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FAQ’s

  1. I treated my pet for fleas and it is not working?
  •  Not all household pets are treated.
  •  Pet owners think indoor pets won’t get fleas.
  •  Pet owners think all fleas are killed immediately upon treatment.
  •  Pet owners think they should not see fleas on their pets once the pets are treated.
  •  Pet owners think once the fleas are gone, they can stop treatments.
  •  Pet owners only consider the fleas they see, not the eggs, larvae, and pupae.
  •  Pets continue to explore places flea development thrives.
  •  Untreated neighborhood pets and urban wildlife have access to the yard.
  •  Flea products are not properly applied or are split between pets.
  •  Environment where pets live were not treated for flea infestation.

  1. What vaccines should my puppy have and when?  

Your puppy should be vaccinated 3 to 4 times with a 5-way vaccine.  The puppy should be vaccinated 6, 9, and 12 weeks of age.  If the puppy is a high-risk breed, it may require a longer initial vaccination protocol against canine parvovirus.  Rottweilers, Doberman pinschers, pit bulls, Labrador retrievers, German shepherd dogs, English springer spaniels, Alaskan sled dogs are considered to be more susceptible to canine parvovirus infection than are other breeds of dog.  Your puppy should also be vaccinated for Rabies at 6 months of age.  This should be a 1 year vaccine.  This would also be a good time to spay or neuter your puppy.

  1. What vaccines should my kitten have and when?

There are 3 vaccines we carry for kittens.  They are FVRCP, Feleuk and Rabies.  Your cat should be vaccinated for all 3.  The FVRCP is done at 6, 9 and 12 weeks of age.  The Feleuk is done at 9, 12 and 16 weeks of age.  The Rabies is done at 6 months of age.  This should be a 1 year vaccine.  This would also be a good time to spay or neuter your kitten.                                

Why should you vaccinate your cat for Feleuk:

CAUSES of Feleuk (FeLV)

  • Cat-to-cat transmission—bites; close casual contact (such as grooming); shared dishes or litter pans
  • Transmission of the virus from the mother cat (known as a “queen”) around the time of birth—fetal and newborn kitten death from 80% of affected queens; transmission across the placenta or through the milk in at least 20% of surviving kittens from infected queens

RISK FACTORS

  • Age—kittens are much more susceptible to infection than are adults
  • Male—result of behavior
  • Cat allowed outside; free roaming cats
  • Multicat household
  • Test cats for FeLV before initial vaccination; if pre-vaccination testing is not done, advise clients that the cat may already be infected
  1. What can I do, my pet was sprayed by a skunk?

Here is a recipe:

1 quart of Hydrogen Peroxide unopened

¼ cup baking soda

1 Tablespoon of liquid dish soap

Mix.  Apply and leave on for 10 minutes.  Rinse.  Do not wash off.

  1. My pet keeps urinating on the carpet or marking the furniture, what can I do?

Use ½ lemon juice ½ water in a spray bottle.  Spray area.  They do not like the citrus smell and this makes your house smell better.

  1. What should I bring to the appointment if my pet has a urinary problem or intestinal problem?

If your pet has a urinary problem, please collect a urine sample close to appointment time.  Please put in a solid container with a lid.  To collect urine, use a pie pan for dogs.  If your pet is a cat, do not let him use the litter box before leaving the house.  If you can not collect urine, tell the receptionist at time of appointment.  DO NOT WALK YOUR DOG BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT!

If your pet has an intestinal issue, please collect a fecal sample.  This sample needs to be as fresh as possible.  If snow on the ground, take him to an area that has the least amount or clear him a spot to go.  Put sample in a sealed bag.