Integrative Medicine at Lombard Animal Hospital – It’s the best of both worlds for your pet!

By : Lombard Animal Hospital

July 31, 2013

What exactly is Integrative Medicine? A medical model that combines conventional Western medicine with natural or alternative treatments. While some therapies are considered unconventional, a guiding principle within Integrative Medicine is to use therapies that have high quality evidence to support them. These alternative therapies are used WITH conventional or mainstream medicine, not as replacements. We like to say that we are combining the best of both worlds (East and... Read More


Top Tips for Traveling With your Pets from Lombard Animal Hospital!

By : Lombard Animal Hospital

July 17, 2013

Trains, Planes, and Automobiles... Trains... ...well that's an easy one..NO PETS ALLOWED (except service animals). Planes... Check with the specific airline that you are flying to ensure you comply with all regulations. Each airline has it's own rules. Health Certificate requirements vary by airline depending on whether or not the pet will be in-cabin or checked as cargo. Most airlines require a Health Certificate for pets flying cargo and don't... Read More


Flea Allergy Dermatitis: Lacey’s Story

By : Lombard Animal Hospital

June 7, 2013

Lacey’s Story: Flea Allergy Dermaitis – Diagnosis and Treatment Options Before After Diagnostics: Physical exam: Reveals a pattern consistent with flea allergy dermatitis and secondary pyoderma (skin infection). Skin Cytology : Reveals overgrowth of cocci bacteria, rare yeast Skin Scrape : No mites are found (ectopic mites can cause lesions similar to flea allergy and are treated differently, thus they must be ruled out) Blood screening – baseline : Reveals... Read More

Veterinary Acupuncture…HOW it works and WHAT to expect!

By : Lombard Animal Hospital

April 12, 2013

What is Veterinary Acupuncture ? Acupuncture may be defined as the insertion of needles into specific points on the body to produce a healing response. Each acupuncture point has specific actions when stimulated. This technique has been used in veterinary practice in China for thousands of years to treat many ailments. The Chinese also use acupuncture as preventative medicine. To gain acceptance and validity in Western Medicine, clinical research has... Read More


Microchips and Success Stories at Lombard Animal Hospital

By : Lombard Animal Hospital

March 13, 2013

How Pet ID chips work : Simply put - microchips give lost pets the best chance of reuniting with their families! Pet microchipping is a simple procedure. At Lombard Animal Hospital, a veterinarian injects a microchip, about the size of a grain of rice (12mm), beneath the surface of your pets skin between the shoulder blades. The process is similar to a routine vaccination and takes only a few seconds,... Read More


Gracie’s Story: Her Dental Day at Lombard Animal Hospital

By : Lombard Animal Hospital

February 9, 2013

The following is a photo-documented summary of Gracie’s Story : Her Dental Day at Lombard Animal Hospital located in Portland, Oregon Gracie’s teeth were assessed during her annual exam. At that time, Dr. Preston noted moderate tartar and plaque on most teeth, with some teeth more heavily affected than others. Plaque was pushing up against the gum line causing some gingivitis. Dr. Preston recommended an anesthetic dental procedure to assess... Read More


Case Study: The value of one feline’s annual wellness exam

By : Lombard Animal Hospital

January 11, 2013

“Princess” Presented for an annual wellness exam. 13 Year-Old, female, Domestic Long Haired Cat. Stays indoor except for short excursions into the backyard on sunny days. 100% dry, grocery brand diet. On paperwork, Owner responded that the pet had been drinking “a little more water” than usual. The owner has no concerns and reports that the patient is “slowing down a bit” but is otherwise happy at home. Physical exam... Read More


Holiday Pet Stories from the Staff!

By : Lombard Animal Hospital

December 11, 2012

Please remember to be cautious when decorating this Holiday Season! Our pets are curious...and sometime too curious and playful for their own good! Here are some of our personal accounts... "When one of my cats was about 6 months old it climbed up into the Christmas Tree to play with dangling ornaments. It made its way about 2/3 up the tree then out to the end of a branch and... Read More


Belle’s Story: A Big Loser

By : Lombard Animal Hospital

November 9, 2012

Belle is now a healthy 11.2 pound, 11 year old Female Domestic Cat. However, she wasn't always this svelte. Her story at Lombard Animal Hospital begins in May 2008 when she was seen for her annual exam and weighed in at a whopping 21.3 pounds and a body condition score of 8/9. (Body Condition Score is a measurement veterinarians use in addition to body weight, in order to assess whether... Read More


Pally’s Story: Preventing Chocolate Toxicity

October 12, 2012

Pally, a super-sweet spayed female boxer mix, was about 7 months old and 40 lb. when she was able to sneak away approximately 2 oz of dark chocolate. Luckily, being a young and inexperienced pup, she was brazen enough to do it right in front of her owner! (I know what you're thinking... hard to believe this little gal would cause any trouble, right?) Her person quickly called Lombard Animal... Read More


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