Pet Owner Services at Granite State Animal Hospital, LLC


To ensure that your pet returns home safely, ask your veterinarian about microchipping. Microchipping is a safe and effective way to ensure that you are reunited with your pet if they are lost or leave home.

The process of microchipping is actually really similar to getting a vaccination. A microchip is implanted under the skin between the shoulder blades using a special needle. The owner’s contact information with the pet’s specific microchip number is submitted to and retained by a national database. If the pet goes missing, the owner should immediately notify the microchip company. The company will send out an alert to all authorities within a 100 mile radius. Veterinary hospitals, clinics, and shelters across the country have special scanners that can detect and read the microchips. If your pet is found and the microchip identified, the database can be searched to obtain owner contact information. This is the best way for your pet to be returned home safely.

Behavior Counseling

Even with the right training and lots of attention and love, your dog or cat can develop bad habits or unwanted behaviors. But do not despair or lose hope! Please don't make the mistake of believing that you and your family must live with these problems or worse, consider giving up your pet. Your veterinarian believes most behavioral issues relate to anxiety and the environment thus can be prevented or remedied with behavioral changing techniques. Many pet behavior problems can be treated by their owners with the right tools. Private sessions would be better suited for pets who have very specific behavioral problems. Examples of these issues would be resource guarding, separation anxiety, and aggression. Our veterinarian will treat or refer owners to a trained professional after evaluating your pet’s specific problem.

Nutrition Counseling

Proper nutrition and fresh, clean water are essential ingredients for your pet's overall good health. As your pet's caregiver, nutrition is the most significant health variable that you control.

Feeding your pet the highest-quality food you can afford is one of the best ways you can contribute to their longevity. Although the differences between premium and budget varieties may not be apparent on their nutrition labels, they are in the quality of the ingredients. Both may contain the same amount of protein but be very different when it comes to digestibility and nutritional value. Making the best nutritional choices for your dog or cat not only affects general health but will improve the quality and length of your pet's life.

Every animal is different, so nutrition needs to be catered towards their specific needs. Your veterinarian will go through your pet’s health history with you so that you can both decide what your nutritional needs may be. Together, you can find the right combination of food and exercise for your pet’s wellness.

For more information please contact us by calling 603-894-6099 or send us an email.