indianapolis pet wellness
We know what you’re thinking, “Why does a veterinarian have a call center?” To put it simply, City Way Animal Clinics has a call center because our clinic teams really needed help answering calls! Adding Call Center Representatives to field calls and answer questions helps our teams to focus on the clients and patients being…
A thorough assessment is a critical first step in establishing your pet’s health status and can give you insight to your pet’s medical needs. That’s why we recommend all our patients be examined by a veterinarian every year. These physicals allow us to get to know your pet, assess their health, and detect any abnormalities or signs of disease.
Those of us lucky enough to have a senior pet have probably thought about what it might be like when we have to say goodbye. Will it be cancer, heart disease, or a conglomeration of symptoms that equate to a bad quality of life? How do we know when it’s the right time? How will we know the right way to say goodbye?
Our team is all too familiar with pet loss. We know how difficult this is for both pet and parent, and our hospice care services are designed to aid your family through this process.
We’ve all been worried from time to time when our pet coughs, listening closely and wondering, “is she choking or just coughing?” Sometimes it can be difficult to tell the difference at first.
Keep calm and read on! It’s important to be prepared if your pet ever gets something caught in their throat and begins to choke.
Leptospirosis is an infectious disease that is caused by multiple strains of bacteria called leptospira. It can cause kidney and liver damage that can be fatal in some animals if not treated immediately.
This respiratory disease is caused by a highly contagious influenza virus and warrants taking precautions with your pet. Since 2015, 51 cases have been reported in the state of Indiana. Surrounding states, like Illinois, are seeing even higher numbers recently, particularly in the Chicagoland area.
Giardia is a microscopic protozoan that lives in the intestinal tract of many animals worldwide. Unlike other common parasites, it is not considered a worm. Rather, it is a single-celled organism that can cause gastrointestinal upset (i.e. diarrhea and vomiting) in some animals.
Giardia is more common in areas that are densely populated with animals. This includes kennels, daycares, shelters, and large cities. Because of this, it is frequently diagnosed in animals that live in downtown Indianapolis.
Keeping your cat healthy and happy is very important to many pet parents. There are several steps Accutane you can take to be sure your cat is living its best life, such as making several sleeping spaces available, rotating toys and entertainment, having fresh water out and available, feeding the appropriate amount of food daily, having your pet microchipped, and routine visits to your veterinarian.
Sometimes our pets eat objects, table scraps, or food that they are not supposed to. When an animal eats its normal sized and appropriate food, it first goes to the stomach and then is further digested along the intestines. A foreign body obstruction can occur when an animal eats something and it gets lodged in part of its gastrointestinal tract. When this happens, the digestive tract is unable to propel the food and it gets stuck along the way.