PetWise

FAQ

Q: What is your exam fee?

A: $56.00

Q: Why should my pet have regular physicals?

A: Because pet’s age faster than humans do, it is important for a veterinarian to examine them regularly. Annual exams in younger pets and bi-annual exams in pets over 7 years of age help detect early warning signs of disease. Many diseases can be cured or prevented with proper maintenance.

Q: When should I begin my pet’s vaccinations?

A: Puppies and kittens should begin their vaccinations at 8 weeks of age. For recommendations for healthy puppies and kittens please see our forms section.

Q: How often should my pet’s teeth be cleaned?

A: Because every pet builds up tartar at a different rate, this answer varies. The veterinarian can notify you when you pet is due for a dental cleaning after examining you pets mouth. Most patients receive their first dental cleaning around 4-6 years of age then yearly thereafter.

Q: What is the proper procedure for a dental cleaning?

A: For your pet to receive the proper care they must be put under twilight anesthesia. According to California law it is illegal to use metal instruments in an animals mouth with them fully awake. After the are “sleeping” the teeth are probed for pockets and fully examined for abnormalities. The teeth are then cleaned with an ultrasonic cleaner and polished. As a final step a dental sealant is applied to the teeth to prevent tartar buildup.

Q: Why are fecal checks important and how often should they be done?

A: Fecal exams are done to detect parasites. Dogs and cats can get many different types of parasites with some being contagious to humans. To detect parasites fecal exams should be performed annually. For more information on parasites and their routes of transmission please see our forms section.

Q: Is pet insurance available, what are the benefits and what company do you recommend?

A: Yes! Pet insurance is available. Pet insurance gives you the peace of mind that if your pet gets ill you will have financial help. The company we recommend is Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI).

Q: Should I vaccinate my pet every year?

A: Vaccinations are very important for your pet. Veterinarians spend a great deal of time and money researching what is best for your pet. We recommend having your pet examined yearly to evaluate what your pet needs. Please see our forms section for vaccine recommendations.

Q: Why does my pet need an annual physical to refill chronic medications?

A: According to California law, pets must have an exam within 1 year to dispense any medication.

Q: Can you tell me about your boarding facility?

A: We care for dogs and cats. For dogs we have runs that are 3 feet by 6 feet, cages that are 3 feet by 5 feet, and cages that are 3 feet by 3 feet. For cats we have condo’s that are 3 feet by 3 feet per cubicle with the option of up to 4 cubicles. Dogs are walked two times daily with additional walks available. The standard of care for all pets admitted is to be current on vaccinations. Please see our forms section for recommendations on vaccines. While pets are with us we offer many additional services for your pets comfort. We offer grooming, training, extra exercise, special diets, medications and full hospital care.

Q: Do you offer pet training and socialization?

A: We offer both individual training, as well as socialization classes. Please call for details!

Q: Do I need an appointment or reservation for boarding?

A: Yes! We can take your appointment and reservation at (714) 832-8686. Grooming appointments can be taken at (714) 573-0260

Q: Are you open sundays?

A: Yes! We are open for dropoffs and pick ups from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.

 

 

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Updated October 14, 2013
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