Canine Vaccinations

Distemper This is a viral disease that is easily spread through direct contact and contact with bodily fluids or contaminated food and water. Puppies are the most susceptible to the disease and also have the highest mortality rate from severe cases or complications from the disease. Vaccinations have proven to be effective, so it is important to have your puppy vaccinated. The disease can be treated if contracted, but requires quarantining your dog from other dogs for many months, and the disease can also result in some long term health problems.
Adenovirus Type 2
This virus leads to the infection commonly known as kennel cough in dogs. It is very contagious, and is characterized by a hacking cough and a foamy white discharge. This vaccine is required in most areas.
Bordetella
Bordetella is a bacteria that can cause kennel cough. There are bacterins available to help prevent it.
Leptospirosis
This disease brings on symptoms of fever, vomiting, loss of appetite, and depression and it could lead to chronic kidney or liver disease. Although potentially severe, this disease is very uncommon in most areas. Depending on where you live this vaccination might not be necessary.
Parvovirus
This disease is more commonly referred to as parvo and is one of the leading causes of viral infections in dogs. It is highly contagious and transmitted by direct or indirect contact with contaminated feces. There are cardiac and intestinal forms of the disease, both of which are fatal in most cases when left untreated. The vaccination is highly recommended and is given in a series of shots starting when the puppy is about 8 weeks old.
Coronavirus
Coronavirus is very similar to the intestinal form of parvovirus in its symptoms. It results in vomiting and diarrhea, mostly affecting puppies. The difference is that coronavirus, while still dangerous to your dog, is usually not fatal. For prevention keep your dog in clean conditions and be careful when around other dogs. Your dog can also be vaccinated for this disease, and it is usually good for their lifetime.
Lyme Disease
Lyme disease is transmitted from ticks. These small insects exist in wooded areas and areas with tall, overgrown grass or brush. If you live in areas where these environments exist, it is smart to take proper precautions to prevent Lyme disease. If your dog does become ill with Lyme disease, you will notice that the dog will walk with a limp or favor the area where the tick has bitten it. The tick needs to be removed, and you should consult your vet for proper treatment.

Feline Vaccinations

Rabies Is a disease nearly everyone has heard of. It is contracted when an animal is bitten by another animal that has been infected. The disease is carried in the saliva. Rabies vaccinations are required in many states for cats. Even if you have an indoor cat, they should be vaccinated in case they get out, or by chance an animal were to get into your house. In nearly all cases, an animal will need to be put down if it has been infected with rabies.
Panleukopenia Virus
The more common name for this virus is distemper. It is a highly contagious disease which is why vaccination is recommended. Symptoms include fever, seizures, loss of appetite, and possibly death. Kittens are born with a natural immunity for the first few weeks of their lives. Vaccinations should start at around 8 weeks old and there are a series of 3-4 follow up vaccinations given approximatley 3 weeks apart. Your cat should also receive a vaccination every 1-3 years going forward.
Rhinotracheitis
Caused by the herpes virus, Rhinotracheitis is an upper respiratory infection that is highly contagious. The infection could prove to be fatal in young kittens, so the vaccination is highly recommended. The vaccine lasts for about 3 years, so follow up vaccinations are necessary.
Calicivirus
Calicivirus is a virus that causes an upper respiratory infection. It is very contagious through contact with infected cats. Symptoms include fever, gum disease, mouth ulcers, sneezing, among others. More advanced forms of the virus are more severe and can cause fatality. Cats do not need to exhibit symptoms in order to transmit the disease to other cats. The contagious nature of this disease makes it important for your cat to receive a vaccination.
Feline Leukemia Virus
This is another virus that is spread through direct contact with an infected cat. For this reason the vaccine is highly recommended for outdoor cats, or cats that are frequently in contact with other cats. Indoor, solitary cats should still be vaccinated to prevent against the potentially fatal virus, but are not at as high a risk to contract it. Like all vaccines, there are some potential side effects. A small percentage of cats developed cancerous sarcomas where they were injected with the vaccine. Have a conversation with your vet if you have any questions about the vaccine.
Feline Infectious Peritonitis
This is a disease that has no cure and is fatal in most instances. The good news is that for households with only 1 or 2 cats only 1 in 5000 cats are affected. The vaccine for this disease has not proven to be very effective to this point, so most cats will not require this vaccination.
Chlamydiosis
This disease is much more prevalent in cats that live in a multiple cat environment. The most obvious symptom is usually conjunctivitis, and the disease is carried in the eye discharge of infected cats. Adverse reactions to the chlamydiosis vaccine occur at a higher rate than most vaccines, so if you have an indoor cat it is usually not recommended. Speak with your vet if you have any questions about this vaccine.

Dental

Oral health is an important factor in your pet's overall wellbeing. We perform routine check-ups on your pet's teeth and gums, and we also recommend full cleanings once a year. This allows us to closely examine your pet's mouth, check for lesions or abnormalities, remove tartar and plaque, and polish their teeth.
To perform the dental cleaning your pet will be put under anesthesia to prevent them from moving around and to allow the doctor to perform a full examination and cleaning. We make sure that your pet is comfortable and perfectly safe during the entire process. While your pet is under the doctor examines the mouth, gums, tongue, cheeks, and teeth. This can reveal any cases of lesions, gum disease, tooth decay, or other problems. When these are discovered, they can usually be handled during the treatment. After a thorough examination by the doctor, a qualified technician will complete a full cleaning of the teeth and polish them thoroughly to give your pet a healthy, attractive set of teeth.
After the anesthesia wears off your pet is usually back to their normal self within minutes. Call us today to schedule a dental cleaning for your pet.

Surgical

Logan County Animal Clinic’s surgery team has many years of experience and advanced training in general, orthopedic and exploratory surgeries. We carefully screen your pet prior to surgery with a thorough physical examination and pre-anesthetic blood work. This allows us to determine if your pet is a good candidate to undergo their procedure. During the surgical procedure, your pet is maintained on EKG, blood pressure, and oxygen monitors to further aid us in ensuring the safest anesthesia event. Warming systems are utilized to aid in maintaining body temperature.
We perform a wide array of surgical procedures including but not limited to:
  • Spay and Neuter
  • Abdominal Exploration
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Gastric Dilation and Volvulus
  • Splenectomy
  • Urinary Bladder Surgery
  • Growth Excision
  • Emergency
  • Declaw
  • Ear Cropping
  • Orthopedics: IM Pin, Plating, ACL Repair, External Fixator and TPLO Procedures
Patient comfort is of utmost importance to us. We monitor and administer pain medication as needed prior to, during and post-surgical procedures. Each case is evaluated individually. We also offer cold laser therapy following surgical procedures. Cold laser therapy has been proven to reduce swelling and post-operative pain levels as well as speed recovery time by reducing the amount of inflammation associated with surgery.

Nutrition Counseling

Did you know that by keeping your pet on a proper diet and workout plan, it can increase their life expectancy by up to 2-3 years? In addition to the extended life expectancy, you will also see a happier pet with fewer stomach issues, less sensitive skin and a nicer coat.
Upon evaluating your pet's current nutritional condition, we will make specific recommendations as to the type and amount of food your pet should be eating as well as any supplements. We offer a variety of quality pet foods in house as well as work in close cooperation with several reputable brands. In addition, we'll provide you with a workout program for your pet that will keep them in tip top shape!

Lasery Therapy

A class IV therapy laser is a FDA cleared deep penetrating light which is designed to relieve conditions that involve pain and inflammation. The class IV laser offers accelerated healing and pain relief through several processes: the production of oxygen allows cells to regrow, and the release of endorphins stimulates cells to heal at a faster rate and reduces pain. Circulation is improved, metabolism is increased, nerve cells are stimulated and collagen production is boosted. Therapy lasers have been scientifically proven and successful in treating post-surgical pain as well as many acute and chronic conditions.
What conditions have been treated with laser therapy? Laser therapy has been used to treat a wide array of cases that involve pain and inflammation. Typical cases include but are not limited to; arthritis, back injuries, sprains, muscle spasms, nerve injuries, wounds, hot spots, ear infections, cystitis, gingivitis, post-operative recuperation and skin conditions of all kinds. There are numerous advantages of laser therapy over traditional treatments. There are no adverse reactions, no pain and no pre procedural lab test required nor anesthesia. Laser therapy is often used in conjunction with NSAIDs to treat arthritis, although some pets may be able to avoid NSAIDs all together. NSAIDs can have serious side effects, we must do blood work several times a year to monitor the liver and kidneys.
The effects of laser therapy are cumulative and some conditions, such as arthritis, may require several treatment sessions over the course of a few weeks. Other conditions may require one or two treatments only. Our veterinarians will develop a customized treatment that is best suited to fit your pet’s specific needs. Many pet’s feel results after the initial treatment, however most pets will respond with significant improvement within 2-4 sessions.
This noninvasive procedure can typically be performed in as little as 10 minutes depending on the severity of the case and number of areas treated. There is little to no actual sensation felt during the treatment. You are more than welcome to stay with your pet during the procedure should you wish. We only ask that you wear protective eye wear.
We are happy to accommodate both our own as well as outside clients with this service. We do require a copy of the animal’s medical history as well as a physical examination be performed by one of our veterinarians prior to receiving laser therapy. Schedule your pet for laser therapy today! 270-726-3511

Radiology

  • We offer in house digital radiology. We take radiographs of your pet’s injuries or areas of concern so that we may better diagnose your pet’s condition. Radiographs aid in the evaluation of muscular

-skeletal, cardiovascular, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, reproductive and urinary systems. Radiographs are performed, processed and interpreted while you wait. The image quality of digital radiographs is much higher than a film radiograph and there is no lost time processing the image. Images are typically available within a matter of seconds. This allows to be able to diagnose and treat your pet quickly and efficiently. Digital radiology is environmentally friendly as there are no chemicals to contaminate water systems and it decreases the exposure to radiation to your pet’s as images can be manipulated via computer. We have the availability to, with the click of a button send your radiographs to multiple board certified radiologist for second opinions or referrals if needed.

  • We now offer digital dental radiology which allows us to visualize the internal anatomy of your pet’s teeth along with the roots and surrounding bone. This allows us to accurately diagnose bone loss or hidden disease that may be present in the tooth roots and jawbone areas. These areas may or may not have been visible during our thorough pre surgical examination. https://www.avdc.org/ownersinfo.html
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Ultrasoundography

Ultrasound is a painless diagnostic imaging technique that allows us to look at soft tissues in a non- invasive way. Many tissues cannot be visualized using other forms of imaging and ultrasound becomes a great tool to help diagnosis problems. Organs that are seen well with ultrasound include the liver, kidneys, intestines, bladder, spleen, uterus and heart. Abnormalities of these organs can be seen with ultrasound that may be undetectable on other forms of imaging such as radiographs. Ultrasound is also an excellent tool for pregnancy examinations.

Lab Diagnostics

At Logan County Animal Clinic, our veterinarians utilize advanced technology to aid them in the diagnosis of many medical conditions.
  • We have an in house, state of the art laboratory for diagnostic testing which gives us results virtually immediately. This allows us the quick and precise information needed to manage your pet’s medical needs. We have the ability to run complete blood chemistry panels, infectious blood disease screenings, lepto screenings, parvo screenings, cytologies of skin and ear samples, urinalysis to aid in the management of bladder and kidney health, and fecal analysis to aid in the detection of parasites.
  • Blood pressure equipment allows us to assess and monitor your pet’s condition during critical life threatening times, anesthesia and shock, as well as allowing us to establish a base line reading.
  • ECG monitoring and testing allow us to monitor your pet during surgery. Our system monitors blood pressure, respiration, heart activity, oxygen saturation and temperature. In addition we also utilize ECG to evaluate heart function. This noninvasive tool aids in revealing underlying heart conditions by measuring the electrical activity of the heart.
  • Tonometry allows us to measure intraocular pressure. This aids in accessing the eyes for glaucoma as well as other conditions that may raise the pressures within the eyes. Glaucoma, as in humans, can be a devastating disease if pressure within the eye is not monitored closely on a regular basis.

End of Life

Making an end of life decision maybe one of the hardest things a pet owner every has to do. The loss of a pet is equivalent to the loss of a relative for many families. At Logan County Animal Clinic we are here to help guide you through this difficult time and assist you and your pet in making the best choice for each situation. Every animal and situation is different and we will take the time to help you make the best quality of life treatment plan or end of life choice for your pet.
Private Cremation services available.
Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened. ” – Anatole France