Since 1981, the veterinarians at Countryside Veterinary Services have been providing the Fox Valley community with quality dog veterinary services. We provide care for adult dogs and puppies alike. Our team includes friendly and compassionate dog veterinarians, technicians, assistants, and receptionists. We are dedicated to the care and wellbeing of your dog.
During the first 16 weeks of your puppy's life, we recommend getting puppy veterinary checkups, vaccinations, and booster shots to protect them. The sooner they become acquainted with our veterinarians, the easier future visits will be for you and for them. We can also discuss any health concerns with your pet, as well as the pros and cons of spaying or neutering your puppy and when the appropriate age is to do so.
Dog Veterinary Care
Our compassionate dog veterinarians are committed to excellent veterinary care. From physical examinations to vaccinations, our staff will answer any questions you may have about our services. Our veterinary care team handles medical and surgical services alike. Below are some of the services we provide for our clients' pets:
Do you have any concerns about your dog's health? At CountrySide Veterinary Services, we encourage you to bring your dog in for yearly examinations. This helps to ensure your canine friend is happy, healthy, and enjoys a long life ahead of them.
During your pet's visit, we will examine your dog's health to prevent a potential disease from ailing your pet. We will check to ensure that their skin, fur, eyes, ears, nose, gums, teeth, and temperature all look healthy and that there are no signs of parasites or other health problems.
Signs of Illness to Look Out For
Be sure to watch for any potential signs of illness. Some of the signs that indicate your dog is experiencing an illness include:
- Change in behavior
- Noticeable pain or lethargy
- Visible pain such as limping, or gnawing
- Frequent coughing, vomiting, diarrhea, or urination
- Reduced appetite
- Excessive drinking
Schedule An Appointment for Dog Veterinary Services
If you notice any of these signs persist, be sure to reach out to our veterinary team as soon as possible. You can give us a call or fill out our online form. Contact CountrySide Veterinary Services at (920) 968-3322 with any questions or concerns you may have about your dog's health. Our state-of-the-art facility and advanced technology allow us to diagnose and treat your dog with careful attention to the care of your pet.
Dog Workout Plan
Exercise is paramount to to health of your canine. Daily walks, jogs, or play sessions can keep your dog trim and keep your pooch's energy in a positive direction.
For example, engaging your dog in activities like walking or playing fetch will encourage her to be happy, healthy, and active, rather than engage in destructive behavior like digging holes in the backyard. Contact our team at (920) 968-3322 to discuss your dog's workout schedule suited to their age, breed, size, and overall health.
Ways to Get Your Dog Moving:
- Walking or jogging
- Playing fetch
- Running off leash (only where safe and appropriate)
- Playing with other dog/pets (use discretion)
- Teaching tricks and rewarding with low-calorie treats
Since the breed, age, gender, and individual health of your canine is unique, you will want to consult your vet about your dog's workout plan. For example, if your young dog is a six to eighteen months old and is a hound, sporting, herding, or terrier breed, or a mix of these breeds, you will need to ensure he gets plenty of exercise. Strenuous exercise is not for every dog, however, such as old or overweight dogs. As a result, you will want to speak to a veterinarian about your dog's specific workout plan.
Also, be conscientious of weather conditions. If it's a hot, humid, or very cold day, be sure you allow your dog plenty of breaks. If your canine friend tends to lag behind, gets easily tired, or appears to be struggling during the walk, head home. Plan the the next exercise session to be shorter and slower. When introducing him or her to a new exercise routine, start slow and gradually build up to longer and more strenuous walks until they get used to it. Always be sure to consult a veterinary professional prior to beginning a new exercise routine with your pet. Contact us at (920) 968-3322 today!
With so many dog foods available on the market, you may be wondering which brand to purchase for your dog or puppy's diet. Since your canine's nutritional needs will change over the course of their lifetime, you'll want to discuss your dog's diet with your veterinarian. Also, you'll probably be getting your dog treats for training and reward - however do not give your dog too many treats as this leads to canine obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, and orthopedic problems.
Before deciding on a brand of food, you'll want to consider your dog's size and breed. For example, many dog food brands are formulated specially for your puppy/young dog's growth. If your puppy is a large breed, you'll want to opt for a dog food brand specially made with the proper level of calcium and phosphorus for large breed puppies.
Also, certain types of diseases can be managed based on the food they eat, e.g., your vet may prescribe a low protein food choice for your canine if he or she is experiencing kidney disease. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your canine friend's diet, please reach out to CountrySide Veterinary Services at (920) 968-3322 to speak with a professional.
Dog Veterinarians in Appleton, WI
Our staff serves the Appleton, WI community and the greater Fox Valley area. The clinic's mission is to provide excellent veterinary, medical, and surgical services for all pets.
We have selected our veterinary team based upon their medical expertise, educational background, and level of experience. In addition, all our dog veterinarians personally own pets and have a compassionate vision for animal care. Call us at (920) 968-3322 and one of our friendly receptionists will be happy to get your pet scheduled in.
Our Dog Veterinary Locations
Our clinic has expanded into two locations, our main location, CountrySide Veterinary Services, and our wellness location, CountrySide Veterinary Wellness, dedicated to the wellness of dogs in the Fox Valley area.
From hounds to terriers, our dog veterinary care team is here to ensure your canine friend is happy and healthy. No matter if you are the parent of larger breeds like the Great Dane or the Mastiff, or toy breeds like the Chihuahua or Yorkshire Terrier, our friendly dog veterinarians are looking forward to meeting you!
Dog Blog Articles
For further reading, we recommend visiting our blog for general information, news, tips, and tricks to being a dog or puppy owner:
- What You Need to Know About Feeding Your Puppy
- Prevent These 7 Common Dog Choking Hazards
- How Often Should I Feed My Pet?
- Is Your Dog Stressed? Pay Attention to These Signs!
- Are You Brushing Your Dog's Teeth Wrong?
- Need to Switch Your Pet's Food? Here Are Key Steps to Take
- The Right Way to Give Your Dog a Treat
- What You Need To Know About Canine Heart Disease
- How To Maintain Your Dog's Bad Breath
- 6 Common Dog & Cat Health Myths
- Does My Dog Have Hypothyroidism?
- Why Does My Dog Always Lick Me?
- Canine Influenza Virus (CIV)
- Are Rivers, Lakes, or Oceans Safe for Your Dog to Drink From?
- The 5 Most Intelligent Dog Breeds Chosen By Vets
About CountrySide Veterinary Services
Founded in 1981, CountrySide has been putting animals first. Our team is comprised of a large staff of over ten veterinarians, certified veterinary technicians, assistants, and receptionists. CountrySide Veterinary Services' mission is to provide high quality and progressive medicinal and surgical services promptly and professionally. Our friendly experts are here to promote the human-animal bond between you and your canine friend.