Services at Kentucky Paws Animal Hospital
We provide exceptional veterinary care to pets and their families in Crescent Springs, KY.
Basic Annual/Preventative Care
From the first visit and throughout their entire life, we’ll be there to provide the absolute best care for your pet. Annual physical exams are essential and provide a thorough head to toe examination. Many of our younger patients have yearly exams, but we recommend exams every six months for aging pets or those who have medical conditions. Vaccinations will be tailored to your specific pets’ needs. I strongly recommend heartworm prevention year-round for all our canine patients due to the prevalence in northern Kentucky.
Dental Cleanings/Oral Surgery
It’s important for annual oral examinations to determine whether your pet needs a dental cleaning. We understand at-home dental care can be tricky, so we recommend regular dental cleanings as most periodontal disease lies underneath the gumline. Severe dental disease can not only lead to tooth loss, gingivitis, and mouth pain but also to systemic infection that can affect major organs such as the heart, kidneys, and liver. Every dental cleaning will receive digital dental radiographs to ensure the teeth are healthy and guide us when deciding to extract teeth.
Kentucky Paws Animal Hospital offers general and elective soft tissue surgical services for cats and dogs. While many surgeries can be performed in-house, there are cases we may refer to a surgical specialist. We do not do declaw procedures for cats. Common procedures may include but are not limited to:
- Laceration/wound repairs/drain placements
- Tumor removals
- Exploratory laparotomies
- Hematoma repairs
Your pet’s behavior is just as important as their physical well-being. Behavioral problems are one of the main reasons that pets are relinquished to animal shelters. Most issues are more easily managed when they are addressed earlier in the onset of symptoms. If you feel that your pet is showing symptoms of separation anxiety, inappropriate elimination, or aggression, please call us to set up an appointment.
Ultrasonography, or an ultrasound, is a diagnostic imaging technique similar to radiography (X-rays) and is usually used in conjunction with radiography and other diagnostic measures. It allows visualization of the deep structures of the body. Ultrasonography can be used for various purposes, including examination of the animal’s heart, kidneys, liver, gallbladder, bladder, etc.
Modern technology allows us to treat your pet like never before. Not all illnesses or injuries can be seen by the naked eye – that’s where digital X-rays come into play. Digital X-rays are routinely used to diagnose and examine broken bones, obstructions, orthopedic problems, tumors, bladder stones, heart enlargement, etc. We can also use digital X-rays to confirm pregnancies or detect ingested objects. A quicker diagnosis leads to quicker treatment and a better prognosis for your pet. We also have digital dental radiographs that are performed on every dental cleaning.
Pet hospitalization can be a stressful time for pet parents, and we want you to know that our team will be here every step of the way when an unexpected health event occurs. When permitted, pets will have warm, dry blankets kept in their cages so that it feels more like home. Cats have custom fiberglass cages that allow them to stay warm and decrease the amount of loud noises that lead to a stressful stay. Feel free to text/call and check on your pet or schedule a time to visit them in the hospital; it is no problem!