Frequently Asked Questions
We noticed that many of our clients have the same questions and concerns so we decided to try and answer some of them here for your convience. We of course encourage you to call us at 405-360-8990 if you are unable to find your question and answer here or would just like to speak to our friendly staff. Sometimes our lines are busy or you call outside of business hours please leave a message and it will be returned as soon as possible.
When should I bring my puppy/kitten in for his/her first shots?
Puppies and kittens should receive their first shots at the age of 6-9 weeks. Puppies will receive a combo shot that will vaccinate for Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Paravovirus and Corona. Puppies should start heartworm preventative and flea and tick preventative. Kittens will receive a combo shot for Feline Viral Rhinotracheatis, Calcivirus and Panleukopenia. Kittens might need to be tested for FELV/FIV at this time and be started on flea and tick preventative.
What animals do you see in your practice?
The most common animals we see are dogs, cats and livestock (goats, sheep,and pigs) but we see poultry (chickens and ducks), rabbits and other pocket pets as well.
When can a dog/cat be neutered/spayed?
Our veterinarians recommend getting your dog/cat neutered or spayed at 6 months of age. Please keep track of the females' heat cycle as there is an extra fee for females in heat or those that are pregnant.
How do animals get heartworms?
Animals get heartworms after being bitten by a mosquito carrying tiny heartworm larvae. There are heartworm treatments available for dogs. The best treatment is prevention.
Do you provide microchipping?
Yes! We provide microchipping for your animals. It is a simple in and out procedure that for most pets only takes 30 minutes. We also provide microchip scans for free to help pets find their way home.
When can I get refills?
Refills will be provided at your veterinarian's discretion. Typically your animal needs to have a current or recent wellness exam and be up to date on vaccinations. Refills include wormer and heartworm preventatives.
What can I do when my dog gets sprayed by a skunk?
Here's a recipe that we recommend for skunk scent removal.
One quart 3% Hydrogen Peroxide
1/4 cup baking soda
1 teaspoon dawn soap (liquid soap)
Bathe the animal in this mixture and rinse with tap water.