- Spay And Neuter
- Wellness Exams
- Nutritional Counseling
- Behavior Management
- Parasite Prevention
- Onsite Diagnostics
- Special Care & Hospitalization
If you are in need of emergency services for your pets outside our normal business hours, please look below.
It is easy to forget that your pet’s dental health is important to their overall well-being, but it truly is. Dental disease often leads to kidney and heart disease in cats and dogs. Bacteria from abscessed teeth and bleeding gums can penetrate your little one’s bloodstream and cause damage to their heart, kidneys, and other vital organs.
This is why we check for tartar build-up at their annual checkup, as well as recommending dental care, such as routine cleanings. If we find abscessed teeth or root exposure, extraction of one or more teeth may be necessary. When dental work is performed, we may recommend pre-op bloodwork, an IV catheter, or a heartworm test. We will likely send home pain medications and antibiotics, if they have not already been given.
It is vitally important to keep your little one’s dental health in check. Research shows that pets live an average of two years longer when their dental health is kept up with.
There are many reasons that your pet may need a surgical procedure, some routine and some not-so routine. Regardless of the cause, we are here for you and your little one.
Common surgeries, like spaying and neutering, are done every day in our office. Less routine, but still very common, procedures, such as cesarean sections, laceration repair, abdominal exploratory procedures, and mass removals, are performed on a weekly basis.
Services such as FeLV/FIV and heartworm testing, vaccinations, and flea, tick, and heartworm prevention are also available if you would like them added on. This means your pet will have to come back to our office less often, making their lives easier and less stressful, and your life less hectic.
If you would like to set a surgical appointment for your cat or dog, please call our clinic during business hours. Your pet may be dropped off the night before, or morning of, their appointment and, if desired, all surgical patients may spend the night of their surgery at our clinic at no extra charge.
At Animal Hospital of Bedford in Bedford, IN, we are proud to be on the cutting edge of medical technology. Radiology is a technique and diagnostic tool that we use to look inside the body in an entirely non-invasive way. X-rays allow us to create images of all the body's organs.
Spay And Neuter
Spaying and neutering are important and necessary medical procedures that enhance the quality of your pets' life. Not only does spaying and neutering have positive effects on your pets' health, it's also vital to controlling the homeless pet population.
Every year, thousands and thousands of pets go missing. Not knowing where your pet is or how to bring them back can be a helpless, hopeless feeling. It's a tragedy that happens all too often. But there is a simple, safe, and effective way to ensure your pet's safety and retrieval should they ever become lost.
At Animal Hospital of Bedford in Bedford, IN, we believe that one of the most important aspects of caring for your pet's health is vaccinating him or her against possible diseases. There are a variety of diseases which affect our pets, and other animals, so proper vaccination is vital to protecting them from many types of illnesses.
Our clinic has the ability to see appointments for a wide variety of medical issues in dogs and cats. Skin irritations, endocrine problems, ear infections, allergies, respiratory infections, and heart problems are just a few of the conditions that we evaluate on a daily basis. We also provide counseling for new pet and puppy owners. We then follow your pet through the changes in their life, and adjust to their needs of your pet accordingly. When your pet becomes a senior around the age of seven, we start recommending yearly blood work to check kidney and liver function to further assess your pet’s health. We also talk about diet changes and the care needed specifically for senior pets and if a specialist is needed, we offer referrals.
If you’re new to being a pet owner, puppies can be especially overwhelming. That is why we offer new pet and puppy owner counseling. Beyond that, we keep up with your new pet throughout their life to ensure that they are the healthiest, and happiest, that they can be. That means that from the first time we meet your little one, we follow all the changes they go through. We track their health and habits and adjust our care accordingly. Around the age of seven, when your pet becomes a senior, we recommend starting yearly bloodwork to check liver and kidney functions and assess what their changing bodies need. We talk about weight management, dietary needs, and other issues relating specifically to caring for aging pets.
We also offer regular services that you would expect from your pet’s PCP. Things like regular dental care and bloodwork, annual screening for, and protection from, heartworms and parasites. Weight counseling services are available, no matter your pet’s age. And, of course, we also offer spay and neutering services. We have the most up to date treatments and medications available to treat fleas and ticks to ensure that your pet is safe and healthy. We also recommend annual vaccinations for issues like Distemper, Feline Leukemia (FELV), Parvovirus, Lyme Disease, and Rabies. Our doctors and staff are trained to handle sick visits and emergencies. If we are unable to provide the care your pet requires, and a specialist is needed, we offer referrals.
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.
Pets with behavioral problems can often pose a frustrating challenge for pet owners. However, through behavioral consultations we can HELP correct unwanted behaviors and enrich both your life and your pets' life, and IF a specialist is needed, we offer referrals, please contact us today at (812) 275-4979.
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.
Ultrasound uses sound waves to offer a non-invasive, painless, and radiation-free method of imaging your pets' internal organs. Providing this service is one of the many ways that we show how dedicated we are to providing your pet with the best care possible.
Our clinic also has an in-house lab where we can run general blood work before surgery or on a sick patient to determine if there are kidney, liver, blood sugar, or blood cell problems. This information helps our doctors decide where problems could be occurring and what would be the next step to take in your pets care. Our clinic can also take radiographs of animals to have a look inside. We can see many types of tumors, stones in the bladder, heart enlargement and many other abnormalities. We can check a fecal to look for parasites and urine to check for infection and other urinary issues. We run heartworm, tick borne disease, and Felv/Fiv tests on a daily basis as part of our recommended routine yearly screening for your pets.
We also use a send out lab on some of our routine blood work for senior pets and pets on prescription medications. We can often get more information at a cheaper price by sending these to an outside lab.
Most results are back the next day and a staff member calls you with those results and any recommendations our doctors make.
Whether you’re going away for one night or longer, our boarding facility can take care of your pet.
Our Facility can fill up fast, especially around the holidays and school breaks, so be sure to call early to ensure your pet’s spot.
We require all boarded pets to be current on their yearly vaccinations 2 weeks prior to boarding.
Our vaccination requirements are:
- CANINE FLU H3N8N2
Pets that have fleas present will be treated upon arrival for boarding.
We have most of the medications your pet needs right here at our facility. Our pharmacy includes heartworm preventions such as Interceptor Plus, Sentinel Spectrum, Simparica Trio, and Advantage Multi. Flea and Tick medications include Nexgard, Simparica Trio, Frontline Gold, Capstar, and Seresto collars. Our staff and doctors strive to help you determine what the best preventions will be for your pets and your environment.
We carry many common antibiotics including Convenia, a 2 week injectable antibiotic for those pets that won’t take pills. We also carry many ear, eye and skin medications for those pets with allergies, infections or conditions affecting these areas. If you have an older pet that needs arthritis medications we can help. Our doctors can decide what will be best for your pets in this area from glucosamine to anti-inflammatories.
With all our medications our doctors have the experience and knowledge to best choose the prescriptions to fit your pets needs and then can recommend the proper monitoring of these medications with routine blood work.
Special Care & Hospitalization
We know that when your pet gets sick, they’re not the only one affected. It can be terrifying to see your little one ill and not know how to make them feel better, or even help them to not be scared. At the Animal Hospital of Bedford, we understand these concerns and have devoted our lives to helping sick pets, and their people.
At times, IV fluids are necessary, especially if your pet is dehydrated or vomiting. We have a quarantine room that allows us to keep dogs with Parvovirus or cats with FeLV/FIV isolated, while still keeping them comfortable and safe. We Offer X-Rays or Radiography (Not Digital). This is beneficial for your pet because it requires us to take fewer image retakes, making the process less stressful on your little one. It also allows us to send the images to a referral clinic if necessary. Furthermore, we can send the images to a board-certified radiologist, at an additional cost, which gives a more definitive diagnosis.