Sequoyah Animal Hospital is a full-service animal hospital staffed by skilled, compassionate individuals. Beyond our comprehensive nose-to-tail wellness examinations, we offer a full range of services, treatment for eye disorders, allergy and dermatology treatment, nutrition counseling and prescription diets, reproductive medicine and more.
At Sequoyah Animal Hospital, your pet receives the highest level of care available in a professional and loving environment.
Sequoyah Animal Hospital offers a broad range of veterinary services to best protect your pet’s health and overall well-being. While our focus is on disease prevention and wellness care, you can also rely on our skilled and compassionate medical team when your pet is sick. To that end, an important part of our practice is the diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of diseases that can affect your pet’s internal organs and body systems.
All the veterinarians at Sequoyah Animal Hospital are experienced in diagnosing and treating complex internal medicine cases such as kidney, heart, respiratory, immune-mediated, and endocrine diseases.
Allergies are common in dogs of all breeds and backgrounds, and are typically due to fleas. They can also result from food or an inhaled irritant like dust or pollen. The majority of dogs effected by allergies are more than two years old and most allergies don’t appear until after a pet is six months of age. The most common symptom associated with allergies is itching of the skin, either localized or generalized. Other symptoms include coughing, sneezing, and wheezing, or digestive problems causing vomiting, flatulence, or diarrhea.
Flea allergy is the most common allergy in cats. A normal cat will experience only minor skin irritation at the site of the bite. The flea-allergic cat, on the other hand, has a severe, itch-producing reaction when the flea’s saliva is deposited in the skin. Just one bite causes such intense itching that the cat may severely scratch or chew itself, leading to hair loss and open sores or scabs on the skin. The area most commonly involved is over the rump or base of the tail.
It is important to be able to identify the first signs and symptoms of allergies and dermatological conditions in your pet. These include:
- Bumps, crusts or pus filled vesicles on the skin
- Head shaking
- Increased skin pigmentation
- Loss of hair
- Red, raised, scaly areas on the skin
- Salivary staining (brown color)
- Scratching, licking, chewing or biting the skin, feet and ears.
- Thickened skin
If your pet exhibits any of these symptoms, please make an appointment to have him or her seen by one of our veterinarians at Sequoyah Animal Hospital. We will evaluate your pet, determine the most effective method of treatment, and explain how you can prevent future problems. If left untreated, allergic reactions and skin conditions can become serious medical concerns.
Glaucoma Screening and Prevention
If your pet’s eyes appear to be bulging or red, are tearing or producing discharge, are sensitive to light, painful, or appear cloudy, he or she may be suffering from glaucoma. Glaucoma is a common condition in which the fluid pressure inside the eye increases, resulting in damage to the optic nerve, followed by loss of vision and blindness. The cause can be either hereditary or the result of an injury or illness. Known as secondary glaucoma, this second type of the condition can progress rapidly and is considered an emergency situation.
The experienced veterinarians at Sequoyah Animal Hospital recommend your pet receive a routine glaucoma exam as part of his or her regular wellness care. The exam is not only an effective screening measure for both types of glaucoma, it can also help set a baseline measurement of your pet’s normal intraocular pressure (IOP). Establishing an IOP baseline is important because the normal measurement can vary between species, breeds, and even individual pets.
This noninvasive, simple procedure should not cause your pet any pain or discomfort. We apply a mild anesthetic eye-drop to ensure your pet is comfortable during the exam.
Your Pet’s Nutrition
Your doctor has probably advised you of the importance of proper nutrition and a balanced diet. The same is true for your pet. Ensuring your pet is meeting its nutritional needs and is provided with ample fresh, clean water, is the most significant health variable you control as your pet’s caregiver. Proper nutrition is an essential ingredient for your pet’s overall good health.
While more expensive doesn’t always mean better, feeding your pet the highest-quality food you can afford is one of the best ways you can contribute to his or her health and vitality. Although the differences between premium and budget varieties may not be apparent on their nutrition labels, they are in the quality of the ingredients. Both may contain the same amount of protein but be very different when it comes to digestibility and nutritional value. Making the best nutritional choices for your dog or cat not only affects general health, but will improve the quality and length of your pet’s life.
The veterinarians at Sequoyah Animal Hospital perform a thorough body condition evaluation during every physical examination, and give recommendations based on what we see. We can also provide you with important information on proper serving size, nutrient needs, and feeding strategies for your pet. We will also help you navigate pet food claims so you can make the most informed choices.
Some pets have serious nutritional challenges or chronic conditions that may benefit from feeding a special prescription diet. Making this change can have a significant positive impact on your pet’s overall health and well-being.
Prescription diets benefit medical conditions such as liver disease, bladder and kidney disease, digestive problems, renal failure, food allergies, diabetes, and more. Sequoyah Animal Hospital carries Hill’s brand pet food as well as other special requests, such as Purina and Royal Canin.
Whether you are an experienced breeder or breeding your pet for the first time, Sequoyah Animal Hospital can help during all phases of the breeding process, from initial planning and consultation all the way through birth and post-natal nursing and management of associated diseases and complications.
We provide the following reproductive medical services for your pet:
- Progesterone testing
- Pregnancy ultrasound and X-ray
- Caesarian sections
- Pre- and post-natal care
- Artificial insemination
- Coming soon: frozen semen services!