Holistic & Traditional Veterinary Care for Your Pet
Pet Pals Veterinary Hospital, in Indianapolis, offers a number of services to keep your cat and dog healthy. We offer traditional and holistic veterinary medicine services.
Acupuncture may be defined as the insertion of needles into specific points on the body to cause a desired healing effect. This technique has been used in veterinary practice in China for at least 3,000 years to treat many ailments.
Illness doesn’t always have a physical cause. We employ trained animal behaviorists who help determine the cause of such disorders as separation anxiety and obsessive behavior, and then develop a treatment regimen for the client.
Chiropractic can be used to treat different types of health problems, many of which are the same type of problems people face. Some of these include injuries, muscle spasms, disc problems, spinal pain, neurological problems, leg weakness, paralysis, seizures, and others.
Our clinic embraces the holistic approach to pet health and wellness. We balance traditional medicine with acupuncture, massage, herbal and chiropractic therapies.
Regular professional cleaning is important to maintaining your pet’s teeth. We use modern and safe ultrasound to clean each tooth thoroughly – above and below the gum line. Dental technicians polish teeth to create a smooth, lustrous tooth surface more resistant to plaque buildup. Fluoride treatments help strengthen enamel and reduce tooth sensitivity. Advanced dental care such as root canals or braces are available by referral.
In our effort to promote preventive health, we are now offering ROYAL CANIN® Genetic Health Analysis™ testing for dogs. This test scans your dog’s DNA, both for ancestry information and specific genetic markers. It will provide us with information about health conditions your dog may be pre-disposed to as well as nutritional guidelines based on the dog’s breed mix.
Emergency and Critical Care
In any emergency, seconds count. Our experienced staff is equipped to administer the ABCs of basic life support – Airway, Breathing, Circulation/Cardiac compressions as well as first aid support. Emergency care is offered during regular business hours. In addition, we use the services of local, fully staffed emergency centers.
Fully Stocked Pharmacy
We stock a wide range of the best veterinary drugs and herbs in the animal healthcare field.
Hospice / Euthanasia Services
Saying goodbye to a long-time friend is painful. We work with clients to ensure their pet’s comfort and dignity. Services include taking care of the remains as directed by the client. We primarily work with Pet Rest, Inc., but also work with other services in the area.
House calls are available for the routine care of patients that are unable to visit the clinic. These house calls are by appointment only and book quickly, so we recommend scheduling in advance!
Immunization and Wellness Care
We strive to prevent illness whenever possible. The time and effort invested in Wellness programs has rewards for both pets and owners. Our Wellness programs are designed specifically for your pet and include: Comprehensive physical exam; internal parasite testing; heartworm and flea control; vaccination program; spay and neuter package; and specialized blood tests for all life stages.
We cover all areas of internal medicine, including: Cardiology; Ophthalmology; Neurology; Dermatology; Gastroenterology; Orthopedic surgery by referral, Oncology and Endocrinology among others.
Laser Therapy accelerates the body’s natural healing process through photo-bio-modulation. Laser therapy provides tangible benefits to patients. Laser therapy is effective in treating chronic conditions, acute conditions, and post-surgical pain and inflammation without hair clipping or sedation. (Companion Therapy Laser)
Microchips have helped reunite thousands of pets with their families. We offer the most widely used microchip products to increase the chances of a safe recovery.
Some pets require special food, and all pets benefit from a balanced diet. Our trained and certified staff is available to help you choose the right diet for your pet to keep him or her happy, healthy and active.
Veterinary patients feel pain and discomfort under the same circumstances as people do. We know that recognizing and alleviating pain in animals is the essence of good patient care.
Radiology – or X-rays – help our veterinarians evaluate muscular-skeletal, cardiovascular (cardiopulmonary), gastrointestinal, reproductive and urinary systems.
Sometimes conditions arise that require veterinarians with specialized training. Our established relationships include certified veterinary cardiologists, dermatologists, oncologists, neurologists, ophthalmologists, board certified surgeons, orthopedic specialists.
We offer the most advanced surgical techniques and technology. All patients are carefully screened for safety, and anesthetics are specifically tailored to your pet. Surgical services and facilities include: board certified surgeon available for consultation; fully trained veterinary and technical staff, to ensure the safest, most efficient, state-of-the-art procedures for your pet; heated surgery tables for greater comfort; advanced sterilization techniques; ECG and oxygen saturation monitors; intensive after surgery care and full blood testing.
Although it is somewhat new to the western world, Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) has been used in China to treat animals for thousands of years.
This non-invasive, state-of-the-art technology uses sound waves to painlessly examine specific internal organs, primarily the heart and abdominal organs. Pregnancy exams are also available.