Millions of pets suffer from allergies and skin disorders. It is estimated that about 10–15% of pets suffer from allergies, but only 2% are properly diagnosed. Many pets go untreated or the issue may never get completely resolved. Often identifying the offending allergen and finding the right treatment can be challenging. Here at Ingleside Animal Hospital, we have the advanced diagnostic skills to relieve pet allergies and skin problems.
There is nothing more luxurious than a relaxing vacation away from home. If you’re a pet owner, however, it can be hard to relax while worrying whether the neighbor kid gave Oscar his meds or made sure Coco got enough exercise. Our practice offers pet boarding so you never have these worries. You can kick back knowing that your beloved pets are properly cared for in a friendly, fun, secure and nurturing environment.
Boarding and Grooming for Cats & Dogs
It is never easy to leave our pets behind, but having a safe and reliable kenneling option for those times when it is needed makes sense. Ingleside Animal Hospital provides boarding for cats and dogs, clients and non-client alike. For pets with medical conditions or on daily medications, boarding in a veterinary hospital can offer pet owners additional peace of mind.
Understanding Dog Blood Tests
A blood test or lab test allows us to learn information about your dog's health which can only be found from collecting a sample of blood and having it analyzed. This includes a CBC (complete blood count) and blood chemistries that analyze chemical components in the blood.
What is laparoscopy surgery for dogs?
As a veterinary practice that is prepared to meet any veterinary need your dog may have, Ingleside Animal Hospital is equipped with a laparoscopy unit. We take pride in the fact that our patients undergoing laparoscopic surgery experience less pain and a significantly reduced recovery time versus many types of classical, open abdominal veterinary surgeries>.
What To Know When Dog Surgery Has Been Recommended
Understanding The Changing Health Needs Of Mature, Senior And Geriatric Cats
Most cats will scratch on occasion but if you notice that the occasional scratch and regular grooming turns into a cat who appears uncomfortable, cat skin problems may be present and you should schedule an appointment with one of the veterinarians here at Ingleside Animal Hospital.
Excessive scratching, hair loss and a mildly frantic cat are signs that cat skin problems may be present and your feline friend needs medical attention. While cat skin problems are rarely an emergency, an uncomfortable cat will have trouble enjoying daily life until those symptoms are under control.
If your cat has suffered a sudden trauma or is experiencing any life threatening symptoms, please call us immediately at: (602) 833-7511
In an emergency, time is of the essence, please bring your cat to our emergency hospital as soon as possible. The address is:
4855 E. Thomas Road
Phoenix, AZ 85018
Cat Grooming, Bathing, Clipping, Brushing Services and Tips
Cats typically take care of daily grooming by themselves. If you’ve ever seen a cat lying in the sun grooming itself, it can be quite calming to observe the meticulous routine. Cats instinctively groom themselves to banish any odors that may be noticed by other animals, especially predators. Cats are also able to maintain a healthy-looking coat by daily grooming and distributing natural oils to keep their coats clean and shiny.
If you’re like a lot of cat owners, you know your cat’s daily routine. If you notice your cat is not following his usual activities, or if you see a change in behavior patterns, those could be subtle but important clues that your cat is sick. As a pet parent, it’s time for you to step in and get the vet on speed dial.
Information And Services To Spay And Neuter Cats
Since [practice:year-founded], the dedicated and compassionate veterinary team at Ingleside Animal Hospital have successfully performed spay and neuter procedures on many male and female cats of all breeds and ages. We have also helped educate cat owners throughout Arizona about spay and neuter procedures. These include when to spay or neuter a cat, what to expect during and after surgery, and why cat spaying and cat neutering is essential to helping control the pet population problem in the state of Arizona.
The importance of vaccinations to the overall health and longevity of your cat cannot be understated. Cat vaccines are medically and scientifically proven to combat the incubation and transmission of crippling and fatal feline diseases. Our veterinary staff is dedicated to educating people about the importance of cat vaccinations, including what cat vaccines are necessary, and when they should be scheduled.
Veterinary Spinal Manipulation Therapy (VSMT)
For many of us, caring for our pets is a natural impulse that springs from love. How many of us have nursed our pets through bouts of diarrhea, uncomfortable ear infections, sprains, kitty colds, and even tooth extractions? Others have seen their pets through chronic or serious health problems.
Our onsite and online pet pharmacy ensures that your pet is receiving the proper prescription medications from a source you can trust. Feel free to contact us directly for detailed information, including dosing and potential side effects.
We are happy to demonstrate effective methods to easily administer medications to your pet, which can be very important for intractable pets. Our onsite pharmacy stocks a wide variety of both medications and pet products for your convenience, and most pet medications can be filled the same day.
A part of normal cat behavior is their instinctive need to scratch on surfaces to remove excess claw material and keep the nails clean and in good shape. Cats obviously enjoy this behavior and certainly are not aware that their behavior may be seen as destructive to their owners. Unfortunately while your cat is happily clawing on your favorite chenille chair furniture, you may be grimacing and very unhappy with one of your favorite family members.
Dental health is an important aspect of a pet’s overall wellness, longevity, and comfort. Ingleside Animal Hospital partners with clients to ensure a lifetime of good pet oral health.
At Routine Exams
During regular health care visits, our veterinarians will provide a dental assessment. Since there can be no clinical signs of oral pain or disease, regular examination by a veterinarian is key.
What Every Cat Owner Should Know About Dental Care For Cats
As technology leads us into the future and improves our lives, diagnostic imaging is no exception. Digital radiology gives our practice the ability to diagnose conditions almost on the spot. This allows us to treat conditions faster and more effectively.
It is important to realize that your dog will never tell you when it is experiencing dental pain. All dogs will endure some level of dental disease and dental pain during their lives. The best way to minimize these issues is for your dog is to start out with a great dental health routine at home. This should be supplemented with regular dental cleanings performed by veterinary professionals (a veterinarian and veterinary nurse to aid in the dental cleaning and patient care during the procedure).
Why Should I Microchip My Dog?
What Is The Right Food To Feed Your Dog?
Good nutrition is feeding your dog the building blocks and energy components that allow them to grow, develop to their potential and stay active throughout their life. There are many ways to feed your dog and hundreds of diets to choose from. Most people tend to use dry and canned dog food for convenience and cost. However, for owners who are open minded about their dog's diet, there are alternatives to dry and canned dog food that may offer better nutrition for your particular dog.
Are you struggling with a dog or puppy that has bad habits? Bad behavior runs the gamut from being annoying to downright dangerous. Does any of this sound familiar?
Everything You Must Know About Vaccinating Your Dog
Dog vaccinations play a critical role in protecting your dog from many dangerous and even fatal diseases. While state law requires all dogs are vaccinated for rabies, there are a number of other vaccinations that can protect your dog from serious diseases that are easily preventable.
If your dog has suffered a sudden trauma or is experiencing any life threatening symptoms, please call us immediately at: (602) 833-7511
What To Do In Case Of A Dog Emergency
There are times when you are certain that your dog has an emergency (ie: hit by a car) and there are times when you are very concerned but not convinced that it is an emergency requiring immediate care. When in doubt, head to our emergency hospital. If possible, call on your way to let us know the type of emergency and if you will need assistance getting into the building and your E.T.A.
As a puppy, Champ snuck into Mary’s knitting bag and swallowed a small ball of yarn. When he became unwell, Mary called our practice right away. The yarn didn’t show up on the x-ray so we used endoscopy to look inside Champ’s digestive tract and remove the yarn. Endoscopy is a procedure that uses a tiny video camera at the end of a very narrow scope in order to see inside of the body. Sometimes our practice uses endoscopy for surgical procedures but most often we use it for diagnostic purposes. Minimally invasive, the procedure requires relatively little recovery.
What Are Microchip IDs, And Why Does My Cat Need One?
At Ingleside Animal Hospital, we understand that the bond you and your beloved feline friend share is invaluable and irreplaceable. We also understand that by nature, cats are roaming creatures and therefore run the risk of wandering too far from home, or just accidentally losing their way. In fact, a staggering number of cats are lost in the shelter system each year because they lack any means to identify them with. This is why we are happy to offer cat microchip identification services.
Like you, we enjoy exotic pets. In many Phoenix area households, rats, mice, hamsters, gerbils, rabbits, ferrets, turtles, reptiles, and birds are important family members.
For many animal lovers, that old expression is as true about our pets as for humans. What pet owner doesn’t share loving eye contact with our feline and canine friends? Consequently, we are often the first to notice something is not right or has changed in our pet’s eyes. Red flags for eye problems include:
The Dangers Of Fleas And Ticks For Cats
Of all the pesky nuisances out there your cat might face, fleas and ticks are two of the most troublesome. For cats, fleas and ticks pose a variety of potential health issues, including:
- Bath and Brush
- Shampoo and Blowdry
- 15 min Brushout
- Nail Trim
- Ear Cleaning
- Sanitary and Feet Trim
- Anal Gland Expression
Getting a new kitten is a very special experience with lots of joy, warmth and laughter. There is a reason why the internet is so full of kitten and cat pictures and videos. Kittens are super fun, loving and entertaining. Kitten care does involve some amount of hands-on attention from human family members. The focus of kitten care is on acclimating the kitten to its new family, and providing for the kitten's physical well being to support healthy development.
Therapeutic Laser Therapy: A New Innovation in Pet Care
In veterinary medicine, therapeutic laser therapy is used to heal and relieve pain. The most common indication for this type of laser therapy in pets is arthritis or degenerative joint disease. It is also used for post-surgical recovery or any wounds or trauma to the skin, bone, or muscle. Therapeutic laser therapy is very effective for painful conditions, promotes healing, and facilitates functional recovery.
What Is Laser Therapy For Cats?
At Ingleside Animal Hospital, we are always looking to new ways to care for your cat. Medicine and technology are constantly advancing and we embrace staying at the forefront of the best medical and surgical care. We are proud to offer laser therapy for cats at our veterinary clinic.
What Is Laser Therapy For Dogs And How Does It Work?
Ingleside Animal Hospital recommends microchipping for all pets. Microchips have reunited thousands of people with their pets. About the size of a grain of rice, a microchip can identify your pet if he or she becomes lost. An important addition to collar tags, a microchip provides a permanent identification method for your pet.
Proper nutrition is an important aspect of keeping your pet happy and healthy. Ingleside Animal Hospital is able to provide nutrition counseling, both to ensure continued good health or when more specialized care is needed.
We provide nutrition guidelines for all the pets we serve: dogs, cats, rats, mice, hamsters, gerbils, rabbits, ferrets, turtles, reptiles, and birds.
Our nutritional services include:
The Pros And Cons Of Different Types Of Cat Food
Feline nutrition is very important for general health. However, the plethora of dietary options, brands and formulas available to consumers can be confusing, when deciding which kind of cat food is best for your feline friend’s health and wellness.
When it comes to managing your pet’s pain, our practice offers and the highest quality of care utilizing compassion and the most effective medical treatments available. We develop a unique pain management plan to best serve the individual needs of your pet. This plan may include medication, complementary treatment or a combination of both.
Like you, we want a long, healthy, and happy life for your pet. That’s why we emphasize preventive pet care, annual exams, and appropriate vaccinations. So many diseases can be avoided or minimized with preventive treatment and early detection. Early treatment is typically less invasive, less costly, and often aids your pet’s recovery.
How Does My Dog Pick Up Fleas And Ticks?
At Ingleside Animal Hospital, our highly experienced team of veterinarians and veterinary support staff have been helping educate our clients and win the fight against heartworms in cats since [practice:year-founded]. The importance of heartworm prevention for cats cannot be overstated. Once a cat has contracted heartworms, it cannot be cured. Therefore, preventive measures are absolutely necessary in order to keep your beloved feline friend healthy and safe.
What Is Involved In A Cat Preventive Care Program?
At Ingleside Animal Hospital, we understand that prevention is truly the best medicine where the health and wellness of your cat is concerned. This is why we offer our feline patients and their human counterparts a comprehensive array of cat preventive care services that promote cat health,wellness and longevity of life.
A cat preventive care program consists of:
What Goes Into A Dog Health Preventive Care Regimen
At Ingleside Animal Hospital, we believe that a sound preventive health care regimen is the easiest and most effective way to keep your dog healthy and happy. Many canine diseases are easily preventable and most can be effectively treated and cured if detected early enough. However, if allowed to develop and progress unchecked, many diseases can quickly become difficult and expensive to treat, and in some cases incurable. Therefore, we strongly encourage every dog owner to take a proactive approach to preventive care.
Pets can become infected with a number of different parasites that may not only affect their everyday quality of their life, but also can cause diseases. Ingleside Animal Hospital provides the guidance needed to protect pets with the safest and most effective products available.
The Common Flea
The good news is that with today’s preventives, fleas no longer need to be commonplace. Fleas and their bites are not just annoying. For some pets, flea bites and the accompanying saliva triggers an allergic reaction and symptoms can be severe.
In many cases, good preventive veterinary care protects your pet from disease and poor health. However, just as in human medicine, sometimes our pets experience more complex or chronic problems.
Our staff offers the extensive experience and advanced training to detect and treat diseases and conditions at the earliest stages for optimum results. If a need for a specialist arises, we have a network of trusted providers and will refer you.
How To Take Care Of A Puppy
One of the greatest joys in life is having a cuddly, cute puppy to have and hold. This is a memorable time for the entire family and everyone can participate in loving and caring for your new puppy. Our staff and veterinarians know what an exciting and special time this is for you and we want to provide you with the best information and health care to get a great start for your new puppy's life. The time you commit to this puppy in the beginning of its life will have a great impact on your relationship for the next 12-15 years.
Adding a new puppy or kitten is an exciting time! Their playful antics bring laughter and joy, enriching our daily lives. Ingleside Animal Hospital knows this experience well and extends a warm welcome to your new friend and family member.
Effective diagnostics rely on two things: skilled veterinary professionals and the proper medical equipment. Tools like X-rays, ultrasounds, and labs and procedures such as endoscopy provide vital information on the state of your pet’s health. When an animal is sick, answers are needed quickly in order to hasten treatment and recovery. Ingleside Animal Hospital’s sophisticated diagnostic capabilities are a fundamental aspect to providing quality veterinary medicine.
Taking The Physiological Changes Of Aging Dogs Into Consideration
At Ingleside Animal Hospital, we love providing senior dogs with the care and support they need to age gracefully and comfortably. We understand that the experience of caring for older dogs can be a tremendously rewarding one that enhances and enriches the lives of dogs themselves, as well as their human caretakers. We truly are dog people at heart. We love to lend insight and guidance into caring for older dogs.
Old friends have a special place in our hearts—and the same is true for our senior animal companions. They have earned the right to a comfortable old age and the best care possible care. As pets approach 7–10 years of age, they often require a bit more TLC, since they are more vulnerable to disease, injury, and painful conditions.
Health issues that may affect older dogs and cats include:
If you have owned an animal, or if you know anyone who has, chances are you have heard of the terms spay and neuter. Spaying is a term that describes the ovariohysterectomy, or the removal of portions of the reproductive system of a female dog. Neutering is a term that describes the castration, or the removal of the testicles of a male dog. Veterinarians perform these surgical procedures, which render dogs incapable of reproducing.
Ingleside Animal Hospital offers safe and comfortable pet surgery. Exceptional skill, dedication, and solid pre- and post-operative protocols ensure a positive outcome for our patients.
Our High Standards Minimize Risk
It’s natural to worry when our pets undergo surgery. Our high standards of care should ease your mind:
It is very important to have a veterinarian examine your cat at least once a year. Cats age significantly faster than humans and therefore it is imperative for cat owners to stay on top of wellness exams in order to catch any potential health problems before they begin. Most cat illnesses are much easier and less expensive to treat and cure when caught in the early stages before they progress or develop complications. Therefore, regular cat wellness exams are the cornerstone of preventive veterinary medicine.
During office hours, we provide emergency and urgent care right away. We are open seven days a week, but if an emergency happens after hours, we recommend that you seek the services of one of the 24-hour emergency pet clinics listed below. They will coordinate care with us, and we will provide necessary follow-up care.
Ingleside Animal Hospital Offers A Full Service Veterinary Clinic
At Ingleside Animal Hospital, we believe that your pet is a part of the family, yours and ours. That is why we have made it our mission to provide comprehensive and compassionate veterinary care and that is in the best interests of you and your furriest family member. If you are in the Phoenix area, and are looking for a caring veterinary team to help make sure your pet remains in good health, we are nearby and ready to help.
Dog Veterinarians Who Really Care
When Will A Veterinarian Order Blood Tests For Cats
Sometimes in the case of an eye or ear infection, your feline friend's medical condition affords a veterinarian the opportunity for a relatively straightforward diagnosis. However, other times the results in the need for further examination. In such a case, your veterinarian will order feline blood tests to aid in his or her investigation. The following situations can result in the need for blood tests for cats:
Understanding Why A Cat Surgery Has Been Recommended
At Ingleside Animal Hospital, our primary concern is for the health and well being of your cat. Unfortunately, there may arise a circumstance when a surgical procedure is in the best interest of your feline friend, and in these times you will need to make that decision. We understand what that feels like, and our veterinarians and staff are here for you too.
There may be a time when your cat will require a procedure or surgery for his continued health. At the time of surgery your cat will require anesthesia which will be carefully administered and monitored by our veterinary staff. Knowing the basics about how anesthesia will be is used in cat surgery and the recovery basics will help to ease your mind while kitty is under our care.