Health Maintenance Services

Health Maintenance ServicesHomeAgain Microchipping and Enrollment

All too often a pet that has run off fails to return home. This is a terrible situation. We have all seen lost pet notices posted on telephone poles.

The sad fact is that getting lost is the number one cause of pet death. More than 10 million pets get lost each year and about 90 percent will not be returned to their owner unless they have some form of permanent lost pet identification.

This is why we use HomeAgain microchips as a standard of care for all of our feline and canine patients. With this microchip, your pet can be identified quickly and easily by animal control officers, shelters, or at veterinary hospitals. Microchips are safe, unalterable, and permanent identification for pets.

HomeAgain comes with a number of valuable benefits: customer service seven-days-per-week, 24-hours-per-day; and worldwide coverage, since microchips are read by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) compliant scanner in the world. For more information, read our blog article, “The Importance of Microchipping.

Pet Weight IssuesNutrition Counseling/Weight Management

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. In fact, nutrition is the biggest health variable controlled by a pet's caregiver.

This fact is not lost on us. During your pet's comprehensive physical examination we will 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 wade through the claims made by pet food producers, so you can make the most informed choice. For example, dogs and cats are healthiest when they eat the whole, natural foods.

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 and high-quality nutritional products, including Science Diet, Royal Canin, Purina, and Iams. If your pet requires a prescription diet we do not carry, we can easily order it for you.

At-Home Services

While we have a state-of-the-art facility that is both a safe and welcoming place for you and your pet, we still believe there are some situations and services that are best served by a friendly house-call. There are times when it is better to bring medical care to the pet than it is to require our clients to bring their pet to our facility.

Some pets simply do better in their own homes where they are more comfortable and less likely to become agitated or anxious. In other cases, there are those people who own more than one pet or who have limited mobility, making veterinary visits difficult at best and impossible at worst.

Talk to your veterinarian about diet and other concernsOur house-call service means you and your pet can remain at home where you are most relaxed and comfortable and receive a personal visit from one of our veterinarians and a technician. Services we are able to provide include: wellness examinations, vaccinations, routine medical care, blood draws for lab testing and other general services that do not require diagnostic or other equipment.

Certainly the most difficult, though important, house-call we make is when a beloved pet has reached his or her last day. Being at home and surrounded by familiar and loving faces with a trained professional helping to ease a sick or aged pet from this world is an important aspect of veterinary care.

We do ask that you be a current client to be able to take advantage of this service.