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Las Palmas Pet Clinic FAQs
Whether you just got your very first pet or have had pets all your life we all have questions. These questions below are just a small sample of questions we get on an average day. If you have a question not covered here or need additional information please call us at 435-7732 or email us by selecting the button on the right.
Q: How old does my pet have to be to get vaccinations?
A: Puppies and kittens need to be at least 6 weeks old before being vaccinated.
Q: How many vaccinations does my pet need?
A: Your puppy will be vaccinated 4 times, each being two weeks apart. A fifth vaccination will be done when the puppy turns 6 months old. After these 5 it will need to be boostered yearly.
Q: Is it required that my pet get the rabies vaccination?
A: Yes, every dog and cat over 3 months is required to have a rabies vaccination.
Q: Will getting my pet spayed or neutered effect their personality?
A: Any personality change resulting from the spaying or neutering of your pet is general positive. Pets that have been fixed tend to be calmer and do not desire to roam as much as those that have not been fixed. Also, the health benefits are of having your pet fixed include less risk of some cancers.
Q: At what age can my pet be neutered or spayed?
A: We can neuter or spay your pet after they turn 4 months old. The younger your pet the better. Also, Your pet can really never be too old to have neutered or spayed.
Q: Is it alright if I give my pet table food?
A: No, your pet should not eat table food. We have seen too many cases of pets getting very ill and near death from getting leftovers. A good brand of dry or wet food has everything your needs.
Q: How often should I bathe my pet?
A: No more than once every 7-10 days. When bathing your pet use a gentle shampoo with aloe and oatmeal.
Q: What are heartworms?
A: Heartworms are parasitic worms spread by mosquitos that can live in a dog's heart. In the heart the worms grow and multiply causing coughing, breathing difficulty and eventually death.
Q: How do I find out if my dog has heartworms?
A: If your dog is over 6 months of age we can do a test in our office to check for heartworms. The test takes 10 minutes and can be done while you wait. If the test is negative or if your dog is under 6 months it can be put on a monthly prevention to protect them from heartworms. We strongly recommend that every dog stay on the prevention for life.
Q: My pet is getting up there in age, what can I do to make sure he/she stays healthy?
A: Like people, older pets need special attention. We recommend doing bloodwork to ensure that the body is performing like it needs to. A general exam by the veterinarian will check the eyes, ears, heart, lungs and body to spot any problem areas. Older pets can still be a valuable member of the family for years to come if problems are caught and treated in a timely manner.
Q: Is it ok if my pet eats some chocolate?
A: No, chocolate can be toxic to dogs. Make sure that Halloween candy is placed high enough to be out of reach of your dog.