Veterinarians at Rush Animal Care Treat Many Conditions
Our pets are part of our families in Johnston and we all want to make sure they get the best care. Whether just coming in for preventative care or for ongoing care for a certain condition, our team will take very good care of your pet. Here is a look at a few common conditions we treat at Rush Animal Care Clinic P.C.
Arthritis in Pets
Just as in people, many pets develop arthritis as they age. This pain and discomfort in their joints can diminish their quality of life so it is important to provide them with relief. If you notice your pet slowing down, limping, or having troubles jumping, let us know. We can examine your pet and take an x-ray or perform an ultrasound to take a look at the joints. There are many treatment options such as weight loss and exercise, medications, cortisone injections, and nutritional supplements. Our staff will work with you to come up with the best treatment plan.
There are many things in a pet's environment that can cause allergies. These can be in shampoos, cleaning products, medications, food, fabrics, dust mites, grass, and a number of other things. Allergies may be present right away or develop later in life. Bring your pet into the animal hospital if you notice sneezing or excessive licking or scratching. We can run an allergy test in our Johnston office to find out what is going on. There are many courses of treatment such as eliminating the allergen, medications, cortisol shots, and even some natural options.
It is best to protect your pet with flea and tick prevention medication that also includes protection against heartworm disease. If your pet does get infected, most likely from mosquitos, call our veterinarians right away. Some things to look for are breathing issues, coughing, and lethargy. The team will perform a blood test to confirm heartworm disease. If it is confirmed, surgery and medication are the common course of treatment.
Our animal hospital treats many animals with the above-mentioned conditions. Of course, this is only a small list. Other conditions we treat include kidney disease, diabetes, rabies, distemper, parvovirus, dental disease, and obesity. Regular preventative checkups will help our staff to catch these conditions as soon as possible.
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Please call our Johnston veterinarians right away at 515-270-2240 whenever you notice your pet behaving strangely or in pain. It could be a minor issue or an underlying condition that needs to be treated at Rush Animal Care Clinic P.C. in Johnston, IA.