Unfortunately, there is nothing over the counter that can
be given for pain in pets.
At this time there is no evidence that shows pets have
become ill from COVID-19. While dogs do have a SARS virus,
the virus is specific to dogs and effects the GI tract,
typically causing severe diarrhea. We will continue to
monitor information from the CDC and AVMA and if anything
changes, we will be sure to update our pet parents!
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 the 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 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 your home is not currently being damaged by
them? Prevention is best! Why wait for your fur baby to
be infested with fleas before treating? Flea allergy
dermatitis (a skin contact allergy) is also very common
of 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 with our
staff. Please keep in mind, there often time is nothing
that can be done over the phone and does require a visit
to the office so our veterinarian can perform a thorough
examination to see how your pet is currently doing.
Although veterinarians are very knowledgeable, there are
many things veterinarians may not be able to Why do I
need heartworm & flea prevention if I'm not seeing fleas
and my pet only goes outside to potty? 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 data base and can let you
know if your pet needs to see the veterinarian based off
of what was ingested and how much was ingested. For more
information on Pet Poison Hotline visit:
YES! If your veterinarian recommended 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! Please, if your
veterinarian recommends your pet wear an e collar, make
sure your pet does just that. If you have difficulties
with your pet and 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!
We unfortunately 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 human society or animal care and
protective services regarding when the pet can be dropped
off with them.
We will connect you with a team member who can help. Prefer
speaking with a human to filling out a form? call our corporate