Health Maintenance Services


No matter the breed, species, age or gender, we use a personalized approach to high-quality veterinary care based on your pet's lifestyle and your expectations. At Aloha Pet & Bird Hospital, your pet receives the highest level of care available in a professional and loving environment. As a part of our commitment to you and your treasured companion, we are here to address any concerns you may have.

Our full-service animal hospital offers a full range of services, treatment for eye disorders, allergy and dermatology treatment, nutrition counseling and prescription diets, reproductive medicine, cancer treatment, stem cell therapy, and more.

Pet NutritionYour Pet's Nutrition

Your doctor has likely advised you of the importance of proper nutrition and a balanced diet - and the same is true for your furry friend. The most important health variable you control is the degree to which your pet is having its nutritional needs met and is provided with ample fresh, clean water. Proper nutrition is an essential ingredient for your pet's overall good health.

While more expensive doesn't always mean better, 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.

Some pets have serious nutritional challenges or chronic conditions that may benefit from a special prescription diet. Making the best nutritional choices for your dog or cat not only affects general health, but will improve the quality and length of your pet's life.

The veterinarians at Aloha Pet & Bird Hospital perform a thorough body condition evaluation during every physical examination, and give recommendations based on what we see. We can also provide you with important information on proper serving size, nutrient needs, and feeding strategies for your pet. We will also help you navigate pet food claims so you can make the most informed choices.

Allergies and DermatologyAllergy Treatment

It is important to be able to identify the first signs and symptoms of allergies and dermatological conditions in your pet. These include:

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

If your pet exhibits any of these symptoms, please make an appointment to have him or her seen by one of our veterinarians at Aloha Pet & Bird Hospital. We will evaluate your pet, determine the most effective method of treatment, and explain how you can prevent future problems. At our practice, we routinely perform allergy testing via diagnostic cytology, biopsies and dermatopathologic cultures. We utilize allergen immunotherapy and carry hypoallergenic diets and medicated shampoos. If left untreated, allergic reactions and skin conditions can become serious medical concerns.

Glaucoma Screening and Prevention

If your pet's eyes appear to be bulging or red, are tearing or producing discharge, are sensitive to light, painful, or appear cloudy, he or she may be suffering from glaucoma. Glaucoma is a common condition in which the fluid pressure inside the eye increases, resulting in damage to the optic nerve, followed by loss of vision and blindness. The cause can be either hereditary or the result of an injury or illness. Known as secondary glaucoma, this second type of the condition can progress rapidly and is considered an emergency situation.

GlaucomaThe experienced veterinarians at Aloha Pet & Bird Hospital recommend your pet receive a routine glaucoma exam as part of his or her regular wellness care. The exam is not only an effective screening measure for both types of glaucoma, but can also help set a baseline measurement of your pet's normal intraocular pressure (IOP). Establishing an IOP baseline is important because the normal measurement can vary between species, breeds, and even individual pets.

This noninvasive, simple procedure should not cause your pet any pain or discomfort. We apply a mild anesthetic eye-drop to ensure your pet is comfortable during the exam.

Treating Your Pet's Cancer

To advise the most appropriate course of treatment for your pet's particular case, the veterinarians at Aloha Pet & Bird Hospital consider many factors. The standard treatment for almost all pet cancers is surgical removal of the lump. Benign (non-invasive, non-spreading) cancers in an accessible, well-defined area are almost always permanently cured by surgical removal. Surgery is also the best treatment for the majority of malignant cancers that have not yet spread (metastasized).

Chemotherapy involves the use of drugs designed to be damaging to cancer cells. Unfortunately, they typically have some toxicity for healthy cells, as well. Although much less serious than the effects felt by humans, some pets experience side effects such as anemia, reduced resistance to infection and gastrointestinal upset. Our medical team will help you monitor your pet for these conditions.

Chemotherapy for pets has been designed to improve their quality of life and maximize their life spans. Before making the decision on the appropriate course of action for your pet, please discuss all the relevant factors with our medical team so you can make an informed choice. Our understanding of cancer is increasing all the time, leading to better treatment approaches and quality of life, and improved outcomes.

Veterinary MedicineInternal Medicine

Despite the best preventive care, animals can become sick. When this happens, it is stressful for 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 Aloha Pet & Bird Hospital is your pet's wellness, 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. Our veterinarians, supported by state-of-the-art diagnostic technology, can identify and effectively treat a range of complex and internal medicine diseases as well as emergency cases.

Telemedicine

By working with IDEXX Telemedicine, our veterinarians are able to consult with other knowledgeable, skilled healthcare providers by phone or computer to read radiographs and CT scans when more information is needed. It is one of the many ways we work hard to provide the most advanced and carefully considered care.

Stem Cell Therapy

Stem cell therapy uses stem cells from your pet's body to repair and regenerate damaged tissues. Stem cells have the unique ability to mature into cells with specialized functions, which makes them extremely valuable for repairing certain body tissues damaged by injury or disease. Stem cell therapy is most commonly used to treat osteoarthritis in dogs and cats, but clinical research continues to explore other uses for stem cells, including repairing bone, ligament and spinal cord injuries and treating kidney and liver disease.

The decision to use stem cell therapy is based on your pet's condition, age, breed, previous treatment and response, severity and duration, and anesthesia/sedation risk. A full examination and consultation are necessary before proceeding with this innovative medical treatment.

Reproductive Veterinary MedicineReproductive Medicine

Whether you are an experienced breeder or you are breeding your pet for the first time, the veterinary team at Aloha Pet & Bird Hospital can help during all phases of the breeding process, from initial planning and consultation all the way through birth and post-natal nursing and management of associated diseases and complications.

We provide the following reproductive medical services for your pet:

  • Pregnancy checks
  • Caesarian sections
  • Pre- and post-natal care
  • Vaginal cytology