Q: When should new puppies and kittens come in for their first visit?
A: Puppies should have their initial examination around 6-8 weeks and kittens around 9 weeks of age if there are no signs of any problems or concerns. Multiple immunizations at different visits will be required to get your new pet’s immune system ready for exposure to the environment outside your home. Puppies and kittens are highly susceptible to viruses, infections, and/or parasites and proper early care and screening help to give your new baby the best start in life.
Q: How safe is my pet's procedure?
A: Each individual procedure will vary from pet to pet and condition to condition. As with humans, the older the individual the more precaution needs to be taken. Typically a physical examination, review of the patients' medical history and blood work are recommended with older patients. These precautions will make a procedure as safe as possible with a senior pet.
Q: Why does my indoor pet need heartworm preventive?
A: Indoor pets need heartworm preventives because heartworms are transmitted by mosquitoes, and mosquitoes can certainly enter our homes. Both dogs and cats should be on heartworm preventives.
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. On Call Veterinary offers the newest and most efficient food for your pet available today.
Q: What if I begin to notice visible parasites for the first time on my pet?
A: Flea and tick preventatives have improved greatly in recent years. These preventatives are safe and effective in a wide variety of forms. At On Call Veterinary, we fit the preventative product to the pet's problem and environment. Parasite control is of great importance to eliminate disease carrying parasites.