The Wolf River Veterinary Clinic is dedicated to servicing your pet needs. Our goal is to provide compassionate and competent care for your pet. We strive to protect and nourish the special bond that exists between a pet and it's owner and/or family. Since all of the employees of our clinic have numerous pets themselves, we deeply value the importance of animals in our lives and we strive to reflect this in the care of our client's animals.
Did you know that July is National Recreation and Parks Month? Although this awareness campaign is directed at getting humans to exercise and enjoy the great outdoors, it's important to remember that pets also need physical activity. Besides keeping his weight at a healthy level, regular exercise helps to decrease digestive disorders, joint problems, diabetes, heart issues, and other serious health concerns for the animal member of your family.
Exercises for Dogs and Cats
Dogs who don't get enough exercise may engage in destructive behavior to burn off their excess energy. One easy way to make sure your dog gets enough physical activity is to take her for a walk each day. Throwing a ball in the park, swimming, or setting up an obstacle course in the backyard are additional ways to see to it that your dog has fun while getting the exercise she needs.
Cats are naturally less active than dogs and tend to prefer sleeping to movement, especially as they age. To ensure that your cat stays trim and healthy, set aside at least 15 minutes each day to play with him. Some favorite cat games include batting at string, chasing the light from a laser pointer, and pouncing on a toy mouse. Making the time to engage your cat in play also helps to increase your bond with him.
Ask Us for Diet and Exercise Recommendations
Please schedule an appointment with one of our veterinarians before making any significant changes in your pet's diet or exercise routines. Your pet's veterinarian will evaluate your dog or cat's current health and offer suggestions to get more exercise. If you're still stumped for how to get your pet moving more, remember that we stock a variety of toys for dogs and cats in the Wolf River Veterinary Clinic online store.
Wolf River Veterinary Clinic will be offering 10% off all microchips throughout the month of June!
It only takes a few seconds for your pet to be lost forever, like when you're busy with other things and she slips out the front door to take off after a squirrel. The experience is so common that the American Humane Society estimates one in three pets will get lost at some point in her lifetime. That's over 10 million pets every year who can't find their way home. In many cases, it's because the pet didn't have proper identification. Even a collar with current contact information on it can catch on a fence or come off by the pet's own force.
What is a Pet Microchip?
Even though June is National Microchip Month, people often have misconceptions about what a microchip is and what it can do. A microchip is about the same size as a grain of rice. When a veterinarian or someone from your local Animal Control scans your pet, the information contained on the microchip appears on a computer screen. This typically includes the pet's name, your name, and your current contact information. This makes it possible to contact you to let you know that your pet has been located.
A microchip is not the same thing as a Global Positioning System (GPS). That means you can't rely on it to let you know where your pet is if he gets away from you. It's also essential to register your microchip and keep your contact information updated. There is nothing sadder than discovering a pet has a microchip and then not being able to reach the owner due to it containing invalid details.
Schedule Your Pet's Microchip Appointment Today
The procedure to get a microchip is fast, inexpensive, and painless at Wolf River Veterinary Clinic. Our veterinarian inserts the tiny device in a flap of skin under your dog or cat's shoulder blade. It's over in seconds and your pet won't feel any more discomfort than she does with a typical shot. Although a microchip isn't an absolute guarantee you will be reunited with your lost pet, it increases the odds dramatically. It's the least you can do for your best friend.
We adopted our furry boy Driver from the WRVC and have continued seeing them for several years. Every member of the staff takes fantastic care of all their furry customers and their human family members. Whether it is a routine check up or an emergent call about a doggy falling down the stairs, they care deeply and provide excellent care. And, a follow up call to make sure everyone is doing great is greatly appreciated. So thankful for this amazing clinic and staff.
The whole staff is just a wonderful group of people. The follow up calls were unexpected but very much appreciated. We switched all 3 of our dogs to them. We started out going there as an emergency and continued going because of their care and concern for the pets they care for. Thank you
Thank you for wonderful and caring staff. A special thank you for all Dr. Ziegler did for us as we put our beloved dog, Jett down. He answered all our questions (even the ones we asked more than once) and reassured us in our decision.
The WRVC is special to me, not only because of it's staff of professionals, but because of the clinic's community involvement. To the staff animal care and welfare are part of who they are.
Dr. Jim Zeigler is the best. Honest, informative, trustworthy. I have stayed with him even after moving back to Appleton because of my faith in him.
The staff at Wolf River are amazing! A year ago , almost to the date, Dr Ziegler, removed a 10 pound splenic tumor from our Golden Retriever. Everyone at the clinic was so kind, caring and understanding through this very difficult time. We were faced with a very difficult decision, to have the surgery or not, and the staff was so compassionate and forthcoming. Our dog received excellent care and we were continually update on his progress. The staff also worked with our local vet as the work she had done and the follow up care needed. Thank you again and I would highly recommend to all my friends and family.
The staff is so wonderful with our baby. They are kind and slow with her, because she is timid. She stayed for several days when we were out of town. I felt so much better knowing she was a a vet. She came home with an awsome report card! Next time she was in the staff remembered her and she loved all over them. Good people with a heart for the care of my pup.
Love Love Love the clinic. Thank you for fixing our Chipper. Would recommend them to anyone.
Hats off to the entire staff for the excellent care of Bruna after her recent surgery.
Very fortunate to have them in New London.
They ALL treat you like family.
THANK YOU ALL
My experience with Wolf River Vet Clinic has always been excellent. The staff has always treated me and my dogs with kindness and professionalism. Dr Jim Zieglar and Dr Mark Baedtke have been my go to vets.
Awesome place took my cat Tigger here for ear issue, was totally amazed at the care & love they showed her. She got better check up than most people do these days. They go that extra mile for your pet.
Always been very good to all the animals my family n I have brought in for care.
Best vet clinic!! Great staff compassionate towards u and yr animal. Things or emergencies happen and they have always accommodated. Excellent facility!!