Preventing illness is the most effective way to keep pet care affordable. Our veterinarians pride themselves on providing you with the guidance and expertise you need to keep your dog or cat healthy.
When your pet suddenly becomes ill, you want the best care as fast as possible. Our entire team is trained to assist you quickly in determining whether your pet is experiencing an emergency and guide you through the process of getting them the treatment they need.
IF YOUR PET IS EXPERIENCING AN EMERGENCY:
Call us at (614) 871-7705 during open hours.
Call MedVet Worthington at (614) 846-5800 after hours.
Getting a physical for your cat or dog twice a year, is a key part of tracking your pet’s health and development. This preventative care exam helps us find any signs of illness early so they can be treated. We’ll give them a head-to-toe exam (including ears, mouth, and eyes) and check their heart and lungs. We’ll also give them any vaccines they need at that time.
If your cat or dog is doing things out of the norm, we can help. Increases in barking, meowing, scratching, biting, growling, or chewing can mean that there’s something deeper going on with your pet.
Creating a home environment that provides an enriched and active lifestyle for your pet decreases their risk for behavioral problems such as urinating inappropriately, destructive behaviors, aggression, and anxiety.
New Puppy Care & Kitten Care
Puppies and kittens need a ton of care when they’re babies! We like to start seeing them at 2-3 weeks and then again at 6-8 weeks to begin vaccinations, flea, and heartworm treatments. They also need spayed or neutered and microchipped. We’ll chat about behavior training and care at home, too.
Also, we really love puppies and kittens so please just bring them in!!
Vaccines are available for many of the contagious diseases that occur in dogs and cats. We’ll work with you to determine what risks your pet has and which vaccines will be beneficial.
Dog & Cat Microchips
Microchips provide reassurance that your dog or cat will return home if they are lost. Peace of mind as small as a grain of rice is priceless.
Be sure to keep your contact information up-to-date with the microchip registration.
A healthy mouth leads to a healthy body. 80% of pets over 2 years old have gingivitis and mouth infections. Routine cleanings prevent tooth pain, infection, loss of teeth, and heart disease. Learn more here!
Teeth damaged by infection or trauma are painful. Extracting problematic teeth will keep your pet pain free.
Dental Radiographs (X-Rays) – Evaluation of the jaw bone and teeth allow us to detect exactly which teeth have infection, exposed nerves, or bone loss. This ensures only problematic teeth are removed.
Sweet smelling kisses are an added plus to good oral hygiene! Watch for our fall and spring dental promotions for an affordable way to keep your dog and cat’s mouth healthy.
Diet & Nutrition
Good nutrition in the right portions provides your cat or dog with a healthy weight and decreased risk of disease such as diabetes, arthritis, and heart disease. Our doctors are strong proponents of healthy feeding and enjoy sharing their knowledge and expertise to achieve a pet that is free of illness.
From how to keep your cat or dog’s ears clean to ear infections to ear surgery, we’ve got your pet’s ear health covered.
Dog ear infections and cat ear infections can be painful, let us take a look and help ease their pain.
Is your dog or cat coughing, sneezing, or itching? It may be allergies.
Seasonal allergies, food allergies, fleas, and skin infections are the most common reasons.
We also have Cytopoint injections for pups that can stop itching before the underlying cause is found and treated and prevents itching for 6-8 weeks.
Results are typically seen 24-48 hours after injection. They’re not painful and can be done with an exam or between visits with one of our technicians.
Skin & Hot Spot Care
If your pet has skin irritation, let us know.
Dog hot spots and cat hot spots need treated so they don’t get worse. We’ll determine the cause and potentially treat it with topical ointments, oral medicine, or medicated wipes.
Cancer Screening & Biopsy
Diagnosing cancer in dogs and cats is based on the pet’s history, physical exam, and diagnostic tests including blood work, ultrasounds, biopsies, and other special tests.
We need to find cancer early, prior to the development of symptoms. So, screening is important.
Fleas, Ticks, & Heartworms
Fleas, ticks, heartworms, and other parasites are a constant threat to the health of your pet. We’ll determine which parasites your pet is at risk for and guide you to the best plan for preventing infection.
Wellness, nutrition, and natural healing are ways to care for your cat or dog. Massage, diet counseling, and laser therapy are all great ways to help manage pain and prevent further illness.
Senior Pet Care
Sometimes our senior dogs and cats need a little extra love and care. Blood tests to evaluate organ function, heartworm status and heart stress tests are vital to detecting illness before symptoms occur. Annual testing starting at two years of age allows for comparison of your pet’s unique values and earlier detection of problems. Learn more about Senior Pet Care here!
Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)
UTIs in dogs and cats can be painful and dangerous. Symptoms include bloody urine, difficulty urinating, and licking the area. Some symptoms of UTIs could indicate bladder cancer or kidney disease, so be sure to get them checked out.
Spay & Neuter
Learn more about spays and neuters here.
Prevent testicular cancer, prostate disease, behavioral problems (territory marking, house spraying, roaming, aggression), and unwanted pregnancies by having your male cats and dogs neutered.
Prevent breast and ovarian cancer, ovarian cysts, endometriosis, uterine infections, behavioral problems (roaming, aggression), and unwanted pregnancies by having your female cats and dogs spayed.
Try our LOVE Spay Surgery:
Minimally invasive LOVE spay is short for a Laparoscopic OVE (ovariectomy). With this type of spay surgery, just 2-3 small incisions are made. This results in less pain and a shorter recovery!
- 65% less pain than traditional spays. This also means a faster recovery and less trauma to our fur babies.
- Less risk of infection.
- Activity is only restricted for 2-3 days (vs 7-14 days)
Keep your pet healthy while helping control the pet population.
Pain Management & Laser Therapy
Let us help your dog or cat manage pain.
One of the best ways is laser therapy. We use a light spectrum to decrease inflammation and pain. It’s not painful and takes between 5 to 15 minutes, depending on the area being treated.
If your pet has any of the following conditions, laser therapy can help them feel better.
- Joint injuries
- Tooth pain, gingivitis, and sore mouths
- Surgical incisions
- Wounds (lacerations, abrasions, abscesses)
- Ear infections
- Hot spots, skin lesions
- Urinary tract infections
- Anal gland discomfort and abscesses
* Typical treatment for a chronic condition is twice a week for two weeks. Then, once a week for two weeks and then, every other week. Patients are re-evaluated by their doctor after 12 laser sessions to determine the best ongoing schedule.
Removal of Foreign Objects
Despite our best efforts to keep items that are not good for our dogs and cats, sometimes they eat something they’re not supposed to.
Call us right away so that we can take a look and recommend the best course of action.
X-Rays, Ultrasounds, Diagnostics, & Lab Work
Whatever your dog or cat needs to help us determine what might be going on, we’ve got you covered.
We have a full-service surgical center on site for cats and dogs.
- LOVE Spays & Cryptorchid neuters
- Gastropexy (just a 48 hour recovery!)
- Elongated palate trim for Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome
- Laparoscopy assisted Cystotomy. This minimally invasive technique allows us to perform a small abdominal incision in order to locate the stone within the bladder and remove with less pain and less risk of infection. We’re also able to place our scope within the urethra to verify no blockage and remove stones if blockage present.
Rhinoscopy – Endoscopic nose and throat evaluation and removal of polyps, infection, laryngeal paralysis, and tumors
Gall Bladder Removal
Abdominal tumor removal and or biopsy
Gastrointestinal foreign body evaluation and removal
Protoscopy – Endoscopic evaluation of rectum and anus to locate and remove polyps and tumors
- Bladder Stone Removal
- Perineal Urethrostomy (Cats)
- Stomach Foreign Body Removal
- Intestinal Foreign Body Removal
- Abdominal Mass Removal
Soft Tissue Surgery
- Ear Hematoma Surgery
- Ear Canal Surgery
- Eye Corneal Ulcer Surgery
- Eye Removal
- Eyelid Surgery
- Facial Skin Fold Correction
- Vulvar Skin Fold Correction
- Anal Gland Removal
- Mast Dog, Mast Cell tumor dog
- Mass Removal
Many dogs and cats develop masses (or tumors) during their lifetime.
- Leaving a cancerous mass can significantly decrease the quality and duration of their life.
- Even non-cancerous masses can cause local pain and irritation to muscles and skin and grow to large sizes. (Especially if the masses are located near or on the legs.)
Other surgeries for specific diseases may be available. If your pet requires a surgery that is not listed, please contact us to discuss your pet’s condition.
End of Life Care
When your dog and cat is at the end of their precious lives, we help you take care of them.
- Euthanasia to prevent suffering
- Cremation and burial services
- Grief counseling
We have a pharmacy on site. We fill prescriptions and process refill requests in about a day, if refills are available. Some medications can take longer depending on the product. Please allow up to 48 hours for refills.
STRINGTOWN ANIMAL HOSPITAL & SURGICAL CENTER
1320 Stringtown Rd. Grove City, OH 43123
Mon & Tues: 8am - 6pm
Wed: 8am - 8pm
Thurs & Fri: 8am - 6pm
Sat & Sun: Closed
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