- What is laser therapy?
Laser therapy is used to treat arthritis, acute and chronic pain, back injuries, sprains and strains, inflammation, swelling and wounds.
The Multiwave Lock System (MLS) technology uses a combination of laser wavelengths to provide treatment for inflammation and pain relief.
Laser Therapy has many benefits.
- Reduces or eliminates the need for drugs and/or surgery.
- No sedation is required.
- No side effects.
- Can be combined with other treatments.
- Most pets show improvement within 12 to 24 hours.
- Speeds the healing process.
- Improves the quality of life for pets living with pain.
- What is laser surgery and why do you recommend it?
Laser surgery is a procedure that uses a laser beam to “cut” through tissues while sealing nerve endings and blood vessels.
Laser surgery has many benefits:
- less pain
- less bleeding
- less swelling
- precise cutting
- less risk of infection
- quicker recovery
- Why is spinal manipulation beneficial for my pet?
Veterinary spinal manipulative therapy, or VSMT, is similar to chiropractic performed on humans. An adjustment is a non-forceful, manual technique which restores motion to hypomobile joints, thus reducing nerve irritation.
Many animals can benefit from an adjustment, including athletic hunting dogs and show animals. It can also aid in the treatment of a wide variety of medical conditions.
- Do you offer payment plans?
We offer payment plans through CareCredit. If you are interested in a payment plan, you can apply for this service by clicking the link above. We also accept cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. Payment is expected at the time of service.
- At what age can my puppy or kitten be spayed or neutered?
Spay or neuter surgeries can be performed as early as 4 months of age.
- If my pet is sick or gets hurt, can I come in right away?
We are always able to see your pet the same day if they become ill or are injured. We do prefer that you call first to ensure that we are prepared for your arrival. If an emergency arises outside of our business hours, please contact Green Bay Animal Emergency Center at 920.494.9400.
- Why does my pet need to have blood work done before undergoing anesthesia?
Performing blood work before anesthesia alerts the doctor to potential risks your pet may have in undergoing anesthesia. The pre-anesthesia blood screen shows liver and kidney values, glucose levels, etc. If the blood work is abnormal, the scheduled procedure may need to be rescheduled and additional testing may be needed.
- Why does my pet need to have the heartworm test every year?
The heartworm test does not just test for heartworms; it also tests for these common tick-bourne diseases: Ehrlichia, Anaplasma and Lyme. If you give your pet a monthly heartworm preventative, they are protected against heartworms, hookworms and roundworms; however, they do not have protection from the common tick-bourne diseases in the our area. Testing once per year means we can begin treatment in a timely manner if your pet should contract one of these diseases. Left undetected, these diseases can cause lameness and other health complications.
- When can I start vaccinations for my puppy or kitten?
Vaccinations can be started at 8 weeks of age. Some vaccinations require boosters every 3-5 weeks until the puppy or kitten reaches 16 weeks of age. At 16 weeks of age, the puppy or kitten can receive the rabies vaccination.