Below are top questions patient have asked. Please feel free to contact us if your questions are not
Campus Vet Clinic
|Can I get a discount if I have to leave my dog there for an extended period of time?
||In the past, we have offered discounts for extended stay customers. These
are on a case by case basis and we try our best to make such cases as
affordable as possible. Generally, we will require a minimum of a 20 day stay to consider
discounted rates. As this can vary from case to case, please contact us for more
questions. Just because your pets stay for extended times doesn't guarantee you
a discount. Certain requirements and situations must be met to qualify.
|How often do my dogs get out to play?
||As long as the weather isn't severe, they will be outside on
average 5-6 hours per day. They are let out twice in the morning and twice in
the afternoon/evening. In case of severe weather (cold, snow, rain, heat), they
will be let out if possible to go to the bathroom and then they will play
inside in groups. Most circumstances allow us to still get outside to play but
our top priority is your pet's safety and we will do what is necessary to keep
|Do dogs ever get into fights? What happens if they do?
||There have been a few
times where dogs have gotten into quick altercations. We have changed our
rules and have no longer taken toys out in the yards, which has caused fewer
incidents. We have also set up a trial day system which gives us a
chance to meet your dogs and to make sure that we provide an adequate atmosphere for
your pet. If any dog comes into our facility and is having a hard time
adjusting to our social environment, we will do the best we can to work with
these dogs,however safety is our number one concern. In the few cases when a
dog would be injured, we have a Veterinarian on staff to look over all dogs involved. The
family of the dog will be contacted and informed on the situation that arose.
|If my dog is injured while staying with you, am I going to be stuck with a large bill from your Vet?
||If your pet is injured during your stay, you will be charged for the doctor's
time, medications dispersed, and any material cost that is used. We also try to split the bill 50/50 between the two clients that were involved
in the altercation. Being that every case is different, it is hard to say
an average amount charged. Any major costs will have to be approved by you,
unless it is a life threatening situation. In that rare instance, we would
do whatever it takes to best care for your dog.
|Why is it so important to get my pet's teeth cleaned?
||Most infections and
organ diseases an animal gets start from the mouth...just like humans. Rotting
teeth and other oral infections spread all over your pet’s body. By spending
$200 (on average) a year, you will extend your pets life, improve the quality of
its life, and save thousands in future medical bills.
|What is Canine Influenza?
H3N8, is a highly contagious respiratory infection in dogs. It causes flu-like
symptoms, including coughing, sneezing, nasal discharge, and in some dogs may
progress to pneumonia. Dogs at highest risk are those who visit boarding,
daycare, and grooming facilities where a large number of dogs are present. All
dogs un-vaccinated against the virus are susceptible to infection. Canine
Influenza is transmitted by direct contact with infected dogs and by aerosols through
coughing and sneezing. It can also be spread on food and water bowls, collars,
leashes, and by the clothes and hands of people who handle infected dogs. The
virus is inactivated by washing with soap and water.
Treatment of the virus consists of supportive care for the duration of the
sickness. Dog owners should contact their veterinarian if they believe their
dog has symptoms consistent with the virus. Infected dogs showing symptoms, and
even infected dogs not showing symptoms, are contagious for 7-10 days. It is
recommended that these dogs be isolated from other dogs for a full two weeks
while the virus is running its course. After 14 days, the dog is no longer
contagious. The H3N8 virus has only been isolated from dogs and is not
believed to be transmissible to humans or other species of family pets.
Diagnosis consists of a visit to your dog's veterinarian, where they may take
swabs from inside the dog's nose or throat. Your veterinarian may also draw a
small sample of blood at the initial visit and then ask you to return 14 days
later for a second blood draw. These samples are then submitted to a diagnostic
A vaccine for this virus has recently become available. The vaccine contains an
inactivated virus, so the vaccine itself cannot cause respiratory infections.
Numerous studies have been conducted on the vaccine and no side effects have
been noted in dogs aging in range from puppies to seniors. Although the vaccine
does not always prevent infection, it has been shown to greatly reduce the
severity and duration of the illness.
The Canine Influenza, H3N8, vaccine is available at Animal Campus Veterinary
Clinic for $25.
|What is so good about laser surgery as opposed to the old-fashioned way?
||Laser surgery has been
shown to cut back on blood loss during the surgery, minimize infections after
surgery, and leave your animal feeling less pain after surgery and recover
faster. It is a little more expensive than traditional surgeries, but it gives
you the option to improve the quality of care your pet gets. Animal Campus
offers both types of surgeries, so you can choose what option is best for you
and your pet.
|What is Lepto 4-way? Why is it now required by your Boarding and Daycare buildings?
4-way is a shot to help prevent Leptospirosis. Leptospirosis is a very serious
bacterial infection that affects the kidney and liver. If not treated early, it
can seriously harm your pet and, in some cases, cause death. Lepto can be spread
through animal urine. If a dog infected with lepto urinates in a body of water
such as a pond or puddle, it can possibly contaminate it. It can also be passed
by urine containing Lepto touching an open wound or splashing in an animals
eyes. Lepto can be spread to humans. Signs of Lepto would be yellow-colored
eyes, vomiting, fever, failure to eat, reduced urine, urine may be brown in
color, and lethargy.
Animal Campus chooses to make this a required vaccine because we do offer a
pond and we want to protect all of our guests. While this disease has never
been a problem here, we want to prevent it at all costs.
The Lepto 4-way shot is offered at our vet clinic for $9.
Please call us for more info on this and anything else relating to your pets
Campus Vet Clinic - (414) 427-2700
|How much playtime does my dog get during the day?
they are playing both outdoors in our acre and a half play yard and indoor area
for around 7 hours a day. Our daycare follows school rules when it comes to
weather and holidays. If schools are closed, we are closed.
|Will my dog get dirty while at the Daycare?
||YES! :) We
average about 25 dogs per day and they always seem to find the mud. Certain
times of year are worse than others but for the most part there is a great
chance your pup will get dirty. Especially due to the fact that we have a pond.
We will wipe down your dog at the end of the day to get rid of most of it but
we do offer a discounted go home bath for all our customers. The prices for the
baths range depending on size and behavior.
|What is the benefit of Daycare for my dog?
||There are many
benefits. The main benefit is socializing your dog. So many people I talk to
get upset when their dog growls or barks at people and other dogs. Not to mention
not being able to play with a new or unfamiliar dog when they see one at a
family event or a park. Just as kids learn social skills in daycares and
schools, dogs learn the same thing at our daycare. They get use to the
different smells and behaviors and have a watchful eye on them at all times.
Another benefit is if you just need a break and need a sitter for the day. We
have many customers that are remodeling their house, have a new baby, or have
other distractions around so they don't have the time or energy to watch them.
Daycare is the perfect way to give your dog a fun play day while you get your
|Do you groom cats?
||Yes. A cat groom is
$40 and includes the haircut, a nail trim, an ear cleaning, and a wet rag wipe
down to remove any extra hair. We do not bathe cats. In our experience, cats are
so frightened by the new environment and unfamiliar smells they tend to urinate
on themselves, defeating the purpose of the bath. Of course, if you would like a
bath we can attempt it at no extra charge. If your cat doesn't like to be
groomed, we can offer sedation for an additional $25.
|What is included in a full groom?
||A full groom is a
bath with our gold shampoo, a nail trim, ear cleaning (and plucking if required
by breed), and haircut of your choice. For an additional $15 you can get your
full groom upgraded and get a conditioning treatment, anal cleaning, and teeth
|Why are some dogs more expensive than others?
||Our prices are based
on weight and breed. Bigger dogs take longer to do and are more work. Smaller
dogs have less surface area and dry a lot quicker. Some breeds require a
special cut like a "skirt" on a cocker-spaniel or shaved feet and
face on a poodle. These take more time and skill to do, which is why they cost
more. Other factors are the condition of the coat and the dogs behavior. The
more time a groomer has to spend on your dog, the more it will cost.
|If my dog is matted, do I have to get it shaved?
||In most cases, yes. It
is very hard to de-mat a dog. It takes a lot of time and it is painful for the
dog. It can also severely thin out a dog's hair, making it look bad.
De-matting is not possible for dogs with extreme matting. Matting can be caused
by lack of brushing and/or the type of coat. When a dog is matted, it
cannot be given a bath or it will worsen. The water will only tighten up the
mats causing more discomfort for the dog. If the matting ever gets too severe,
it is possible to tear the dogs skin. The best thing for almost all dogs when
they are matted is to shave them and start over. It may not be the best looking
haircut... but hair will grow back.
|Will the length of my dog's hair keep them cooler/warmer during the different seasons?
||In most cases, no.
Dogs are built for weather changes. Some smaller dogs may still require something
to keep them warm (like a sweater or such) in the cold winter and big dogs may
need extra water or shade during a hot summer. But for the most part as long as
there is no matting, the length of their hair has no effect on keeping them
|My dog doesn't like to be groomed. I have been told not to come back to some groomers. What can i do?
||We try to work with all dogs. We
have a very different atmosphere than most grooming shops. We do one dog at a
time which seems to lessen the stress levels for most dogs. There is less going
on, less barking, and it seems to help them relax in an unfamiliar setting. In
the past, we have sedated dogs with extreme behavior problems so we could give
them a haircut. This, of course, was requested by the customer and closely
overseen by our on-staff Veterinarian. We will try our hardest to find a way to
get your dog groomed when no one else will.