Dental disease is one of the most common and yet ignored health issues in pets. Dental care is vital to the overall health of any animal, therefore, Ft. Thomas Animal Hospital is a strong advocate of preventative dental care for all of our patients. Certain dental diseases can lead to issues with your pet’s heart, liver and kidneys, and can also flood their body and bloodstream with harmful bacteria.
In addition to regularly brushing your pet’s teeth, offering dental chews, providing dental diets, we encourage you to bring your pet in for regular yearly examinations. Each annual exam includes a Our doctors full oral examinations as well. We will suggest dental cleanings when needed. Our dental cleanings are extremely thorough and remove plaque beneath the gums that you are unable to see or access at home.
If your pet has visible tartar build-up, stained teeth, bad breath, or is suddenly having difficulty eating, these could all be signs of dental disease. Call our office to schedule your pet’s dental cleaning.
The most important pet care service that we provide is disease prevention. Regular yearly exams and vaccinations are vital to your pet’s overall health. Annual examinations allow us to establish a baseline for your pet’s health so that if health conditions do arise, we are able to more quickly identify these concerns. During FTAH routine wellness exams, your veterinarian will assess:
FTAH recommends a comprehensive examination every 12 months (even if your pet appears to be healthy) and a regular vaccination schedule.
Class IV laser therapy is currently being utilized in veterinary medicine for a wide variety of medical conditions. Most commonly, laser therapy helps to reduce inflammation and swelling, promote wound healing, and assist with pain management. Laser therapy can be used to treat the following:
1 in 3 pets go missing and without a microchip, 90% of those pets never return home. FTAH uses the HomeAgain brand of pet microchips to ensure that your pet has the best chance of finding their way home. A pet microchip is the size of a grain of rice and goes beneath your pet’s skin much like a vaccination. This microchip can never be removed or become impossible to read. Not only will we microchip your pet, but we will also register their microchip with your contact information.
Fort Thomas Animal Hospital maintains a large inventory of veterinary medications, including flea, tick, and heartworm preventive products. You can rely on us whether your pet requires medication for a chronic medical condition or needs short-term medication while recovering from an illness, injury, or surgery. Our trained staff will accurately and professionally fill your prescriptions with care. We are always available if you experience any problems with your medication or have any questions after you return home.
At Fort Thomas Animal Hospital, our team is highly skilled and trained in performing a variety of surgeries to improve your pet’s quality of life and healthy. We will walk you through each phase of the process to make sure you feel safe and secure entrusting us with your pet. Our surgery offerings include, but are not limited to:
Regular wellness visits are important for every stage of your pet’s life, but they are especially important for senior pets.
Pets age faster than people and can be considered “seniors” at around 7 years of age. Just as our health care needs change as we age, your pet’s health care needs also change. Nutrition, exercise, and many aspects of your pet’s daily routine can change as your pet ages.
Older pets make wonderful companions, and thanks to advances in veterinary medicine, pets are living longer than ever. We provide “senior care” consulting to help ensure that your pet is safe and happy throughout the “golden years”.
We would love to meet your new furry friend, and start you off with the right health plan to keep him/her healthy and happy!
Your first visit will include:
We recommend scheduling an appointment for your new pet as soon as possible. Please bring any medical records and pet history.