Q: How often should my pet have an exam and bloodwork?
A: Dr. Johnson at Adairsville Animal Hospital recommends yearly exams and bloodwork for healthy adult animals. Younger pets will need more frequent visits as they require immunizations and sterilizations. Based on their individual needs, senior pets generally require more frequent visits and bloodwork for wellness and disease prevention.
Q: How long should I wait to bring my pet in if I notice a change in behavior?
A: Dr. Amy Johnson recommends making an appointment at Adairsville Animal Hospital for your pet as soon as you notice a change in their usual behavior. Animals will often hide their pain due to their instincts, and a change in their normal actions may indicate a painful condition for your precious pet. Behavior changes may also be associated with issues unrelated to their health such as moving to a new home or welcoming a baby to your household. Dr. Johnson has extensive experience in determining if changes in your pet are due to health-related issues, so please call one of our caring staff members right away if you notice a difference in your pet’s behavior.
Q: What should I do if I notice visible parasites on my pet?
A: You should bring your pet to a veterinarian right away if you observe fleas, ticks, mites, or any other parasite on your precious pet. These parasites are not only disgusting, but they can also carry disease which can harm your pet or even a family member! Adairsville Animal Hospital carries a full line of flea and tick preventatives, which have all been selected by Dr. Amy Johnson based on the safety and efficacy of each product. Depending on the label of the preventative, many of the products we carry can be administered to puppies and kittens as young as eight weeks of age. Stop parasites before they infest your constant companion by placing them on a year-round preventative from Adairsville Animal Hospital.
Q: What if my pet has an after-hours problem?
A: Adairsville Animal Clinic is not open after hours or on weekends. However, we recognize that emergencies do arise and immediate help may be necessary for your pet. We recommend our clients reach out to the following emergency hospital: Northwest Georgia Veterinary Emergency Center, located at 111 John Maddox Drive, Rome, Georgia 30165. Please call ahead if possible at 706-204-8425.
Q: At what age should I have my pet spayed or neutered?
A: At Adairsville Animal Hospital, Dr. Amy Johnson recommends sterilization for all pets not used for breeding purposes between 4 and 6 months of age. Spaying and neutering help with animal population control and prevents unwanted pets. Just as importantly, sterilization can also improve the overall health of the pet, and avoid certain reproductive diseases, including types of cancer. If your furry friend has not been spayed or neutered, call the caring professionals at Adairsville Animal Hospital today!
Q: What financing options do you offer and is payment expected at the time of service?
A: Adairsville Animal Hospital strives to provide the highest quality veterinary care for our clients. To allow our hospital to continue to service our clients and their pets in this manner, payment is required in full at time of service. We accept cash, check and credit card. Unexpected illnesses and emergency surgeries arise, and Adairsville Animal Hospital recognizes that these are not often anticipated. Our hospital has partnered with Care Credit, which can offer financing in these difficult situations. Please visit www.carecredit.com for more information.