Owensboro, KY Veterinary Care
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At Wills Animal Hospital, we’re here for you and your four-legged family members throughout every stage of their lives. From wellness care to surgery, you can trust your pets are in expert hands.
A radiograph (X-ray) is a type of photograph that looks inside the body and reveals information that may not be discernible from the outside. Radiography can be used to evaluate your pet’s internal organs, like the heart, lungs, and abdominal organs, as well as bones. When it comes to accurately diagnosing your pet, radiology can be an extremely valuable tool in our diagnostic arsenal.
Digital X-rays are routinely used to diagnose and examine broken bones, obstructions, arthritis, masses, and tumors. We use digital X-rays to also confirm pregnancies or detect ingested objects.
Ultrasonography, or ultrasound, is a diagnostic imaging technique similar to radiography (X-rays) and is often used in conjunction with radiography and other diagnostics. It allows us to visualize certain organs very thoroughly, including the heart, kidneys, liver, gallbladder, bladder, spleen, and intestines. It can also be useful to detect and monitor pregnancy. We work closely with specialists—people who have dedicated their entire lives to imaging—so you get the most out of this fantastic diagnostic tool.
We utilize electrocardiograms, or EKGs, as a diagnostic tool to monitor the heart. This is a painless way to monitor the electrical signals of the heart to monitor and detect any potential issues within the heart.
We use a skin test for diagnosing any allergies your pet may have. By monitoring and recording the skin’s reactions to each antigen our veterinarians are able to determine exactly what your pet is allergic to, and we have those results for you the same day as the test.
Soft Tissue Surgery
Our team is highly skilled and experienced in performing a wide variety of pet surgeries using modern techniques and cutting edge equipment, as well as always adhering to the strictest standards of safety and care. We provide surgical options in a clean and safe environment. Most importantly, our veterinary team can closely track each animal’s vital condition during surgery. Your pet is in safe hands at Wills Animal Hospital!
According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, 70% of adult cats and 80% of adult dogs show symptoms of oral disease. Don’t let your pets become part of this statistic!
Just as it’s important for you to see a dentist regularly, it’s important for dogs and cats as well. Your pet’s oral health is directly connected to their overall health. Signs of dental disease include bad breath; loose, broken or missing teeth; yellow or brown teeth; red, inflamed or bleeding gums; difficulty or pain when chewing; pawing at the mouth; and excessive drooling. If you notice any of these symptoms, please contact our team, and we’ll be happy to help.
Diet and Nutrition
An estimated 59% of cats and 54% of dogs in the United States are overweight or obese. Good nutrition and weight management are key to your pet’s overall health. These healthy habits are created at a young age for your pet, and it’s up to you to help them maintain these habits. Through a good diet and proper exercise, you greatly increase your pet’s chance at a long, healthy life.
End of Life Care
It is difficult to see your pet in pain or suffering and not know what’s wrong. Our team provides state-of-the-art in-house diagnostics to help us learn what’s wrong and provide an accurate diagnosis. A quicker diagnosis leads to quicker treatment! We do diagnostic testing both in-house and with an outside lab so we can provide results quickly and accurately.
Wills Animal Hospital is able to process a wide array of diagnostic laboratory tests with our in-house laboratory.
Our tests include things like:
- Blood tests
- Urine tests
- Fecal tests
- Parasite tests
- Digital X-rays
- …and more!
Laser therapy is a cutting-edge technique in veterinary medicine for managing many conditions, including chronic pain in pets. Class IV (cold) laser therapy is especially effective for treating pets that struggle with osteoarthritis pain whether or not they have orthopedic surgery.
Cold laser therapy is a noninvasive procedure that uses light to stimulate blood flow and increase circulation. It is not a surgical laser which cuts tissue but a laser with different wavelengths to help heal tissues. The laser may even be used as a part of acupuncture in place of the needles.
Lasers are an effective pain management tool in treating many types of injuries. Lasers are used to painlessly treat injured pet tissue and offer the following benefits:
- The application of laser light stimulates area blood vessels to bring fresh blood to the area, which promotes faster healing.
- Laser light dilates fluid-carrying lymphatic vessels, enabling them to carry away fluids, thereby reducing swelling in the area.
- Laser light reduces bacterial growth and infection in the exposed area.
Laser therapy can be used to treat a variety of ailments from oral inflammation, muscle injuries, osteoarthritis, and skin and ear infections.
Parasite Control and Prevention
Parasites and the diseases they carry can all be prevented with proper medication and maintenance. Fleas and ticks are not only a source of irritation to your pet, but they can also harbor disease and adversely affect your pet’s health. Heartworm is a dangerous parasite that lives in the heart of dogs and cats, damages the heart muscle, and can be fatal.
Ridding a pet and home from fleas can cost hundreds to thousands of dollars and can be nearly impossible to get rid of as flea eggs can survive for a very long time. We will work with you to set up the best flea and tick preventive plan for your pets.
If you’re planning to travel with your pet, there are a number of things to keep in mind as you prepare for the trip, including the need for a health certificate. A health certificate verifies that your pet has been examined by a USDA-approved veterinarian and that the pet is in apparent good health, free of parasites, and any other potentially contagious conditions. Keep in mind that most countries require a valid animal health certificate that is specific to their country for admittance. They also reserve the right to quarantine or refuse entry to any animal that does not have a valid health certificate. With a clean bill of health and proper documentation, we can issue an international health certificate to allow your pet to travel both domestically and internationally.
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