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Frequently Asked Questions

We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions to help better inform you on your pet's health.

I am concerned about my pet becoming a senior. Will he/she have any special needs?

The short answer is, most likely, yes. Depending on your pet’s breed it can be considered a geriatric between 4 and 7 years of age. As people age, diet, exercise, and routine medical care is very important for their health. These are also important for your pet’s health. Examinations twice a year are necessary because early disease detection is key to a long, healthy life.

Is it important to have my pets teeth cleaned regularly?

Yes! Dental care is important for a long, healthy life. The tartar and staining on your pet’s teeth actually contains bacteria. Left untreated, it can cause premature periodontal disease, heart disease, liver disease and kidney failure.

What are heartworms?

Heartworms are parasites that dogs and cats can get from mosquitoes. The mosquito bites them, depositing larvae that migrate to the heart where they become adults. Despite fur, mosquitoes can still bite dogs and cats and transmit the disease. To protect your pet it is important to have yearly heartworm testing and keep them on a monthly preventative at home. There is no treatment for cats, therefore prevention is imperative. Heartworms are only directly transmitted between pets by a mosquito bite.