Acupuncture, in its simplest sense, is the treatment of conditions or symptoms by the insertion of very fine needles into specific points on the body in order to stimulate healing.
Dermatology and Allergy Testing
Skin is our largest organ, making skin care very important. Dermatology involves diagnosing and treating skin, ear and allergic conditions in pets. Dermatologic issues are very uncomfortable, itchy, even painful for pets, and getting an accurate diagnosis is critical to their health and well-being.
Puppy & Kitten Wellness
During the first months of your pet’s life, he or she requires a lot of veterinary care because their immune systems are still developing. They require regular vaccinations to help prevent disease and to develop into a strong and healthy dog or cat. These regular visits enable us to answer all your questions and bond with your pet.
Spay & Neuter
Spaying (ovariohysterectomy) of female animals is the surgical removal of the reproductive organs. It is a routine procedure performed while under anesthesia.
Neutering (castration) of male animals is the surgical removal of the testicles. It is a routine veterinary procedure performed while under anesthesia.
A mass removal is the surgical removal of a growth or lump on the body. Some lumps are cancerous and some are not. In many cases, surgical removal and biopsy is the only way to distinguish between the two. Cancerous lumps must be removed. Non-cancerous lumps may occasionally ulcerate and bleed, in which case they should also be removed.
A veterinary dental cleaning is very similar to a deep cleaning that you may receive from your dentist. However, during the procedure we anesthetize the patient. Using the same equipment as your dentist, we will scale the tartar, polish, take digital dental x-rays and do a thorough oral exam. We will then be best able to treat any painful or diseased teeth to provide the best quality of life for your pet.
Soft Tissue Surgery
A variety of soft tissue surgeries are available.
What we feed our companions is an important part of maintaining good health. We help assess your pet’s nutritional needs based on lifestyle, health needs and age. Additionally, we help determine how much you should be feeding to help achieve optimal body weight and muscle mass. We encourage weight checks at regular intervals for certain patients at no cost to our clients.
“Eyes are the windows to the soul.” We do everything we can to help keep your companion’s eyes healthy, from infection to trauma, cataracts or glaucoma. Our team can help in diagnosing and treating vision losses your pet may be experiencing.
At Citywide Pet Clinic we pride ourselves as skillful diagnosticians. We work hard to diagnose any illness your pet may have and work with you to come up with the treatment plan that best meets the needs of you and your companion. Internal medicine deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases that don’t need surgery.
Although the age at which dogs and cats are considered seniors varies by breed and species, we like to start seeing pets for bi-annual exams around age ten. Like people, older pets have an increased risk of kidney disease, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, liver disease, senility, and general weakness. Staying on top of these issues help improve the quality of life for your pet in their senior years. Mobility challenges and behavior changes are also more common with older pets.
Many dogs and cats suffer from frequent ear infections. Due to the difference in anatomy, cats and dogs get external ear infections and they are commonly associated with underlying allergies. Chronic ear infections can become resistant to treatment and can lead to deafness. Ear pain and infections can be very traumatic for pets, and diagnosis of the root causes are very important.
Your pet deserves the best and most thorough care. Our highly trained staff uses the latest radiology equipment and techniques to diagnose your pet. X-rays allow us to see what’s below the surface. Digital X-Rays are a non-invasive tool we use to assess your pet’s skeletal health, organs, and body while providing you with images to better understand your pet’s physical condition for better prevention and treatment.
Behavioral issues are the most common reason pets are relinquished to the shelter. At Citywide Pet Clinic, we don’t want that to happen to you. We offer behavioral counseling to strengthen the human-animal bond and improve the quality of life for both you and your companion.
Microscopy and Cytology
When we study cells under a microscope, we’re able to identify sources of infection, parasites which may be impacting your pet’s health, and even to identify types of cells within a mass or growth on your pet. Analysis of these cells helps us to form an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan for pet health conditions.
Blood tests can be one of the most informative and non-invasive way of diagnosing illness or infection. We also utilize blood testing to ensure your companion is safe to undergo anesthesia prior to such a procedure. We look at cell counts (red and white blood cells and platelets) and a chemistry panel to evaluate liver, kidney, electrolytes, etc.
Microchips are a tiny technology that offer big benefits should your pet ever become lost. The size of a grain of rice, a microchip stores data, such as your pet’s name, address and your contact information. This can be easily scanned at any shelter or veterinary clinic, so a lost pet can be returned.
In House Pharmacy
For your convenience, we have an in-house pharmacy which carries commonly prescribed medications. You’ll be able to take your pet’s medications home with you after your visit. You may also shop online via our website to have products delivered directly to your door.
Urgent care is a good alternative to seek if your pet is experiencing a sudden illness or emergency. Reasons to visit us include seizures, sudden inability to walk, ingestion of toxic substance, hives from a recent insect bite, vomiting, shallow breathing,or injuries.
This important laboratory test helps provide information about infections or diseases which may be impacting your pet’s kidneys and urinary system. Based on the results of this, we may conduct additional tests or prescribe medication for a particular diagnosis.
"I’ve been taking my cats here for about ten years. Everyone that works here has always given my cats such great care, and they have been genuine and compassionate when it comes time to say goodbye to your pet. They are truly wonderful."
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