If you’ve recently brought home a brand-new puppy, congratulations! This is one of the most exciting and challenging time, and we would be proud to help you navigate this period.
In addition to an initial health examination to establish a health baseline for your new puppy, we’ll also recommend a vaccination schedule to help protect your pet against common issues including distemper hepatitis, parainfluenza, parvovirus, rabies, and bordetella. We’ll also check for worms and parasites to ensure that your pup is healthy and strong from the get-go.
Have questions about caring for your new puppy’s health? We would be happy to answer them any time!
Bringing home an adorable new baby kitten is exciting, but it also comes with a unique set of challenges—including the importance of establishing proper health practices for your cat’s present and future wellness.
At Sangaree Animal Hospital, we’ll help ensure your kitten’s health now and in the future with a routine examination, fecal exam, and vaccination schedule to protect against common spreadable illnesses such as distemper, rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, and rabies.
If there are other cats in your home, we recommend having your cat tested for some additional diseases such as feline leukemia or immunodeficiency virus. There are also best-practices for introducing your cat into a new home safely in regards to territorial behavior, and we would be happy to advise you on how to do this the right way so all of your pets can get used to each other and happily share your home.
Spaying (in females) and neutering (in males) is a routine surgical procedure that removes the reproductive organs in pets, preventing them from being able to either become pregnant or impregnate other animals.
We strongly recommend spaying or neutering your pet to prevent to provide a range of health benefits for your pet. Spaying and neutering have been shown to reduce the chances of certain cancers and other health problems, and also help avoid concerning behaviors such as domination, aggression, ‘heat’ periods, and excessive marking (peeing on things to ‘mark’ them).
Meanwhile, spaying and neutering will not have any effect on the positive aspects of your pet’s personality, and post-surgical recovery takes only days.
Spaying and neutering are also responsible choices for the animal world at large, reducing unwanted offspring that can end up homeless, sheltered, or euthanized.
Have questions about spaying or neutering? Our veterinary experts would be happy to address any and all concerns you may have.
Does your pet have a microchip? Each year, millions of pets go missing and many don't make it back home. Microchipping your pet is a safe, simple and effective way to prevent this tragedy. About the size of a grain of rice, identification microchips are implanted beneath your pet's skin, usually between the shoulder blades. These chips contain a unique number which is referenced against registration and contact information. Veterinary hospitals and animal shelters across the country are equipped with special scanners capable of reading these microchips. The information connected to the chip is used to reunite you with your pet, so it's important if you move or change your telephone number that you update the registration information.
Sangaree Animal Hospital uses the HomeAgain microchip system. HomeAgain provides a number of very useful services to pet owners such as their National Pet Recovery Database, Lost Pet Specialists, Rapid Lost Pet Alerts, Lost Pet Medical Insurance, Travel Assistance for Found Pets, and more.