If your pet becomes ill, he or she may need to stay in the hospital for diagnostic testing and treatments. We have kennels in our main treatment room for observation of critical cases, as well as a quiet room specifically for our cat patients with a window for observation to help reduce stress by keeping them away from all of the noises and other pets. Our separate cat ward is part of our commitment to being a Cat Friendly practice.
If a patient has a contagious disease, we have an isolation ward in our treatment room with windows for observation to keep the rest of the hospital free from contamination, and precautions are taken by the entire staff to prevent the spread of diseases.
While in the hospital your pet may receive intravenous (IV) fluids in order to keep your pet hydrated and keep electrolytes balanced. We use an infusion pump to make sure that your pet is receiving the proper amount of fluids in the proper timeframe. An IV catheter is placed in a leg and wrapped in a soft bandage for comfort and protection.
During the weekend we will come in at least twice a day to medicate, treat, clean, offer food and water, and to take your dogs out for a walk. The doctor comes to the hospital in the mornings to give your pet a brief exam and will call you to let you know how your pet is doing.
Our office is equipped to handle your exotics if they should need hospitalization. We have the proper cages, heating units, and lamps to keep your pet healthy.