Dogs and Cats2018-11-09T11:26:18+00:00

Caring For Pets

Because love matters.

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Preventive Plans

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Our Preventive Care Plans are a popular option among clients – they are a reasonable monthly rate that make your pet’s preventive health care affordable and easy.

Dental Care

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We are dedicated to keeping your pet’s mouth healthy. This has been a long-overlooked part of your pet’s overall health, comfort level, and lifeexpectancy. Dental disease is one of the most common illnesses we see here at Downtown Animal Hospital, and it can cause tooth loss, bone loss, and even organ disease. The good news is it’s entirely preventable!

We offer a range of state-of-the-art and safe dental services for your dog or cat. We will make sure they get the care they deserve.

Hip Arthritis in Dogs

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Physiotherapy, medicinal, and alternative therapy can help older dogs and cats with arthritis. We provide individualized and phenomenal care for sore hips, joints, elbows, backs, and torn cruciate ligaments. It’s important to use screening radiographs for hip dysplasia in puppyhood. If the hips are found to be abnormal, there is a lot that we can do in order to prevent or limit the painful consequences of arthritis in your pet. We are passionate about helping your pet enjoy this wonderful benefit.
PennHIP Procedure

Laparoscopy

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At Downtown Animal Hospital, we are devoted to less invasive and painful spays and neuters. We offer Laparoscopy as an alternative to traditional scalpel surgery for your pet. In Laparoscopy, we use a fibre optic telescope and camera in order to visualize different areas within a patient. With these incredible tools, we can explore and perform surgical procedures and obtain biopsies within your pet’s abdomen and bladder. We can also examine and obtain biopsies from your pet’s nasal cavity. Studies have shown abdominal surgery using this technology to be 66% less painful for your pet.

This is a wonderful minimally invasive technique, and represents the future of veterinary surgical care. Laparoscopy is used in human medicine in nearly every single instance where it can eliminate the need for open abdominal surgery. The most common laparoscopic surgical procedure performed in our hospital is a spay, and we are excited to be among the first clinics in Canada to offer the option of a laparoscopic spay to our clients.

Laser Therapy

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At Downtown Animal Hospital, we are renown for adoption laser and alternative therapies to help pets heal quicker. We are excited to relieve the pain your pet feels and shorten their recovery time with laser therapy. Laser therapy is safe, drug-free, and surgery-free. It is scientifically proven in successfully treating post-surgical pain, along with many acute and chronic conditions. It can help with:

  • Acute Conditions
  • Wounds
  • Allergies
  • Infections
  • Cuts/ Bites
  • Inflammations
  • Tooth Extraction Pain Relief
  • Sprains, Strains & Fractures
  • Post-Surgical Healing / Pain Relief
  • Chronic Conditions
  • Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Periodontal Disease
  • Geriatric Care
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Feline Acne
  • Tendonitis
  • Arthritis

Medical Consultations

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We provide appointments for sick pets along with appointments for regular preventive health exams. We provide special attention for pets with sore ears or eyes, lameness, itchy skin, vomiting, diarrhea, or lethargy, as these can be symptoms of underlying medical conditions.

We understand life can get hectic, so we are committed to accommodating your busy schedule! We are open for medical consultations Monday through Saturday (including evenings!). And if your pet is unable to come to our animal hospital, we can provide other options.

Every new or sick pet we examine is scheduled for a thirty-minute appointment. After your consultation with our Veterinarians, a Registered Veterinary Technician will come and speak with you to make sure that you fully understand and are comfortable with every aspect of the available treatment options and the plan we believe to be best for your pet.

Oncology

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We use cancer specialists and digital capabilities in order to provide state-of-the-art oncology care for your pet without having to travel to far-off locations. In working in conjunction with world-renowned oncology specialists, we are able to provide your pet with incredible levels of medical care.

Pet Adoption

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Like us on Facebook, and come to the hospital to Visit us. We often know about pets looking for their forever home, and do all that we can to help.

We proudly support Kingston Humane Society.

Pet Hotel

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We provide fantastic pet boarding services here at Downtown Animal Hospital, and even allow for convenient Sunday hotel admission and discharge. When a dog stays with us, they are walked at least three times daily. Their suite is air conditioned and always monitored for fires or unwelcome intruders. Your pet’s safety is our highest priority. Our regular boarding guests are even often invited to join our staff in the lunch room for extra attention, creating a wonderful “at home” feeling for them here.

Cats are given their own sound-proof room, and are given ample attention by our cat-loving team. They will not want for cuddles or snuggles! They are also given plenty of toys to keep them occupied throughout the day.

Pet Rehabilitation

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We are equipped and trained to help pets rehabilitate after surgery or from painful illnesses such as arthritis. This discipline is a wonderful way to reduce pain, speed recovery, and enhance the quality of life for a pet.

Radiosurgery

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We are excited to offer cutting-edge surgical methods that reduce pain, risk of surgical complications, and inflammation. Radiosurgery is an alternative to the traditional scalpel. This technology is widely adopted in human medical specialties due to the benefits of decreased bleeding, swelling and post-surgical pain.

Ultrasonography and Specialist Consultations

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We believe it’s important to offer your pet minimally invasive and more economical ways of seeing inside your pet, so that we don’t have to use surgery as a diagnostic tool. We are proud to have an in-house ultrasound, and we consult with specialists so that your pet can receive highly accurate and timely diagnostics. Through telemedicine, we are able to transmit x-rays and ultrasound images to specialists who are world-renowned.

Ultrasonography allows for the real time visualization of various internal structures and biological processes. Unlike with x-rays, ultrasound imaging allows us to see the tissue architecture within organs. We can visualize the heart’s pumping process, and make accurate measurements of various structures within your pet’s body. It is also an incredible way to obtain biopsy samples.

Your pet will have access to the best veterinary minds in the world, and a report can be sent to us within 20 minutes of your pet’s data reaching the specialist.

Veterinary Pharmacy

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Our fully stocked pharmacy will provide your dog or cat with state-of-the-art antibiotics, flea prevention, intestinal parasite prevention, and tick prevention. We maintain a supply of common medications that pets require in-house. If/when more specialized medications are needed, we are able to use our contacts at human pharmacies in Kingston to obtain these medications.

We also carry a range of pet food. Prescription food is available for dogs or cats with specific illnesses. Life stage diets are available for dogs or cats that are healthy and young or adult. And you can even use our online store to have your pet’s food delivered right to your home’s doorstep!

Gift Certificate

Free first exam and Second Opinions

If this will be your first visit, we have good news... it's on us! Just give us a call, print the certificate, or fill out the online form to claim your free first visit!

For you GIFT CERTIFICATE please call, fill out the online form, or print out the certificate below:

One redemption per household. Restricted to dog and cat appointments only (not valid for other pets). New clients may redeem one certificate at either hospital, not both. Cannot be combined with any other offer, or used toward boarding, grooming, prescription, and non-prescription medication, food or retail items.

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