We recommend spaying or neutering companion animals to reduce the number of stray animals and as a preventive measure against disease later in life. This elective surgical procedure is recommended to avoid accidental or unwanted breeding of dogs and cats. In addition, studies have shown that surgical sterilization of our pets younger than one year of age helps prevent or lower the likelihood of several life-threatening diseases. There are pros and cons to all procedures and we strive to treat each and every one of our patients as the individual that they are. If you have any questions or concerns about having your pet spayed or neutered, please do not hesitate to ask one of our staff.
We also offer a wide range of surgical procedures such as mass removals, abdominal surgeries. In addition, we partner with Dr. Jennifer Wardlaw, Gateway Veterinary Surgery for orthopedic procedures such as TPLO.
Dental care began with teeth brushing but has evolved from there.
At Fischer Animal Hospital, we believe dental care is one of the most important aspects of preventative medicine. Many pets will need to start routine dental cleanings by the age of 2-3 years old and will need complete oral health assessments/treatments every 1-2 years thereafter. Our veterinarians will exam every pet's teeth at each visit and discuss any dental health needs with you.
When your pet comes to us for an oral health assessment/treatment, our veterinary technician team performs full mouth dental x-rays. They will also exam and chart the health of each tooth before scaling and polishing. Once the cleaning is finished, they will rinse the mouth with an oral hygiene rinse. Our veterinarians review the dental x-rays and chart the health of each tooth and exam teeth after scaling. Any diseased teeth or concerns will be addressed with you via telephone.
Your pet will go home with before and after photos, a chart to explain all findings on oral examination, and a copy of the dental x-rays for you.