Pet Tips

Common Questions Asked by Clients

My pet has been bitten by a snake, what should I do?

The first line of defense for snake bites is a dose of Benadryl, and then take your pet to the veterinarian as soon as you can for treatment. Depending on the size of the pet depends on the dose that needs to be given. There are anti-venoms available (Augusta Animal Emergency Clinic @ 1-800-527-0419) if you know what kind of snake has bitten your pet. This kind of treatment starts at $700 and can go up into the $1000s.

How old should my puppy or kitten be before I can treat it for fleas?

Topical flea control from the veterinarian can be used as early as 7 weeks of age. It is not recommended to use any over-the-counter flea collars, shampoos or topical medications on puppies or kittens unless directed by your veterinarian. DO NOT USE DOG FLEA CONTROL ON CATS OR KITTENS! The safest shampoo on puppies or kittens is Dawn or Ivory dish detergent.

What can I give my pet for pain?

DO NOT GIVE CATS TYLENOL (Acetaminophen) products, it is TOXIC. Ibuprofen or Aspirin can be given to dogs for pain. It is best to just call your veterinarian for pain suggestions.

How much does it cost to have my pet spayed or neutered?

Cost is based on age and weight of animal. All prices include pre-anesthetic blood work, general anesthesia, monitoring, pain medication injection and a nail trim.

  • Female Dog $135-$210
  • Male Dog $125-$135
  • Female Cat $110-$120
  • Male Cat $90-$100

Can I pick up some antibiotics for my pet?

Medication cannot be dispensed to patients that have not been examined by a veterinarian.

My pet itches all the time, what is causing it? What can I do to stop it?

Itching can be caused by numerous agents. Some of these include external parasites (Fleas, Mites, Lice, and Ticks), food allergies, insect bites, atopy (allergies to pollen, molds, dander, etc.), contact allergies or infection. To help with the itching temporarily until your pet is seen by the veterinarian, Benadryl can be used.

What can I do if my pet eats something that he/she shouldn’t have?

Sometimes it is necessary to make the pet vomit by using Peroxide. You should call the veterinarian or emergency clinic and let them know the situation before giving Peroxide. It is most important to call as soon as the material has been eaten to prevent any harmful effects on the pet.

Can I make payments?

We realize that emergencies do arise at times, however, We DO NOT allow payment plans. We except VISA/MC and Discover credit cards, checks or cash only. We also offer CareCredit with approval. Follow this link for more information CareCredit, or give our office a call.

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