Animal Center of Mid County is proud to offer pet boarding! Our clean, climate-controlled kennel is the perfect place to leave your pet next time you go out of town. Additionally, our highly trained staff is readily available if any medical concerns were to arise during your pet’s stay. Our boarders receive one on one attention, the option to socialize and a comfortable space of their own to retreat and rest.
We will provide clean bedding, enriching toys and a high-quality diet for all of our boarders. If your pet has a particular diet, special toys or prefers their own bed feel free to bring your own. Our staff will administer any medication that your pet requires and monitor them regularly to ensure their safety.
For the safety of our patients, we require pets that are boarding with us to have current rabies and distemper vaccinations, along with other species-specific vaccinations. We also require that most vaccinations be given at least two weeks before boarding. For more information, please call us at 409-722-4711.
Heart diseases are common in pets, especially seniors, however, they can be successfully managed or even cured with the right treatment. If your pet starts breathing rapidly, coughing, loses their appetite, tires easily, seems weak, or has trouble exercising make an appointment. We can evaluate and diagnose your pet’s condition using technology such as ECGs, radiographs, ultrasounds, etc. From there, we will work with you to develop a treatment plan that will extend your pet’s life.
Oral health is a very important part of your pet’s overall wellbeing. At Animal Hospital of Mid County, we recommend that clients have their pet’s teeth examined at least once a year to identify early warning signs of periodontal disease. Common warning signs of declining oral health include:
Dental disease sometimes develops below the gumline and is hard to see, but it can be very painful to your pet. Periodontal disease can contribute to many other health issues including kidney, liver and heart muscle changes. We will perform a comprehensive examination during your pet’s dental exam and if a cause for concern is found, we will recommend an action plan to address the issue.
Our pets can suffer from a variety of skin and ear diseases, meaning your pet may be spending a lot of time chewing, itching, licking or scratching. The veterinarians at Animal Hospital of Mid County can identify the underlying cause of your pet’s skin condition and develop a plan to treat the issue. Commonly treated dermatology conditions include:
At Animal Hospital of Mid County we provide adrenal, thyroid, reproductive hormone testing and other endocrine tests to diagnose a variety of endocrine diseases. Most endocrine diseases can be easily treated and managed. Common endocrine disorders include diabetes, hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. If your pets appetite, water consumption or urination changes contact us.
Microchipping is the most reliable means of identification for your pet. Microchipping is safe, quick and causes little pain. We still always recommend an ID tag be attached to your pet’s collar, but the microchip will help you rest easy knowing that if an accident does occur, your pet can be identified. Most veterinary hospitals and shelters are equipped with a portable microchip scanner that can be used to check for a chip. If the pet has one, it will transmit its ID number to the scanner via a low-frequency radio wave. From there, they can retrieve the pet owner’s contact information from the manufacturer and call the owner.
For proper growth and healthy development, puppies and kittens need special. Animal Hospital of Mid County’s puppy and kitten care will address your pet’s needs from disease prevention to proper behavior. Our comprehensive puppy and kitten care includes:
We offer medical imaging to aid in the diagnosis of many different conditions. Radiographs and ultrasound are both painless and noninvasive ways to evaluate organs and bones allowing us to better understand what is occurring in a pet’s body. In some cases, medical imaging can detect conditions and situations that may otherwise have gone undetected for months or years. Our state-of-the-art radiology and ultrasound are conducted by our trained and compassionate staff, making it both safe and effective.
When your pet is in their senior phase of life, regular check-ups are extremely important to address the early warning signs of common age-related diseases, such as:
The risk of disease increases with age therefore early detection is the key to prevention.
Animal Hospital of Mid County is equipped to perform a variety of surgical services, including spay/neuter, caesareans, tumor and lump removals, wound stitches, intestinal obstructions, extensive orthopedics and more. Our skilled veterinarians use the safest methods possible and utilize both general and local anesthesia to control pain during the operation. Using our state-of-the-art equipment, we will not only ensure your pet’s medical needs are addressed efficiently and effectively but will also make sure they feel calm and cared for throughout the entirety of the prep, procedure, and recovery process.
At Animal Hospital of Mid County, we utilize tonometry to diagnose glaucoma, a common and painful ocular disease. If left untreated, glaucoma can cause damage to the ocular nerve causing decreased vision and even blindness. Early detection is key in preventing permanent vision changes. If you notice your pet has dilated (enlarged) pupils, clouding of the cornea (the normally clear outer layer of the eye), red or bloodshot eyes, one eye protruding or appearing larger than the other, squinting, or tearing call us immediately.
Starting from a young age, vaccinations are an important part of your pet’s health care plan. Pets should be vaccinated between six and twelve weeks of age and require booster shots throughout their lives.
Many pet parasites can infect humans in addition to pets, which means parasite prevention is important for the health of your family as a whole. Animals are vulnerable to a variety of parasites that can be easily avoided with parasite preventative.
Vaccinations and preventative care give your pets the best chance to avoid sickness and disease. At Animal Hospital of Mid County, we create a personalized plan to meet the exact needs of your pet
Our knowledgeable doctors and staff strive to educate clients on how to care for your pet to give them the happiest life possible. Routine wellness visits, healthy diet and exercise are three of the easiest ways to keep your pet healthy. During wellness visits we will assess: