Unfortunately, there is nothing over the counter that can
be given for pain in pets.
The COVID-19 virus can be transmitted from humans to
animals through close contact. Pets, such as cats and
dogs, have been known to contract the virus primarily
after close interaction with individuals infected with
COVID-19. If you suspect your pet may have COVID-19,
please contact our office to schedule an appointment.
This is a great question and a very frequently asked
question! Heartworm disease is a disease that is easily
preventable but painful and expensive to treat.
Heartworm disease comes from a simple mosquito bite. If
you think about it, mosquitos don't have boundaries that
prevent them from entering the home, as they definitely
won't set off your house alarm. In addition to mosquitos
being able to easily enter the home, unlike up north, in
Florida, we do not have a “mosquito season,” and these
pesky insects are around all year long. Any time your
pet goes outside, even if just for 1-2 minutes to potty,
there is a chance they could be bitten by a mosquito.
All it takes is one infected mosquito to infect your fur
baby with this painful and deadly disease. For more
information on heartworm disease, visit the American
Heartworm Society at:
When it comes to fleas, think of it this way: do you
treat your home for termites even though you don't see
them and/or they are not currently damaging your home?
Prevention is best! Why wait for your fur baby to be
infested with fleas before treating it? Flea allergy
dermatitis (a skin contact allergy) is also very common
in pets. A common myth is that in order for your pet to
have a flea allergy, you would see the fleas on your
pet. This is often not the case with a flea allergy. The
most common allergy from the flea is its salvia, meaning
once a flea bites, your pet can break out and have a
terrible skin reaction, even if the flea is no longer on
your pet. This will cause your pet to itch like crazy
and can develop into a skin infection, including hair
loss, hot spots, and a very uncomfortable pet. Again,
prevention is the best way
to keep your pets healthy and their veterinary costs to
Unfortunately, this depends on what your pet ate. We
encourage you to call our hospital to discuss this with
our staff. Please keep in mind that there is often
nothing that can be done over the phone and that it does
require a visit to the office so our veterinarian can
perform a thorough examination to see how your pet is
Although veterinarians are very knowledgeable, there are
many things they may not be able to anticipate. There
are so many things that can be toxic to pets, and that's
why pet poison hotlines were created. Pet poison
hotlines have a very large database and can let you know
if your pet needs to see the veterinarian based on what
was ingested and how much was ingested. For more
information on Pet Poison Hotline, visit
YES! If your veterinarian recommends your pet wear an
e-collar, or cone of shame, it is because it is
necessary for your pet to heal as quickly as possible.
Unlike humans, pets cannot be told not to itch, scratch,
lick, or bite at things, and often, this is their first
instinct. If your veterinarian recommended an e-collar
to be worn at all times, it means at all times,
including when you are “just taking a quick shower,”
“just going to the bathroom,” etc. Pets are very good at
being sneaky, and depending on what the e-collar is
protecting, this could mean big problems for your pet
and your wallet. Pets can break through multiple skin
layers and even open incisions without stopping
themselves! If your veterinarian recommends your pet
wear an e-collar, please make sure your pet does just
that. If you have difficulties with your pet and are
wearing the e-collar, give us a call to discuss.
Sometimes, there are some tricks that can help solve
some common issues.
Unfortunately, we do not provide multi-pet discounts, as
each pet uses their own diagnostic equipment and treatment
supplies. We do offer discounted examination fees for
litters and a free first pet visit for new clients!
Unfortunately, we are not able to offer any payment plans
and full payment is due at the time services are rendered.
We accept a variety of payment forms such as cash, all
major credit cards, CareCredit, and TruPanion pet
You are welcome to bring the pet into the office to scan
for a microchip.
We are unable to take or house any pets in our
Please contact your local humane society or animal care
and protective services regarding when the pet can be
dropped off with them.
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