Huntington Station, NY – – Wellness veterinarian Dr. Michel A. Selmer of Advanced Animal Care Center in Huntington Station is Long Island’s first and only veterinarian that performs laparoscopic surgical procedures on pets. Specifically focusing on laparoscopic spaying for female dogs and cats, this not only reduces the incision size and trauma to the animals’ body, but greatly reduces complications and the recovery time for the pet. Traditional spay surgeries leave a larger scar and owners must keep their pets calm (no jumping, running or rough play) for up to two weeks – to avoid the incision from reopening (popping a stitch or staple). Not the easiest thing to do if you have a puppy and kids or multiple dogs in the house. Laparoscopic spays have a faster recovery time, much less pain and discomfort, less risk of complications and much smaller incision.
Laparoscopy is one of the many advanced services offered by Dr. Selmer, however he also focuses his attention on the whole health of an animal. “There are many alternatives to surgery, and a veterinarian must assess all options of treatment before cutting. Some disorders and diseases do require surgical intervention, but owners should be informed of all the options before a decision is made. Once surgery is performed you have embarked on a journey where change is not an option,” said Dr. Selmer.
Advanced Animal Care Center is on the forefront when it comes to wellness for ones pet, also offering other innovative services such as: Stem Cell Therapy; Naturopathy/Holistic Medicine; Physical Therapy; and Nutritional Therapy.
Certified to use Stem Cell Therapy for dogs, Dr. Selmer offers this treatment for conditions such as hip displaysia, joint diseases and arthritis. Stems cells are made from the fat cells taken from the pets own body. Using cells from the dog’s own body eliminates the risk of rejection, and the ethical dilemma raised by using embryonic stem cells. The cost is much lower than a canine hip replacement and the procedure is much less invasive. Fat cells are removed from the dog, sent to a lab where they go through a concentration process, and then are returned to the Advanced Animal Care Center for insertion within 48 hrs. The cells are injected near the site of the injury, or degeneration and owners report seeing significant improvement in their dogs within the first month.
Naturopathy addresses a pet’s individual needs and works with their body to help maintain good health. Dr. Selmer uses a diagnostic tool called the Nutritional Blood Test (NBT) which assesses the health of internal organs and the available vitamins, minerals and enzymes required for the metabolic process. The NBT provides a unique veterinary-client lab report that prescribes the most effective combination of nutrients including vitamins, minerals, enzymes and rare grandulars, specifically blended to match the imbalances found in the animal’s blood. So each pet’s needs are addressed individually and not lumped into one specific formula or brand of food designated for the entire pet population.
Dr. Selmer also makes house calls with their state-of-the-art Mobile Care Unit. This is very convenient for those who have limited transportation (for families with young children or those with disabilities) or time (we can see the pets while you are at work). It can also be easier for those pets who are too stressed traveling to a conventional clinic and a great convenience for owners with multiple pets. Your pets will receive high quality, personalized care in the comfort of your home. The services include physical examinations, routine and preventive healthcare, vaccinations, diagnostic laboratory testing, health certificates and micro chipping. Also the very sensitive issue of euthanizing a sick or elderly dog in the loving home of its owners. The most difficult decision an owner may have to make – can be that much harder by having to bring the pet into an office, this way it can be done in the privacy and peace of their home. Save yourself the time, trouble & anxiety of taking your pets to the vet, and let the Mobile Animal Care Unit come to you.
While advanced in the veterinary field – Dr. Selmer is also progressive in the technological world by blogging regularly about helpful information and tips about pet care, as well as posting updates on Twitter and Facebook. For more information about Advanced Animal Care Center or to make an appointment, go to www.advancedcareforpets.com or call (631) 367-7387. To read his blog go to www.carepaw.com. For press inquires about Advanced Animal Care Center or Dr. Selmer please contact Nancy E. Hassel at Nancy@LongIslandPetProfessionals.com or call (631) 283-1610.