The following are some of the most frequently asked questions that pet parents have concerning their pet’s behavior. If you have a question that is not answered below or you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact our office at your convenience.
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When should I spay/ neuter my pet?
We recommend that both dogs and cats be fixed after six months of age.
How soon can my pet eat after surgery?
We recommend introducing food and water slowly after surgery. Offer your pet small amounts of water when you get home. After your pet can keep water down you can go ahead and offer some food. We recommend feeding about half of what your pet normally eats that night. You can return to your normal feeding the next day.
Should I feed my pet before surgery?
No. Remove your pets food and water after 8pm the night before surgery. If your pet has been fed prior to surgery it may be necessary to reschedule the procedure.
Do I need a doctors appointment for Vaccines?
Patients who come due for annual vaccines, and have been seen by a doctor within the las 12 months can make a vaccine appointment with a technician. These appointments last 5-10 minutes and you only pay for the vaccines, no appointment fee.
What are technician appointments?
Our technicians are trained to perform select routine procedures to save you time and money. A technician appointments last about 5-10 minutes and can be scheduled Monday thru Thursday from 9:00am-11:30am and 1:30pm-3:30pm and Friday 9:30am-11:30am and 1:30pm-2:30pm. Please call to make your appointment.
Technician procedures include
- Nail Trims
- Anal Gland Expression
- Microchip Implant
- Heart Worm Test
- Allergy Injections (must be diagnosed and prescribed injection dose with a doctor prior to scheduling a technician appt)
When Should I Vaccinate My Puppy/Kitten?
We recommend that Puppies and Kittens receive their initial vaccinations in a series at 8 weeks, 12 weeks, and 16 weeks. Dogs and cats should receive a booster of theses vaccines annually.
These Vaccines include
- DAPPV-L4 (Canine Distemper, Adenovirus, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus, Leptospirosis)
- BORDATELLA (Kennel Cough)
- FVRCP (Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Feline Calicivirus, Feline Panleukopenia
Do not consider your puppy or kitten fully vaccinated until they have received and initial vaccine and boosted twice at 4 week intervals.
What Should I Do If My Pet Gets Into Something Poisonous?
If your pet has gotten into something potentially toxic we recommend that you immediately call the Pet Poison Help Line at (855) 764-7661 where you will talk to a Board Certified Toxicologist (fees and charges may apply). They will provide you with a case number which you will then give to us. we will then treat your pet according to the toxicologists recommendations.
Do I need to see a doctor in order to get my pet vaccinated?
You do not need to make a doctor appointment for vaccines if your pet has been seen by one of our doctors in the most recent three years. New clients, and those patients who have not been examined by a doctor in the last three years will need to schedule an appointment with a doctor for vaccines.
How often should I have my dogs teeth cleaned?
We recommend that your pet have a sedated dental cleaning once every year. Teeth cleanings help prevent dental disease. Maintaining good oral health in pets can improve their overall quality of life and extend their lifespan.