Why should I spay or neuter my pet?
Spaying (removing the ovaries and uterus) a dog or cat eliminates heat cycles and pregnancy, ovarian cancer, uterine infections (called pyometra), and uterine cancer. If they are spayed before their first heat cycle, it reduces the risk of mammary (breast) cancer too.
Reduces roaming behavior. Most of the pets that we see that are hit by a car are intact, especially intact male dogs.
Neutering (removing the testicles) pets eliminates the risk of testicular cancer and reduces risk of prostate disease. It also reduces urine marking and certain types of aggression.
At what age should I spay or neuter my pet?
We typically recommend having the procedure performed between four and six months of age. This way they do not go into heat or have the desire to mate with others.
As long as the pet is healthy, we can do the procedure well into their senior years, as there are still health benefits.
What types of foods can be toxic / poisonous to my pet?
Foods that can be harmful to pets include, and therefore should be avoided include (but are not limited to): grapes/raisins, onions, chocolate (especially dark chocolate), macadamia nuts, rising bread dough, sugarless gum containing xylitol, and moldy foods can all be toxic.
We do not recommend regularly feeding human food to pets, as this can be a bad habit to start, as well as predisposing to digestive upset (vomiting/diarrhea), weight gain, and pancreatitis. If you must, please stick to low fat items and limit the quantity. Remember, a “bite” to a 10 pound dog, is the equivalent to about 10-15 bites for humans…so be careful.
How much is it to board our dog, Pugsley?
We are planning a trip October 8th through the 11th. We would drop him off the morning of the 8th and pick him up the afternoon of the 11th.
Boarding for all size dogs is $19.23 per night. That includes 2-3 walks per day as well as food, water, treats, blankets and administering any medications the pet may need to take while boarding. Dogs must be current on all vaccines including Rabies, Distemper/Parvo, Bordetella and a fecal/internal parasite check.