Northwoods Veterinary Hospital
Gentle, thorough, friendly care for your pets.
October – Animal Safety & Protection This month (and every month) is a time to recognize safety measures you should take to protect your pet and ensure they are healthy. Check out the below safety tips:
- Be proactive. Keep all your pets up to date on immunizations.
- Pet-proof your home. Remove or secure choking hazards and toxic chemicals. Make your home pet-friendly and safe.
- Identify your animals. Place tags securely on collars and even label collars with your contact information. If you have more uncommon pets, take pictures in the event they get loose.
- In a disaster, have a plan. Who will be responsible for locating each animal in the house? How will you transport them? If it is a fire, human life takes priority. However, place decals on windows and doors with the number of humans and each kind and number of pets residing in the home. Keep them up to date.
- Learn basic first aid. Caring for your animal at home will prevent a minor injury from becoming severe. Always call your veterinarian if you are unsure.
- Know your animal. If your animal’s behavior changes, watch for signs of illness. Is he injured or spent too much time in the heat? Contact your veterinarian before giving human over-the-counter medications.
Online PharmacyGet food, heartworm, flea and tick products and more at our online pharmacy.
Wellness ExamsYour pet can benefit greatly from regular wellness examinations or checkups. Whether your pet is a youngster, a “senior citizen,” or any age in between, wellness examinations provide an excellent opportunity for us to conduct a thorough physical examination and develop a health profile for your pet. This information will help us identify medical problems...
VaccinationsPets today can live longer, healthier lives than ever before—in part because of vaccines that help protect them from deadly infectious diseases. Over the years, vaccines against dangerous diseases have saved millions of pets and virtually eliminated some fatal diseases that were once common. Unfortunately, many infectious diseases still pose a significant threat to dogs...
Dental CareDespite what many pet owners may believe, “dog breath” is not just a nuisance – it’s a sign of an unhealthy mouth. Bad breath is caused by bacteria. Over time, bacteria leads to plaque and tartar buildup on your pet’s teeth. The result is bad breath, reddened gums, and other common signs of dental disease....
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Our Clients Love Us!
I had to say goodbye to one of my babies today and I was treated with the utmost kindness, respect and empathy today. Amazing people work here and have you and your pets best interest at heart, highly recommend!!!
Our yellow lab (Scuba) decided to get herself an abscess in her throat 3 days before we were supposed to leave on a multi-week trip in our RV. Our local vet was able to drain it but had to install a drain tube into her neck that would need to be removed after 5-7 days. Our first stop on our trip was a week at Farragut State Park near Athol, ID. We thought we could snip the sutures and remove the drain (the Scube Tube™!) ourselves but lacked the proper equipment. Looked up Northwoods Veterinary Hospital and they were able to see us later the same day. Their business is super clean -- so much so that Scuba didn't know she was even going to the vet! (She usually HATES that.) Vet tech came out and took Scuba into the back. Counter staff was very friendly. 5 minutes later Scuba was all fixed up and they handed her back to me. I tried to pay them for it but they said nope! Highly recommended!!!