We help you navigate pet food claims so you can make the most informed choices. We can also provide you with important information on proper serving size, nutrient needs and feeding strategies for your individual pet.

Prescription Diets

Some pets have serious nutritional challenges or chronic conditions that benefit from a special diet. When that is the case, we may recommend feeding a special prescription diet. Making this change can have a significant positive impact on your pet's overall health.

Prescription diets benefit medical conditions such as liver disease, bladder and kidney disease, digestive problems, renal failure, food allergies, diabetes and more. For your convenience, Lloyd Animal Medical Center carries a wide variety of brands of pet foods. If your pet requires a prescription diet we do not carry, we can easily order it for you.

Specialist Referrals

To best meet all your pet's needs, the veterinarians at Lloyd Animal Medical Center refer pets to specialists for certain cases as needed. We refer to VCA Animal Hospital, Cape Cod Specialists, The New England Veterinary Oncology Group, Tufts Veterinary Emergency Treatment & Specialties, and Veterinary Neurology and Pain Management Center of New England.

If you would like more information about health care services for pets at Lloyd Animal Medical Center, please call (781) 344-2500, or click on the button below to schedule your appointment.




Introducing Regenerative Medicine

To ensure that your pet has access to complete health services, Lloyd Animal Hospital is now offering regenerative medicine. Regenerative medicine uses the body’s own cells to heal and regenerate damaged tissues in acute and chronic conditions. Click here for more information.

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