Client Services

Counseling with Dr. HoppeNutrition Counseling

Park Pet Hospital offers Hill's Prescription diets and Purina's professional line of foods for dogs and cats. We also special order Standard Process products and offer probiotics for dogs and cats and provide nutrition counseling as needed during office visits.

Why is this important? Pets are living longer, healthier lives than ever before and a big part of that is due to our expanded knowledge of the importance of proper nutrition to overall health. In fact, nutrition is the biggest health variable controlled by a pet's caregiver.

During your pet's comprehensive physical examination, we can evaluate his or her body condition and give recommendations based on what we see.

For most pets, our recommendations will include information on proper serving size and other feeding strategies to maintain optimal body weight and nutritional health.

Prescription Diets

Some pets have more serious nutritional challenges or chronic conditions that can benefit from a special diet. If we identify an issue in your pet, we will offer advice and provide information about diets that benefit specific medical conditions such as liver disease, bladder and kidney stones, renal failure, food allergies, diabetes and other conditions.

We carry a diverse inventory of prescription foods. If your pet requires a prescription diet we do not carry, we may be able to order it for you.

Behavioral CounselingBehavior Counseling

Behavioral problems exist for up to 40 percent of all household pets. These issues are the primary reason why pets are either sent to shelters or even euthanized by their owners. The good news is that behavioral problems can be improved with behavioral therapy. Using humane training methods and techniques, it is possible to save an animal's life and enhance their relationship with you.

The veterinarians at Park Pet Hospital see many pets with behavioral problems, including separation anxiety, noise phobias, elimination problems, destructive or aggressive behavior.

HomeAgain Microchipping

All too often a pet that has run off fails to return home. This is a terrible situation. We have all seen the sad lost pet notices posted on telephone poles. Getting lost is the number one cause of pet death.

Studies have shown that more than 10 million pets get lost each year and about 90 percent would not be returned to their owner unless they have some form of permanent lost pet identification.

Park Pet Hospital uses the HomeAgain microchip system. The HomeAgain ID uses microchips that register the animal with a unique identification number that is filed in a database with your important contact information, which can be updated at any time. Home Again utilizes technology that complies with international standards so that your pet's microchip will be recognized if you travel abroad.

Client ServicesWith a HomeAgain microchip, your pet can be identified quickly and easily by animal control officers, shelters or at veterinary hospitals. HomeAgain microchips are safe, unalterable and permanent identification for pets. The entire implant procedure takes less than 10 seconds and may be done during an office visit or at the time of a surgery or teeth cleaning.

Euthanasia Services

Euthanasia and tending to your pet's remains are two of the most difficult issues for many people to consider. The veterinarians and staff at the Park Pet Hospital are very experienced in these matters and we can guide you through it with compassion and sensitivity.

Euthanasia methods are designed to cause minimal pain and distress. Talk to us about your concerns and we can help you cope with the decision-making and explain the process. Many pet owners have questions about the appropriate timing, and whether they should be present or not. What happens afterward, and what choices do you have? Each family has its own right way and we will be respectable and supportive. Rest assured that we'll be there for you every step of the way.