We provide extended office hours to better accommodate the requirements of our customers, with no additional late night or emergency fees. By providing emergency care in our complete service practice, our trauma and critical care patients don't have to be moved to another site the next day, and they are capable to receive round-the-clock care, without high priced emergency expenses.
|Address||1010 Southwest Fairlawn Rd|
|Phone Number||(785) 228-9411|
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We are AAHA accredited. This means we were measured against more than 900 of the most rigorous standards in the veterinary industry, and demonstrated an exceptional level of medical care and client service. Only 12% of animal hospitals in the US and Canada are AAHA accredited, and we're one of them! If you live in Topeka or the surrounding area in KS, then you have picked the perfect site to find a veterinarian. Our team of licensed professionals are here for you. Your pet's health and well being is very important to us and we will take every step to give your pet the best possible care.
The very best way to help your pet have a long, healthy, and pain free life is routine care. This includes annual exams, vaccinations and blood tests. Help us catch issues before they become problems for your pet and expensive for you. Teeth no longer white? Pet's need dental care just like we do! Dental disease is extremely common and preventable. Dental cleanings will help eliminate the need for extractions and help keep your pet's heart and kidneys healthy. Our surgery protocols are in place for safety and comfort which means we are not the "cheapest" in town.
The surgical laser is used on numerous surgical procedures in this hospital. By cauterizing with the laser, not cutting with a scalpel, there are significant benefits. These include less bleeding, less damage to surrounding tissue (which means faster healing time), less inflammation after surgery, and less pain. Though we encourage our clients to utilize the surgical laser option, there are currently two procedures in which the laser is required. The laser benefits are so great with these two procedures that we will never again do them without the surgical laser!
All surgical patients are required to have pre-anesthetic blood work. This helps us to know how your pet's organs are functioning. Information provided by blood analysis is crucial to tailoring anesthetic to your patient. Though it is not possible to eliminate all risk, blood tests and tailored anesthesia significantly improve the safety of anesthesia. So much so that senior patients can safely have surgeries to improve the quality of their life! Stone House Animal Hospital believes strongly that pain management is of the utmost importance!
Heartworms are transmitted through mosquitos. If a mosquito bites an infected dog, they transfer those microflaria (baby heartworms) when they bite another dog. The baby heartworms then migrate in the blood to the heart. The worms multiply and grow - soon causing symptoms, making your pet very uncomfortable and damaging the heart. Due to the reduced amount of blood that the heart is able to move, your dog will be lethargic, winded, and may develop a cough. All symptoms will be worse with increased temperatures and increased activity.
Q. Oral hygiene isn't important for my pet. A. FALSE. Regular dental cleanings along with regular tooth brushing will help keep your pet's mouth healthy and avoid potentially deadly heart and kidney conditions. Routine cleanings help to avoid costly extractions. Q. Cats don't need dental care. Cats and small breed dogs often require more dental care than large breed dogs. Q. Dentals are not worth the risk or expense for senior patients. Stone House Animal Hospital believes that pets of all ages should have a healthy, pain free mouth.
End of life care encompasses two categories: illness and natural aging. Each category has it's own points that need to be considered by loving pet owners. We are asked frequently, "what would you do?" We can help you understand what is happening but the decision is not ours to make. We hope the following information will help you and your family make the decision that is best for you and your pet. It is crucial to understand that pet's hide pain. In the wild, animals showing signs of weakness are the most vulnerable to predators.
Q. Can my pet have allergies? A. Yes! Environmental allergies, food allergies, flea allergies. Where allergies in humans can be sneezing and runny nose, in pets it is typically biting and/or chewing at feet or rump. If your pet is itching or chewing on themselves it's best to see your vet before sores develop. My pet seems overweight. What can I do? A. Talk with your vet! Weight reduction plans can be created and feeding guidelines can be implemented to help. It may be necessary to run some blood tests because there are medical issues that can lead to weight gain.