Plant Sale for Senior Pups

Our Plant Sale fundraiser for Albert's Dog Lounge was a huge success, as the total raised was $2,760.42!!!! We'd like to thank everyone who braved the weather to come out and support this very worthy cause! Please patronize the wonderful businesses who donated products and raffle prizes, including Ponics Produce, Knapton Musik Knotes, The Home [...]

Acupuncture for Doodle: A Happy Tail

Acupuncture Gave Doodle a New Lease on Life!  Submitted by:  Barbara Smith When Doodle was around 10-11 years old, I noticed he was having weakness in his limbs, shoulders, hips and back pain.  His quality of life was diminishing quickly. Doodle started acupuncture, laser therapy, and chiropractic with Dr. Jennifer about 18 months ago.  [...]

Acupuncture for Friday: A Happy Tail

Friday Gets a New Lease on Life!  Submitted by:  Carol Greenwell When he was 10 years young last fall, it became apparent that Friday could no longer use or control his back legs.  Even going potty was a struggle as I would have to hold him up. Needless to say, this took a toll [...]

Acupuncture for Arabelle Blu: A Happy Tail

Acupuncture for Arabelle Blu:  A Happy Tail Submitted by: Sharon Dilley Arabelle Blu during treatment. At just 5 years old, our Great Dane Arabelle Blu started showing pain in her hind quarters when trying to get up on the bed or couch.  Even touching her hips would result in a cry [...]

How to be Your Dog’s Perfect Valentine

Our dogs love us! They show us in some obvious ways, like jumping up on us or licking us, which are behaviors we don’t always want to encourage--also less obvious ways, like leaning against us or nosing us, or perhaps looking into our eyes.  But what do they need, in terms of love? How can we best [...]

Silas: A Happy Tail

Silas: A Journey from Trauma to Triumph Submitted by Amy Burns   The Trauma Silas came to us from Arkansas.  He had been dragging himself around a very small, rural town, scavenging for food.  An older lady had been feeding him and was finally able to bring him to the local shelter—a [...]

Do’s and Don’ts for a Happy Healthy Thanksgiving with your Pets!

With social distancing, many of us will be celebrating Thanksgiving this year at home with our pets.  A popular question we get this time of year is..."Can my pet have Thanksgiving table scraps?" Some pets have special dietary needs, so always check with your vet first, but there are some general feastly foods that are [...]

Pets on Halloween: 5 Safety Tips

5 Safety Tips for Your Pets on Halloween 5 Safety Tips for Your Pets on Halloween: Keep your pets in mind on Halloween while you're decorating, wearing costumes, and passing out treats. But it can also be a stressful and potentially dangerous time for your pets. Here are 5 tips to make it a [...]

Pet-Only Vet Appointments

Why Pet-Only Appointments In the Spring, the Janesville Veterinary Clinic transitioned to pet-only vet appointments as part our comprehensive response to COVID-19.  Our priority is the health and safety of our employees and their families, our patients, and our community as a whole.  As we cannot practice adequate social distancing in our exam rooms, [...]

2019 Holiday Giving Tree

This year we're mixing things up so we can spread the love! Stop by either clinic to pick up a wish list tag off the tree from one of these recipients: Kadlec Ranch Cat Rescue Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin Valley of the Kings Heartland Farm Sanctuary Deadline for dropping off donations at our clinics [...]

Lacey’s Recovery with VSMT

Submitted by Cheryl and Vickie Bliss We have seen VSMT work on our 4-year old Lacey who injured herself last February after the big ice storm when our backyard was ALL ice.  At first we though it was her back left leg, as she had a severe limp.  Her tail was drooping and she [...]

20+ Years of AAHA Accreditation

July 22nd is our proudest day of the year, because it's AAHA day!  We've been AAHA accredited for over 20 years, and we're pretty proud of that.  So why is it such a big deal? Most people don't realize that veterinarian hospitals are not held to the same standards that human ones are. AAHA is the [...]

Fear-Free 4th of July Holiday

More pets are lost over the 4th of July holiday than any other day of the year.  Here are a few tips for pet owners to ensure your furry kids are extra safe and fear-free: People usually begin setting off fireworks several days before the holiday. On the Fourth of July, as well as [...]

Cat Scratching Clues

A Clawful Dilemma There are only a few behaviors that cause big rifts between cats and their owners.  Scratching is one of those behaviors.  We become frustrated when the cat damages our belongings or otherwise destroys our home! The old way to address this was to have the cats declawed.  That way they could [...]

2019 Pounds of Love Pet Food Drive Results

Our 2019 pet food drive was a HUGE success!  As a result of MANY generous donors, we collected over 11,000 pounds of pet food for Friends of Noah's C.A.F.E.  The C.A.F.E distributes pet food to Rock County families in need [...]

Pounds of Love Pet Food Drive Underway!

We are once again collecting donations for the Friends of Noah's C.A.F.E., which distributes pet food to Rock County families in need through area food pantries. Last year, we were able to bring in over 13 TONS of pet food, with the help of generous donors like you.  You can drop off cash or pet [...]

No More Mites for Bear: A Happy Tail

Bear's Recovery from Mites Overcoming Mites by Dr. Kelly I first met Bear when he and the Lundbergs first visited the Janesville Veterinary Clinic for a second opinion on chronic skin issues.  At the time, Bear, a 1.5 year-old black Lab, more closely resembled a Mexican Hairless. He was [...]

Unspooky Vet Visits

Take the SCARE out of pet care with unspooky vet visits! Unspooky vet visits are a high priority for us at Janesville Veterinary Clinic.  No vet visit should be traumatic for our furry family members.  We also can better treat the patient using fear-free techniques.  High stress levels can interfere with our ability to examine [...]

Tyson’s Recovery: From Muzzles to Manners

We asked Tyson's owner Ted Jappert to share his pet's story of recovery: Before His Recovery I received Tyson from a friend that had to move and could not keep him anymore.  Tyson was complicated.  He wasn't very social with people, particularly men.  He had nowhere else to go, so I decided to take [...]

3 Surprise Facts about Flea, Tick & Parasite Control

Is my dog's flea & tick control product toxic? If you own both cats and dogs, you should use a topical product for your dog that does not contain pyrethrins.  If your cat and dog spend a lot of time together, snuggling and/or grooming each other, your cat is at risk of coming into contact [...]

Tips for Fear-Free Veterinary Visit

Our goal is to help provide your pet with a fear-free veterinary experience.  We have fear-free certified professionals on staff, and we employ dozens of techniques to ensure your pet is cared for emotionally as well as physically during his/her vet visit.  There are a lot of things you can do as a pet-owner, too, [...]

Anesthesia in Pet Dental Care

As part of our AAHA accreditation, The Janesville Veterinary Clinic adheres to strict guidelines to ensure the best possible dental care for your pet, including the use of anesthesia. Our staff is trained to carefully follow all AAHA guidelines during dental cleanings and procedures. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, 80 percent of [...]

New Year Pet Resolutions

Most of us already have full schedules, and the thought of more commitments can be overwhelming, but there are a few simple things you can do to ensure that your pet has a safer, healthier year!   Re-Examine Eating Habits JVC Practice Manager Jane's dog, "Juba" More than half of pets in the U.S. [...]

Healthy Fall Lunches for Kids Without Fur

It's Back to School month for the kiddos!  That means time to pack some yummy healthy lunches right? Here's an example of a Hotchkiss lunch. Be sure to explore all the fun lunchboxes out there with different compartments! As parents, Dr. Mike and I made the decision years ago to pack our kids' lunches [...]

8 Meal-Planning Tips for Busy Petowners

Healthy meal-planning for the humans in your life can be very challenging--especially on top of long hours at work, kids with endless needs, dog walks, or whatever else happens to be on your plate. It may seem impossible, but I'm here to tell you it's not!  In fact, planning your meals can actually reduce the stress of not having healthy [...]

Diagnosis & Treatment of Zoe the Dog

Diagnosis:  Zoe Has a New Lease on Life Zoe before treatment, weighing only four pounds, after suffering from Addison's Disease. Diagnosis "Zoe “Woofy Girl” is 9 years old.  In the fall of 2015, she started experiencing some sudden symptoms.  She had a [...]

Mindfulness in the Kitchen

Is anyone else’s mind racing 24/7?  I think this is the norm for me.  My cause of death may be suffocation by post-it notes! This month’s energy is devoted to becoming more mindful when cooking.  The risk of not doing this is forgetting ingredients, or even injury due to burns or knife cuts.  We also risk [...]

8 Healthy Tips for Kids without Fur

Give them credit! Sydney eating roasted cauliflower It’s easy to assume your kids won’t try or like a certain healthy food, but sometimes repeated exposure is the key.  Offer them new foods OFTEN, and don’t give up!  We had to present eggs over and over to my daughter Sydney until she finally [...]

Rescue & Recovery of Scooter the Dog

Scooter the Dog's Happy Tail Dr. Mike I first met the dog Scooter while he was at the Humane Society.  Dr Coder had asked for a second opinion on him while I was there helping with other things. Scooter came to HSSW flea ridden and missing hair on 3/4 of his body. [...]

Healthier Irish Stew

Healthier pets start with healthier pet owners! Who doesn’t like soups and stews on a cold rainy spring day?!  This healthier Irish Stew recipe is great for busy moms because it’s a one-pot meal. I recently made this on a weekend and used our garage as a second refrigerator.  I stored the stew out in the cold [...]

Healthier Brownies Using Sweet Potatoes

Dr. Mike and I have been together nearly 24 years and have two children and 3 cats.  We both have extremely busy careers so making it "all work" can be quite taxing! Like all parents, we want our kids to grow up loving to eat real food, as well as knowing how to cook it.  [...]

Pet Teeth : How to brush them

February is Pet Dental Health Month! Find out why dental health is so important to the overall health of your pet, and how to brush your pet’s teeth. View this video for tips!

On Being Consistent

Consistent Training We think of our clinic as a family, and we have weekly training sessions to ensure that each member of our team is consistent.  For example, our staff members follow a certain protocol for using treats during appointments.  This helps ensure your pet has a warm and familiar experience every time he or [...]

Feeding Treats

January is Train Your Dog Month! We advise our clients to bring their dogs in to pet visits hungry because pets are more motivated to “earn” treats with positive behavior. The same is true at home. If you are feeding a dog positive reward treats too often, he or she can be less motivated to respond [...]

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