Canine Cardiology

Canine cardiology is the medical field that treats a dog's cardiovascular system, which includes the heart and blood vessels. A dog cardiologist can diagnose and help develop a treatment protocol for canines that suffer from:

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Canine Laboratory Tests For Veterinary Care

Understanding Dog Blood Tests

A blood test or lab test allows us to learn information about your dog's health which can only be found from collecting a sample of blood and having it analyzed. This includes a CBC (complete blood count) and blood chemistries that analyze chemical components in the blood.

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Canine Laparoscopic Surgery

What is laparoscopy surgery for dogs?

As a veterinary practice that is prepared to meet any veterinary need your dog may have, Advanced Animal Care is equipped with a laparoscopy unit. We take pride in the fact that our patients undergoing laparoscopic surgery experience less pain and a significantly reduced recovery time versus many types of classical, open abdominal veterinary surgeries.

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Cardiology For Cats

How A Cat's Heart Works

A cat's heart has four chambers. The two upper chambers are called the atrium (plural atria), and the lower chambers are called the ventricles. Additionally, the heart has a right and left side, each containing one atrium and one ventricle. A cat's heart works as follows:

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Cat Bathing & Hygiene - Tips For Good Health

Cat Bathing & Hygiene - FAQs

Dr. Cara Hill

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Cat Dermatology

Most cats will scratch on occasion but if you notice that the occasional scratch and regular grooming turns into a cat who appears uncomfortable, cat skin problems may be present and you should schedule an appointment with one of the veterinarians here at Advanced Animal Care.

Excessive scratching, hair loss and a mildly frantic cat are signs that cat skin problems may be present and your feline friend needs medical attention. While cat skin problems are rarely an emergency, an uncomfortable cat will have trouble enjoying daily life until those symptoms are under control.

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Cat Emergency? We Are Here For You

If your cat has suffered a sudden trauma or is experiencing any life threatening symptoms, please call us immediately at: (859) 985-5678

In an emergency, time is of the essence, please bring your cat to our emergency hospital as soon as possible. The address is:

2120 Pimlico Drive
Richmond, KY 40475

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Cat Grooming - Signs & Symptoms of Possible Cat Grooming Issues

How do cats groom themselves?

So kind of just what everybody thinks. I can goofily make the motion, but they use their mouths, their tongue. That is their number one grooming tool. Sometimes they'll even use their feet or things like that to assist them in places their mouth can't get. And as everybody has seen, these guys are incredibly flexible. They can get just about anywhere on their body to groom. But a lot of it is using their scratchy tongue kind of like a little hairbrush to brush through their coat and groom themselves.

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Cat Preventive Care - Cat Preventive Care For Good Health & Longevity

What is considered preventative care for my cat?

Preventative care for your cat is about being preemptive about general health for your pet, and that ranges from their diet to enrichment and toys, bedding, and housing, and that spans here into the vet clinic for vaccines, and getting general checkups on your pet to make sure that everything looks okay. So dental care and even stuff like flea, tick preventatives, intestinal parasite deworming, all of that good stuff.

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Cat Senior Care - How to Ensure Optimal Health For Your Senior Cat

How will getting older impact the health of my cat?

Some conditions, syndromes, and diseases can develop as a cat ages. The big ones that I tend to worry about the most are kidney disease, liver disease; sometimes, these guys are more prone to developing diabetes as they get older. They can also develop an overactive thyroid gland as they get older, or even, and I hate to say it, sometimes cats develop cancer. But a lot of these things can be diagnosed with routine blood work, which is wonderful.

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Sometimes, keeping Tiger’s chompers healthy can feel like a big job. Luckily, our practice provides advanced veterinary dentistry services in addition to basic dental care.

This includes routine care such as cleaning, along with treating more complicated conditions. Because our pets don’t brush their teeth every night before bed like we do, tartar can firmly adhere to the teeth.

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Digital Radiology

As technology leads us into the future and improves our lives, diagnostic imaging is no exception. Digital radiology gives our practice the ability to diagnose conditions almost on the spot. This allows us to treat conditions faster and more effectively.

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Dog Behavior - A Compassionate, Sensible, Effective Approach

Illness doesn't always have a physical cause, and the sad truth is that more dogs are put to sleep because of behavioral problems than because of disease or injury. Dog obedience training can ensure your canine is a safe and enjoyable member of your family. From training puppies to addressing unwanted behavior in an older dog, our veterinarians can help you achieve a better bond with your furry friend.

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Dog Cancer - Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

At Advanced Animal Care, we understand that your canine companion is not just a pet, but that he or she is a beloved, cherished family member. The mutual bond of love and loyalty between you can make a diagnosis of any form of dog cancer very difficult to hear. Our veterinarians and support staff are empathetic, compassionate and trained to focus on both the emotional and medical aspects of dog cancer.

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Dog Emergency Care - What to Do During a Dog Emergency

If your dog has suffered a sudden trauma or is experiencing any life threatening symptoms, please call us immediately at: (859) 985-5678

What should I do if my dog is having an emergency?

Hopefully, you have the ability to qualify whether or not it's an emergency—trouble breathing, sudden collapse, maybe a neurologic event, tremors, et cetera. You should be able to classify that and absolutely call your nearest emergency veterinarian hospital.

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Dog Exercise - The Role of Exercise in Dog Health

How much exercise does my dog need?

It depends on the age of your dog, the breed of your dog and if your dog is currently in shape or not, but we want your dog to be up and active on a daily basis. Usually several times a day will be best. Even just a small, short walk can be what some smaller dogs need, but more active dogs, especially those that are a bit larger and younger, can have more need for longer walks or more intense types of exercise.

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Dog Heartworm Disease - Prevention & Treatment of Dog Heartworms

What is heartworm disease and how can it affect my dog?

Simply put, heartworm disease is an illness spread by mosquitoes. And just because you have more of an indoor dog doesn't mean that it can't happen. Mosquitoes can fly into your house and bite your pet and inject the larvae there. That can lead to really serious heart and lung effects. It can really hurt the circulation of your blood, which can systematically really affect the dog.

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Dog Pregnancy

At Advanced Animal Care, our veterinary team understands the commitment involved in helping to manage a dog pregnancy for your beloved canine companion. 

Our services include:

  • Caesarean Sections
  • Ultrasonography for Pregnancy Diagnosis 

Our services also include management of:

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Dog Spaying and Neutering - How Spaying & Neutering Affects Dog Health

How does dog spaying or neutering impact the health and wellbeing of my pet?

Spays and neuters for dogs are very beneficial in preventing certain diseases. For example, female dogs can get something called a pyometra. It's an infection of their uterus. Male dogs, if they're left intact, can have prosthetic issues in which they have trouble urinating, et cetera. And then there’s the obvious benefit of limiting their ability to reproduce.

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Emergency Vet - 24 Hour Animal Hospital

Emergency vet services are a fundamental cornerstone of our commitment to comprehensive pet care. Your pet isn't going to take "normal business hours" into consideration. Accidents do happen, and when disaster strikes, that is when you need a trained veterinary staff ready and able to help. So, we know that we've got to be ready. This is why you can always rely on our emergency vet care team to be here for you and your pet anytime day or night.

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Environmental Enrichment for Indoor Cats

While cats confined to an indoor environment generally live longer and are at less risk for contracting infectious diseases or injuries due to trauma, they are at greater risk for a variety of behavioral problems. These problems include urinating and defecating outside the litter box, anxiety, eating disorders, attention seeking, aggression, self-injury and compulsive disorders like excessive grooming and scratching.

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A Veterinarian for Your Exotic Pet

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So it's really important for all animals to have at least an annual physical exam by a veterinarian.
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Laser Therapy For Cats

What Is Laser Therapy For Cats?

At Advanced Animal Care, we are always looking to new ways to care for your cat. Medicine and technology are constantly advancing and we embrace staying at the forefront of the best medical and surgical care. We are proud to offer laser therapy for cats at our veterinary clinic.

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Medical Boarding

Advanced Animal Care Richmond is providing only medical boarding at this time. Our practice offers pet medical boarding so your pets with special conditions are cared for while you travel. You can kick back knowing that your beloved pets are properly cared for in a friendly, fun, secure and nurturing environment. Our climate controlled facilities remain clean and orderly at all times. Our practice provides comfortable bedding. Our kennels and cat condos have plenty of room for your pet to move around and make themselves comfortable. 

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Pain Management

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When it comes to managing your pet’s pain, our practice offers and the highest quality of care utilizing compassion and the most effective medical treatments available. We develop a unique pain management plan to best serve the individual needs of your pet. This plan may include medication, complementary treatment or a combination of both.

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Preventing And Treating Heartworms In Cats

At Advanced Animal Care, our highly experienced team of veterinarians and veterinary support staff have been helping educate our clients and win the fight against heartworms in cats since 2009. The importance of heartworm prevention for cats cannot be overstated, as heartworm disease in cats can lead to severe respiratory disease and even death. Therefore, preventive measures are absolutely necessary in order to keep your beloved feline friend healthy and safe.

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Veterinary ICU - An Intensive Care Unit For Your Pet

A crucial part of our emergency hospital is our Intensive Care Unit. After your pet has been examined and a plan developed for their care, they may need constant care and monitoring for a period of time. These pets are admitted into our ICU for specialized critical care and monitoring by our emergency doctors and critical care nurses. The amount of time spent in ICU depends upon the severity of the illness, their response to treatment, and amount of care required to get them through that illness.

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Veterinary Services

Advanced Animal Care Offers A Full Service Veterinary Clinic

At Advanced Animal Care, we believe that your pet is a part of the family, yours and ours. That is why we have made it our mission to provide comprehensive and compassionate veterinary care and that is in the best interests of you and your furriest family member. If you are in the Richmond area, and are looking for a caring veterinary team to help make sure your pet remains in good health, we are nearby and ready to help.

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Veterinary Services For Cats

Since 2009, the veterinarians and support staff at Advanced Animal Care have sought to achieve the highest standards of veterinary medicine. We feel that cats are part of the family, yours and ours. Our clients' response to the care we provide is the strongest testament to the quality of care we provide for their cats.

You can find our recent client feedback here.

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What Blood Tests Can Tell You About Your Cat's Health

When Will A Veterinarian Order Blood Tests For Cats?

Sometimes in the case of an eye or ear infection, your feline friend's medical condition affords a veterinarian the opportunity for a relatively straightforward diagnosis. However, other times the results in the need for further examination. In such a case, your veterinarian will order feline blood tests to aid in his or her investigation. The following situations can result in the need for blood tests for cats:

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What To Know About Your Cat's Pre and Post-Op Surgical Care

Understanding Why A Cat Surgery Has Been Recommended

At Advanced Animal Care, our primary concern is for the health and well being of your cat. Unfortunately, there may arise a circumstance when a surgical procedure is in the best interest of your feline friend, and in these times you will need to make that decision. We understand what that feels like, and our veterinarians and staff are here for you too.

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What To Know When Your Cat Needs Anesthesia

There may be a time when your cat will require a procedure or surgery for his continued health. At the time of surgery your cat will require anesthesia which will be carefully administered and monitored by our veterinary staff. Knowing the basics about how anesthesia will be is used in cat surgery and the recovery basics will help to ease your mind while kitty is under our care.

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