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Surgery

Scheduled surgeries are performed five days a week (Monday through Friday).

Common surgeries:

  • Canine and feline spay and neuter
  • Feline Declaw
  • Tooth extractions
  • Cranial cruciate ligament repair (knee surgery)
  • Patella (knee cap) surgery
  • Mass removal

Almost all surgeries performed at Kettering Animal Hospital include the option for use of the carbon dioxide laser. The laser is used on all canine neuters, cruciate ligament repairs, and patella surgeries. In addition to the laser, KAH has a variety of pre and post surgical options to address the safety and comfort of our patients. These include pre-anesthetic bloodwork and pain management.


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Dentistry

85% of all dogs over one year of age have some degree of periodontal disease.

Signs of periodontal disease:

  • Bad breath
  • Yellowish-brown tartar on teeth near gumline
  • Red and swollen (painful) gums
  • Pain or bleeding when eating
  • Decreased appetite or difficulty chewing
  • Loose or missing teeth

Things pet owners can do at home to promote oral health in their pets:

  • Brushing teeth on a regular basis with a special toothbrush and toothpaste for pets
  • Providing appropriate chew toys and feeding hard or course textured food

Very often, periodontal disease needs to be treated with a teeth cleaning and evaluation under anesthesia. Your pet's oral health is evaluated at every examination and this procedure may be recommended by the veterinarian. Kettering Animal Hospital offers dental cleanings five days a week and also offers digital dental xrays.

Steps in a dental cleaning (AAHA Dental Care Guidelines)

  • Oral evaluation while the pet is conscious (awake)
  • Dental xrays
  • Ultrasonic scaling of all tooth surfaces and under the gumline
  • Polish
  • Remove debris and inspect crowns and subgingival areas for pathology
  • Evaluate for abnormal periodontal pockets using a periodontal probe
  • Administer perioperative antibiotics if indicated
  • Perform tooth extraction(s) if necessary
  • Biopsy any masses
  • Obtain post-operative radiographs if needed

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Grooming

KAH offers grooming services, on an appointment only basis, Monday through Friday. All pets scheduled for grooming must be current on vaccinations including rabies and bordetella.

Yuko Komori has been grooming for over ten years, and has been with Kettering Animal Hospital since 2005. She has five dogs and one cat of her own. Yuko's grooming clients appreciate her "tender touch."


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Boarding

Kettering Animal Hospital offers a limited boarding service for both dogs and cats. This includes pets with special medical needs (ie. diabetes). All pets scheduled for boarding must be current on vaccinations including rabies and bordetella (dogs only).


Products

We recommend year round heartworm and intestinal parasite prevention, and seasonal flea preventative (April-December). At KAH, we offer a variety of products to meet these needs.

Dogs:

  • Trifexis (chewable)- monthly heartworm preventative for dogs that also controls and treats roundworms, whipworms, and hookworms (gastrointestinal parasite with a human health concern). Trifexis also kills and prevents fleas.
    Buy 6 months get a $10 mail-in-rebate.
    Buy 12 months get a $25 mail-in-rebate.

  • Heartgard Plus (chewable)-monthly heartworm preventative for dogs that also controls and treats roundworms and hookworms (gastrointestinal parasite with a human health concern)
    Buy 12 months of Heartgard and receive a $12 rebate.

  • Nexgard (chewable)- monthly flea and tick preventative for dogs.
    Buy 6 months of Heartgard Plus and 6 months of Nexgard and receive a $25 rebate.
    Buy 12 months of Heartgard Plus and 6 months of Nexgard and receive a $50 rebate.

  • Advantage Multi (topical)-monthly heartworm and flea preventative for dogs. This product is also labeled to treat roundworms, hookworms, and whipworms (in dogs).
    Buy 6 doses of Advantage Multi and receive 2 free doses.

  • Drontal Plus (chewable)-for removal of tapeworms, hookworms, and whipworms in dogs.

All of the above products are available by prescription only. All pets must have a current physical exam (within the past year) and dogs must test negative on a yearly heartworm test (per CAPC guidelines).

  • Vectra (topical)-monthly flea preventative for dogs.
    Buy 3 doses and get a rebate for 1 free dose.
    Buy 6 doses and get a rebate for 3 free doses.

  • Vectra 3D (topical)- monthly flea and tick preventative for dogs.
    Buy 3 doses and get a rebate for 1 free dose.
    Buy 6 doses and get a rebate for 3 free doses.

Cats:

  • Revolution (topical)-monthly heartworm and flea preventative and control for cats. Revolution is also labeled to treat ear mites, and roundworms and hookworms.
    Buy 6 doses and get 2 free.
    Buy 9 doses and get 3 free.

  • Advantage Multi (topical)-monthly heartworm and flea preventative for cats. This product is also labeled to treat roundworms and hookworms. Also treats and controls ear mite infestations.
    Buy 6 doses of Advantage Multi and receive a $10 rebate, or buy 12 doses and get a $25 rebate.

  • Profender (topical)-for treatment and control of hookworm, roundworm, and tapeworm infections in cats and kittens.

All of the above products are available by prescription only. All pets must have a current physical exam (within the past year) and dogs must test negative on a yearly heartworm test (per CAPC guidelines).

  • Vectra (topical)-monthly flea preventative for cats.
    Buy 3 doses and get a rebate for 1 free dose.
    Buy 6 doses and get a rebate for 3 free doses.


Joint Disease

Dogs:

  • Synovi G4 (soft chews)-recommended to support joint function and flexibility and help strengthen joint cartilage. It contains glucosamine, MSM, Creatine, and a novel blend of Antioxidants.

  • Phycox (soft chews)-recommended as a joint supplement. It contains glucosamine, MSM, Antioxidants, and Omega 3 Fatty Acids.

Cats:

  • Dasuquin (sprinkle capsule)-recommended for cartilage support. It contains a potent combination of glucosamine, chondroitin sulfate, and ASU.

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Laser Therapy

Pain Removed. Life Improved.

We offer the latest technology in health care for your pet. This FDA-cleared, deep- penetrating light allows relief of pain through the release of endorphins and stimulates the injured cells to heal at a faster rate.

When choosing a treatment option for your pet there is now an alternative to pharmaceuticals. The Companion Therapy Laser System™ can provide immediate results without any dangerous side effects.

Call us today to see if this exciting new technology is right for your best friend.

Companion Laser Therapy gets them back to feeling like themselves again.


Diets

In addition to Iams/Eukanuba maintenance diets for dogs and cats, Kettering Animal Hospital also offers a variety of prescription diets to meet the specific needs of our patients. We carry Iams Veterinary Formula and Hills Prescription Diets to aid in the treatment of kidney disease, diabetes, urinary disease, obesity, food allergies and others. We also carry the Royal Canin Veterinary Diets and the Purina Veterinary Diet line.

For more information of the diets offered by these different manufacturers, we recommend visiting their respective websites.


Training

Kettering Animal Hospital is pleased to offer dog training classes, through Pups Grow Up, at our location. Contact Pups Grow Up at (937) 572-9284 or www.pupsgrowup.com for availability.