Trenton Pet Hospital Veterinary Services
At Trenton Pet Hospital, we offer a variety of services to care for your pet including health plans.
At Trenton Pet Hospital, we believe in preventative medicine. Providing your pet with the preventative care they need to live happier, longer, healthier lives is exactly why Dr. Jinni believes in the importance of offering health plans, sometimes also referred to as wellness plans.
What is a health plan? Health plans are not insurance; however, we do highly recommend all pets be put on insurance as early on in their life as possible. Health plans are created to provide budgeted monthly payments to spread out the cost of annual exams, blood work, urine analysis, and other items that are part of your pet’s yearly health cost. Of course, there are definite perks, including cash back on out of plan expenses such as food, products, prescriptions, and services, along with complimentary dental consultations, nail trims*, anal gland expressions* and more!
GoFetch+! New for 2022, Canadian developed GoFetch is a membership-based app for all our clients who are signed up for a health plan. This exciting app gives you 10% cash back on a virtual credit card to be used for all in-clinic purchases! This means you can instantly start spending your cash-back dollars on food, services, and products! It doesn’t stop there! Your GoFetch account gives you FREE 24/7 access to a veterinary professional via live chat or phone, and a summary of your conversation, concerns and direction will be sent directly to us for follow up.
To make a complete package for your furry baby, 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.
The revolutionary Tchip provides the same microchip technology protection but with an added temperature reader. A quick scan allows for a non-invasive Microchip Temperature (MT) reading. The ease of use enables you to take numerous temperature scans and the ability to follow up with a variety of cases including: animals with disease, and post-surgery cases. Avoid the sudden stress of a rectal measurement which can make the temperature change rapidly. Check your animal’s Microchip Temperature (MT) accurately, conveniently, and as often as you like with minimal stress to the animal.
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. Tchip 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 Tchip 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 Tchip, and how do they work?
A Tchip 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 Tchip my animals?
The number one benefit of Tchip your pet is that it offers you a permanent method of identifying him/her. Tchip 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. Since Tchips also have a built in sensor, we are able to take your pet’s temperature easily with no stress.
At what age is it best to Tchip my animals?
Tchip 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 Tchip 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 Tchip?
Yes. Indoor cats can benefit from a Tchip 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 Tchip, 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. Tchip is a one time cost for a lifetime of protection.
Is Tchip cruel to the animals?
Not at all. Tchip 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.
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
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.
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 ticks
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.
We believe in utilizing the highest level of medical technology, and Dr. Jinni is 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.
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.
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 meet with you and your pet to discuss their overall health. We will also go over diet, preventative medicine, and exercise to ensure that your pet is as healthy as possible. Then, Dr. Jinni 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! Dr. Jinni 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!
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.
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.
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.
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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
Rhinotracheitis – This herpes virus is one of the major causes of infectious upper respiratory disease in cats. Clinical signs of
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 (
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