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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Clinical Signs Of Oral And Dental Diseases In Dogs And Cats
    If your pet shows any of the following symptoms, please call us to schedule an appointment as your pet may be suffering from painful dental disease: Bad breath Bleeding from the mouth Drooling or dropping food from the mouth Loose teeth or teeth that are discolored or covered in tartar Loss of appetite or loss of weight Reddened gums Your pet shies away from you when you touch the mouth area
  • If you notice any of the following symptoms, we strongly recommend you schedule an appointment to discuss them with us:
    Loss or increased appetite or thirst Increased/decreased thirst or urination Difficulty with stairs, getting up or down from rest Coughing or exercise intolerance Weight loss Sneezing, foul breath, dropping food Lack of energy Arthritis or orthopedic problems Loss of hearing or vision Dental problems Heart and kidney disease Other behavioral changes Reduced exercise, reluctance to move, run, jump, etc. Perception of pain when your pet moves or is handled Any vomiting , diarrhea or lack of bowel movements
  • Vaccines
  • Pet Insurance
  • Spay/Neuter
  • Preventatives
  • Diagnotic Testing
  • Microchipping
  • Puppy/Kitten
    We recommend seeing your puppy or kitten every 3-4 weeks until at least 16 weeks of age. We work with you to decide on which vaccinations are necessary for your pets lifestyle and to provide protection against common diseases. Starting on appropriate preventatives for intestinal parasites, external parasites and heartworm will also be discussed. This also allows an opportunity to address any concerns that may be arising as your new family member matures into an adolescent.
  • Adult dog/cat
    Annual exams are recommended to ensure your pet needs are addressed and any problems that may be arising are identified early. Will continue with vaccinations and preventatives as indicated. This is also the time to start addressing issues, such as dental health, and start routine laboratory screening to best assess their health.
  • Senior pets
    As your pet ages, we recommend bringing them in twice a year for assessment. As our dogs and cat grow older, many changes in their physiology occur. Just as with their human owners, pets experience joint pain, possible weight gain, mental slowing, cataracts, diabetes mellitus and other age related processes and diseases. The staff at Northern Woods Animal Hospital believe in good geriatric care and education to maintain your senior pet’s quality of life. We offer senior wellness panels to assess your dog or cat’s organ function and to diagnose disease early before there are any outward signs of illness.
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