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At Granbury Animal Clinic, we get a ton of interesting questions from pet parents. Below are some common FAQs that might help answer any questions or concerns.
Should I get pet insurance?
Every pet owner should consider pet insurance even if you believe you have enough money to cover veterinary costs. Pet insurance could save thousands of dollars if your pet gets sick or injured. Pet Insurance could prevent you from taking on lasting debt or forgoing veterinary care.
Can I give my pet aspirin?
Giving any over-the-counter medications to your pet without speaking to your veterinarian is not recommended. Veterinarians prescribe aspirin for dogs and cats, but aspirin has some severe side effects that pet owners must be aware of.
Is it important to vaccinate my pet?
Yes! Pets should be vaccinated to protect them from highly contagious and deadly diseases. Experts agree that the widespread use of vaccines within the last century has prevented death and disease in millions of animals. Even though some formerly common diseases have become uncommon, vaccination is still highly recommended because these serious disease agents remain in the environment.
Does my pet need a dental every year?
Dogs and cats require routine dental care but not yearly dental cleanings. The current recommendation is regular oral exams at least once a year by a veterinarian, ideally during your pet’s annual wellness checkup.
Does my pet need a heartworm test every year?
The American Heartworm Society recommends annual testing, even when your dog is on heartworm prevention year-round, to ensure the prevention program works. Heartworm medications are highly effective, but dogs can still become infected. If you miss just one dose of a monthly medication or give it late, it can unprotect your dog.
Which vaccines should my pet receive?
When designing a vaccination program, veterinarians consider the pet’s lifestyle, related disease risks, and the characteristics of available vaccines. “Core vaccines” (e.g., rabies, feline panleukopenia, feline viral rhinotracheitis, feline calicivirus infection, canine distemper, canine parvovirus infection, and canine hepatitis) are recommended for most pets. Additional “non-core vaccines” (e.g., feline leukemia, canine kennel cough, and other vaccines) may be appropriate based on the pet’s particular needs.