My pet seems to have fleas. What can I do?

Successful flea control involves:

  • Eliminating fleas from your pet. It is important that all pets in your home are on flea preventative monthly. With the many choices we have today, we can provided you with the safest and most effective flea preventive for your pet’s needs.
  • Controlling fleas in the environment. A number of different products are available which will kill the stages of the flea life cycle present in your home such as foggers and insecticides applied by professional pest control operatives in your house.

What is Heartworm Disease and how can I protect my pet?

Heartworm is transmitted by a mosquito bite that is passed through saliva. Once your pet is bitten by a carrier mosquito the larva is carried through the bloodstream to the heart and lungs where they mature into adult heartworms. Having your pet on heartworm prevention will prevent your pet from heartworm disease, and also prevents a number of intestinal parasites that your pet may come into contact with. It will also prevent the transmission of intestinal parasites to people and children.

What should I do after my pet is spayed or neutered?

Rest and restriction of activity are the primary post-operative care you should provide. Most dogs can resume normal activity five to ten days after surgery. Until then, no leash walks, no running, no climbing stairs, and lots of rest. Check your pets incision to be sure there is no redness or swelling once or twice daily.

Why should I spay or neuter my pet?

  • Spaying and neutering your pet increases the pets chances for a longer healthier life.
  • Decreases population for unwanted puppies and kittens.
  • Will help male dogs from roaming.
  • Decreases the chance of developing cancer or uterine infection.

Why should my pet have bloodwork done before going under anesthesia?

Performing bloodwork before anesthesia will alert the doctors to potential risk your pet may have in undergoing anesthesia. Preanesthetic blood testing allows for screening of the liver, kidneys and blood sugar. If bloodwork is abnormal, the procedure may need to be rescheduled and additional tests may be needed.

How can I make my pets visit less stressful?

First, make sure your dog is on a leash and your cat is secure in a carrier. Although your pet may do fine off leash, other pets get nervous. Second, you could bring in your pets favorite treat and reward him or her for good behavior.

Can I bring my pet in without an appointment?

We are by appointment only to assure an appropriate time is spent with your pet.

Do you bill me for services done?

Elective procedures are provided on a Cash/Check/Credit Card basis due at time of service. We accept Care Credit (a credit card used only for medical cost). You can apply in our office or go to carecredit.com. You will have instant access to your Care Credit account when you are approved.

Do you offer boarding and grooming services?

  • Yes! We offer Boarding Services Monday through Friday 7:30am – 6pm and Saturday 8am – 12pm.
  • We are closed on Sunday so we do not have Sunday pick-up times.
  • Your pet will be let out to exercise 3-4 times daily.
  • You may bring their food, medications and favorite toy. We provide bedding and bowls.
  • Our groomer is here Tuesday-Thursday.
  • Grooming services are by appointment only.

Note: Your pet does have to be current on vaccinations (Dog) Rabies, Dhpp, Bordetella (Cat) Rabies, and Crp before an appointment or boarding reservation can be made.