Veterinary Health Care

  • Why is it important that I neuter my pet?

    There are many medical and behavioral benefits to having your pet neutered. Eliminates your pets desire to seek out a female, thereby reducing the risks involved with a free roaming…

  • Why is it important that I spay my pet?

    There are many medical and behavioral benefits to having your pet spayed. Eliminates potential problems and risks involved with pregnancy and birth. Eliminates the common problem of uterine cancer as…

  • When will my female dog experience her first heat or period?

    The size of your dog can determine when her first heat will be. Small breed of dogs reach puberty around six months of age… whereas larger breeds may reach puberty…

  • When will my female cat experience her first heat or period?

    Cats reach puberty around six months of age. A female kitten’s first heat cycle will last about four to eight days and if she is not spayed or mated, she…

  • Are laboratory blood tests necessary?

    There are times during an animals life when blood may be drawn for laboratory tests even though your pet is perfectly healthy. For the young animal, laboratory tests are helpful…

  • Can pets be overweight?

    Obesity is one of the most common diseases that afflict dogs and cats today.  Too much weight can cause some of the same problems in pets as it does in…

  • Should I crate train my puppy?

    We all need a special place to call our very own… a sanctuary of sorts.  Your pet is no different.  Crate training is neither cruel nor unfair, provided your puppy…

  • Will my pet experience any reaction after his/ her vaccines?

    As with any medical procedure, there is a small chance that reactions may develop as a result of vaccination.  Your pet may experience discomfort at the injection site.  Mild fever. …

  • Are vaccines safe?

    A perfect risk-free vaccine does not exist.  However, vaccines have saved countless lives and they continue to be crucial weapons in the battle against canine and feline infectious diseases.  In…

  • How often does my kitten need boosters?

    We recommend every 3 weeks (starting at 6-8 weeks of age) until they are 16-18 weeks of age.  Then we recommend seeing them every 12 months for a wellness exam…