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Exceptional Pet Care When You Need It Most

Having a sick pet is never easy. At Harpeth Hills Animal Hospital, we strive to provide the very best in veterinary care. Our compassionate and friendly staff members are experienced in treating pets for all types of illnesses. Be it an everyday cold or chronic condition, our goal is simple—to promote the health and happiness of your animal companion.

Wide Variety of Illnesses

Just like humans, pets get sick from time to time. A visit to the vet is important in these instances, as it helps rule out more serious conditions and provides your animal companion with the treatment he or she needs.

Signs of a common cold or infection may include:

  • Coughing
  • Sneezing
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Our clinic is able to diagnose and treat a wide variety of routine illnesses. In addition to a complete physical exam, we often use advanced diagnostic tools to better understand your pet’s condition, such as:

  • Bloodwork
  • Urinalysis
  • Biopsies
  • Radiographs (x-rays)
  • Ultrasound
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Skin problems

Healthy skin helps your pet stay comfortable and pain-free. A common problem for both cats and dogs, skin issues may be caused by hormonal disorders, allergies, infections, or parasites like fleas or mites.

Signs of skin problems in your pet may include:

  • Excessive scratching
  • Bare patches
  • Scabs or scaling
  • Redness or inflammation
  • Bumps on the skin
  • Fungal cultures

At Harpeth Hills Animal Hospital, we take skin problems seriously. In order to appropriately diagnose and treat your pet’s condition, we complete a thorough physical exam. Depending on the results of the exam or your pet’s symptoms, we may also use other diagnostic tools to ensure a correct diagnosis, such as:

  • Bloodwork
  • Urinalysis
  • Skin scrapings
  • Biopsies
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Eye conditions

Good vision allows your pet to navigate the world safely. Eye problems, such as glaucoma or increased intraocular" (enlarged pupils), can be painful and permanently affect your cat or dog’s eyesight.

Signs of eye problems may include:

  • Dilated (enlarged) pupils)
  • Cloudy-looking or red eyes
  • One eye appearing larger than the other
  • Squinting
  • Tearing
  • Rubbing or pawing at eyes

At Harpeth Hills Animal Hospital, we strive to diagnose eye problems quickly and treat them effectively. In order to do this, we test your pet’s eyes using a device called a tonometer. This pain-free procedure does not require sedation and allows us to monitor eye health over time.


Heart issues

A healthy heart is an important part of your pet’s overall wellness. Heart problems, such as valve abnormalities or abnormal heart rhythms, can affect pets of all ages and are often serious, life-threatening conditions.

Signs of heart problems in your pet may include:

  • Rapid breathing or coughing
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weakness or fatigue
  • Difficulty exercising

Fortunately, early diagnosis and appropriate treatment are often effective in treating heart problems in pets. At Harpeth Hills Animal Hospital, we always check your pet’s heart health during a physical exam. Our clinic also uses the latest diagnostic tools to accurately identify heart problems, such as:

  • Radiographs (x-rays)
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Ultrasounds (echo)
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Unfortunately, animals sometimes develop cancer. An abnormal growth of cells, cancer may affect your pet’s blood, bones, skin or other organs. Certain types of cancer can often be prevented by spaying or neutering pets at an early age.

Our veterinary hospital works alongside cancer specialists to diagnose and treat your pets, monitor their progress throughout their treatments, and coordinate with the specialists to assist in your pet’s care.

Other serious illnesses

Pets may also experience other long-term health problems that affect their digestive tract, bladder, or joints. At Harpeth Hills Animal Hospital, we treat a wide range of serious illnesses, including:

  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Addison’s disease
  • Intestinal Issues
  • Urinary problems
  • Arthritis
  • Limping or lameness
  • Hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism

Treating your pet like family

Our compassionate and friendly staff is here to serve your pet. Contact Harpeth Hills Animal Hospital today to learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment.