Ehrlich Animal Hospital
For more than 20 years Ehrlich Animal Hospital & Arthritis Therapy Center has been the place for loving pet owners to take their favorite friends. Originally started by Dr. Langbenh and Dr. Farid Saleh, Ehrlich Animal Hospital now has 5 veterinarians and a staff of more than 30 pet professionals to take care of any pet needs – from annual exams and check ups, to senior pet care, grooming and boarding, surgery and dental care. They recently welcomed the newest member of their team, Dr. Brian Gibbs.
Pet owners love the caring staff at Ehrlich Animal Hospital! They also enjoy the convenience of having one place for all of their pet’s veterinary needs and the fact that Ehrlich Animal Hospital is open 7 days a week and offers early morning and after work hours.
Improving the Lives of Senior Pets: If you’re lucky enough to have a senior pet, you know how much they become a part of your heart. It is difficult to see the dog you remember scampering after toys as a puppy moving slower and with difficulty. Ehrlich Animal Hospital offers therapies and treatments for senior pets with arthritis that will have them chasing after their favorite toy again.
“Dogs and cats often don’t always voice their pain,” said Dr. Saleh. “Some of the signs that they might be suffering from arthritis include not wanting to go for walks, not playing, taking a longer time to stand up and lay down.” Dr. Saleh says that animals will tolerate a lot more pain than humans . Therefore, by the time they are groaning, they are probably really hurting.
“We have lots of different therapies for pets with arthritis –Including diet and nutritional supplements. Weight loss in overweight pets can make a big difference. They can also take medication.” Dr. Saleh says that often a combination of therapies works best but that he has seen great effectiveness with platelet rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell therapies. Because both therapies use blood and tissue from the animal’s own body, there is no negative reaction and you may see a benefit to your pet within just one week.
“We looked into stem cell therapy because our dog Griff had been on medication for arthritis for more than 6 years but we noticed he was slowing down and we wanted to ease his pain. We could tell he was not comfortable anymore,” said the Smedley family. “One of the most important aspects of this treatment is how we see a huge positive response from Griff and how he feels…you can’t fake feeling good…he feels dramatically better than he did a few months ago.”
“We started offering stem cell and PRP therapy 7 years ago,” said Dr. Saleh, “and we’ve seen really good results. One patient had stopped lifting his leg to pee because it hurt so badly. After stem cell therapy, he was able to lift his leg again.”
Emergency & Diagnostic Care: Ehrlich Animal Hospital is home to a full service lab and surgery center. They can do most tests in-house including digital x-rays, dental x-rays and ultrasound. They know that animals can get nervous when visiting the vet and so want to make sure their comfort and care is in capable hands and that you don’t have to run all over town to find out what’s wrong when your furry friend is feeling ill. They even offer tours of the facilities to owners. “Anyone is welcome to come in at anytime and take a tour,” says Dr. Saleh. “We know that it can be stressful when you have to drop your pet off for tests and want you to have a visual of where you pet is and know that they are being cared for.”
“Words cannot describe how grateful we are for your wonderful care and knowledge,” said a loving couple of cat owners who visited Ehrlich Animal Hospital recently. “Thank you for going the extra mile for Salem-Blinks. Your care and compassion really made us feel that we were doing the best treatment possible. Thank you to each and every one of you for offering to call us for updates, offering us water or coffee when we visited before the sun was up, letting us visit whenever we wanted, being so patient, answering our questions and making us feel as comfortable as possible leaving our sick baby at your facility.”
No matter what is ailing your pet, Ehrlich Animal Hospital’s loving doctors and staff will make sure that they are doing all they can to help him or her heal while keeping you informed the whole time.
Keeping Pets Healthy: A big part of the day at Ehrlich Animal Hospital is keeping pets healthy and most of the patients at Ehrlich Animal Hospital have been with them since they were pups or kittens. Owners can choose from multiple Wellness Packages for every phase of your pet’s life at a budget that works for you.
Bed & Breakfast: Your vacation can be truly stress free when you board your pet at Ehrlich Animal Hospital. They offer worry-free boarding for dogs, cats, birds and exotic pets. Kitties are able to lounge in cat condos just for them in a separate, quiet section of the hospital away from the hustle and bustle. Dogs get to hang out in large walk-in sized runs with raised cots to rest on and have a fenced-in, covered outdoor area they get to play in 2 times a day.
Not Just for Cats & Dogs: Ehrlich Animal Hospital also offers veterinary care for birds and reptiles. “I just wanted to say that this is the most professional, affordable and friendly staff I have ever seen in any office,” writes one happy iguana owner. “My 4-year old iguana suffered burns from overhead lighting and Dr. Saleh and Dr. Danielson both treated him with the most loving and expert care I could possibly ask for.”
No matter what your pet needs from kitten to cat, puppy to dog, hatchling to reptile, chick to bird you can rest assured that Ehrlich Animal Hospital will provide them with the best care possible for many years to come.
You’re Invited to Fall Fest: Bring your pet to Ehrlich Animal Hospital’s annual Fall Fest Sunday, November 5, 2 – 5 p.m. Details will follow.
Ehrlich Animal Hospital & Arthritis Therapy Center is located at 8009 Gunn Highway. They are open Monday – Friday, 6:30 a.m. – 8 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information about their services, visit their website at www.ehrlichanimalhospital.com. To schedule an appointment, call (813) 920-0566.