Why is a Fecal Sample Needed?

By February 27, 2018 0 Comments

A fecal examination is the microscopic evaluation of feces. The test is indicated for dogs, cats, puppies, kittens with diarrhea, straining, lack of appetite or vomiting as well as during the kitten and yearly health exam. Negative results help determine health or may exclude the presence of disease and gastrointestinal parasites. Fecal examinations are primarily…

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How Long is a Cat in Heat?

Estrus in the queen (female cat) is defined as the time during the reproductive cycle when she displays interest in mating. Estrus begins when the queen allows the male to mount and breed, and ends when her receptive behavior ceases. In cats, mating behavior is required to induce ovulating. Domestic cats usually reach sexual maturity…

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How Much Does it Cost to Microchip my Pet?

By January 10, 2018 0 Comments

I had some questions recently about microchips for dogs and cats. I answered a question last week about if it hurts and have had some new questions about the cost. The average cost to have a microchip implanted is around $60 to $70, which is a one–time fee and often includes registration in a pet…

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Does it Hurt to Get a Microchip?

Many clients ask us – does it hurt my dog or cat to get a microchip? In general, It won’t hurt any more than a routine vaccination – having a microchip implanted doesn’t even require anesthetic. The procedure is similar to administering a vaccine or a routine shot. The microchip comes preloaded in a sterile…

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My Pet Drank Christmas Tree Water. Is That Harmful?

Keep pets away from Christmas tree water! The water can be stagnant or contain bacteria. Trees can leak sap and the water can contain fertilizers that leak from the tree to the water. Christmas trees are fertilized to make them grow faster. They also are sprayed to keep the pests and blight off them with…

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