How do I know if my pet is in pain?
Some signs, such as limping are a clear indicator of pain, but some signs are more subtle. Look for symptoms such as excessive vocalization, lack of appetite, a change in behavior or normal habits, and lethargy. Call us as soon as possible if your pet is showing signs of illness, injury, or pain.
How do I make an appointment?
To make an appointment please call us at (386) 574-1555 to set up a time that is convenient with your schedule. If you need to change or cancel your appointment, we ask that you contact our office as soon as possible.
When is the best time to spay or neuter my pet?
Spay and neuter procedures can be done at most ages, but the best time to spay or neuter your pet is approximately 5 to 6 months of age.
Why I need vaccinations for my pet?
Vaccinations are an essential part of your pet’s health. Vaccines keep your pet healthy and prevent serious diseases. During your pet’s wellness exam, our veterinarian will develop a vaccine schedule tailored to your pet needs that will prevent illness and disease.
What is kennel cough?
Kennel cough is easily transmitted from dog to dog and spread through the air. It is caused by viruses and/or bacterias that affect the respiratory system of dogs. The best way to reduce the severity of the disease is by frequent vaccination. There are several types of vaccinations available to treat kennel cough.
When does my pet need blood work?
We recommend annual blood work to detect infections and diseases, helping us to prevent disease early on. In many situations, early detection is essential for more effective treatment. The type of blood work will be determined specifically for each pet depending on its individual needs. This annual blood test is convenient to do at the time of your pet’s annual heartworm test, but it can be done at any time.
How do I get my pet’s prescription medications?
Our in-house pharmacy has a large selection of prescription medications and therapeutic diets for your family pet. Our Veterinarian can help you select the best medication, choose the proper dosage, and provide information on side effects or interactions. Contact us immediately if your pet experiences an adverse reaction, or if you have any questions or concerns regarding a prescription medication.
How many months should my pet be on heartworm prevention medication?
Heartworm disease is a serious disease transmitted by infected mosquitoes and can be fatal if left untreated. Our veterinarian recommends that all dogs be given year round heartworm prevention, regardless of their lifestyle.
Do I need to brush my pet’s teeth at home?
Yes. Proper at-home dental care is strongly recommended to help maintain the health of your pet. Home dental care for your pet should start early, even before their adult teeth come in. Pet owners should brush their pet’s teeth frequently as toothbrushing is the best method of preventing plaque, calculus, and bacterial build-up. There are also additional options for at-home dental care such as dental formulated foods, water additives, and dental treat.