Regular exams are the key to keeping your pet healthy. Wellness exams help us develop a picture of your pet’s overall health and are useful for spotting potential problems before they become more difficult to treat. We spend 30 minutes with each patient and client during an examination. As part of an examination, we check your pet’s heart and lungs, test his or her vision and hearing, examine the teeth and oral cavity, look for unusual lumps or swelling and test the joints and muscles for arthritis and swelling. During the exam, we discuss your pet’s vaccination needs and ask questions about your pet’s behavior, eating habits and other information. From the moment your pet comes home through their senior years, Stonebrook Family Pet Clinic offers Wellness Exams aimed at each stage of their life.
Every pet is unique – especially when it comes to vaccinations. We feel that each patient has individual needs based on their history, background, exposure potential, environment, age and household risks. We believe each patient should undergo 6-month evaluations and examinations to evaluate the above risk factors. Together, we will determine which vaccination protocol is best for that patient.
Dog and cat microchipping is a simple procedure. A veterinarian simply injects a microchip for pets, about the size of a grain of rice (12mm), beneath the surface of your pet’s skin between the shoulder blades. The process is similar to a routine vaccination, requires no anesthetic and takes only a few seconds, Stonebrook Family Pet Clinic uses the HomeAgain microchip technology which is a permanent pet ID. For more information, please visit the HomeAgain website.
Individualized Flea Control Programs
We develop programs for the specific needs of your pet and your own particular environmental situation. We will review with you the best ways to control fleas in your home, in your yard and on your pet.
We will provide guidance regarding your pet’s nutritional needs for each life stage, including dietary requirements for growth, weight maintenance and performance.
We can provide advice regarding the correction of problems such as excessive barking, chewing, spraying, scratching, digging, house soiling and aggression.
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Dr. Lore I. Haug