If your pet is having an after-hours problem, please contact either Emergency and Specialty Animal Medical Center at 205-967-7389, or Alabama Veterinary Specialists at 205-428-5256.
Flea and tick preventatives have improved greatly in recent years. These preventatives are safe and effective in a wide variety of forms. At Pelham Animal Clinic, we fit the preventative product to the pet’s problem and environment. Parasite control is of great importance to eliminate disease carrying parasites.
Puppies should have their initial examination around 6-8 weeks and kittens around 9 weeks of age if there are no signs of any problems or concerns. Multiple immunizations at different visits will be required to get your new pet’s immune system ready for exposure to the environment outside your home. Puppies and kittens are highly susceptible to viruses, infections, and/or parasites and proper early care and screening help to give your new baby the best start in life.
Each individual procedure will vary from pet to pet and condition to condition. As with humans, the older the individual the more precaution needs to be taken. Typically a physical examination, review of the patients’ medical history and blood work are recommended with older patients. These precautions will make a procedure as safe as possible with a senior pet.
Indoor pets need heartworm preventives because heartworms are transmitted by mosquitoes, and mosquitoes can certainly enter our homes. Both dogs and cats should be on heartworm preventives.
Similar to human food intake, a diet that is low in fat and high in protein is essential to the life of your pet. Pelham Animal Clinic offers the newest and most efficient food for your pet available today.