Feline urinary conditions affect many cats every year. It’s one of the most common problems people bring their cats in for. If your cat is having a urinary issue, you might see them going to the box frequently with small amounts of urine, or you may notice them urinating outside the box in the home. The main urinary issues we see in veterinary medicine are cystitis and urinary blockage. Urinary tract infections are actually rarely diagnosed in cats; most are seen when cats are older and more … [Read More...]
Selecting the right food for your pet can be confusing; there are numerous brands and formulations to choose from, all with their own nutritional and health claims. People often find themselves bombarded with conflicting information from pet food commercials, claims on the bags of food, and varying opinions from friends, family and pet food store employees.
Your veterinarian is the best resource in starting to select a food for your pet. A veterinarian and the certified veterinary … [Read More...]
Concerned dog owners have been calling our New Ulm, Minnesota veterinary hospital concerned about the news regarding the Canine Influenza Virus (CIV) outbreak in Chicago and Wisconsin. New Ulm Regional Veterinary Center offers the following 6 important facts regarding this emerging condition.
1. What is Canine Influenza Virus?
CIV is highly contagious respiratory disease in dogs caused by a specific Type A influenza virus. This is a disease of dogs, not of humans.
There have been sporadic … [Read More...]
As you venture out this spring, don't forget about your cat friends left indoors. Along with your spring cleaning, consider upgrading your cat's indoor environment. Cats’ needs haven't changed much from those of their wild ancestors. Wild cats were solitary hunters spending large amounts of time searching for prey. They are territorial and get quite anxious when it is disturbed. All cats have a superior sense of smell and hearing; loud noises and strong smells can be stressful.
Most … [Read More...]
Molly was all of maybe a year old and weighed only 6 lbs. Trying to save a little money, I purchased an over-the-counter flea and tick product for small dogs under 20 lbs. Well, I almost killed her. She was pale, breathing was shallow, and she was salivating profusely. Dr. Kaehler was on call that evening and met us at the clinic. She gave her a Dawn dish soap bath to get off what she could. Then it was just a waiting game to see if she would hold her own. There wasn't much we could do at this … [Read More...]
I first met Dr. Windschill in the fall of 2012. We had just adopted Henry, a senior Rat Terrier, from the Brown County Humane Society. When Henry first arrived at BCHS as a stray, he was taken to NURVC, where he met Dr. Windschill. Upon arriving, Henry was limping, coughing and sneezing. After examination, NURVC determined that Henry was approximately 12-13 years old and suffered from an assortment of problems. Lyme disease, a heart murmur, enlarged heart, enlarged prostrate, cancerous tumors, … [Read More...]
We went to the vet and allowed our Pepper Pup to move out of suffering and into peace. We had that wrenching choice we dog lovers too often face: much pain and treatment for an iffy improvement versus a peaceful transition. We were blessed to have the kindest vet I’ve ever met help us with this at the New Ulm Regional Vet Center: Dr. Deb Kaehler. She was more than a vet: she was a spiritual guide and comfort to us. And even though we know in our hearts we chose the humane option, we grieve, … [Read More...]
M - F 7:00AM - 5:30PM
Sat 8:00AM - 1:00PM
After Hours On-call Emergency Care
Receive vaccination reminders by email only.
New Client Form
New customers may fill out this form in preparation for a first time visit.