Looking for veterinary services in Streamwood?

Sutton Road Animal Hospital offers a wide range of veterinary services for pets in the following areas:

  • Pet wellness and vaccination programs to prevent illnesses
  • Animal medical services for diagnosing and treating health conditions
  • Pet surgery including spay and neuter
  • Pet dental cleanings and treatment to avoid serious dental diseases
  • And many more

If you’re ready to see our expert veterinary team in Streamwood, call us today at (847) 742-8298 to schedule an appointment.

Laser Therapy

Laser Therapy Treatment for Pets

The veterinarians at Sutton Road Animal Hospital are always seeking innovative ways to help improve your pet’s quality of life. One of the more recently developed technologies in health care that is frequently used in our hospital is the Therapeutic Laser, also called the “cold” laser.  

What is Laser Therapy? 

LASER (light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation) therapy is a safe, innovative, non-invasive treatment option. The treatment uses special light beams (non-thermal photons of light) that are emitted from a handheld device that is moved across the animal’s injured area, which creates a warm, pleasant sensation for most pets. 

Laser Therapy is safe for cats and dogs of all ages, sizes, and breeds. It can be provided as a stand-alone treatment or in conjunction with other services including medication, surgery, lifestyle modifications and/or nutritional supplements. 

Our veterinary staff performing the treatment will wear protective glasses during the procedure and provide appropriate eye coverage for your pet to prevent any eye damage from the powerful laser. 

The Benefits of Laser Therapy 

Simply put, Laser Therapy provides relief! Whether your pets are recovering from injury or surgery, healing from a wound or illness, or simply aging, they will experience less pain, less inflammation, and quicker healing because of therapeutic laser treatments. 

Conditions Laser Therapy Treats
  • Muscle strains and sprains  
  • Arthritis 
  • Wound and incision healing
  • Dermatological issues; hot spots, infections, lick granulomas
  • Chronic Pain
  • Gingivitis 
  • Degenerative diseases 
  • Cystitis
  • Ear Infections
  • Ligament and tendon tears 
Benefits of Laser Therapy for Pets
  • Reduces inflammation and swelling 
  • Relaxes muscles 
  • Decreases pain 
  • Improves nerve function 
  • Promotes cellular regeneration and quicker healing

Wellness and Preventative Care

Wellness Care at Sutton Road Animal Hospital

Regular wellness care is the best way to ensure that your pet remains happy and healthy. Whether you have a new puppy, kitten, or a senior pet, wellness care is crucial for preventing health-related issues from negatively impacting your pet’s life. Sutton Road Animal Hospital in Streamwood offers preventative wellness care for dogs and cats. If you are concerned about pet wellness care, our professional staff is here to help. Here’s what to expect from our wellness care.

  • Disease and Injury Diagnosis
    One of the best ways to diagnose issues is to bring your pet to our animal hospital regularly. Annual appointments ensure that your pet receives ongoing care. We often catch diseases early on before symptoms set in during regular pet exams. We can also check if your pet’s recent injury is worsening and what treatment is needed.
  • Annual Vaccines
    One of the best things you can do for your pet is to keep him or her healthy. And one of the easiest ways to do that is by bringing in your pet for regular exams and vaccinations. We will make sure your pet receives appropriate vaccinations and will work with you to create a vaccination protocol customized specifically to your pet. This is often based on your pet’s lifestyle and current health.
  • Puppy and Kitten Care
    Puppies and kittens need more care than their older pets. In the first weeks and months of life, puppies and kittens need more vaccines and preventative treatments than in adulthood. Our veterinarians will create a vaccination schedule for your new animal and recommend ways to ease your puppy or kitten into its new home.
  • Senior Wellness Checkup
    Seniors often need frequent checkups. In fact, our vets may recommend that your pet come in two or three times per year to monitor your pet’s changing health.
  • Parasite Prevention
    Parasites can cause a lot of damage to your pet’s health. However, preventative measures provided during wellness exams can help prevent parasite-related issues from affecting your cat or dog.
  • Dental Care
    Pets, much like people, benefit from regular dental care. Your pet needs routine dental exams and cleanings to prevent infections and other painful conditions.
  • Nutritional Counseling
    Pets often suffer from problems with their weight without the owners even realizing it. If our vets notice excessive weight gain or loss, this may be a sign of an underlying health issue occurring. We can create a healthy diet for your pet and recommend exercises to improve his or her weight.
Schedule a Vet Care Appointment Today

Sutton Road Animal Hospital in Streamwood can provide vet care when your pet needs it most. A veterinarian helps your pet stay as healthy as possible for as long as possible. Call our clinic today to learn more about wellness options for your pet.

Medical and Surgical Services

Medical and Surgical Services

Your pet is an important part of your family and you want the best medical care available. The veterinarians and staff at Sutton Road Animal Hospital are ready to provide your pet with cutting edge veterinary medical care. From wellness exams and vaccines to advanced diagnostics and complex surgical procedures, your pets will receive the highest quality care at Sutton Road. We are a small animal veterinary practice, treating dogs, and cats.

If your pet is sick or injured, we are here to help you. Please give us a call at the first signs of illness or injury, any unusual behavior or distress, any change in their eating habits, or changes in their appearance. We have the expertise and technology to diagnose and treat complex medical conditions and are equipped with a full surgical suite to handle a wide range of non-elective and elective surgeries.

Our medical and surgical services include:
  • Radiology
  • Ultrasound
  • Blood Panels
  • Microscopy & Cytology
  • Surgery
  • Pain Management
  • Laser Therapy
  • In-House Pharmacy
  • Emergency & Critical Care
  • Hospitalization
  • Euthanasia & Cremation


What to Expect During Your Pet’s Hospitalization

Illness, injuries, and surgeries can require a pet to be hospitalized. While advances in veterinary medicine make it easy to administer same-day treatments, major surgeries still need attention that sometimes involves long hospital stays. It can be a stressful experience for any pet owner, especially if your pet is hospitalized for the first time. Knowing what to expect during the hospitalization can reduce the anxiety that comes with being separated from your pet. Our veterinarians at Sutton Road Animal Hospital in Streamwood have gathered some information about what you can expect if your pet is hospitalized.

The Hospitalization

Once you say your goodbyes, our medical care team will start the procedure, depending on the diagnosis. For an extremely sick pet, the veterinarian may administer fluid therapy using an IV catheter. If the procedure involves surgery, a sedative is given to make your pet feel at ease. After the procedure, our team keeps an eye on the pet to make sure it is comfortable. If it is recommended that your pet stay overnight, we will discuss appropriate accommodations and come to an agreement that is right for you and your pet.

At Sutton Road Animal Hospital, we provide a wide range of medical and surgical services, including:
  • Radiology
  • Pain management
  • Ultrasound
  • Hospitalization
  • In-house pharmacy
  • Laser therapy
  • Emergency & Critical care
  • Blood panels
Bringing Food for Your Pet’s Stay

Though we do have food to provide your pet during his or her stay, you may be asked to bring an adequate amount of your pet’s regular food that would last the number of days that they will be staying with us. We will often do this so that there is no disruption in your pet’s diet. We will review the pet’s nutritional plan with you before the procedure so that all goes smoothly from the time your pet enters the hospital to the time of it’s release.

Contact Us for Pet Hospitalization in Streamwood, IL

If our veterinarians recommend surgery or another procedure that requires your pet to be hospitalized, don’t worry. Our team at Sutton Road Animal Hospital is well-trained to take care of your pet throughout their stay. Call us today at (847) 742-8298 to learn more or to schedule an appointment. You can also reach us through our website by using our online contact form.

Pet Dental Care

Pet Dental Care From Our Streamwood Veterinarian

Dental disease is a common health problem in dogs and cats, which can lead to many other health issues.  Bad breath is one of the first indicators that your pet may need dental care.  Your dog’s breath and kitty’s kisses may not always smell sweet but they shouldn’t make you flee from the room!   A foul odor in your pet’s mouth may indicate dental disease.  Excessive drooling and lumps in your dog’s mouth are not normal either.  Your pet’s gums should be pink, not shades of red, white, yellow or blue.  The teeth should be white and clean and should not be broken or cracked.   Taking time to look in your pet’s mouth occasionally and making regular appointments for dental care with the doctors at Sutton Road Animal Hospital will help your pet lead a longer and healthier life.

What Causes Dental Disease?

A thin film of protein from saliva, food particles, and dead cells forms on your pet’s teeth and gums.   If this layer is allowed to thicken, it becomes a perfect environment for bacteria.  Bacterial plaque buildup along the gum line can lead to gingivitis, and infection.   Gingivitis can lead to periodontitis, which is an inflammation of the deeper tissue surrounding the teeth.  In severe cases, periodontitis can be associated with the spread of infection to other parts of the body, including the heart and kidneys.

What Our Veterinarians Can Do To Prevent Dental Disease

The veterinarians at Sutton Road Animal Hospital will examine your pet’s mouth and teeth during regular Wellness Exams.   The vet will look for problems such as plaque, calculus, gingivitis, broken or missing teeth, discolored teeth, masses, or obvious periodontal disease.   If any of these conditions are found, they may recommend a thorough dental cleaning and other specific treatments such as tooth extraction or special therapy for advanced gum disease.    Pets should be examined yearly for dental conditions, and for many pets the recommendation can be for more frequent examinations and regular cleanings.

What You Can Do To Improve Your Pet’s Dental Health

Brushing your pet’s teeth can go a long way toward preventing dental disease.   Some pets may resist brushing at first, but most eventually accept it, especially if you start a brushing routine when your pet is young.   Aim at brushing your pet’s teeth once a day or at least twice a week.    Choose a pet toothpaste that your pet likes, and start with putting a small amount on your finger to offer as a treat.  You can then start simulating the tooth brushing motion with just your finger, eventually moving on to a finger brush and ultimately a soft-bristled pet toothbrush.

Other Ways to Prevent Dental Disease

Toys, treats, chews, gels, sprays, rinses and specially formulated foods are available to help keep your pet’s teeth clean, but they should be used in addition to regular brushing and veterinary care.   If your pet is having difficulty accepting home care, contact the veterinarians at Sutton Road Animal Hospital so we can work together to find an agreeable solution.

Contact Sutton Road Animal Hospital In Streamwood, IL

Remember, by taking care of your pet’s teeth and gums, you are helping care for its overall health. Call us to schedule a consult, exam, or dental cleaning.   We can be reached at (847) 742-8298!

Pet Eye Infections

Like people, animals have a set of common illnesses that they can contract. One of the most common reasons why pet owners take their animals to see a veterinarian is for a pet eye infection. When animals develop an eye infection, this has the potential to cause permanent damage to their vision. For this reason, it is important for everyone who has a pet to understand some of the common signs and symptoms of an eye infection and respond with some urgency. Our friendly professionals at Sutton Road Animal Hospital are here to help pet owners in Streamwood, Bartlett, and Elgin understand what an eye infection looks like in their dog or cats eye.

Signs and Symptoms of a Pet Eye Infection

When a pet develops an eye infection, it is probably due to a bacteria or virus that has entered the ocular cavity in some way. A few of the most common symptoms of a eye infection include:

  • Pawing At The Eye: Pets tend to paw at the eye when they want to wipe away a discharge or if the eye is itchy. Constant scratching at the eye is an indication of an infection.
  • Redness and Swelling of the Eye: Eye infections can trigger tiny blood vessels in the eye to dilate, which can give the appearance of red eyes and cause inflammation.
  • Pus and Drainage: As the body continues to fight the infection, pus and drainage will start to develop in the eye. Pus are dead cells, bacteria, and tissue that appear green, yellow, white, or brown.

Eye infections are very concerning, but with the help of our experienced veterinarians in Streamwood, your furry animal has a good chance of making a full recovery.

Rely On Our Veterinarians in Streamwood, IL, for Pet Eye Infections

Once our vets have diagnosed the cause of your pet’s eye infection, the treatment process can start. With oral or topical antibiotics, your animal can make a full recovery. Eye infections should be taken seriously and may need to be treated immediately. If you have any questions or concerns about eye infections in pets, or if you would like to make an appointment, our highly trained team would be glad to assist you. Call Sutton Road Animal Hospital in Streamwood, IL, and surrounding areas at 847-742-8298. We are here to help your pet with any healthcare needs.

Pet Diabetes

Symptoms and Treatment

Many pet owners are surprised to learn that diabetes occurs in both dogs and cats, and has been increasing over time. What’s more, the one thing veterinarians often see is the pattern of illness differs in each animal, and so the dietary advice and a course of treatment is not the same for each.

If you believe your pet may have diabetes, it’s best to seek veterinary care that will get you an answer. At Sutton Road Animal Hospital— serving Streamwood, Illinois and surrounding areas — our veterinarians and staff will provide a diagnosis of the health problem itself, as well as advice on the recommended diet and exercise your pet needs to live a happy and healthy life.

What is Pet Diabetes?

To put it simply, diabetes occurs when the body fails to use glucose (blood sugar) normally, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. When a pet is diagnosed, it means a couple of things: first, there is not enough glucose transported into the body’s cells. Then, as a result, there is not enough energy for the body’s cells to function normally.

In the above scenario, tissues in the body become starved for energy and begin to break down both fat and muscle tissue. The sequence of events ends with the liver converting fat and muscle tissue to sugar, resulting in weight loss often seen in diabetic animals.

What Are Some Other Warning Signs of Diabetes in Pets?

While weight loss is one of the early signs of diabetes, the AVMA says there are others that would indicate your pet should be seen by a veterinarian. They include:

  • Age (dogs are usually 4-14 years of age and most diagnosed at roughly 7-10 years old; most diabetic cats are older than 6)
  • Increased appetite early on and Decreased appetite as the disease progresses
  • Drinking more than normal
  • Increased urination
  • Eyes that are ‘cloudy’ in appearance
  • Recurring infections (such as urinary tract infections)
What is the Treatment for Pet Diabetes?

In 2018, The American Animal Hospital Association released updated AAHA Diabetes Management Guidelines for Dogs and Cats. In both animals, the mainstay treatment for diabetes is insulin, along with dietary modifications.

In felines, fairly quick remission is considered a reasonable goal. In fact, predictors of diabetic remission include achieving excellent glycemic control within six months, along with the use of intensive home monitoring, use of insulin, and a low-carbohydrate diet.

In dogs, treatment always requires insulin therapy and steps to address other issues like obesity. Dietary therapy is commonly needed, along with other medications.

If you have questions or concerns about pet diabetes, call Sutton Road Animal Hospital today at 847-742-8298 or visit us in Streamwood at 10 Southwicke Drive.

Vomiting and Diarrhea

Vomiting and diarrhea are two of the most common problems seen in dogs and cats. The big question is what should you do? The important thing to remember is what may seem like a very minor problem, may actually be a very serious problem. At Sutton Road Animal Hospital in Streamwood, Illinois, our veterinarians can help you treat a minor problem before it gets to be a major problem, or determine if the problem is more serious and needs additional care and diagnostics. It’s always a good idea to call and set up an appointment for an examination.

Common Causes of Vomiting and Diarrhea

As a pet owner, you know that dogs and cats can eat things that are not really good for them. Human food, dirt, organic matter, garbage, clothing or toys can all cause digestive problems such as vomiting and diarrhea. You name it, they can eat it! Parasites are another major cause for vomiting and diarrhea. That is why it is very important to have a fresh fecal sample examined. And fortunately, there are parasite preventatives that can help give your pet year round protection!

Treatment At Home

Many times recommendations can be given for treatment at home for your pet’s vomiting or diarrhea. This should only be done after consultation with our veterinarians. This will usually involve homemade bland diets, and modifications in water intake. If your pet is lethargic, tries to vomit but can’t, has blood in the vomit or stool, acts painful, or is very young or old, it is essential to have an examination of your pet and a stool sample for parasites tested.


At Sutton Road Animal Hospital, our veterinarians are here to help. Call (847) 742-8298 for an appointment. We look forward to helping you keep your pets healthy.