General Medicine at Creature Comforts Animal Clinic
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Medical Care for Sick or Injured Pets

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We know you want the very best medical care for your pet, and we provide excellent general veterinary medicine for your dog, cat, or small mammal. We will diagnose, treat and monitor any health condition your pet may have and take rapid care of your pet in the event of an emergency. We will help you find the answers to any illnesses so that, together, we can improve your pet’s quality of life.

Health Signs to Watch For in Your Pet

It is common to assume these signs are a normal part of your dog or cat's aging process; however, they may indicate underlying disease. If you notice any of these signs in your pet, please give us a call and have your pet evaluated:

  • Lethargy
  • Loss of appetite or decreased appetite
  • Weight loss/gain
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Coughing
  • Sneezing
  • Increased drinking or urination
  • Inappropriate urination or defecation (indoors)
  • Straining to urinate, especially male cats
  • Limping
  • Difficulty rising, walking or climbing stairs
  • Itching
  • Shaking head
  • Foul smelling ears
  • Foul breath
  • Eye or nose discharge
  • Minor cuts
  • Wounds that are not healing
  • Confusion, disorientation, anxiety or changes in sleep patterns
  • New lumps or bumps
  • Any other sudden or progressive change you note in your pet's attitude or behaviors

Chronic Health Conditions

Commonly diagnosed medical conditions such as diabetes, kidney disease, liver disease and thyroid disease can be managed here at Creature Comforts Animal Clinic with the most current medical protocols. We will perform all routine monitoring and will make diet recommendations and changes in medications and treatments as necessary. We will also refer your pet to the appropriate specialty service if your pet’s condition changes or if your pet not responding appropriately to the treatments.


Just like humans, pet can have cardiovascular issues too. The veterinarians at Creature Comfort Animal Clinic have the expertise to diagnose and treat heart conditions such as hypertension, heart valvular disorders, congestive heart failure and other heart conditions your pet may develop. Pets with heart disease may have symptoms of lethargy, weakness, rapid breathing, fainting spells, coughing or lack of appetite. Some pets may not show any visible signs until discovered during a routine wellness exam. To obtain a diagnosis of your pet’s heart condition, we will give your pet a thorough examination and may suggest additional diagnostic testing such as bloodwork, chest x-rays, blood pressure or electrocardiogram(ECG).


Pets can develop a variety of skin conditions during their life, and we see many pets with skin problems and allergies, including food allergies. At Creature Comfort Animal Clinic, we can diagnose and treat most of your pet's dermatology problems, including:

  • Food and contact allergies
  • Acute and chronic ear infections
  • Acute moist dermatitis (hot spot)
  • Allergic reactions to inhalants and fleas
  • Parasites (fleas and mites)
  • Autoimmune related skin diseases
  • Infectious diseases (bacterial and fungal)
  • Hormonal diseases
  • Abnormal growths/masses

Please call us if your pet is experiencing hair loss or is licking or scratching excessively, or has bumps or growths on the skin. Ear infections in can be a sign of allergies. If your pet is shaking it's head, scratching it's ears, rubbing the ear area on the floor or furniture, has odor in the ear, redness, swelling or hair loss around an ear, they probably have an ear infection. It is important that you have your pet diagnosed and treated promptly; ignored or improperly treated ear infections may lead to skin changes, chronic pain or even deafness.