As with any medical ailment, prevention is key. Your pet’s health is very much the same. We recommend your pet have a physical exam once every year, at the least. Senior and geriatric pets, may require additional care by the doctor. A physical exam gives the doctor the chance to catch any potentially dangerous conditions, and educate you as the pet owner on these conditions. As your pet ages, recommendations may change. Starting at the age of 5 we recommend a mini blood screening, and after the age of 7 we recommend a more comprehensive screening. Feline and Canine Senior Plans are now available! Please contact our staff for any questions that are specific to your pet, we would be glad to assist you! We also have Adult Wellness Plans available for our younger patients!
One of three exam rooms on the dog side
One of three exam rooms specially made for kitties at the cat side
Due to the many recent discoveries and innovations in veterinary medicine, your pet can be protected from most major diseases. Today, many immunizations and preventive treatments are available that did not exist just a few years ago. The doctors at TLC Pet & Uptown Cat Hospitals can help you decide what preventive measures are necessary for your pet(s).
A microchip is a tiny electronic device, about the size and shape of a grain of rice. It is implanted beneath a pet’s skin between the shoulder blades, and stays there for the pet’s entire life. This procedure is as easy and as painless as a vaccination.Each microchip has a unique number. This number, along with information about the owner and pet, are added to a national pet registry. Most veterinarians and animal shelters have electronic scanners for detecting and reading these implanted microchips. If a lost pet is found, and the microchip is scanned, the registry is called and the owner is contacted.
A video otoscope gives our veterinarians a detailed view of the inside of your pet’s ears. This is a valuable diagnostic tool that is used in the treatment of many problems, including inflammatory polyps, evaluation of the tympanic membrane and follow-up examinations for ear infections, among many others.
Royal Canin Veterinary Diets
We stock prescription and specialty pet diets. Over many years our doctors have developed great confidence in these diets as an adjunct to the treatment of a variety of diseases including those affecting the kidney, heart and liver. Additionally, there are diets for obesity and food allergies which have all been shown conclusively to help the healing process.