Our staff at Citywide Animal Clinic is filled with passionate animal lovers who are here to help you and your pet! They are highly trained and dedicated to making sure that your pets receive the care and compassion they deserve every time they walk in the door!
We offer the following services to keep your pets healthy:
- Advanced Digital X-rays
- Allergy Testing
- Dental Care
- Geriatric Care
- Hospice and Euthanasia
- In-House Laboratory
- Laser Therapy
- Onsite Diagnostics
- Nutritional Counseling
- Parasite Prevention
- Pain Management
- Preventative Care
- Puppy and Kitten Care
- Spay and Neuter
- Wellness Exams
- Dental Procedures
- Mass Removals
Advanced Digital X-rays
The Dog in the photo below was feeling a bit hungry, and decided that a dog collar would make an excellent snack! You can see the metal ring of the collar in the x-ray, which required surgical removal.
Our fully equipped x-ray department is always ready to aid in our diagnosis of your pet’s condition, and handle emergencies on site. X-rays allow us to check on far more than just broken bones, and having the x-ray taken and developed on site means your pet gets the treatment it needs that much faster.
Dogs and cats can be allergic to almost anything, similar to allergies in people. Pets can be allergic to allergens in their household environment, outside environment, or even their food. Symptoms can range from itchiness and ear or eye infections to constant licking, and even vomiting or diarrhea. Many pets suffer from allergies which can directly affect their quality of life, as well as their owner’s.
Dental care is vital to the overall health of any pet. Dental disease can lead to health issues with the heart, liver, and kidneys and has the potential to seep into your pet’s bloodstream. In fact, 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats over three years of age suffer from some form of dental disease, making it the most common pet health issue among our pet population.
Preventative medicine is important when our pets are young, but as our pets age, and become prone to certain disease processes, annual exams and blood work becomes even more critical.
Annual exams and blood work to check liver and kidney values, along with thyroid function have the potential to alert us to early changes that may give us valuable information about your pet’s health. We understand the changes your pet will have as they become older, and we also know the importance of keeping your pet healthy as they enter their golden years.
Please call us today at (570) 489-5208 to learn more about caring for your senior pet.
Hospice and Euthanasia
Saying goodbye to your pet can be extremely difficult. The process can be emotionally and mentally draining. We don’t want you to be alone at the end stages of a pets’ life, and we promise to do everything we can to make it easier on you and your pet. Most of all, we promise to treat each case with compassionate and understanding care.
Knowing when the time is right can be a difficult choice. There are many factors that go into deciding to euthanize a pet, and it is a personal issue that differs from pet owner to pet owner. But every pet owner is inevitably faced with making that tough decision, and we want to be there alongside you to aid in any way we can.
If you have special requests, please let us know and we will be sure to accommodate them. Dealing with the end of a pets’ life is never easy, but we want to do whatever we can to make the process less difficult.
We are very proud of our laboratory. We are able to perform many diagnostic tests quickly and efficiently in it. We can do many simple tests but are also able to offer some more complex ones, too! We are able to run heartworm tests, leukemia and FIV tests, and full blood work for those who are interested in it. There are also many other tests we offer our patients.
The best part of being able to run laboratory tests in our hospital is that we can diagnose your pets much sooner than if we had to send the blood work out to another laboratory. Whenever your pets are not feeling well, we can offer you results and a diagnosis in minutes instead of making you wait a day (or more) for the results.
We are proud to announce we are now offering laser therapy, an innovative new way to treat pain and inflammation in pets. Laser therapy uses specific wavelengths of light to create therapeutic effects such as improved healing time, pain reduction, increased circulation and decreased swelling. Multiple studies have shown laser therapy can help with a variety of problems including arthritis, joint pain, ligament sprains, muscle strains, dog/cat bites, feline acne/asthma, hotspots, post trauma/surgery pain, hip dysplasia, lick granulomas and snake/bug bites.
We have state-of-the-art diagnostic tools that allow our staff to diagnose your pets’ condition or illness better. It is our commitment to stay on the cutting edge of diagnostic technology.
Having these advanced diagnostic tools allows us to examine specific areas more carefully and provide a quicker and more accurate diagnosis. We use many tools such as radiology, lab tests, and various other equipment and tests.
At Citywide Animal Clinic, we use Schering Animal Health’s HomeAgain Microchip Identification System to identify your pet should he or she become separated from you. A small microchip about the size of a grain of rice is placed under the skin and between the shoulder blades of your dog or cat, in much the same manner as we would vaccinate your pet. Each chip has a unique code that is entered into a national database. At all shelters, a hand-held scanner “swiped” over the back of your pet picks up the number in very much the same way your groceries are scanned. That is all that is needed for the shelter to start their efforts to put you back in touch with your lost pet.
Citywide Animal Clinic offers nutritional counseling for pet owners of Dickson City, PA and surrounding communities. If you have any questions about your pet’s diet or would like more information about your pet’s nutritional needs, please contact us today. We can set up a nutrition plan for your pet.
Obesity is a common problem among pets, as it can be easy to overfeed a cute dog or cat that knows how to beg. Being overweight is a serious problem for animals, and can cause real health problems. With proper diet and exercise, all pets should be able to meet their dietary needs and stay within a healthy weight range.
The idea of your pet being infested with parasites is a disturbing thought, but it’s also a medical issue that can have serious consequences if not properly dealt with or prevented. Parasites pose a variety of health issues for our pets, who can be very susceptible to certain parasites depending on age, region, and other factors.
At Citywide Animal Clinic, we emphasize the importance of preventing parasites. Through preventative measures, you can successfully protect your pet. Pets that are not protected often develop parasites, leading to serious problems for them and their owners.
Pets that are in pain are miserable. For this reason, we will do whatever we can to keep your pets comfortable.
We have many different choices when it comes to treating apets’ pain. There are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs which are very helpful with mild pain. We also prescribe steroids which can offer a lot of relief. We also have stronger pain medications if the non-steroidal medications are not enough. We also offer glucosamine in tablets and injections to help with arthritis.
It is our goal to provide you with complete veterinary care in a professional and accessible atmosphere. That is why we offer a fully stocked pharmacy to fill your pets’ prescription needs.
Having an on-site pharmacy provides you with a more convenient way to get your pets’ medication. We hope that this will save you time and ultimately enhance your experience with us.
We believe the best way to promote overall health is through preventative care. Regular checkups allow us to establish a baseline in your pets’ health and make us aware of any changes that may indicate future problems.
We highly recommend bringing your pet in for regular exams. Often health problems that go undetected can become more severe issues when left untreated, so checkups are important even when your pet appears healthy.
Puppy and Kitten Care
Getting a new puppy or kitten is very exciting. You have a lot to look forward to. The great companionship that a good pet can bring is very rewarding. However, puppies and kittens come with a lot of responsibility and work. Here at Citywide Animal Clinic, we are here to help you with your new addition.
First, you should always bring your new puppy or kitten in for a full nose-to-tail examination to make sure that you have a healthy new animal. You also want to get him or her familiar with our veterinary hospital.
Spay and Neuter
Whenever a dog or a cat is brought into a home for the first time–especially if it is the first dog or cat in the home–questions about spaying or neutering the pet arise. “Will it make my pet fat, or lazy?” “Will it hurt my pet?” “Will it take away my dog’s protective (Guard Dog) instincts?” “Isn’t there always room for more kitties / puppies? I’m sure we’ll find a home for them!”
Here at Citywide Animal Clinic, we’re more than happy to answer any questions dealing with any aspect of your pet. You can call us at (570) 489-5208 for answers to these questions and more about spaying or neutering your pet.
While many people are aware of the Rabies vaccine required by law in both dogs and cats, many people do not realize the benefits of the distemper vaccines. Given annually (or, as recomended by your doctor), these vaccines help prevent some of the more common viruses seen in dogs and cats. The DHLPP or dog distemper Vaccine protects against several different diseases:
- Canine distemper is a highly contagious viral disease that affects the respiratory and nervous system and is often fatal.
- Canine Adenovirus Type 1 infection causes infectious hepatitis which may lead to severe liver damage. Type 2 can be a complicating factor in kennel cough.
- Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease carried by many wild animals. A dog can contract the disease from infected animals or by drinking contaminated water. Yearly vaccination reduces your dog’s chances of acquiring the disease.
- Canine Parvovirus is a contagious viral disease that usually causes diarrhea and vomiting in dogs of all ages, but is especially deadly in puppies.
- Canine Parainfluenza is a viral respiratory disease that is often partly responsible for “kennel cough” in dogs. Infection can be severe in young puppies. This protection is included in the distemper vaccine.
- The annual feline distemper vaccine also protects your cat as well. Some of the more common diseases that your vet is concerned about are:
- Feline Panleukipenia is sometimes called “feline distemper.” This disease causes severe vomiting, diarrhea, and dehydration. It is the most widespread disease of cats and causes high death loss, especially among kittens. This disease is caused by a virus and is highly contagious.
- Feline Rhinotracheitis is a widespread respiratory disease caused by a virus. It is most severe in small kittens and can cause profuse discharge from the eyes and nose.
- Feline Calicivirus causes a variety of symptoms including fever, excess salivation and mouth or tongue ulcers. It is usually less fatal than rhinotracheitis or panleukipenia.
- Feline Pneumonitis is a respiratory infection with symptoms resembling feline viral rhinotracheitis. The disease is caused by the organism Chlamydis Psittaci and can be complicated by associated bacterial infections.
There are many things you can do to help ensure a healthier and safer pet. In addition to regular check-ups, other methods are available as well. Carefully regulated diets, regular blood work screening, and heartworm testing for your dog are just a few of the many ways you can ensure your pets health. An effective dental regimen for your pets, carefully followed flea infestation prevention, and regular exercise also let you become more involved with the health of your pet.
Here at Citywide Animal Clinic, we can guide you through each of these methods.