When your pet isn’t feeling well, they’re showing signs of discomfort, or they’re displaying unusual behavior, it is a cause for concern. As partners in your pet’s health and wellness, we are here for both of you, providing health care services that go beyond preventative wellness care. Whether your companion is showing signs of an illness, or they are in pain, we can tailor a treatment protocol specifically to their symptoms, diagnoses, and overall needs. Keep reading to learn more about our non-wellness veterinary services for all of your pets — even exotics. Get in touch with our team to arrange a visit and exam with your trusted veterinarian in Philadelphia.


Whether your furry best friend is acting up, or your scaled companion seems to be under the weather, knowing when it’s time to call your vet can help ensure your pet’s quality of life. Here are some signs, symptoms, and behaviors to be aware of:

  • Your pet is ill or injured.
  • They aren’t eating or drinking.
  • They are displaying unusual behavior.
  • They have low energy, are weak, or lethargic.
  • They have lost weight rapidly.
  • They have excessive itching and/or hair loss.
  • They have ingested something they shouldn’t.
  • They are making abnormal sounds such as coughing or wheezing.

Going beyond routine medical care, we treat all aspects of your pet’s life, both physical and emotional. Whether your dog is acting up or your lizard is in pain, our team of talented and highly trained veterinary professionals is here to help. We can diagnose and treat the vast majority of conditions that can make your pet fell under the weather.

Signs of your pet not feeling well:

  • Lethargy
  • Weakness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Vomiting/diarrhea
  • Weight loss
  • Excessive appetite
  • Drinking and urinating more
  • Lameness
  • Exercise intolerance
  • Coughing
  • Increased respiratory effort
  • Itching/hair loss

Pain Management

We all hate to see our beaked, scaled, and fuzzy family members in pain. When they are, we’ll do virtually anything to help them feel better. At 2nd Street Animal Hospital, we take immense pride in offering a wide range of pain management treatments in an effort to help your pet feel better as soon as possible.

Our methods are particularly helpful for pain resulting from:

  • General post-op and surgery
  • Ear infections
  • Hospice and end of life
  • Arthritis
  • Neurological and orthopedic problems
  • Dental issues

Behavioral Therapy

Every year, thousands of pets are surrendered to shelters or euthanized due to behavioral issues. It’s a tragedy, and we’re here to make sure that doesn’t happen in the case of your pet. Through comprehensive behavioral therapy, we are able to provide your pet with the loving care they need in order to become good citizens.

Your pet may need behavioral therapy if you are noticing any of the following:

  • Urination or defecation on floors and furniture
  • Spraying
  • Misplaced aggression
  • Digging
  • Separation anxiety
  • Scratching furniture or people
  • Excessive chewing or barking


At 2nd Street Animal Hospital, we are invested in your pet’s health, which is why we will give them the best care possible. If your pet requires non-wellness veterinary services to address an illness, an injury, behavioral issues, or other issues, get in touch with us to arrange their appointment. Your vet can perform a thorough exam to determine a diagnosis and treatment, or recommend any additional diagnostics to ensure they get the best care to address their symptoms. Contact us today!