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At Brixton Pet Health, our veterinary standards have been developed to focus on the health, safety, and happiness of your pet. We take pride in building strong relationships and providing quality veterinary care for your pets. For more than 20 years, Best Friends Total Pet Care has been delivering the very best in pet care, including veterinary and wellness services, boarding, grooming and training. Brixton Pet Health Center is the newest and premier addition to the Best Friends family. We are here to care for your pet during sickness and health and offer a variety of options to enhance this care.
Our Total Care Preventative Health Plans are designed to promote regular check-ups, vaccinations and routine diagnostic testing for things like intestinal parasites and heart worms. In the unfortunate event that your pet becomes ill or injured, we also offer Pet Insurance through a nationally reputable company called PetPlan. At Brixton Pet Health our goal is to ensure you have a happy, healthy pet.
Our Veterinary Services include:
Our Care Plans provide complete preventive care which includes annual physical examinations, fecal and heart worm testing, routine blood work, vaccinations, weight management and nutritional counseling, behavioral counseling if needed, and parasitic prevention.
We strongly encourage every pet to be micro-chipped. This is the number one way to find your pet in case they go missing. A small computer chip, about the size of a grain of rice, is injected under the skin. It provides peace of mind for you as a pet owner in case something occurs.
Appropriate, life style based vaccination is an important cornerstone to a healthy pet. We can help determine which vaccines are appropriate for your pet and help you manage a schedule to always keep them up to date.
Parasites can affect your pet on the inside and outside. Fleas and ticks can make your pet itchy and uncomfortable and can also transmit diseases when they bite your pet. Heartworms can damage the heart, lungs and the blood vessels surrounding those organs. The Veterinary team at Brixton Pet Health can tailor a parasite prevention plan based on your pet’s individual needs.
Did you know that up to 58% of cats and 53% of dogs are considered overweight or obese? Obesity in pets can cause or contribute to diseases such as diabetes, liver disease, joint pain, breathing difficulties and overall can decrease your pet’s lifespan. Our doctors and veterinary team at Brixton Pet Health can provide diet and weight management options to help your pet maintain or return to a healthy weight.
Did you know that over 91% of dogs and 85% of cats have some form of periodontal disease? Periodontal disease begins above the gum line with bleeding gums, inflammation or gingivitis which if left untreated can result in irreversible damage. Advanced periodontal disease causes pain, discomfort, and destruction of the tissues that hold the teeth in place, resulting in eventual tooth loss. Furthermore, this disease may spread to other organs in the body such as the heart, liver or kidney. We recommend that your pet have a complete oral exam annually and that their teeth are professional cleaned under general anesthesia at least once a year (sometimes twice a year is needed). Full mouth digital dental radiographs are recommended for first time pets undergoing a dental cleaning at Brixton Pet Health. Dental radiology will help identify disease below the gum line that otherwise might go undetected, allowing for early diagnosis and treatment of the disease before it progresses. A healthy pet starts with a healthy mouth.
Brixton Pet Health has a large well equipped state of the art surgical operatory with the latest in anesthesia monitoring equipment to provide the best quality of care while your pet is under general anesthesia. Common surgical procedures like spays, neuters, and mass removals, as well as many other advanced surgical procedures can be performed at our hospital. We have a strict anesthesia protocol from beginning to end, which includes a complete physical exam and blood work before anesthesia. During anesthesia your pet will be provided with heat support, have an intravenous catheter placed to provide fluid therapy, and will be monitored very closely to assess heart rate and rhythm, respiration, oxygenation, blood pressure, and temperature. After anesthesia your pet is closely monitored in our recovery care area with appropriate pain assessment and pain management protocols. Your pet will be carefully monitored throughout the entire anesthetic episode and surgical procedure to ensure the upmost comfort and safety of your pet.
We have state of the art diagnostic laboratory equipment in our hospital which provides immediate results that help us diagnose many diseases, and if needed, we have the ability to utilize a reputable outside diagnostic laboratory for more advanced testing. Brixton Pet Health also has digital radiology (x-rays), which allows us to immediately send radiographs out for consultation with a board certified radiologist if needed. We also have ultrasound as another diagnostic tool that can help us diagnose, locate and treat diseases internally. Having these various diagnostic options allow us to choose the most appropriate testing for your pet. Additionally, our doctors have access to and work closely with the board-certified doctors at Sugar Land Veterinary Specialists (a member of the Best Friends network) for more challenging medical, surgical, or diagnostic services such as MRI, CT scans, and more.
Pets are considered “senior” past the age of 7 (larger breeds even earlier) and with this comes increased risk of disease. Annual or even bi-annual physical examinations, diagnostic testing such as blood work, chest radiographs, and more advanced diagnostics if needed, can help detect and identify potential diseases early so treatment planning can be done before the disease worsens. We offer a variety of care options that provide many of these services to allow your pets to age gracefully and keep them as healthy and comfortable as possible.
A pet in need is always welcome. We care about every one of your pets and realize that emergencies do not always occur between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm Monday through Friday. To accommodate these unexpected needs, Brixton Pet Health offers extended hours Monday through Friday, and are open Saturdays and Sundays as well. We have a fully staffed veterinary team available to treat your pet and handle most emergencies. If your pet requires additional treatment or services, we can direct you to our Sugar Land Veterinary Emergency Hospital or one of several other 24 hour emergency hospitals in the area that our team works closely with to ensure your pet receives the appropriate care.