How safe is my pet’s procedure?
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 bee 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.
What age should I have my puppy or kitten spayed or neutered?
For young and adult animals who are generally healthy, Riverview Animal Hospital recommends yearly exams. For more senior and sick animals then more frequent exams and blood work is Typically, your new puppy or kitten may be spayed or neutered at six months of age. Also, your pet can still have the procedure performed after reaching adulthood. Call Crossgates Veterinary Clinic today to schedule your pet’s spay or neuter procedure!
What should I do in case of an emergency?
Remain calm, do not panic. Protect yourself from injury-pets in pain may scratch or bite. You may want to carefully wrap a large towel around your pet. If there is a chance of back or neck injury, carefully place the pet on a wooden board or padded ironing board and minimize movement during transporation. Apply direct pressure to any area with active bleeding. In case of possible poisoning, seek immediate treatment and bring any product packaging. Call your family veterinarian for advice in any possible emergency situation. Call the Pet Emergency & Specialty Center for information and instructions. For your pet's safety, please post our number for future reference. In some emergency situations, minutes may count. We welcome any questions concerning your pet's health. Our experienced staff is available around the clock to assist you.
I am interested in adopting the animal, what should I do?
Call or come by the clinic for more information. 601-932-1245
What if I begin to notice visible parasites for the first time on my pet?
The parasite preventatives have developed greatly over the past ten years. In the past there were questionable techniques that have since been replaced with safe and effective ingredients that eliminate the disease-carrying parasite with out harming your loved one.
Does my pet truly need a dental procedure?
The overwhelming answer is absolutely yes! Bacteria can accumulate in the mouth transmitting harmful bacterial to your pet’s internal organs. This bacterial can limit the lifespan of your pet.