Behavioural Consultancy

Behaviour issues can be incredibly challenging to handle and most often have a negative effect on the home and family. Dr Saimen equipped with a Postgraduate certificate in behavioural issues can successfully assess, treat and manage issues such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorders                               
  • Dementia
  • Aggression
  • House soiling and marking amongst others.

Rehabiliation and Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy at Animal Zone forms a very important part of their holistic treatment protocol. This involves treatments that may take the form of exercise programs, stretching routines, and MLS laser treatment to treat a host of conditions including tendon, ligament and muscular injuries, back pain, nerve injuries, respiratory conditions and orthopaedic post-operative rehabilitation.

Extensive Diabetic Care

Diabetes is just as common in pets as it is in humans. Studies have shown that overweight and obese animals, as well as those with inflammatory conditions of the pancreas, generally have the highest predisposition for the development of the disease. A diagnosis of Diabetes Mellitus is generally made by Dr Saimen when a patient does not produce enough insulin. In the absence of insulin, sugar increases in the blood and spills into the urine causing a host of symptoms such as thirst, hunger, weight loss and infections. Dr Saimen has a wealth of experience in the field including a journal article published on this specialisation

The treatment Plan at AZV involves:

Development of an insulin-glucose response curve to determine

  • The type of insulin
  • Frequency and dose
  • Most suitable injection time
  • Constant monitoring of changes
  • Lifestyle coaching on types of food intake

Please read a published journal article by Dr Salochanee Saimen regarding Diabetes Mellitus
https://www.ecronicon.com/rco19/pdf/ECVE-01-RCO-02.pdf

Obstetrics and Gynaecology (Focused on French Bulldog Reproduction)

The AZV Practice is highly focused on ensuring your pets physiological processes during mating, pregnancy, whelping and the postnatal period. Dr Saimen is also one of few veterinarians in Durban that specialise in reproduction of the French Bulldog Breed including artificial insemination, C-Section surgery and their postnatal care which differs tremendously from other breeds.

Geriatric Monitoring

Animal Zone offers a tailor-made Geriatric Wellness Program, focused on enhancing the quality of life and customised to the needs of your senior pet. Health check focal areas will include:

  • Brain ageing
  • Dietary requirements              
  • Exercise and Rehabilitation programs
  • Early disease detection
  • Joint supplementation
  • Cardiac Monitoring

Puppy and Kitten Programmes

Having a new puppy or kitten at home is always a stressful exercise especially for first-time owners. AZV has developed a care programme to ensure complete peace of mind for new owners. The programme includes:

  • Veterinary consultation on basic care
  • All vaccinations
  • Deworming
  • Sterilisations
  • Microchipping
  • Free wats app consults
  • Free Starter Pack

Blood bank

Animal Zone Vet is in the process of setting up a canine blood bank. This is an essential service and much needed for both our patients and neighbouring veterinary facilities in need of blood. Just like humans, dogs can donate blood, without any injury to themselves. The practice will only use blood from our list of approved donors.

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