Preventative Care & Routine Wellness
Prevention is the best medicine! Just as eating a healthy diet, getting regular exercise, and having regular physicals with our own doctors helps to keep us healthy. Preventative health care for your pets helps you and your pets
Good nutrition enhances your pet’s quality and quantity of life, and it is essential for optimal animal care. At Badger Veterinary Hospital, we believe that precise nutrition has a significant impact on the health and well-being of all pets by playing a fundamental role in the prevention and treatment of disease.
Your dog or cat’s nutritional needs vary depending on breed, age, and lifestyle. Your pet will need a different formula as a puppy or kitten,
When searching for information about nutrition many of us go right to the internet. The information is readily available and easy to find with just a few clicks of a button. There is a lot of great information out there but there is also a lot of misinformation out there and a lot of different opinions. Listed below are some of the sites that we recommend looking at when trying to decide what is best to feed your pet.
The staff at Badger Veterinary Hospital is always here to answer any questions that you may have. We are happy to be able to provide nutritional consults with one of our Certified Veterinary Technicians. Just give us a call or send us an e-mail and we will be happy to help you choose a diet that is right for you and your furry family member. We can also help you set up a diet plan for your pet if you are struggling with keeping them at an ideal weight.
At all 3 Badger Veterinary Hospital locations, we carry Royal Canin Prescription diets in-house. It is always a good idea to call our pharmacy a couple of days before you run out of your prescription food to make sure we have it in stock for you. We also have an online pharmacy that is available to you that offers a variety of high quality, nutritionally balanced prescription and over the counter diets. These diets available are all diets that our staff trust and feed to our own pets. When ordered online these diets can be delivered right to your door!
Like humans, our canine counterparts can tear their anterior cruciate ligament, also known as an ACL. This cruciate injury is one of the most common orthopedic complications seen in dogs, an injury that is painful, problematic, and requires surgical repair. Dr. Kevin Kreier regularly performs orthopedic repairs using the Arthrex Tightrope CCL technique and TPLO (tibial plateau leveling osteotomy) surgery. Other orthopedic surgeries such as fracture repairs are done on a case by case basis.
An in-hospital dental cleaning involves the following procedures:
- General anesthesia, which is necessary in all cases for us to do a thorough dental exam and professional cleaning. Your pet will be continuously monitored during and after the procedure for the safest and most comfortable experience.
- A complete dental exam will be performed.
- Ultrasonic and hand scaling to remove plaque and tartar above and below the gum line.
- Polishing to smooth the surface of the teeth after scaling.
- Flushing to remove dislodged tartar, plaque, and bacteria from the mouth.
- If it’s determined that an infected tooth requires extraction, or there is a problem with the gums that must be addressed, further oral surgery will be recommended.
A thorough dental chart is used to record the dental health of your pet and any procedures done during the dental cleaning. You will also receive before and after pictures of your pet’s teeth.
Diagnostics and Treatment
Soft Tissue Surgery
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Badger Veterinary Hospital-Janesville3113 E. McCormick Dr.
Janesville, WI 53547
Badger Veterinary Hospital-Cambridge712 Katie Ct.
Cambridge, WI 53523