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Keep Your Pet Safe

The best way to keep your pets safe from the dangers of an unwanted encounter with a rabid animal is to vaccinate them annually. Even more, Georgia law requires all pets to maintain their vaccinations. For a limited time, GET A FREE BATH with your vaccination. Ask our staff for details or make an appointment today.

It's All Online

Now, new and current clients can use our website to make the check-in process for your visit or boarding stay simple. Plus, our new online store lets you purchase products, renew those prescriptions and have them shipped to your home.

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Boarding Reservations

Be sure to include your pet's boarding in your family vacation plans. Scheduling a boarding reservation is easy. Click to download our online Boarding Forms or call Midway Animal Hospital today.

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Midway Animal Hospital

Midway Animal Hospital was founded in 1988 as a one veterinarian clinic operated out of a small renovated house. The founder, Dr. Rod Hardee, was the only vet at the time. He had a vision of a veterinary hospital that treats pets with the same level of medical care and attention given to human patients.  It was his insight and dedication that brought Midway Animal Hospital to where it is today—a four veterinarian, full-service facility offering the most progressive and up-to-date treatments available.

Wellness Care

We are committed to preventive care for the pets we serve, which means we take a proactive approach to your pet’s healthcare and overall well-being.

Our Wellness Care includes:

Contact Midway Animal Hospital

770-475-2003

Monday – Friday: 8am to 6pm
Saturday: 8am to 12pm

6785 Atlanta Hwy, Alpharetta, Georgia 30004
770-475-6819 (fax)
Info@MidwayAnimalHosp.com

Fleas, Ticks and Worms!

Flea and Tick Season

 

Summer is full of fun in the sun, but it also brings out parasites. Parasites like fleas and ticks are a constant threat in the summertime. These parasites are more than just annoying, they can carry diseases that can threaten the health of your pet and your family.

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Fleas cause skin irritation through intense itching and scratching which can result in hair loss. Some dogs are allergic to the flea’s saliva which leads to an even more unpleasant skin condition called flea allergy dermatitis. The only way to provide relief for these dogs is to rid them of fleas.


Fleas can carry tapeworm eggs inside their bodies. If your pet accidentally ingests a flea while grooming or chewing at themselves, they can become infected with tapeworms. Tapeworms live inside your dog’s intestines and although unlikely, people can also become infected if they swallow an infected flea.

 

Ticks carry a myriad of diseases such as Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Ehrlichia and Anaplasmosis. Most of these diseases are hard to detect and can be debilitating to both your pet and you. Preventing parasites from biting is the only way to prevent disease.

 


Controlling parasites is difficult once they infest your pet and your house, so prevention is key. In Georgia we recommend year round parasite prevention for every pet in the household. Indoor pets are just as at risk for parasites as those that spend time outdoors. Parasites can hitch a ride on your and your pet and infest your house and pets living in it.


Parasite prevention has become safer and easier for you and your pets. An oral as well as a topical monthly treatment is available for dogs. Hopefully cats will have the choice also, but for now there are only topical preventatives. Never use a dog product on a cat. Many products made for dogs are toxic for cats, so be sure to read the labels carefully.


If you are not sure if your pet is scratching due to parasites or allergies, bring them in. We can use our new ParaVue machine to detect the presence of these tiny parasites. Once identified we can recommend the best way to get rid of them and get relief for you and your pets. All the products that we sell are backed by the manufacturer's guarantee which include not just your money back but a free in-home Terminix inspection and treatment if necessary.

 

 

Senior Wellness Pet Care

Thanks to advances in veterinary medicine, pets are living longer than ever before. However with this increased lifespan comes an increase in the types of ailments that can afflict senior pets. As pets reach the golden years, there are a variety of conditions and diseases that they can face, including weight and mobility changes; osteoarthritis; kidney, heart, and liver disease; tumors and cancers; hormone disorders such as diabetes and thyroid imbalance; and many others.

Just as the health care needs of humans change as we age, the same applies to pets. It’s critical for pet owners to work closely with their veterinarian to devise a health plan that is best for their senior pet.

Read more: Senior Wellness Pet Care

Wellness Blood Test Screening

The health and well-being of your four-legged family member are our priorities. Our pets cannot tell us what they need or how they feel. That is why preventive care is so important; it helps us stop problems before they happen. A vital service to safeguard your pet’s health is our Wellness Blood Test Screening. These tests permit us to assess each pet’s internal health. Studies show 10% of adult pets and over 20% of senior pets (7 years and older) have abnormal results revealed only through these wellness screens.

Read more: Wellness Care

New Digital Radiography Services

Digital XraysMidway Animal Hospital is very happy to announce that we now offer Digital Radiography Services. This state-of-the-art system replaces traditional Xray Film and greatly improves the quality of our imaging services.

Read more: New Digital Xrays Services

Understanding your pet’s blood work

Blood tests help us determine causes of illness accurately, safely, and quickly and let us monitor the progress of medical treatments. A checkmark in any box indicates a significant abnormal finding on your pet’s blood work. If you have questions, ask any staff member. We want you to understand our recommendations and be a partner in your pet’s care.

Read more: Understanding your pet’s blood work

Patient Forms

Midway Animal Hospital always strives to be courteous of your time. Save even more time by printing out one of our patient forms if you plan on these services:

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Track Your Pet's Medical History!

As a client of Midway Animal Hospital, you now have access to the VetScene ProActive Portal that has everything you need to care for your pet: