The adage goes – an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. The most important proactive step you can take for your dog or cat is to schedule routine annual wellness examinations. This allows us to monitor a baseline of health, so that we are quick to spot any deviations or irregularities. During your pet’s examination, we will check each of their major bodily systems to ensure they are (and stay!) happy and healthy.
Vaccinations are the number one way you can protect your beloved pet from serious infectious diseases and bacteria. However, not every pet requires the same series or frequency of vaccines. Your veterinarian will tailor a vaccine protocol to your pet based on his or her breed, age, lifestyle and recommendations from the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Vaccine & Titre Test
Columbia Square Animal Hospital offers the following vaccines titre tests:
Canine combo titre test
This blood test measures your dog’s immunity to three diseases: parvovirus, distemper and Adenovirus. The results specify which of the diseases they have immunity for, and to what level.
Feline combo titre test
This blood test measures your cat’s immunity to three diseases: feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, and panleukopenia. The results specify which of the diseases they have immunity for, and to what level.
Rabies titre test
This blood test measures your dog or cat’s immunity to the rabies virus, and to what level. This test is done in a laboratory at Kansas State University.
Senior Pet Care
Older pets make wonderful companions, and thanks to advances in veterinary medicine, pets are living longer than ever. By learning more about the special needs of your senior pet, you’re taking the first step toward providing the best care for your friend in his or her golden years.
Pets in their senior years—those of about seven years of age and older—begin to go through a gradual reduction of their physical capabilities. However, this process can be slowed and managed through proper veterinary care, thereby offering your beloved pet an extended period of vitality and good health. Preventative care tailored to your pet’s age, lifestyle, risk factors and other elements can also help prevent common diseases or detect them at early and easily treatable stages. Senior pet examinations at our animal hospital include a complete blood panel with a urinalysis and extra time in the examination room reviewing your pet’s history and overall health.
With our help, you can prolong your pet’s good health and well-being, even as his or her pace slows a bit. We can make sure you and your faithful companion enjoy many more years together.
Our on-site modern digital X-ray equipment provides accurate, clear and high quality radiographs. This gives us the ability to get a specialist’s opinion (if we need) in less than 1 hour.
Good oral health for your pet can result in a longer and happier life! During our yearly physical examination, we will examine your pet’s mouth for any dental issues. At our animal hospital we offer a myriad of dental services, including: oral and dental exams, cleaning, polishing, x-rays, extractions and fracture repair. Feel free to call us at any time to set up an appointment.
Diagnostic and Lab Procedures
We provide blood and lab services. We have a full in-house laboratory facility to run urgent blood work in emergency or pre-surgical situations.
We offer emergency services during normal working hours. If your pet is in need of emergency care after hours, call our main line and we will provide you instructions on how to handle the situation.
With our advanced anesthetic capabilities and surgical equipment, we are fully prepared to perform any and all major soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries.
We utilize the safest available anesthetic protocols to provide that extra margin of safety, especially for our younger, older, or high risk patients. Using the most modern monitoring equipment, the patient’s vital signs, heart rate, SPO2, blood pressure, EKG, and body temperature are monitored and recorded.
We also specialize in TPLO surgery for anterior cruciate ligament repair in dogs, bone plating, fracture repairs, luxating patella and cruciate repair.
While your pet is in our animal hospital, we provide daily meals, monitoring, and safety. Our trained staff will communicate directly with you about your pet’s progress. We encourage you to come see your pet during our visiting hours.
We provide ultrasound services for quick and accurate diagnosis, along with close collaboration with specialists.
We also provide fecal parasite examinations, along with examinations for blood protozoan parasites.
We carry a full line of medications for your pet including vitamin and mineral supplements, shampoo and fur cleaners, flea and tick control, and heartworm medication. Additionally, we offer prescription medications.