Health Maintenance Services of Harrison Animal HospitalReproductive Services

At Harrison Animal Hospital, we offer reproductive services for both canine and feline pets. We offer services that can help all levels of breeding programs. We concentrate heavily on English Bulldog reproduction, but offer all services to any breed or species. These include:

Infertility Consultation

Pregnancy Nutrition Counseling

Semen Collection/Evaluation

Inseminations

  • Vaginal
  • Transcervical

Pregnancy Diagnosis

  • Ultrasound
  • Radiography (X-rays)

Semen Shipping - Fresh Chilled, Frozen

Progesterone Testing

Vaginal Cytology

Endoscopy

Cesarean Section

Behavior Counseling

We feel that behavioral problems can be as serious, if not more serious, than medical problems. We devote the time necessary to discuss these matters with clients and develop behavioral modifications, medication regiments, and possible referral to specific trainers who may specialize in the counseling your pet may need. We also offer phone consultations.

Behavioral problems exist for up to 40% 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.

DietsWe can also make referrals to those specializing in behavior modification.

Nutrition Counseling

We offer prescription diets and nutrition counseling as needed during office visits.

Why is this important? Pets are living longer, healthier lives than ever before and a big part of that is due to our expanded knowledge of the importance of proper nutrition to overall health. In fact, nutrition is the biggest health variable controlled by a pet's caregiver.

During your pet's comprehensive physical examination, we evaluate his or her body condition and make recommendations based on what we see.

The prescription diet brands we carry include Science Diet, Iams, Royal Canin, and Purina.

Prescription Diets

Some pets have more serious nutritional challenges or chronic conditions that can benefit from a special diet. If we identify an issue in your pet, we offer advice and provide information about diets that benefit specific medical conditions such as liver and intestinal disease, bladder and kidney stones, renal failure, food allergies, diabetes and other conditions.

We carry a diverse inventory of prescription foods. If your pet requires a prescription diet we do not carry, we may be able to order it for you.

Health Maintenance Services of Harrison Animal HospitalExotic Pet Care

We spay and neuter rabbits, pocket pets and pet pigs. We offer wellness care for ferrets, rabbits, rodents, snakes, lizards, and turtles.

We believe that all pets deserve the opportunity to lead happy and healthy lives. This is why we offer medical care for exotic or pocket pets—reptiles, amphibians, birds, and small mammals such as rabbits, chinchillas, guinea pigs, rats and mice.

The healthcare needs of these animals are quite unique and require a veterinary team with the experience and expertise to provide them with the best and most appropriate care possible. In the wild, many of these animals have developed strategies to conceal illness or injuries as a survival technique. These tendencies continue in domestic exotic and pocket pets, which mean their medical problems often go unnoticed.

Dr. Kremer is able to identify health issues in your exotic pet. This is why we strongly recommend semi-annual physical examinations to check for health, nutrition and husbandry-related conditions. With semi-annual medical examinations, problems are often diagnosed before they become serious medical conditions.

Microchipping

At Harrison Animal Hospital, we use ISO microchips, which can be successfully scanned almost anywhere in the world. Implantation of the microchip is painless and takes only seconds. After your pet has been microchipped, we perform a scan at each veterinary visit to ensure that the microchip is still present and readable.

It's important to remember that a lost pet is not merely an inconvenience, it's the number one cause of pet death in the country. That’s why we recommend microchipping every pet.

Personal Story: Dr. Kremer's own dog, Buddy, was a professional escape artist! He was 15 years old and had dementia, but still found the energy to run off during storms. The microchip brought him home many times, once from ten miles away!

Health Maintenance Services of Harrison Animal HospitalOncology

The diagnosis of cancer is stressful for pet owners, and the prospect of chemotherapy treatments can be equally as difficult. However, the fear that your beloved pet will spend his or her final days sick from chemotherapy treatments is unwarranted. Pets respond much differently to chemotherapy than do humans.

We treat pets with many types of cancer that can involve surgical removal of tumors as well as palliative amputations. We may refer you and your pet to a specialist for some treatments.

End of Life Care

Euthanasia and tending to your pets' remains are two of the most difficult issues for many people to consider. Asking the question means confronting fear, guilt, and grief.

Euthanasia methods are designed to cause minimal pain and distress. Talk to us about pet euthanasia long before it becomes an issue. Find out about your options, make some key decisions ahead of time, and ask us to add this information to your pet's record.

Taking the time to plan, as challenging as it may be, will lessen the pain and discomfort for you and your pet in the event this option ever has to be considered. Ask us about our on-site cremation services.

All of us at Harrison Animal Hospital will help you prepare for these important issues with the compassion and sensitivity they require.

We offer at-home euthanasia on a case by case basis.