Put your pet in the best hands at Eno!
Eno Animal Hospital is a full-service animal hospital for dogs and cats: wellness care to dentistry, surgery to senior care, lab work to laser therapy, baths to boarding and beyond. Put your pet in good hands at Eno! Scroll down to explore what we do.
Wellness care is by far our most core service. The best medicine is preventative medicine!
Wellness visits keep us informed of your unique pet’s “normal” health and help us catch any issues early. It is much easier and less expensive to prevent health problems than to treat them.
Wellness visits are essential to your pet’s health and happiness. Undetected issues go untreated; untreated issues often require serious, scary, and expensive treatments down the line.
The most important part of any wellness visit is the full physical exam. During this “nose-to-tail” time, your veterinarian will thoroughly access your pet’s eyes, ears, teeth, mouth, heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, stomach, intestines, joints, spine, skin, paws, and more. Wellness visits are also when we update vaccinations, perform essential lab work, and discuss anything and everything that supports the long-term health and happiness of your fur baby.
We’re so excited to offer our pet parents a one-stop shop! Our spa menu includes basic and medicated baths, brush-outs, blow-outs, and de-shedding treatments. We offer hypoallergenic, scented, and medicated shampoos. We offer all manner of functional grooms: paw trims, sanitary trims, “face, feet, and fanny” trims, and full haircuts with precise hand-scissoring.
Every spa package includes nail trimming, anal gland expression, and ear cleaning. Add-ons include nail dremmels and blueberry facials.
Grooming can be transformative, especially for long-hair or matted pets. We can do it all for your fur baby!
We have key requirements for grooming,
including an exam and core vaccines, to ensure the health and safety of every pet in our hospital.
Our beautiful new hospital offers the best in boarding amenities. For dogs, we offer 16 spacious runs, plus six “rooms” for smaller pooches. For cats, we offer a private, quiet ward with optional connecting rooms.
We know it takes trust to board your fur baby. The Eno team is highly trained. And most of all, we absolutely love taking care of pets!
We practice the highest standards of care and cleanliness for all our boarders. We accommodate special requirements and always make sure your pet is as comfortable and happy as possible. We promise to care for all pets as if they were our own.
We have key requirements for boarding, including an exam and core vaccines, to ensure the health and safety of every pet in our hospital.
Dentistry is one of our core services. Did you know dental disease is the most common pet health issue? The vast majority of adult pets suffer from some form of it. And dental disease is not just about bad breath and brown teeth. It’s a painful condition that can lead to organ damage as oral bacteria travels through the bloodstream.
Regular dental care is crucial to your pet’s health. Brushing, dental chews, and routine check-ups are great! The best way to protect your pet from dental disease is through professional cleanings under anesthesia.
Our highly trained assistants thoroughly scale and polish each tooth and check each gum pocket for disease and pain. We also use digital full-mouth radiology to catch many painful issues lurking out of sight. Regular dental cleanings are one of the best things you can do for your fur baby.
It’s stressful when your pet needs surgery, even a routine spay or neuter. Any anesthetic procedure carries a certain amount of risk. That’s why we use only the safest anesthesia drugs, highly trained vet assistants, and the highest level of technology and equipment.
Your pet’s surgery plan will detail both pre-operative and postoperative care, including pain management and antibiotics if necessary. We will communicate everything you need to know beforehand and call you on the day of the surgery to report on your pet’s procedure and recovery.
Surgery at Eno takes place in our state-of-the-art sterile surgery suite, where our veterinarians are totally focused on your pet.
We are so excited to offer laser therapy in our beautiful new building! Laser therapy uses light to stimulate cell growth and increase blood flow. This innovative approach to treating pain offers relief and speeds healing.
Laser therapy is completely safe, noninvasive, pain-free, surgery-free, and drug-free. It has been proven to treat many acute and chronic conditions, such as:
- Postoperative pain from surgery and dental work
- Injury: sprains, strains, fractures, cuts, bites, wounds, tissue trauma
- Inflammation: stiffness, arthritis, tendonitis, hip dysplasia, allergies, skin issues, infections
Each laser therapy session (per site) lasts 15 to 30 minutes. Sometimes, dogs fall asleep and cats start to purr! Pet parents often notice improvement within a few hours or even minutes. We often hear, “It’s like he’s a puppy again!” or “My cat is a new cat!” This makes us very happy.
We offer a variety of laser therapy packages. Laser therapy is an excellent long-term care plan.
Puppy & Kitten Care
Congratulations—a new furry family member is so exciting! We’re pet parents, too; we know adopting a puppy or kitten is such a happy time. It also takes a lot of work. Never fear. The Eno team is here to help!
The first step is to schedule a new pet visit, which will include our full “nose-to-tail” physical exam and lots of important information on vaccinations, nutrition, behavior and training, socialization, wellness plans, and more. Eno pet parents love our “puppy pack” and “kitten pack” resources.
The earlier your new pet becomes familiar with us and our hospital, the easier visits will be for the rest of his or her life. We’re all about happy visits, full of treats and love! We’re so excited to get to know your new fur baby.
We love watching fur babies grow up and caring for them all their lives. Many Eno pets become “frequent flyers,” and their people become our friends. We will be here every step of the way. Call us at 919-471-0308 to get started.
Parasites are gross! They also pose serious and potentially life-threatening health problems. We cannot stress enough the importance of year-round parasite prevention, especially in our neck of the woods, where exposure is high.
It only takes one bite one time for an infected mosquito to transfer heartworms to your pet. Treating a heartworm-infected dog can be exhausting and expensive. Sadly, there is no treatment for heartworms in cats, which means feline heartworms are always fatal. Did you know? In studies, about 28% of heartworm-positive cats are “indoor only.” You’ve likely seen a mosquito inside your home.
Prevention is always better than treatment or death. We offer a variety of safe, effective products to protect your pet from heartworms, fleas, ticks, and intestinal parasites.
Behavior & Training Tips
Good behavior starts with good training. Good training means happier pets and happier humans! Training with your puppy is a lifelong bonding experience.
Positive reinforcement and consistency are essential training tools. We offer a basic behavior consultation that covers proven techniques for obedience, house training, crate training, socialization, and desensitization for fearful or anxious pets. We can also refer you to local training experts for advanced guidance.
If your pet is experiencing behavior changes or problems, our behavior consult will also rule out any underlying medical issues that could be the cause.
Vaccinating your pet is absolutely essential, especially in the community we call home. Durham is a beautiful place to hike, boat, fish, go to dog parks, and spend time outdoors…which is where scary diseases live.
Vaccinating your dog or cat for rabies is required by North Carolina state law. Core vaccines for dogs also include distemper/parvo and Bordatella, plus the influenza vaccine for boarding dogs. Core vaccines for cats include feline distemper.
The local risks for Lyme disease and the highly contagious leptospirosis—two viruses tied to exposure to wooded or grassy areas (where ticks thrive), standing water, and dog parks—often warrant protecting your pet with additional vaccinations for Lyme and leptospirosis.
Our vets will thoroughly review the benefits of each vaccination and the best vaccination plan for your pet’s unique needs and lifestyle. Remember: Vaccines save lives.
Being overweight is a serious problem for pets that will cause health problems and even pain as they age.
Well-meaning, loving pet parents are often unwittingly contributing to the problem of pet obesity. If your pet won’t eat pet food without people food, your pet has trained you!
The good news is that we can set up a nutrition plan that meets the exact needs of your pet. With proper diet and exercise, plus your commitment, your pet can live a long, happy life at a healthy weight.
Did you know that routine lab work is essential to your pet’s health? Simple blood tests reveal the health of your pet’s internal organs and systems, check for early signs of chronic illness such as diabetes, and establish a “normal” baseline for your unique fur baby.
Urinalysis and intestinal parasite screenings (or fecal tests) are equally important to detect painful urinary infections or crystals and those all-too-common parasitic worms!
The best medicine is preventative. Our in-house laboratory allows us to provide your pet with the best care and treatment and you with the best service and convenience.
We have a special room dedicated to digital full-body radiology. This essential diagnostic tool lets us detect injuries and illnesses from within.
Our team is highly trained to utilize radiology in the safest, most effective manner.
Getting older isn’t easy, and pets age faster than we do. In fact, many pets are considered senior at seven years old. This is when their health needs change.
Senior pets benefit greatly from proper nutrition, exercise, preventative care, pain management, and specialized treatment.
At Eno, we will develop a health care plan that suits your senior pet’s exact needs. You will always be an integral part of that plan. We are your ally and your pet’s advocate. We are here to make sure your pet has the best quality and quantity of life possible.
Pain is a terrible thing. Eno’s commitment to the best care and compassion includes top-notch pain management.
Animals are experts at hiding pain. We educate our pet parents, especially those with senior pets, exactly how to recognize even the smallest signs of discomfort in their fur babies.
We also anticipate and plan for procedures that may cause pain, such as spays, neuters, and oral surgery. Every anesthetic pet at Eno is given a postoperative treatment plan that includes pain medication.
Emergencies can happen at any time. Any time we are open, we will help you and your pet handle a scary, stressful health event in any way we can.
If your pet ever needs urgent care or you suspect a serious problem, call us right away at (919) 471-0308. Our veterinarians will assess the exact situation and make a recommendation for triage and care.
End of Life Care
Saying goodbye to a pet is the most painful thing a pet parent must do. We will do everything we can to help you and your pet during his or her last stage of life.
Knowing when the time is right can be difficult. There are often many tough factors involved. Euthanasia is an intensely personal decision for each pet parent. We promise to practice compassion, empathy, and respect. We promise to be with you every step of the way.
We never want to turn away a pet. However, if we are fully booked and/or it is late in the day, we may refer you to an emergency or after-hours hospital. Our vets will always make an expert judgment to do what is best for the pet.