Veterinary Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine is a field of study that is specific to an animal’s inner body systems. We look at the function of various areas of your pets’ inside parts through non-invasive means, giving our doctors a clearer picture of your pet’s’ health.

Please contact us today if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, we would be happy to speak with you!

Columbus Pet Dermatological Services

Here at Benning Animal Hospital, we are happy to be able to offer dermatology services to our patients.

Dermatology revolves around the skin. Many pets routinely have skin problems, which can be quite challenging for our veterinarians.

Some of the skin problems we routinely see include fleas and other parasites. Our office also commonly sees allergies, infections, autoimmune diseases, and cancers that affect a pet’s’ skin condition.

Many pets itch when they are faced with a skin condition. Left untreated, pets can lose their hair. This still won’t stop them from scratching, and pets can develop skin infections from all of their itching. Some pets have skin problems only once in awhile, while others seem to be scratching all of the time.

We will do everything that we can do to get your pets some relief, though first we need to determine the cause of your pets’ itchiness. We are proud to be able to offer our patients many dermatologic procedures. We offer allergy and fungal testing, along with cultures and biopsies if needed.

Don’t hesitate to contact us at (706) 689-6240 if your pets are having skin problems and need to be seen.

Glaucoma Prevention

Glaucoma is a condition when the pressure builds inside the eye because there is too much fluid in the eye. This occurs because the eye can’t drain the fluid out properly. It is really important to catch glaucoma early because it can cause damage to the optic nerve, causing blindness.

Various medications can be used to help your pet through this painful disease, though the eye may need to be removed if left untreated or caught too late.

Don’t hesitate to contact us today at (706) 689-6240, if you have any questions about glaucoma.

Your Columbus Pet’s Nutrition

Benning Animal Hospital offers nutritional counseling for pet owners of Columbus, GA and surrounding communities. If you have any questions about your pet’s’ diet or would like more information about your pet’s’’ nutritional needs, please contact us today. We can set up a nutrition plan for your pet.

Obesity is a common problem among pets, as it can be easy to overfeed a cute dog or cat that knows how to beg. Being overweight is a serious problem for animals, and can cause real health problems. With proper diet and exercise, all pets should be able to meet their dietary needs and stay within a healthy weight range.

Pets’ nutritional needs change as they enter different stages of their lives. The best way to make sure your pets’ needs are being met is to consult with us about a diet made specifically for his or her lifestyle. Please contact us if you have any questions. We would love to speak with you.

Pet Behavior Counseling

We offer solutions for a variety of behavioral issues that pet owners are faced with. Behavioral problems can be challenging and frustrating for both pets and pet owners, so it is our goal to work with you towards a solution.

There are many behaviors that can be negative or destructive, and many pet owners feel helpless in bringing peace to their home. We want you to know that we are here to help, and that undesirable behaviors can be corrected.

To learn more about how we can help your pet with behavioral counseling, please contact us today at (706) 689-6240.

Reproductive Medicine

When it comes to reproductive services, our hospital can provide the care you need. We provide a broad range of reproductive services to meet the needs of your animals.

We are also highly skilled when it comes to c-sections for breeds such as English Bulldogs, Frenchies and Pugs. These breeds have large heads that can become stuck in the mother’s birth canal.

Over 80% of bulldog litters are delivered by c-section, and because of their body type certain breeds will typically need a c-section to give birth, or whelp.

That’s why we are proud to have expert surgeons who are knowledgeable and experienced when it comes to performing c-sections on these breeds. As a pet owner you want the best for your pet, and that is what our surgeons provide.

If you have any questions about your dog’s pregnancy or potential c-section or our reproductive services, please feel free to contact us today. We would be happy to speak with you and give you all the information you need to make a decision regarding your expecting dog and her puppies.