Health Maintenance Services

Microchipping

MicrochippingAll too often a pet that has run off fails to return home. We have all seen lost pet notices posted on telephone poles and in grocery stores. Getting lost is more than an inconvenience to the pet's owner, it is the number one cause of pet death.

Studies have shown that more than 10 million pets get lost each year and about 90 percent are not returned to their owner unless they have some form of permanent pet identification.

This is why we view HomeAgain microchip lost pet IDs as a standard for all of our feline and canine patients. With a HomeAgain microchip, your pet can be identified quickly and easily by animal control officers and the staff at shelters or veterinary hospitals in many places all over the world. Microchips are safe, unalterable and permanent identification for your pets. The entire implant procedure takes less than 10 seconds.

The HomeAgain ID system uses microchips that register the animal with a unique identification number that is filed in a database with important contact information. This information can be updated at any time.

HomeAgain membership also offers benefits, such as proactive pet recovery and free access to ASPCA Poison Control (normally $60 per call). HomeAgain also comes with a number of very useful services to pet owners, such as: their National Pet Recovery Database, Lost Pet Specialists, Rapid Lost Pet Alerts, Lost Pet Medical Insurance, Travel Assistance for Found Pets and more.

Nutrition Counseling

We offer prescription diets and nutrition counseling during office visits for pediatrics to senior pets.

Pets are living longer, healthier lives than ever before and a big part of that is due to our expanded knowledge of the importance of proper nutrition to overall health. Nutrition is the biggest health variable controlled by a pet's caregiver.

Nutritional OptionsDuring your pet's comprehensive physical examination we can evaluate his or her body condition and give recommendations based on what we see.

For most pets, our recommendations will include information on proper serving size and other feeding strategies to maintain optimal body weight and nutritional health. We will also help you understand the claims made by pet food producers so that you can make the most informed choice.

Prescription Diets

Some pets have more serious nutritional challenges or chronic conditions that can benefit from a special diet. If we identify an issue in your pet, we will offer advice and provide information about diets that benefit specific medical conditions such as liver disease, bladder and kidney stones, renal failure, food allergies, diabetes and other conditions.

We carry a diverse inventory of prescription foods. If your pet requires a prescription diet we do not carry, we may be able to order it for you.

Behavioral Counseling

Our veterinary technician, Kim Romain, provides behavioral counseling and obedience training.

Behavioral problems exist for up to 40% of all household pets. These issues are the primary reason why pets are either sent to shelters or, in the worst case scenario, euthanized by their owners. The good news is that behavioral problems can be improved with therapy. Using humane training methods and techniques, it is possible to save animals' lives and enhance their relationship with you.

We not only offer behavioral counseling but we can also make referrals to specialists in animal behavior modification.