Ear Infection Treatment
Otoscopic Ear Exam
Treatment of Dry Eye, Infection, Glaucoma, and Corneal Ulcers
Ophthalmic Eye Exam
Schirmer Tear Test
Fluorescein Eye Stain
Treatment of Mange, Hot Spots, Allergies, Fleas, and Mass Consults
Senior Pet Well Package
Senior Diagnostic Panel
1-yr Rabies Vaccine (tag additional) $18
3-yr Rabies Vaccine (tag additional) $35
1-yr DHPP Distemper Combo $18
3-yr DHPP Distemper Combo $45
1-yr FVRCP Distemper Combo $18
3-yr FVRCP Distemper Combo $45
Deworm by Weight $10+
Leptospirosis Vaccine $20
Bordetella Intranasal $20
Fecal Test $20
Heartworm Test $22
Lyme Vaccine $28
Microchips + Registration $25
Accuplex 4 $45
Influenza Combo Vaccine $35
2-yr FeLV Vaccine $28
FIV/FeLV Test $26
Dental Consult $20
Urinalysis In House $30
Urinalysis Lab $45
Ear Cleaning $25
Ear Cytology $18
Schirmer tear test $25
Fluorescein eye stain $25
Skin Scrape $25
Impression Smear $25
Health Certificates (U.S. only) $85
All medications at an additional charge.
DENTAL PROCEDURE OVERVIEW
start at only $145
(This includes the cost of Anesthesia,
IV Catheter and Fluids, and a Routine Cleaning)
All pets receiving a dental procedure must be seen for a dental consult before their dental procedure can be scheduled. Dental consults help us determine if the pet is healthy enough for a dental, perform pre-surgical bloodwork if necessary, and most importantly the Veterinarian can determine if extra time may need to be scheduled for your pet if there will be extractions.
At the dental consult you will receive a dental estimate with a low-end range and a high-end range, even though the veterinarian examines your pet and their mouth to check for tooth decay and gum disease, it is hard to see what is underneath the plaque and tartar until the actual cleaning.
Dental cleanings are done under general anesthesia. This makes it possible for the veterinarian to thoroughly and safely clean the teeth without pain or stress to your pet.
The dental consists of the veterinarian using the ultrasonic scaler to remove plaque and tartar, then a periodontal scaler is used to clean along and just under the gum line, as this is where oral bacteria can do the most damage.
After scaling is complete, the veterinarian will use a periodontal probe to look for signs of periodontal disease and any other abnormalities. Should any extractions need to be performed they would be performed at this time. The next step would be the veterinarian would polish the teeth with a rubber tipped rotary polishing tool and paste (just like the dental hygienist does). Polishing smooths the surface of the tooth to make it more difficult for plaque to adhere to. Finally, the mouth is rinsed and dried. A fluoride foam may be placed on the teeth at the very end of the procedure.
If you would like to schedule a dental consult, please call us at 630-961-8000
If your dog has tested positive for heartworm, please call us to set up a consult visit for treatment. The consult visit will consist of a confirmatory heartworm test, along with a comprehensive exam of your pet. The veterinarian will go over the treatment process, and talk about your pet’s current health, and what to expect during treatment.
You will also be provided with a treatment plan, so you are aware of the process, and ensure you make all scheduled appointments.
Heartworm treatment is not a quick treatment, it consists of many months of treatment and care for your pet. It also is a costly treatment. We try to keep our prices as low as possible so that everyone can afford to treat their pet.
TREATMENT PRICES INCLUDE
Confirmatory Heartworm Test (if needed)
12 Months of Heartworm Prevention
3 Injections of Diroban
3 Injections of Buprenorphine (Pain Injection)
Antibiotics, Steroids, and Pain Medication to Take Home if Needed
Follow Up Consults & Heartworm Test
Treatment prices range from $400 to $900 and include all of the items above.
**For Low Income Individuals receiving Food Stamps, SSDI, or with an Illinois Medical card please call for pricing. Our Project Families Forever Program helps subsidize the cost of Heartworm Treatment.
*** We are not a full-service clinic, and we do not have X-rays. If our veterinarian thinks that your pets’ condition is severe, and warrants x-rays you will be referred to a full-service veterinarian.
For more information on what to expect, please read the
following information from the American Heartworm Society
The American Heartworm Society recommends the following heartworm treatment protocol for dogs. This method effectively eliminates most heartworm infections when closely followed by both you and your veterinarian. The overall goals of treatment are to safely and successfully eliminate current adult and immature heartworms, prevent new infections and minimize treatment related complications in your dog. The recommended treatment consists of the 5 steps outlined below.
OF HEALTH AND
Your veterinarian will examine your dog to determine his/her status following treatment. This examination will include a careful physical examination with an emphasis on the heart and lungs as well as testing for circulating immature stages of heartworm (microfilaria). This interim assessment will help your veterinarian determine when your pet can gradually resume more vigorous physical activity. If microfilaria are still present, your veterinarian may prescribe an additional medication to help eliminate them and then retest at Day 150 to assess effectiveness.
Two months after starting heartworm preventive, you will need to bring your dog to the clinic for the first injection of melarsomine, the drug that kills adult heartworms. Because complications can occur, your veterinarian might require your pet to stay in the clinic for observation. Upon discharge, your veterinarian may also prescribe prednisone or another anti-inflammatory medication for your dog to reduce side effects.
From the moment your dog is diagnosed with heartworm disease your dog must be kept strictly confined! That means your dog should be restricted to a very small area at all times throughout the entire treatment period (the use of a small cage or crate may be necessary), and continuing for 6 to 8 weeks after the last injection of melarsomine (the drug that kills adult heartworms). To ensure exercise restriction, your dog must be kept on a leash when going outside. Your veterinarian will tell you when it is permissible to gradually allow your dog to exercise again.
Your dog will be started on a once-monthly medication called a “preventive,” to kill immature heartworms and prevent new infections from developing. You should continue to give it to your pet throughout treatment as well as for the rest of his/her life.
Your dog will also be given the antibiotic doxycycline or minocycline for 30 days. This medication kills bacteria which live in the heartworms. These bacteria help the worms survive and reproduce. They also may cause worsening inflammation when adult heartworms die. By giving this antibiotic prior to the medication that will kill your dog’s heartworms, we decrease the likelihood of complications from the treatment and optimize the chance for complete elimination of the infection.
One month after the first injection, two additional injections of melarsomine must be given 24 hours apart. Once again, your dog may need to stay at the clinic during this treatment period.
Your veterinarian will test your dog’s blood to assess the success of adulticide treatment. The goal is to eliminate all stages of heartworms from your dog.
Throughout the recovery period, please watch your pet for coughing, gagging, vomiting, diarrhea, or loss of appetite. Excessive sluggishness, respiratory distress, and coughing up blood are signs of a serious problem that require immediate veterinary attention.
The most important thing you can do to minimize complications during treatment is to restrict your pet’s exercise before, during and after the melarsomine injections. When adult worms die, they collapse and are pushed deeper into the smaller branches of the vessels that supply blood to the lungs. Because exercise increases blood flow to the lungs, it increases the likelihood that dead worms will block blood flow. This can result in severe complications and possibly death. The importance of restricting your dog’s activity cannot be overemphasized.
Although we are not a full-service clinic, we do perform the following services. These services do require a scheduled consult appointment.
We have an in-house lab that performs many different bloodwork panels, and we also work with an outside lab for other testing that cannot be performed in-house.
For all dogs 7 months and over, we require a current heartworm test to prescribe prevention. We perform heartworm testing at our vaccine, wellness, and surgery clinics.
We perform FeLv/Fiv testing at our vaccine, wellness, and surgery clinics.
We perform Urinalysis in house, and also use an outside lab for urine cultures depending on what the Veterinarian thinks is best for your pets’ current medical needs.
We perform mass removals, fine needle aspirations, and work with an outside lab to send out histopathology’s if necessary.
Mass removal costs vary, depending on the type of mass, and the location. If you choose to send out a histopathology on the mass to our outside lab the cost is $130.00 plus the cost of the surgical removal.
**The Veterinarian will determine at your consult if the mass if something that needs to be removed, and if it is a surgery that can be performed at our clinic. We perform over 300 mass removals a year, but not all necessary surgical removals can be performed at our facility.