Wellness Exams for Pets in La Crosse

Dog Wellness Care

One of the best ways to ensure your dog lives a happy, healthy life is by staying up-to-date with their visits to our clinic. For a detailed health maintenance schedule for your furry friend, which includes preventative schedules, please refer to our Canine Lifetime of Wellness handout. To find the answer to some common canine questions, please read our Commonly Asked Questions handout.

Cat Wellness Care

Even if your cat is an indoor pet that never goes outside, they still to receive a wellness exam and vaccinations at least once a year. For a detailed vaccine and health maintenance schedule for your feline companion, which includes preventative schedules, please refer to our Lifetime of Wellness-Feline handout. To find the answer to some common feline questions, please read our Commonly Asked Questions handout.

Cat at our animal hospital for a wellness exam

Common Signs of Health Concerns

The wellness exam is also the time when we discuss your pet’s behavioral history. No one knows your pet better than you do, so if you notice any unusual changes in their behavior or appearance, please let us know. Some of the most common signs that may indicate a health concern include:

  • Weakness
  • Lethargy
  • Weight gain/loss
  • Vomiting
  • Hair loss, scratching, or excessive licking
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Changes in urination/defecation habits
  • Pain, lameness, or stiffness
  • Difficulty moving
  • Changes in food/water consumption
  • Less social/active than usual

Both my cats love the service here. Never want to leave even after shots. Ladies at the front desk are always friendly. Vets are great. Highly recommend.

-Tina P.

Dr. Skime and Krissy are fantastic! My 6 month old golden retriever ingested sugar free gum and was in pretty serious condition when I brought her in after hours. They worked so hard to bring her back to us:-). Our whole family thanks you for all you do (and Miss Lena too!)!

-Kerry W.

Our Sophie, a new German Shepherd rescue, loves Dr. Mitzelfeldt and staff! They were very kind and welcoming, helping us enter and leave the office without coming into contact with other pets, which helped Sophie stay calm and focused. Thank you for the wonderful care.

-Nancy D.

We've been going to La Crosse Vet Clinic for many years. They have been excellent! I commend them for being very understanding, kind and professional during difficult times. Five stars in our book!

-Dee M.

I love the staff at La Crosse Vet clinic! They are always extremely friendly and helpful, and never make me feel like I'm asking a stupid question, or bothering them with all of my, sometimes off the wall, questions! Thank you for taking such wonderful care of my pets! 

-Tiana & Dan R.