Medicine & Wellness
Medicine & Wellness
A regular physical examination is just as important for your pet as it is for you. Our veterinarians recommend a complete physical examination for your pet at least once a year, though more frequent exams are encouraged. During a physical examination, we perform a “nose-to-tail” examination of your pet. We examine your pet’s nose, eyes, ears, check your pet’s teeth and oral cavity, listen to your pet’s heart and lungs, carefully examine the skin and coat, look for any unusual lumps or swelling, palpate the abdomen and muscles and perform an orthopedic evaluation of the bones, joints and back.
Vaccinating your pet is a simple procedure that is safe, effective and well worth the financial commitment. Many diseases that were once considered fatal to pets are now under control due to the use of modern vaccines. As new preventative vaccines come onto the market, we will carefully research them to be sure we’re offering the exact right vaccines for your pets.
When vaccinations are administered, the body produces substances called antibodies. When the actual disease agent is encountered by the animal’s body, these antibodies respond very quickly, to neutralize the disease. These antibodies are only possible if the animal had been previously vaccinated.
At Sauk Prairie Small Animal Hospital, we realize that not every pet requires the same vaccinations. We tailor a unique vaccination schedule for your pet based on his / her individual needs and unique lifestyle.
Today, more than ever, pets have become important members of our family. When our pets are sick or injured, we want the best possible care for them. The staff at Sauk Prairie Small Animal Hospital provides compassionate, high-quality care for your family member. Our highly skilled doctors and technicians are all loving pet owners and will treat your pet as if it were our own. We are capable of handling the most complicated and demanding medical and surgical cases. Quality patient care and client satisfaction are our top priorities. Our commitment to you and your pet and capability to offer the most advanced veterinary medical diagnostics and treatment in a caring, compassionate atmosphere is second to none.
Sauk Prairie Small Animal Hospital is a full-service animal hospital and wellness center. Whether your pet is a playful puppy or a cat entering the golden years, he or she receives world-class care. In order to help diagnose your pet’s medical condition, we have invested heavily in the most up-to-date medical instruments. We use the latest technology, including ultrasound, endoscopy, digital radiology, and lasers to provide your pet with the highest level of care possible.
We cover all areas of internal medicine including cardiology, ophthalmology, neurology, dermatology, gastroenterology and endocrinology.
Exotic Pet Care
Veterinary medicine for exotic pets is growing as the popularity of these animals increases. With better public education in health, nutritional and environmental management, all species have a greater chance for living longer and healthier lives. Since exotic pets often conceal their illnesses, we strongly recommend bi-annual physical examinations to check for health problems and nutritional and husbandry-related conditions.
We offer wellness care programs for many exotic pets, including birds, ferrets, hamsters, guinea pigs and rabbits.
Each year, millions of pets go missing, and many never make it back to their homes. Implanting a microchip in your pet is a simple, painless way to avoid this tragedy.
A microchip is a tiny electronic device, about the size and shape of a grain of rice. It is implanted beneath a pet’s skin between the shoulder blades, and stays there for the pet’s entire life. This procedure is as easy and as painless as a vaccination.
Each microchip has a unique number. This number, along with information about the owner and pet, are added to a national pet registry. Most veterinary hospitals and animal shelters have electronic scanners for detecting and reading these implanted microchips. If a lost pet is found and a microchip is scanned, the registry is called and the owner can be contacted. Sauk Prairie Small Animal Hospital uses the Home Again microchip system.
Sauk Prairie Small Animal Hospital offers a full array of the most up-to-date veterinary medicines, including those for treating heart disease, intestinal problems, skin disorders and arthritis. We carry a variety of flea control products, heartworm preventatives, shampoos and ear cleansers. We also stock a wide variety of prescription foods that are designed to support good health and treat numerous medical conditions such as kidney failure, heart disease and food allergies.
Behavior Medicine and Nutritional Counseling
Illness doesn’t always have a physical cause. Our veterinarians are trained in animal behavior and can help determine the cause of disorders such as separation anxiety and obsessive behavior, and then develop a treatment plan for the pet owner. We also have a professional trainer on staff for other behavioral needs.
Some pets require special food, and all pets benefit from a balanced diet. Our trained and certified staff is available to help you choose the right diet for your pet in order to keep him or her happy, healthy and active. We carry a full line of Ivet, Science Diet and Royal Canin veterinary diets to suit your specific pet’s needs.