Welcome to Sagamore Hills Animal Hospital
The Sagamore Hills Animal Hospital offers a wide range of veterinary services for your pet cat or dog. Our clinic's services span your pet’s life, beginning with neonatal care and moving through adolescent care, surgical neutering, active adulthood, and senescence to end of life care, when we provide geriatric therapy, palliative care and euthanasia services. We know that your pet is truly a member of your family, and we treat each pet as such. Because we value our patients, we are selective in choosing our employees, and this is reflected in the quality of service we provide. We are proactive and pro-pet in our thoughts and actions, and we provide treatment and counseling for each individual pet within the framework of humane care. Please contact us to schedule an appointment for your pet and, if desired, a tour of our facility.
The Sagamore Hills Animal Hospital, Inc. will be closed on Saturday, February 22nd so that the staff may attend continuing education classes for advanced training.
The Sagamore Hills Animal Hospital, Inc. is proud to announce the newest product from the Merial Corporation, makers of Heartgard. The new product is NEXGARD, a soft, beef-flaoverd, ONCE-monthly chew, that kills fleas and ticks. This prescription drug prevents flea infestations by killing fleas before they can lay their eggs. Available from us for dogs only. It is for use in dogs and puppies 8 weeks of age and older.
I wish to remind clients several times yearly that some very common human medicines, foods, and sugarless gums are highly poisonous and even deadly to dogs and cats. Chocolate and caffeine should never be given to pets as their livers don't metabolize these common substances like the human liver. Both can cause cardiac death if consumed in sufficient amounts. Sugarless gums and some sugarless candies contain Xylitol as the sweetener. This compound when ingested by pets leads to a rapid hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) condition and can ultimately cause liver failure. Signs of Xylitol poisoning are unsteadiness, dilated pupils, depression, and possibly seizure activity. Further signs of less severe poisoning include lethargy, vomiting, diarrhea, and loss of appetite. Grapes and raisins are poisonous to the kidneys, acetaminophen (Tylenol) is highly deadly in cats even in small amounts, and human NSAIDs such as ibuprofen and naproxen can exact a huge toll on the liver and kidneys of pets. For more on "pet poisonings" and other pet health questions you may visit The Pet Health Network.
Latest News: The FDA has launched a new Pet Health and Safety site as part of an ongoing effort to provide timely, user-friendly, public health information. It covers such topics as recalls of pet food, appropriate use of flea and tick products, etc.
A brief word about prescriptions and dispensing prescriptions: The Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensing Board (OVMLB) has reinterpreted existing law and decided that a veterinarian must be on the premises in order for a client to pick up a prescription. This means that all prescriptions that are to be picked up must be picked up during our staff veterinarians' appointment hours! Also, the OVMLB has reminded all veterinarians that prescription medicines are non-returnable! Once the prescription has left the office, it cannot be returned!