Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How old does my puppy or kitten need to be to start their vaccines?
A: Puppies start their vaccines at 6-8 weeks of age. Kittens start their vaccines at 8 weeks of age. Both puppies and kittens require a series of vaccines to be completely protected from the various diseases.
Q: How old does a puppy or kitten need to be before being spayed or neutered?
A: We recommend spaying at 6 months of age before they ever have their first heat cycle. By spaying your pet before they come into heat for the first time reduces the risks of mammary cancer by 85%. Neutering is recommended at 6-8 months of age.
Q: Does my pet truly need a dental procedure?
A: The overwhelming answer is absolutely yes! Bacteria can accumulate in the mouth transmitting harmful bacterial to your pet’s internal organs. This bacteria can limit the lifespan of your pet.
Q: How important is nutrition for my pet?
A: Similar to human food intake, a diet that is low in fat and high in protein is essential to the life of your pet. Our hospital offers the newest and most efficient food for you pet available today.
Q: How long should I wait to bring my pet to the veterinarian if I notice a change in their behavior?
A: It is always important to take your pet immediately to your local clinic when your friend exhibits a change of behavior. Some changes may be insignificant, but others could indicate a more serious change that should be evaluated immediately by your veterinarian.
Q: What if I begin to notice visible parasites for the first time on my pet?
A: The parasite preventatives have developed greatly over the past ten years. In the past there were questionable techniques that have since been replaced with safe and effective ingredients that eliminate the disease-carrying parasite with out harming your loved one.