1616 Columbus Avenue Sandusky, OH
Due to COVID-19 we are now providing curb side service for our patients, appointments are necessary. Please call for a convenient time and be sure to have your cat in a secure carrier and your dog on a secure leash.
Thank you. Dr. Metroka DVM
1616 Columbus Avenue Sandusky, OH
Our staff at Metroka Animal Hospital offers a wide range of veterinary services to care for your pet. Learn more about our complete list of services here, and why they are important to maintaining the health and happiness of your pet.
We offer comprehensive health examinations that help evaluate the overall health of your pet. Regular physical examinations can detect problems in the early stages, before they can become serious illnesses requiring prolonged treatment. Preventative medicine is the easiest, least expensive and most important way to keep your pet healthy. Early detection ensures prompt action that may solve the problem before serious consequences occur.
Immunizations are a crucial part of your pet’s health care. We recommend getting some immunizations yearly while we recommend others every three years. Usually administered during an annual exam, we work with you to develop an individual vaccine protocol that best suits your pet’s needs.
This unique form of identification is an easy, yet permanent way to bring your pet home quickly should he or she get lost. The microchip is a tiny electronic device, about the size and shape of a grain of rice. It is implanted beneath your pet’s skin between the shoulder blades, and stays there for his or her entire life. This procedure is as easy and as painless as a vaccination. Each microchip has a unique number. This number, along with information about the owner and pet, is a part of a national pet registry. Most veterinary hospitals and animal shelters have electronic scanners for detecting and reading these implanted microchips. If someone finds a lost pet and a microchip is scanned the owner is contacted quickly and easily.
Proper diet is an important part of your pet’s health. Should your pet need a new diet due to health concerns, or you are just looking for a healthy alternative to your current brand, we offer individual consultations and nutritional plans to help keep your pet healthy. We also have in office pet food.
Pets often show illness or anxiety through improper or changed behavior. Let our staff help you determine what is appropriate behavior and what you can do to change inappropriate behavior.
Hair loss and constant scratching can indicate fleas, food allergies, or other more serious skin conditions. We provide specialized dermatological services to all our patients, including allergy testing and desensitization treatments.
Clean teeth and healthy gums are essential to your pet’s health. Infections are more common in the mouth because they can go undetected for long periods. Our veterinary staff regularly performs oral exams, cleanings, and periodontal care as part of our comprehensive health care goals. If left untreated, dental problems can often lead to larger systemic problems in your pet due to oral bacteria entering the blood stream and damaging the kidneys, heart and liver. Some signs of dental problems include:
• Bad breath
• A crust of plaque on the teeth near the gum line
• Red or swollen gums
• Pain or bleeding when your pet eats or when the mouth or gums are touched
• Decreased appetite or difficulty eating
• Loose or missing teeth