1. Do I have to continue on heartworm and flea and tick prevention all year around even through the winter months?
In this part of the state of Texas, it does not get cold enough to kill off all the mosquitoes, fleas, and ticks. So year-round heartworm and flea and tick prevention is a must for your pets protection.
2. My dog stays inside all the time, why do I need heartworm prevention?
Since it only takes one bite of an infected mosquito to get heartworms, all dog must be on prevention. Even dogs that only go out to potty have a chance to get a mosquito bite or one might get into the house at night through the door. Since heartworms can be a fatal disease, we don’t want to chance it.
3. I have been hearing alot about the Rabies problem in Texas, do I need to be concerned with that?
Due to the fact Rabies is a Zoonotic disease (warm blooded animals get it) it is always a concern. Texas has a very high incident rate of Rabies, Denton alone in the first 3 months of this year has had 14 confirmed cases of Rabies. Do to the high rate of Rabies, all dogs and cats must be vaccinated yearly. Please report any of the following symptoms if you notice them:
- Wild animals which seem to be friendly or tame.
- Wild animals–coyotes, foxes, bats, skunks, and raccoons–which you do not usually see in the daytime.
- Animals that have a hard time walking, eating, or drinking.
Excitement or meanness in animals.
- Animals that bite or scratch at an old wound until it bleeds.
Do not approach any animals that are wild or present with these symptoms. Please report them to the Denton Animal Control at (940) 349-7594.
4. When do you recommending spay or neutering my pet?
We can spay or neuter your pet as early as 3 months of age. We feel that a female should be spayed before her first heat cycle and a male neutered before he develops any bad habits.
5. When do you recommend vaccination my puppy or kitten?
We recommend vaccines at 6 weeks, 9 weeks and finally at 12 weeks. At the 12 weeks vaccine we finish the series with Rabies.
6. My dog or cat has bad breath, what can I do?
Often an animal has bad breath due to dental disease. We recommend coming into the clinic for a dental exam. If you mentioned you saw it here, you will receive a free dental exam from one of our qualified technicians. Please make an appointment today for your dental exam – call us at 940-380-9393.
7. Can Laser surgery be benificial to my pet?
Research shows that using a laser instead of a traditional scalpel blade significantly diminishes pain response, inflammation, and bleeding. Please feel free to ask about wither your pet is a candidate for laser surgery verses conventional surgery.
8. What are the main surgeries that the laser is used on?
The main surgeries we use the laser on are cat declawings, tumor removals, and oronasal surgery.