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At Edgewood Animal Hospital, we strive to offer you as many options as possible to keep your loved one happy and healthy. That’s why we’re so pleased to include veterinary acupuncture as one of our alternative therapy services. Acupuncture is an excellent tool for helping companion animals enjoy more comfortable lives. Best of all, it’s all natural so there’s no risk of harmful side effects that pharmaceuticals can cause. This makes it particularly favorable for elderly pets or those who cannot tolerate medication.
Your pet’s external health is equally as important as his or her internal wellness. Dermatological problems, such as allergies and infections, can result in discomfort, pain and even a diminished quality of life. If you suspect that your companion may be suffering from some type of skin disorder, the team at Edgewood Animal Hospital can help. Our doctors have years of experience in diagnosing and treating a broad range of dermatological conditions, including those affecting the ears and feet. We can help your pet live a more comfortable life.
Just because you love your pet doesn’t mean you have to love everything he or she does. Bad pet behavior can stand in the way of forming that all important human-animal bond and make it difficult to accept your pet as part of the family. If you’re struggling with unwanted behavior, you’re not alone. The team at EAH can help! We are experienced in companion animal behavior and can get to the bottom of why your pet is acting out so that we can help overcome those bad habits once and for all.
Canine cardiology is the medical field that treats a dog's cardiovascular system, which includes the heart and blood vessels. A dog cardiologist can diagnose and help develop a treatment protocol for canines that suffer from:
Understanding Dog Blood Tests
A blood test or lab test allows us to learn information about your dog's health which can only be found from collecting a sample of blood and having it analyzed. This includes a CBC (complete blood count) and blood chemistries that analyze chemical components in the blood.
What is laparoscopy surgery for dogs?
As a veterinary practice that is prepared to meet any veterinary need your dog may have, Edgewood Animal Hospital is equipped with a laparoscopy unit. We take pride in the fact that our patients undergoing laparoscopic surgery experience less pain and a significantly reduced recovery time versus many types of classical, open abdominal veterinary surgeries>.
What is Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging?
Veterinary diagnostic imaging includes radiographs (x-rays), ultrasound, MRIs and CT scans, all of which are used as diagnostic tools to collect information on your dog's health. The vast majority of imaging is non-invasive and completely painless. However, some imaging may require sedation or even anesthesia because the dog must be kept still to allow for adequate images to be produced. Vetearinarians use these images to collect information on your dog to help them to make a medical and sometimes surgical plan.
What To Know When Dog Surgery Has Been Recommended
Understanding The Changing Health Needs Of Mature, Senior And Geriatric Cats
If your cat has suffered a sudden trauma or is experiencing any life threatening symptoms, please call us immediately at: (319) 536-1934
In an emergency, time is of the essence, please bring your cat to our emergency hospital as soon as possible. The address is:
3434 Midway Dr. NW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 52405
Cat Grooming, Bathing, Clipping, Brushing Services and Tips
Cats typically take care of daily grooming by themselves. If you’ve ever seen a cat lying in the sun grooming itself, it can be quite calming to observe the meticulous routine. Cats instinctively groom themselves to banish any odors that may be noticed by other animals, especially predators. Cats are also able to maintain a healthy-looking coat by daily grooming and distributing natural oils to keep their coats clean and shiny.
Information And Services To Spay And Neuter Cats
Since 1971, the dedicated and compassionate veterinary team at Edgewood Animal Hospital have successfully performed spay and neuter procedures on many male and female cats of all breeds and ages. We have also helped educate cat owners throughout Iowa about spay and neuter procedures. These include when to spay or neuter a cat, what to expect during and after surgery, and why cat spaying and cat neutering is essential to helping control the pet population problem in the state of Iowa.
The importance of vaccinations to the overall health and longevity of your cat cannot be understated. Cat vaccines are medically and scientifically proven to combat the incubation and transmission of crippling and fatal feline diseases. Our veterinary staff is dedicated to educating people about the importance of cat vaccinations, including what cat vaccines are necessary, and when they should be scheduled.
Nobody ever wants to think about their pet experiencing an emergency situation, but accidents happen and sudden illnesses occur. It’s important that you are prepared ahead of time and know to whom you can turn in the event that your loved one requires urgent medical attention. Edgewood Animal Hospital is equipped to provide critical care at a moment’s notice. Our team is experienced and prepared to deliver the precise care needed to improve the chances of a positive outcome.
What Every Cat Owner Should Know About Dental Care For Cats
Healthy teeth and gums play an important role in your pet’s quality and length of life. Without the proper care and attention, plaque and tartar buildup can lead to dental disease, which can wreak havoc on your pet’s entire body. Edgewood Animal Hospital offers complete veterinary dental care services to help keep your pet’s mouth healthy and clean. We also offer an array of home dental care products that will help you manage your companion’s oral health at home, in between visits. Together we will work hard to ensure that your pet enjoys a healthy mouth for life!
When it comes to managing the health of our animal companions, early detection of disease is important. Because many of the illnesses and injuries that our pets can suffer from cannot be easily detected on the surface of the skin, we must rely on veterinary diagnostics. These tools allow us to quickly and accurately identify, diagnose and treat whatever may be ailing your pet in a timely manner, greatly improving the chances of a positive outcome. Edgewood Animal Hospital utilizes cutting edge technology to provide our patients with the most advanced diagnostic care available.
Illness doesn't always have a physical cause, and the sad truth is that more dogs are put to sleep because of behavioral problems than because of disease or injury. Dog obedience training can ensure your canine is a safe and enjoyable member of your family. From training puppies to addressing unwanted behavior in an older dog, our veterinarians can help you achieve a better bond with your furry friend.
It is important to realize that your dog will never tell you when it is experiencing dental pain. All dogs will endure some level of dental disease and dental pain during their lives. The best way to minimize these issues for your dog is to start out with a great dental health routine at home. This should be supplemented with regular dental cleanings performed by veterinary professionals (a veterinarian and veterinary nurse to aid in the dental cleaning and patient care during the procedure).
At Edgewood Animal Hospital, we utilize the most up to date equipment which allows us to offer a very high level of care to all of our patients. Canine endoscopy uses a tiny video camera at the end of a very narrow scope, called an endoscope that is inserted either into the stomach through the mouth or the colon via the rectum. This allows a veterinarian to view a dog's gastrointestinal tract, or other areas of concern throughout his or her body. Because a gastrointestinal examination for dogs is minimally invasive, it requires relatively little recovery time.
What Is The Right Food To Feed Your Dog?
Good nutrition is feeding your dog the building blocks and energy components that allow them to grow, develop to their potential and stay active throughout their life. There are many ways to feed your dog and hundreds of diets to choose from. Most people tend to use dry and canned dog food for convenience and cost. However, for owners who are open minded about their dog's diet, there are alternatives to dry and canned dog food that may offer better nutrition for your particular dog.
Everything You Must Know About Vaccinating Your Dog
Dog vaccinations play a critical role in protecting your dog from many dangerous and even fatal diseases. While state law requires all dogs are vaccinated for rabies, there are a number of other vaccinations that can protect your dog from serious diseases that are easily preventable.
If your dog has suffered a sudden trauma or is experiencing any life threatening symptoms, please call us immediately at: (319) 536-1934
What To Do In Case Of A Dog Emergency
There are times when you are certain that your dog has an emergency (ie: hit by a car) and there are times when you are very concerned but not convinced that it is an emergency requiring immediate care. When in doubt, head to our emergency hospital. If possible, call on your way to let us know the type of emergency and if you will need assistance getting into the building and your E.T.A.
Emergency vet services are a fundamental cornerstone of our commitment to comprehensive pet care. Your pet isn't going to take "normal business hours" into consideration. Accidents do happen, and when disaster strikes, that is when you need a trained veterinary staff ready and able to help. So, we know that we've got to be ready. This is why you can always rely on our emergency vet care team to be here for you and your pet anytime day or night.
Our full service, 24 hour facility is located at:
While cats confined to an indoor environment generally live longer and are at less risk for contracting infectious diseases or injuries due to trauma, they are at greater risk for a variety of behavioral problems. These problems include urinating and defecating outside the litter box, anxiety, eating disorders, attention seeking, aggression, self-injury and compulsive disorders like excessive grooming and scratching.
What Are Microchip IDs, And Why Does My Pet Need One?
At Edgewood Animal Hospital, we understand that the bond you and your beloved friend share is invaluable and irreplaceable. We also understand that pets can be curious and therefore run the risk of wandering too far from home, or just accidentally losing their way. This is why we are happy to offer microchip identification services.
What Is Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging For Felines?
Veterinary diagnostic imaging includes radiographs (x-rays), ultrasound, MRIs and CT scans, all of which are used as diagnostic tools to collect information on your cat's health. The vast majority of imaging is non-invasive and completely painless. However, some imaging may require sedation or even anesthesia because the cat must be kept still to allow for adequate images to be produced. Veterinarians use these images to collect information on your cat to help them to make a medical and sometimes surgical plan.
The Dangers Of Fleas And Ticks For Cats
Of all the pesky nuisances out there your cat might face, fleas and ticks are two of the most troublesome. For cats, fleas and ticks pose a variety of potential health issues, including:
Keeping your pet clean and healthy on the outside is almost as important as keeping them well on the inside. Edgewood Animal Hospital offers complete grooming services with professionals that possess more than 10 years of experience. Services include everything from bathing and blow dries to anal gland expressions, toenail trims, ear cleanings, and brushings. Have a special request? Chances are our groomers are up to the task! Let us help your pet look and feel his or her very best!
Since 1971 the veterinary staff at Edgewood Animal Hospital has made heartworm prevention for dogs an important part of our approach to preventive care. A heartworm infection can lead to numerous health problems up to and including early death therefore, heartworm prevention cannot be ignored. Our team is here to educate you and protect your dog from this terrible disease.
Getting a new kitten is a very special experience with lots of joy, warmth and laughter. There is a reason why the internet is so full of kitten and cat pictures and videos. Kittens are super fun, loving and entertaining. Kitten care does involve some amount of hands-on attention from human family members. The focus of kitten care is on acclimating the kitten to its new family, and providing for the kitten's physical well being to support healthy development.
Over the past few decades, great strides have been made in the technology we are able to use to care for and treat our animal companions. One such technology is laser therapy – a surgery free, drug free, non-invasive treatment option that is used to reduce pain and inflammation, improve mobility and increase the speed of healing following injury or surgery. At Edgewood Animal Hospital, we strive to stay on top of all of the latest advancements in veterinary medicine so that we can continue to offer our clients the most comprehensive care and cutting edge treatment options available.
What Is Laser Therapy For Cats?
At Edgewood Animal Hospital, we are always looking to new ways to care for your cat. Medicine and technology are constantly advancing and we embrace staying at the forefront of the best medical and surgical care. We are proud to offer laser therapy for cats at our veterinary clinic.
What Is Laser Therapy For Dogs And How Does It Work?
Are you certain that the food you’re giving your pet is truly meeting his or her nutritional needs? What about weight? Do you know what range would be best to keep your pet fit and healthy? The subject of nutrition and weight control in animals can be a confusing one. What you need is the help of an expert. At Edgewood Animal Hospital, we offer professional advice and guidance on such topics as what type of food would be ideal for your pet, how much and how often you should be feeding your companion, and what weight range you should be helping your pet maintain for optimum health.
The Pros And Cons Of Different Types Of Cat Food
Feline nutrition is very important for general health. However, the plethora of dietary options, brands and formulas available to consumers can be confusing, when deciding which kind of cat food is best for your feline friend's health and wellness.
As a loving pet owner, you always want what’s best for your animal companion. More specifically, you want to keep that little critter happy and healthy for as many years as possible. Yet, so many otherwise caring, responsible pet parents make the mistake of believing that veterinary care is only necessary when an animal is sick or injured.
How Does My Dog Pick Up Fleas And Ticks?
At Edgewood Animal Hospital, our highly experienced team of veterinarians and veterinary support staff have been helping educate our clients and win the fight against heartworms in cats since 1971. The importance of heartworm prevention for cats cannot be overstated. Once a cat has contracted heartworms, it cannot be cured. Therefore, preventive measures are absolutely necessary in order to keep your beloved feline friend healthy and safe.
What Is Involved In A Cat Preventive Care Program?
At Edgewood Animal Hospital, we understand that prevention is truly the best medicine where the health and wellness of your cat is concerned. This is why we offer our feline patients and their human counterparts a comprehensive array of cat preventive care services that promote cat health,wellness and longevity of life.
A cat preventive care program consists of:
What Goes Into A Dog Health Preventive Care Regimen
At Edgewood Animal Hospital, we believe that a sound preventive health care regimen is the easiest and most effective way to keep your dog healthy and happy. Many canine diseases are easily preventable and most can be effectively treated and cured if detected early enough. However, if allowed to develop and progress unchecked, many diseases can quickly become difficult and expensive to treat, and in some cases incurable. Therefore, we strongly encourage every dog owner to take a proactive approach to preventive care.
How To Take Care Of A Puppy
One of the greatest joys in life is having a cuddly, cute puppy to have and hold. This is a memorable time for the entire family and everyone can participate in loving and caring for your new puppy. Our staff and veterinarians know what an exciting and special time this is for you and we want to provide you with the best information and health care to get a great start for your new puppy's life. The time you commit to this puppy in the beginning of its life will have a great impact on your relationship for the next 12-15 years.
Taking The Physiological Changes Of Aging Dogs Into Consideration
At Edgewood Animal Hospital, we love providing senior dogs with the care and support they need to age gracefully and comfortably. We understand that the experience of caring for older dogs can be a tremendously rewarding one that enhances and enriches the lives of dogs themselves, as well as their human caretakers. We truly are dog people at heart. We love to lend insight and guidance into caring for older dogs.
At Edgewood Animal Hospital, our goal is to do whatever it takes to ensure that each patient we serve enjoys a long, happy and healthy life. We accomplish this goal through our comprehensive suite of medical, dental, diagnostic and surgical services, utilizing cutting edge technology, modern equipment and the highest standard of care. Our team is dedicated to working alongside you every step of the way, providing your cherished companion with everything he or she needs to achieve a lifetime of good health.
If you have owned an animal, or if you know anyone who has, chances are you have heard of the terms spay and neuter. Spaying is a term that describes the ovariohysterectomy, or the removal of portions of the reproductive system of a female dog. Neutering is a term that describes the castration, or the removal of the testicles of a male dog. Veterinarians perform these surgical procedures, which render dogs incapable of reproducing.
Spinal Adjustments / Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation (VOM)
A treatment modality that can help pets with back and/or neck pain in addition to maintenance of spinal mobility.
Stem cell technology is a new and exciting branch of veterinary medicine. Stem cells are cells that can be safely harvested from a variety of adult animal tissues. Once harvested, the stem cells can be injected and induced to grow into a large number of different cell types.
Edgewood Animal Hospital has always specialized in providing the highest quality of surgical care available. From the time a surgery appointment is made, through the check in process, to the actual surgical procedure, discharge instructions, and follow up visits, we strive to deliver exceptional care from start to finish. Our highly skilled veterinarians are experienced in performing a wide variety of surgical services, including laser and electrosurgery, all with the safety and comfort of our patients as our top priority.
It is very important to have a veterinarian examine your cat at least once a year. Cats age significantly faster than humans and therefore it is imperative for cat owners to stay on top of wellness exams in order to catch any potential health problems before they begin. Most cat illnesses are much easier and less expensive to treat and cure when caught in the early stages before they progress or develop complications. Therefore, regular cat wellness exams are the cornerstone of preventive veterinary medicine.
A crucial part of our emergency hospital is our Intensive Care Unit. After your pet has been examined and a plan developed for their care, they may need constant care and monitoring for a period of time. These pets are admitted into our ICU for specialized critical care and monitoring by our emergency doctors and critical care nurses. The amount of time spent in ICU depends upon the severity of the illness and amount of care required to get them through a severe illness.
Edgewood Animal Hospital Offers A Full Service Veterinary Clinic
At Edgewood Animal Hospital, we believe that your pet is a part of the family, yours and ours. That is why we have made it our mission to provide comprehensive and compassionate veterinary care and that is in the best interests of you and your furriest family member. If you are in the [practice:area1] area, and are looking for a caring veterinary team to help make sure your pet remains in good health, we are nearby and ready to help.
Since 1971 the Veterinarians and support staff at Edgewood Animal Hospital have sought to achieve the highest standards of veterinary medicine. We feel that cats are part of the family, yours and ours. Our clients response to the care we provide is the strongest testament to the quality of care we provide for their cats.
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Edgewood Animal Hospital offers preventative health care as well as advanced diagnostic and surgical services.
Dog Veterinarians Who Really Care
Routine wellness care and preventative medicine play a pivotal role in helping your pet enjoy a long, healthy life. Edgewood Animal Hospital believes that a commitment to wellness care is one of the most important gifts that you can give to your animal companion, and we’ve designed many of our services around that very concept. From physical exams to customized vaccination plans to weight management and nutritional counseling, we’re prepared to partner with you every step of the way to ensure that your pet experiences a lifetime of good health.
When Will A Veterinarian Order Blood Tests For Cats
Sometimes in the case of an eye or ear infection, your feline friend's medical condition affords a veterinarian the opportunity for a relatively straightforward diagnosis. However, other times the results in the need for further examination. In such a case, your veterinarian will order feline blood tests to aid in his or her investigation. The following situations can result in the need for blood tests for cats:
Understanding Why A Cat Surgery Has Been Recommended
At Edgewood Animal Hospital, our primary concern is for the health and well being of your cat. Unfortunately, there may arise a circumstance when a surgical procedure is in the best interest of your feline friend, and in these times you will need to make that decision. We understand what that feels like, and our veterinarians and staff are here for you too.