At Central Veterinary Hospital at Washington Pike, we offer a variety of services to care for your pet. If you have any questions or would like more information on how we can care for your pet, please contact us today.
We believe that regular checkups and wellness exams are critical to your pets’ well-being. These wellness exams give us a chance to evaluate the overall health of your pet while also giving us a baseline for their unique bodies and tendencies. We also provide ear and eye exams.
Vaccination is a critical element of your pets’ overall health care. There are a number of illnesses that require vaccination, and pets of different regions face unique risks as well. That is why it’s important to consult with a veterinarian about the necessary vaccinations to protect your pet from illness.
We provide nail trims, which are an important part of a pets’ overall hygiene.
Express Anal Glands
A dog has two sacs at his or her anal area. For most dogs, they never cause a problem. They seem to express them by themselves when they defecate. There are some dogs who seem to have trouble expressing their sacs. They get uncomfortable and itchy. Many bite at their rear end. They may scoot around on the floor to try to relieve the itchiness. They may leave marks on your floor. Our staff is able to express your dog’s anal sacs so that he or she is much more comfortable.
New Puppy, Kitten or Pet Exams
It is important to bring your puppy or kitten in for a full nose-to-tail exam and to get them familiar with our veterinary hospital from a young age. There are numerous topics to be aware of and discuss, including vaccinations, nutrition, behavioral training, socialization, and much more. Call us today and we can give you all the information you need to care for your puppy or kitten.
Dental care is vital to the overall health of any pet. Dental disease can lead to health issues with the heart, liver, and kidneys, and can affect the entire body through the bloodstream. In fact, 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats over three years of age suffer from some form of dental disease, making it the most common pet health issue among our pet population. In spite of these disturbing facts, many pet owners are not aware of the importance of dental care to their pets’ health. There are a lot of different ways to improve your pets’ dental hygiene, including home brushing, dental chews, and regular inspection.
We are proud to provide state-of-the-art veterinary surgical procedures. We believe in utilizing the highest level of medical technology, and our surgeons are experienced and highly trained. We also realize that it can be stressful to have your pet undergo surgery. We want to assure you that your pet is in good hands, and that we will do everything to provide the best care possible. We also provide mass and bladder stone removals.
Spay and Neuter
Besides a variety of health benefits that help your pet live a longer, happier life, there are also behavioral benefits to spaying and neutering your pets. It also helps decrease the number of homeless pets and strays that get euthanized every year.
We do eyelid repair and reconstruction when necessary, and also fix cherry eyes when the gland of the third eyelid is prolapsed. We are able to biopsy tumors and send them out for a histopath, checking to see if they are benign or cancerous. There are also times when we have to remove unhealthy eyes.
Onychectomy, or declawing, is the process of surgically removing a cat’s claws. This may be necessary for a variety of reasons, including scratching or behavioral issues. The procedure involves removing the end of the bone, or phalanx, which allows for the removal of the claw portion. There are also some alternatives to declawing, such as Soft Paws or behavior modification.
Blood work is necessary to keep your pet healthy. By performing routine blood work, we are able to monitor any changes to your pets’ kidneys, liver, blood cell counts, and much more. We can learn a lot of information with a little bit of blood.
We are proud to be on the cutting edge of medical technology. Radiology is a technique and diagnostic tool that we use to look inside the body in an entirely non-invasive way. X-rays allow us to create images of all the body’s organs.
Ultrasound uses sound waves to offer a non-invasive, painless, and radiation-free method of imaging your pets’ internal organs. Providing this service is one of the many ways that we show how dedicated we are to providing your pet with the best care possible.
We are pleased to offer electrocardiography to our patients. Heart disease is quite common in pets, so having the ability to monitor it is becoming more necessary. For this reason, we are proud to be able to offer electrocardiograms (ECG or EKG) to our patients. It is a very non-invasive test since we only have to place clips on certain locations on a pets’ body, yet we can gain so much information from it.
Please contact us today if you have any questions or would like to learn more about how we care for your pet.