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At Trenton Pet Hospital, we offer a variety of services to care for your pet.

Adult/Senior Pet Health Plans

Your Health Plan includes the following:

  • Comprehensive examination twice a year
  • Vaccines based on your pet’s lifestyle
  • 1 intestinal parasites check
  • Early Detection bloodwork including Lyme/tick-borne diseases screen (Senior Health Plan includes much more in-depth bloodwork)
  • Senior citizens get urine analysis
  • Microchip implantation if needed
  • Annual deworming
  • Heartworm/Tick prevention for 6 months
  • Fear Free visits
  • Unlimited loving care 🙂

In addition, being on the Health Plans offers your following bonuses:

  • Unlimited office exams and rechecks
  • Unlimited nail trims
  • Follow-up kennel cough booster if your pet attends our daycare facility
  • 2 Free Daycare visits
  • Exclusive pricing of daycare passes
  • 1 free groom
  • 10% discount of food, retail and professional services

Top make a complete package for your furry baby care, we will be sending you home with a trial insurance voucher, which will give you 4-6 weeks to research medical insurance and consider signing up your pet for one.

Early Detection Bloodwork

Even pets that appear completely healthy can have hidden health problems. Left undetected, these problems can lead into serious, even life-threatening conditions.

Blood tests are essential tools for identifying diseases at the earliest stage possible, when they are the most treatable.

Your veterinarian may recommend blood tests to:

  • Screen your pet for potential developing problems so they can be treated before they become serious.
  • Make sure your pet is healthy enough to take certain medications, particularly if there is an underlying problem, such as kidney or liver disease
  • Establish a baseline picture of what represents good health for your individual pet

Q&A

Why does my young dog need early detection bloodwork?
When basic laboratory testing is done as part of your pet’s annual examination, those values are recorded. Your veterinarian can review your pet’s health record at each subsequent exam, and spot any abnormalities or trends sooner, often before serious disease can develop.

What’s involved in a routine Early Detection Bloodwork?
The routine early detection bloodwork includes a complete blood count, biochemical profile, electrolytes, heartworm, ehrlichia, anaplasmosis and lyme diseases (tick borne diseases) tests evaluating kidney and liver functions, ruling out anemia and certain types of cancer. That’s a total of over 20 tests.

What’s involved in a senior Early Detection Bloodwork?
The senior wellness profile includes everything above as well as thyroid screening but in much greater detail. The total number of tests are over 40.

Blood Analysis
That way, your veterinarian can spot serious health trends sooner, before they become more serious.

What does a blood test look for?
Standard blood test panels for dogs and cats routinely check for many types of problems.

Some common blood tests include:
A Complete Blood Count (CBC) – provides important information about the types and numbers of blood cells in your pet’s blood. A low number of red blood cells, for example, indicates anemia, while a high number of white blood cells can indicate an infection, chronic inflammation, or other disease process.

A Blood Chemistry Profile – particularly important for evaluating organ function (e.g. liver, kidneys), electrolytes, blood sugar, screening for clues that an endocrine disorder may be present, etc. Any abnormalities will help direct your pet’s veterinarian on any further diagnostic tests that may be necessary.

A T4 – measures the level of a thyroid hormone and helps to screen for hypothyroidism (low) and hyperthyroidism (too high) diseases

A Heartworm Test – which can detect evidence of heartworm disease.

An Ehrlichia Test – which can detect this potentially fatal disease, transmitted by ticks

A Lyme Disease Test – detects another potentially disastrous disease, transmitted by tick

A vital tool for screening out disease

When pets are sick, they can’t tell us what’s wrong. That is where laboratory testing comes into play.

The importance of blood tests

Blood tests can be used to detect, treat and prevent potentially dangerous illnesses.

Sick or older animals often have more than once disease process affecting them at the same time, complicating diagnosis and treatment. Blood tests can help pinpoint specific problems.

In addition, some medications can be harmful if your pet has certain underlying problems, such as kidney or liver disease. In such cases, your veterinarian may order blood tests to make sure your pet is healthy enough to take the medication.

Finally, even in young and healthy pets, laboratory testing helps your veterinarian establish a baseline picture of what represents god health for your individual pet.

Blood tests are recommended as part of your pet’s annual physical examination.

Before anesthesia is administered, as an essential part of patient evaluation in preparation for a medical procedure or surgery. Your veterinarian will decide which tests are most important to run.

As part of your pet’s annual physical examination, both to spot problems as early as possible and to develop a baseline picture of your pet’s health.

If your veterinarian suspects a health problem and needs additional information to make an accurate or complete diagnosis.

Whenever your veterinarian recommends medications for your pet that might be contraindicated if he or she has certain underlying diseases.

How blood samples are collected

Your veterinarian or a registered veterinary technician can usually collect any needed blood samples during an office visit.

In some cases, however, blood samples need to be drawn at specific times over an extended period. Your pet may need to be kept at the hospital for a few hours or, in certain circumstances, overnight.

Microchipping

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. Microchipping is a standard procedure that implants a tiny chip underneath your pet’s fur. It is a painless and relatively fast procedure, and is completely safe. This microchip is registered with your pet’s vital information and can be scanned by any veterinarian or animal shelter so that they can return your pet directly to you.

What is a microchip, and how do they work?
A microchip is a small chip, about the size of a grain of rice. It is inserted into the skin in the scruff of the neck, much like when you have your child’s ears pierced. Each chip has a unique number which is linked to your information. Almost every veterinary clinic, humane society and animal control office have a scanner and access to a database to look up the number.

What are the benefits to microchipping my animals?
The number one benefit of microchipping your pet is that it offers you a permanent method of identifying him/her. Microchiping is more successful in getting lost pets home than other methods because collars fall off and can be dangerous to the animal, and tattoos are hard to read and easy to alter.

At what age is it best to microchip my animals?
Microchipping can be done at any age. The actual implant of the chip is very quick and is similar to getting your ears pierced. We do offer microchipping to be done at the time of spay or neuter while the animal is under anaesthetic, however, it can be done with a fully awake animal as well.

I have an indoor cat; does she really need a microchip?
Yes. Indoor cats can benefit from a microchip just as much as an outdoor cat, maybe even more. The reason for this is that if she ever gets out, and her instinct will tell her to hide, not to find a home. This is sure to be a very stressful and dramatic experience for her. With a microchip, her chances of being returned home in a short period of time are much higher.

Is there a yearly fee involved?
No there is not. There is a one time fee that covers the cost of the chip itself, registration, as well as the implant. Microchipping is a one time cost for a lifetime of protection.

Isn’t microchipping cruel to the animals?
Not at all. Microchipping is a quick and virtuously pain-free and will protect your pet for life. It is in the animal’s best interest to have them returned home safe to you, then lost and scared alone.

Pharmacy
We offer a fully stocked pharmacy to fill your pet’s prescription needs. Having an on-site pharmacy provides you with a more convenient way to get your pet’s medication. We hope that this will save you time and ultimately enhance your experience with us.
Puppy/Kitten Health Plans

Together we can help provide preventative health care year-round to keep your pet happy and healthy.

Watch your email for a “Welcome” email from our web store. Trenton Pet Hospital’s web store can be used to order food, prescription medications and pet products directly and have them delivered to your front doorstep free of charge*! Did you know you can save up to 15% of your food prices if you sign up for auto-reorder?

We are excited to announce the launch of our new mobile app! Download it FREE on the Apple App Store or Play store. Access your pet’s vaccines, see upcoming appointments, make orders or request appointments with a tap of a button.

Your Health Plan includes the following:

  • Initial puppy examination
  • 2 boosters
  • 2 intestinal parasites checks
  • Early Detection bloodwork including Lyme/tick-borne diseases screen
  • All-inclusive Spay/Neuter surgery, including microchip implantation
  • Up to 3 dewormings
  • Heartworm/Tick prevention for 6 months
  • Fear Free visits
  • Unlimited loving care 🙂

In addition, being on the Health Plans offers your following bonuses

1. Unlimited office exams and rechecks
2. Unlimited nail trims
3. Follow-up kennel cough booster if your pet attends our daycare facility
4. 2 Free Daycare visits
5. Exclusive pricing of daycare passes
6. 1 free groom
7. 10% discount of food, retail and professional services

To make a complete package for your furry baby care, we will be sending you home with a trial insurance voucher, which will give you 4-6 weeks to research medical insurance and consider signing up your pet for one.

Surgery
We believe in utilizing the highest level of medical technology, and our surgeons are experienced and highly trained. We also realize that it can be stressful to have your pet undergo surgery. We want to assure you that your pet is in good hands, and that we will do everything to provide the best care possible. We will communicate with you about the things you need to know before, during, and after your pet’s surgery. It is our goal to make the entire process go smoothly, and to eliminate the stress and worry of surgical procedures.
Diagnostics
Our hospital provides a wide variety of in-house diagnostic testing with the most state of the art technology available. It is our goal to provide your pet with the highest level of care possible, and our diagnostic tools help us do that.
Exams and Consultations
Our staff will get a chance to talk to you and see if you are having any trouble with your pet. We will also go over diet, preventative medicine, and exercise to ensure that your pet is as healthy as possible. Then, one of our veterinarians will do a complete physical examination on your pet. It is always good to have a baseline in case your pet ever becomes ill. We also want to monitor your pet’s weight, ensuring that your pet stays a healthy weight. It is much easier to start a diet when a pet is a pound overweight instead of fifteen! Our veterinarian will also look for any potential problems. Our goal is to catch any problems before they become major ones. The sooner that we are able to catch a problem, the easier it is to treat it and the more likely that your pet will make a full recovery!
Nutritional Counseling
Obesity is a common problem among pets, as it can be easy to over-feed a pet that knows how to beg. But being overweight is a serious problem for animals, and can cause real health problems as they get older. With proper diet and exercise, all pets should be able to meet their dietary needs and be within a healthy weight range.

Pets’ nutritional needs change as they enter different stages of their lives. The best way to make sure your pet’s needs are being met is to consult with us about a diet made specifically for his or her lifestyle.

Preventive Medicine
Regular checkups allow us to establish a baseline in your pet’s health and make us aware of any changes that may indicate future problems. We highly recommend bringing your pet in for regular exams. Often times health problems that go undetected can become more serious issues when left untreated, so checkups are important even when your pet appears healthy.
Retail Services
When you visit our hospital, be sure to browse our retail section.

Trenton Pet Hospital has a variety of nutritional products available for your pet. These include foods and healthy snacks that offer specific nutritional and medical needs. Our team will help you to choose a diet that is best suited for your pet.

For our exotic pets, we have special diets and supplements available.

In addition to our pet foods, we feature the latest in flea, tick and heartworm preventatives, dental care products, and grooming supplies.

For fun check out our wall of doggie coats, leashes, collars, and toys.

Please also visit our WEB STORE

Vaccinations

There are a variety of diseases which affect our pets and other animals. This makes proper vaccination vital in protecting them from the many types of illnesses they are susceptible to. It’s important to consult with us about the unique risks of living in our region. We will be happy to discuss the benefits of protecting your pet with vaccinations, as well as, provide you with information on the required vaccinations for your pet.

What we are vaccinating our cats against
Feline Panleukopenia Virus (Distemper in cats) – this is a highly contagious viral disease. It is similar to canine Parvovirus in both virus conformation and clinical signs. This organism is wide-spread in the environment, where it can survive for more than a year.

Rhinotracheitis – This herpes virus is one of the major causes of infectious upper respiratory disease in cats. Clinical signs of feline upper respiratory disease include lack of appetite, lethargy, oculonasal discharge, sneezing, and fever.

Calicivirus – Clinical signs of this virus are often indistinguishable from Rhinotracheitis, except cats with this virus frequently have ulcerations in their mouth.

Feline Leukemia Virus (FELV) – FELV is a fatal retrovirus transmitted from mother to kittens across the placenta and through nursing, or from cat to cat primarily through the saliva. We recommend blood testing of all new kittens prior to vaccination and especially before introducing them to other cats in your household.

What we are vaccinating our dogs against
Canine Parvovirus – This highly contagious disease causes severe bloody vomiting and diarrhea. Death may occur from dehydration and secondary complications

Canine Distemper – A highly contagious viral disease, this is primarily spread through direct contact. Clinical signs are usually associated with respiratory, gastrointestinal and central nervous system.

Adenovirus – This virus is associated with respiratory disease and infectious hepatitis (liver disease) in dogs

Leptospirosis – This organism is common in our area. Clinical signs can progress to severe kidney and often liver failure. This disease is transmissible to people through the urine of an infected pet.

Canine Coronavirus – This virus commonly affects the gastrointestinal system of puppies causing vomiting and diarrhea, but is not usually life-threatening.

Bordetella/Adenovirus Type 2/Parainfluenza – Kennel cough Complex: a collection of highly contagious bacteria and viruses that cause respiratory disease. We vaccinate through intranasal inhalation so that local immunity is high in the nasal passages, where the infection begins. For dogs at high risk of exposure (boarding frequently, regular groomings, showing, etc) we recommend vaccination every 6 months.

What are we vaccinating our ferrets against
Canine Distemper – Canine distemper can be transmitted to ferrets directly from infected animals including dogs, foxes, raccoons and other ferrets. You can bring distemper home if you are in contact with the infected material in places such as the woods, a pet store or a breeding facility. Using a canine distemper vaccine that is not approved for use in ferrets can also transmit the disease. We recommend vaccinating your ferret at 8, 12 and 16 weeks of age and then annually to prevent this highly fatal and contagious disease.

What are we vaccinating our pot bellied pigs against
Pasteurella hemolytica, Erysipelothrix insidiosa, Hemophilus pleuropneumoniae, and Bordetella, Leptospirosis, Tetanus

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Address

441 Front Street
Trenton, ON K8V 6C1
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Business Hours

Mon: 8 am – 6 pm
Tues: 8 am – 7 pm
Wed: 8 am – 6 pm
Thurs: 8 am – 7 pm
Fri: 8 am – 5 pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

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