How safe is my pet’s procedure?
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.
How often should my pet have an exam and blood work?
Remember that an average ratio between our furry friends and humans is approximately 7 years. This means that if our pet has not been to the veterinarian in the past year, it is the equivalent of a human not having a checkup in seven years. More frequent examinations, blood work, and dental examinations can help extend your pet’s life by as much as 25%.
Does my pet truly need a dental procedure?
The overwhelming answer is absolutely yes! Tartar is loaded with bacteria that gets into the bloodstream transmitting harmful bacteria to your pet's internal organs. These bacteria can limit the lifespan of your pet.
How important is nutrition for my pet?
Similar to human food intake, a diet appropriate for the age of your pet high in quality protein and fiber, low in fat is essential to the health of your pet. Animal Medical Center offers Hill's Science Diet wellness and prescription lines.
How long should I wait to bring my pet to the veterinarian if I notice a change in their behavior?
It is always important to call Animal Medical Center immediately for an appointment when your pet exhibits a change of behavior or sudden weight gain or loss.
What if I begin to notice visible parasites for the first time on my pet?
Flea and tick preventatives have improved greatly in recent years. These preventatives are safe and effective in a wide variety of forms. At Animal Medical Center, we fit the preventative product to the pet's problem and environment. Parasite control is of great importance to eliminate disease carrying parasites.