This unique form of identification is an easy and effective way to bring your pet home quickly. The HomeAgain microchip is a tiny electronic device, about the size and shape of a grain of rice, implanted permanently beneath your pet’s skin between the shoulder blades. 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, it is easy for you to be contacted.
Proper diet is an important part of your pet’s health. Should your pet need a new diet due to health concerns or if you are looking for a healthy alternative to your current brand, Dr. Robards and his team offer individual consultations and nutritional plans to help keep your pet healthy.
Behavioral problems exist for up to 40 percent of all household pets. These issues are the primary reason why pets are either sent to shelters or even euthanized. The good news is that behavioral problems can be improved with behavioral 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, we can also make referrals to those specializing in behavior modification. We also offer phone consultations.
If left untreated, allergy-related conditions can fester and become serious health concerns for your pet. Therefore, it is important to be able to identify the first signs and symptoms of allergies and dermatological conditions. These include:
- Inflamed ears
- Hotspots, especially those that recur
- Scratching or rubbing the eyes or mouth area
- Lesions on the skin
- Hair loss
- Red itchy bumps on the skin
- Asthma-like wheezing or respiratory issues
All of these can indicate a serious dermatological or allergic reaction to allergens such as fleas, pollen, dust, and various foods. If you notice any of these issues, it is important that you bring your pet in for an evaluation because if left untreated they can become severe medical concerns.
We take the time to explain your pet’s condition, how to prevent future occurrences, and the proper method of home treatment.