According to the American Veterinary Dental College more than 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have dental disease by the age of 3. Dental disease can be very uncomfortable for pets and the longer it is left untreated, the more complicated and expensive it becomes to treat. Furthermore, improper care of your pet's teeth can often be the cause of serious illness. If left untreated, dental problems can lead to larger systemic problems in your pet due to oral bacteria entering the blood stream and damaging the kidneys, heart and liver.If your pet is experiencing any of these symptoms, please make an appointment immediately:
- Yellow or brown buildup (tartar) on the teeth
- Red, swollen, or bleeding gums
- Bad breath
- Excessive drooling
- Changes in eating or chewing habits
- Pawing at the face
- Loose teeth
Proper dental care is one of the easiest ways to protect your pet’s health and keep them pain free. During your pet’s oral exam, we will examine your pet’s mouth, teeth, and jaw. We may recommend x-rays to assess the health of your pet’s tooth roots, as well. Regular oral exams, help prevent irreversible dental disease, tooth loss, and possibly expensive oral surgery.Teeth Cleanings:
Your pet's dental cleaning will begin with a physical examination, so we can evaluate your pet's general health. After the physical exam, your pet will be given an anesthetic for a safe and painless teeth cleaning since most dental disease starts below the gumline. The first part of dental cleaning requires the removal of tartar using a hand scaler. Next, an ultrasonic scaler is used to clean above the gum line while a curette cleans and smooths the teeth under the gum line in the crevice between the teeth and gums. Then your pet's teeth are polished, and the gums are washed with an anti-bacterial solution to help delay tartar build-up.Extractions and Advanced Procedures:
Our veterinarians will only recommend tooth extractions if we believe it is necessary for your pet’s wellbeing. We usually recommend this when we identify that your pet has an infected or broken tooth that is likely causing them pain. In the case that we recommend a tooth extraction, we will discuss what this means for your pet and how to properly care for them while they’re healing.How To Prevent Dental Disease Before It Begins:
Regular wellness visits allow us to check your pet’s mouth and teeth and identify issues before they progress. Additionally, at-home dental care including regularly brushing your pet’s teeth and using teeth cleaning treats can prevent plaque from building up. Lastly, avoid hard toys and bones that can potentially damage your pet’s teeth.
At CJ Haase Veterinary and Immunological Services we recommend regular comprehensive wellness exams from the time pets are young. Wellness exams are a critical part of your pet’s healthcare routine no matter what their size, breed, or age. Routine wellness exams are important to maintain your pet’s wellbeing and detect any medical issues before they progress. During your pet’s exam, we will assess their overall body condition, eyes, ears, mouth, internal organs and systems, skin and much more. We will also discuss with you any other recommended services, such as dental cleanings or diagnostic testing. If any areas of concern are identified during your pet’s exam, we will develop a treatment plan together.
Large Animal Services
At CJ Haase Vet & Immuno Services, we offer a wide variety of large animal services to ensure all of your pets are healthy. From reproductive health services to routine herd health, we can address many of your large animal’s healthcare needs. We’ll help you establish an effective preventive care routine that will keep them safe and healthy.
Our Livestock service offerings include:
- Herd Health - Reproductive Exams
- Preventative Care
- Internal Medicine
- Umbilical Hernia Surgery
- LDA/RDA Surgery
- Caesarean sections
- Bull Breeding Soundness Exams
- Veterinary Feed Directives
- Dairy Comp Records
- Fetal Sexing
- Mobile X-Rays
Our Equine service offerings include:
- Wellness Exams
- Reproductive Exams
- Preventative Care
- Internal Medicine
- Equine Infectious Anemia testing (Coggins)
- Mobile X-Rays
- Chiropractic Care
Vaccinations are an essential part of your pet’s health care plan starting from the time they are very young. Pets should begin their vaccinations between 8 and 12 weeks of age and require boosters throughout their life. Many common diseases can easily be prevented by vaccinating your pet.
Core vaccines, or essential vaccines, for canines include rabies and DAPP. Core vaccines for felines include FVRCP and Rabies. Depending on your geographical area and pet’s exposure, you may also consider optional, non-core vaccines, such as bordetella.
At CJ Haase Veterinary and Immunological Services we’ll help you create a vaccine schedule appropriate for your pet’s age, breed, lifestyle, and environment. We will also review any possible side effects of your pet’s vaccinations and how to address them.
Parasite Prevention and Control
Parasites can pose a variety of health concerns for your pets and your family, but we can help you develop a prevention routine to keep everyone safe. At CJ Haase Veterinary and Immunological Services, we recommend keeping your pets on year-round prevention to stop pests before they become a problem.
Common parasites include fleas, ticks, heartworms, and intestinal worms. During your pet’s exam, we may test your pet for parasites with a thorough physical exam, a fecal test, and a blood test. Even if your pet is on year-round prevention, tests are still extremely important to detect parasites even if you aren’t seeing any symptoms.
Our knowledgeable healthcare team will help you develop a prevention plan that fits your lifestyle. You can keep your pets safe with either monthly oral medication or topical treatments. We will discuss what method can most effectively address your family’s needs.
PEMF: Pulsed ElectroMagnetic Frequency Therapy
PEMF is an electromagnet that mimics the frequency of the earth’s magnetic field with increased intensity for the management of wellness, by working on a cellular level. The machine uses electromagnetic waves and is Bi-phasic to help penetrate the cells through different angles.
PEMF is not a tool for diagnosis or to cure diseases.
What type of effect does PEMF have on pain?
- Decreases inflammation (working through intercellular and intracellular)
- Increases the movement and helps normalize the viscosity of blood
- Increases tissue oxygenation
- Increases the threshold to increase the transmembrane potential
When there is an area of injury or sickness, cells are directly affected, which lowers the transmembrane potential.
The PEMF puts a charge into the cell with a mild magnetic current which helps increase uptake of oxygen and blood flow to restore cells to a level at which they can heal and regenerate.
What does PEMF work well with?
- Physical therapy
- Chiropractic care
What is PEMF good for?
- Chronic Pain
- Sprains or strains
- Increase functional recovery through increasing waste removal
- Increase recovery from normal/regular/increased exercise
- Increase endurance by being able to work longer/harder without being as sore
- Release endorphins (The feel goods or the “high”)
- By releasing endorphins, it directly is affecting the central nervous system helping to decrease the overall stress and decrease the feelings of pain. In return this helps to activate the parasympathetic system.
- Increase red blood cell formation
- Reduce recovery time from surgery and injury up to half
- Helps aid the immune system
- Helps reproduction-increase sperm viability and sperm count
- Helps prepare the uterus for pregnancy
Chiropractic care focuses on correcting any abnormal movements of the spine that can have numerous adverse effects on the nervous system and the entire body. Chiropractic treatment can be a great option for pets that suffer from spinal problems and musculoskeletal disorders. While chiropractic care does not replace other forms of veterinary medicine, it can aid in the diagnosis and treatment of these issues. The goal of chiropractic treatment is to maximize mobility and optimize nervous system function.
Puppy and Kitten Care
The dedicated team at CJ Haase Veterinary and Immunological Services is here to help you ensure your puppy or kitten gets off to the best start possible. Make sure to schedule your new pet’s first appointment within the first few weeks of bringing them home. The initial visit provides us an opportunity to meet and offers you a chance to ask questions. We strive to address any concerns you may have about owning a puppy or kitten and teach you the best ways to care for your new family member. This is a special time for you and your pet, and we want to ensure you feel supported in this transition. Our comprehensive approach addresses your pet’s needs from vaccinations to a proper diet. During your pet’s first visit we will conduct a physical exam, develop a vaccine schedule, discuss your pet’s diet, and develop a parasite prevention plan. We will also discuss the importance of getting your pet spayed or neutered and microchipped.
Senior Pet Care
As pets age, their needs change. Pets over the age of 7 are more susceptible to diseases and heal more slowly, however, with proper care you can help your pet live a longer, happier life. Our team at CJ Haase Veterinary and Immunological Services can help you navigate your pet’s senior years with you. We do recommend more frequent wellness exams which will help us detect problems before they become advanced. Additionally, we may recommend changes to your pet’s diet, exercise, and other aspects of their healthcare as they mature. It can be very difficult to detect when your pet is in pain, but there are some signs that they may be experiencing discomfort in their older years. If you notice any of the following, your pet may be in pain:
- Difficulty getting up, easing into a comfortable position or limping.
- Fatigue including decreased stamina on walks.
- Reluctance to be groomed, picked up or touched in certain areas.
- Urinary or fecal accidents
If any of these behaviors begin to occur, visit us so a source of the pain can be identified, and treatment can begin.
CJ Haase Vet & Immuno Services offers a wide range of basic surgical services, from spays and neuters to soft tissue and orthopedic procedures. During your pet’s procedure, their safety and comfort are our top priority. We will develop a safe and effective anesthetic protocol for your pet to ensure they experience very little pain. Our state-of-the-art hospital is equipped with the latest anesthetic and monitoring technology to ensure your pet is safe and comfortable throughout their surgery. We are here to answer any questions regarding your pet's specific surgery and even offer a pre-surgical consultation as an essential part of the process. Your veterinarian will also provide you with information on postoperative care to ensure your pet recovers quickly.
Our surgery offerings include:
- Dental cleanings and extractions
- Mass Removals
- Abdominal exploratory
- CCL repair
- Luxating Patella
Please call us for more information about these services and to discuss your pet's unique needs.
We offer medical imaging to aid in the diagnosis of many different conditions. Radiographs are a painless and noninvasive way to evaluate organs and bones allowing us to better understand what is occurring in a pet’s body. In some cases, medical imaging can detect conditions and situations that may otherwise have gone undetected for months or years. Our state-of-the-art radiology is conducted by our trained and compassionate staff, making it both safe and effective.
We focus on keeping your pet happy and healthy. Unfortunately, pets occasionally experience an illness or injury that requires urgent care. Our clinic is equipped to handle urgent care during hospital hours, schedule permitting. If your pet has an emergency outside of our hours, we encourage you to contact:
Madison Veterinary Specialists
2704 Royal Avenue
Madison, WI 53713
Phone: (608) 274-7772
Wisconsin Veterinary Referral Center and Emergency Hospital
360 Bluemound Rd.
Waukesha, WI 53188
End of Life Care
We understand that regardless of the situation, saying good-bye to a beloved pet is one of the most difficult situations a pet owner will ever make. Our staff of compassionate, caring professionals can help you through this painful experience. We will work with you to ensure your pet's comfort and dignity during his or her last days and final moments. We are happy to accommodate special requests and help you make arrangements for cremation or other options. Sedation will be administered prior to performing the euthanasia to ensure your pet is at ease. We are here to help you through this transition and make this process easier for you.
Our state-of-the art laboratory and diagnostic equipment allows us to do many lab tests onsite. Labs are essential to detect disease and underlying causes of illness in your pet. We may recommend lab work for a variety of reasons, some common tests include complete blood counts, urinalysis and chemistry panels. Our laboratory is staffed by experienced veterinary technicians that will ensure your pet’s tests are interpreted quickly and accurately, allowing us to begin your pet's treatment immediately.
Microchipping is the most effective means of identification for your pet. Like vaccinations, microchipping is safe, quick and causes little pain. We always recommend an ID tag be attached to your pet's collar, but the microchip will serve as an extra layer of protection if an accident does occur. Most veterinary hospitals and shelters are equipped with a handheld microchip scanner that can be used to check for a chip. If the pet has one, it will transmit its ID number to the scanner via a low-frequency radio wave. From there, they can retrieve the pet owner’s contact information from the manufacturer and call the owner.
We maintain a limited stock of medications at our hospital, but we also encourage you to browse our online pharmacy
for convenient delivery and additional products.