Special Needs Pet Care

Watertown Animal Hospital Offers Care for Special Need Pets

If you have a special needs pet, you know they need special care. It may involve a customized diet, additional care arranging your household or the use of specialized equipment to help them navigate their daily lives. Veterinarians are trained to help you care for these unique pets. At Watertown Animal Hospital in Watertown, CT, we can help maximize the health and function of your special needs pet.

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What Are Special Needs Pets?

Special needs pets are those that need a bit of extra care and attention to accommodate their physical or medical disabilities. The animal may be blind, deaf, missing a limb or with paralysis of a limb. Some animals have medical conditions that require daily medication or therapy, such as those with diabetes, chronic allergies, epilepsy or heart problems. Good veterinary care can make a significant difference in their quality of life.

Special Need Pets Need Special Care

Veterinarians receive training on caring for deaf and blind pets, and they can offer tips to make daily life easier for you and safer for your pet. Pets with medical conditions may require closer monitoring by your veterinarian.  Your special needs cat may require daily injections that your vet can teach you to administer. The vet can also advise you on the best ways to get your pet to take daily medications. A special needs dog with mobility problems, your vet in Watertown can help you manage their weight for easier movement, advice you on exercise and suggest devices that can facilitate movement.

Your Veterinarian Is Your Partner In Pet Care

Your Watertown vet can help you provide the best care for your pet’s unique needs. If you have questions or concern, your veterinarian is available with a variety of veterinary resources to give you accurate information and advice for everyday life. Because your pet may have special veterinary needs, you can be assured that he or she will receive individualized attention to ensure compassionate, professional care.

Make Watertown Animal Hospital Your Veterinarian For Special Needs Care

The veterinarians and staff at Watertown Animal Hospital have many years of experience caring for their patients in Watertown, CT and nearby communities in the area. We offer a full range of veterinary services, including wellness exams, preventative care, diagnostics, surgery, weight management, pain management and animal emergency care. Call Watertown Animal Hospital today at 860-274-2212 for an appointment to learn about the services we offer to help your pet live a long and active life.



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  • "The staff is wonderful. We brought Otis, a very large 4 yr old Rottie there for an ACL/miniscus surgery. Everything was successful. We just brought him for his final follow up and all is good. This big guy has no manners and no sense of personal space except for his own space, but he loves the receptionists and vet techs there, and they love him. Nothing but good things to say about Watertown Veterinary Hospital."
    Michael J Braccia
  • "watertown animal hospital has the most caring and patient staff and Dr. Price is amazing with my sphynx cat Raisin. i can't say enough about this facility!"
    Erica Papa