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Companion Animal Hospital
Senior Pet Care
Pets have many of the same medical conditions similar to humans as they age. Regular lab testing is even more important in senior pets to prevent, detect, and monitor diseases they may develop. Older pets may be treated for liver and kidney diseases, diabetes, cataracts, arthritis, incontinence and dementia. When the time comes, hospice-type care can be provided for your pet's peace and comfort.
Our in-house laboratory facilities provide for serum chemistry, hematology, serology, urinalysis, and parasite testing.
We also utilize commercial veterinary laboratories for specialized diagnostics and consultations.
Specialty medications and flavored preparations may also be ordered for your pet through veterinary compounding pharmacies such as Pet Health Pharmacy.
We utilize the safest available anesthetics to provide an extra margin of safety, especially for our older or high-risk patients. Using the most modern equipment, the patient's vital signs are monitored during all anesthetic procedures. Anesthesia is not "one size fits all" but is tailored to fit each individual animal.
Our dental services include ultrasonic teeth cleaning and polishing, as well as tooth extractions and oral surgery.
|Home dental care is a very important part of your pet's overall health.|
To learn more please visit our Surgical FAQ's page.
To understand more about our surgical procedures, and how we differ from other pet care facilities, please visit our Surgical Comparisons page.
Surgical specialists are available for orthopedic procedures when needed.
Meet Dr. Robert Horne
Board certified in surgery with orthopedics as a specialty.
Our modern veterinary facility has the capabilities to remove many skin lesions with little to no anesthesia.
At Companion Animal Hospital, we are committed to ensuring that your pet experiences as little pain as possible. Pain management treatments that include: both injectable and oral, before surgery, during recovery and to go home. We will take every precaution to eliminate your pet's pain and stress from surgery and treatment procedures. "Pain is inevitable - suffering is not".
Our on-site, digital X-ray equipment provides superior quality radiographs to aid in the quick diagnosis of many disorders. Board certified radiologists are consulted as needed.
Pellets from a shotgun blast. While frightening, they caused no permanent damage.
Bluetooth technology enables us to perform an ECG in the Exam Room quickly and easily without having to connect the usual lead wires. The results are transmitted to a monitor and into the patients record. Consultations with cardiology specialists are also available.
Disease prevention is one of the most important aspects of pet health care. Proper vaccination can spare your pets from such potentially deadly diseases as rabies, distemper and feline leukemia. Vaccine programs are based on and scheduled to each pets lifestyle and exposure risks.
Skin problems are commonly associated with allergies in dogs and cats, but may be also a sign of serious internal diseases such as hypothyroidism, Cushings disease or cancer. Severe itching may be triggered by allergies or infection, but only by thorough examination and possibly testing such as fungal and bacterial cultures, skin scrapings for mites, allergy testing, microscopic exam, and biopsy can the cause be determined and properly treated.
We offer referrals to multiple specialists who help us with the diagnosis of more complicated cases. Dermatology, Opthalmology, Oncology, Neurology, and Internal Medicine Specialists for your pet that are located within a 30 mile radius from Phenix City, AL.
Individualized Flea Control Programs
We develop programs for the specific needs of your pet and your own particular environmental situation. We will review with you the best ways to control fleas in your house, in your yard and on your pet.
We offer routine and therapeutic bathing services.
Complete body clips are available. We do not have a groomer for cosmetic breed clips; however, we do shave downs for the summer or as needed medically.
Losing a beloved companion is a painful experience. They give us all the love they have and then one day, unfortunately, they leave us. Sometimes we must make a difficult decision. Our Veterinarians and staff are here for you during those hard times. We can recommend several caring, compassionate organizations that provide the services of burial and cremation in the Greater Phenix City, Alabama and Columbus, GA areas. They also can help you choose a keepsake or memorial of your pet. Please visit our page dedicated to Pet Loss for further information.
House calls are available by appointment only with approval from one of our doctors.