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Pet Medical Care


Is your dog, cat, or pocket pet sick or injured? Maybe you’re not sure but they are acting strangely. This page describes symptoms your pet may be showing that need veterinary medical attention. Also described are the services we provide to get your pet healed fast.

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Pet Urgent Medical Care

Common Dog Problems

Common Cat Problems

Common Pocket Pet Problems

How do I make an appointment for my pet?

To make an appointment for your 4-legged family member, call (440) 234-5831 or click here to Request an Appointment online

Please let us know what office you would like to bring your pet.

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7 Reasons to Bring Your Pet to Big Creek Pet Hospital

  1. Clients tell us we are “friendly, loving, & caring” (click here to see our reviews page)
  2. Clients have told us “they wish their (medical) doctor gave them reports like ours”. Our reports explain what we did and what needs to be done next. (Click here to see a sample medical report)
  3. We practice Progressive Medicine to quickly get and keep your pet healthy.
  4. Affordable Canine and Feline Pet Health Plans which can be paid for monthly (Click here for our ABC Canine Health Care Plans)
  5. We’re active in the Community, including W.A.G.S. 4 Kids, Safety Town and Bark for Life. Recently we were recognized as the Henry Schein Impromed Community Contributor of the Year.
  6. There is a separate Kids Room for your children (human kids that is) to play in during the appointment.
  7. Advanced Diagnostics – besides having a state of the art lab & digital radiology, we are the first (and currently only) hospital to have digital thermal imaging – “See Pain in a Different Light”

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Medical Areas We Treat

A veterinarian is like your family doctor, dentist, and ophthalmologist rolled into one person. Our Cleveland veterinary hospital concentrates on caring for dogs, cats, and pocket and has equipment similar to what you would see at Southwest Health Care Center or Fairview Hospital only on a slightly smaller scale. While we can take care of most veterinary medical problems, we also work closely with local veterinary specialists.

Allergy – Many pets have allergies which translate into multiple problems. While allergies can be caused by many things, like spring and fall seasonal allergies in Cleveland, OH, even food can your pet is eating may be causing your pet to itch and scratch themselves incessantly.

Behavior – The number one reason pets are given up for adoption is they have a behavior problem. Whether your pet is afraid of thunderstorms or fireworks, barks every time someone goes by the house, or something else, we can help. We will first make sure there is no underlying medical problem. Then we will give you basic behavior advice. For serious problems with dogs, we work with Christy Paxton at Hand in Paw Dog Training. We refer very serious behavior problems (any species) to The Behavior Clinic.

Dentistry – We identify more pet dental problems than any other single one. Click here to learn more about our Veterinary Dental Services

Dermatology – Skin issues are very common problems with pets and may be associated with allergies or external parasite like fleas. Skin problems can range from a “hot spot” to lump, bump, or major hair loss.

Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine concentrates on your pet’s internal organs, but also includes geriatric and pediatric medicine

Cardiology (Heart) – heart murmurs, congestive heart failure

Ear, Nose, & Throat – Ear problems are one of the most common problems clients bring their pet to see us. We also see many pets having problems with their

Endocrinology (hormonal) diagnoses and treats diseases, such as diabetes, hyperthyroidism (commonly in cats), hypothyroidism 9more likely in dogs), Addison’s disease, and Cushing’s disease

Geriatrics – senior citizens, especially in the last 1/3 of their life. Just because your pet is getting older doesn’t necessarily mean that they have pain that can’t be treated.

Gastroenterology (stomach and intestines) Vomiting and Diarrhea are two problems associated with the stomach and intestines

Nephrology (kidneys) – it may be as simple as a urinary infection or as serious as Kidney failure

Neurology (nerves)

Oncology (cancer) – we work closely with area specialists if your pet is fighting cancer

Pediatrics (puppies and kittens) – just like children, puppies and kittens are more vulnerable to health problems

Pulmonary (lungs)

Nutrition – many of your pet’s health problems could be solved by feeding your pet the right amount of the right diet. Allergies and Obesity are two problem areas associated with a poor diet. Many cats with diabetes could have been saved from diabetes with a proper diet. Our team will make nutrition suggestions based on your pet’s species, breed, age, and health condition.

Opthalmology (eyes) – eye scratches, glaucoma, and other problems associated with the eyes

Pain Management & Therapy – Pain management and therapy is a special area of emphasis at Big Creek Pet Hospital. Click here to learn more about our Pet Pain Management and Therapy Services

Parasitolgy – heartworms, fleas, ticks, worms, and other parasites

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