Heart Worm Testing
Heartworm disease can be hard to detect in its early stages. That’s why it’s important that you test your dog regularly. Heartworm tests should be administered on a yearly basis because of the long inculcation period as heartworms mature. After mosquitoes transmit the heartworm larvae to dogs, it takes between six and seven months for the parasites to develop and infiltrate into the dog’s bloodstream. While the larvae are developing, the disease is undetectable. When a dog is tested, generally in the early springtime, the test will determine if the dog picked up the disease during the preceding warm mosquito season.
Spay & Neuter
Spaying is the surgical removal of female reproductive organs (ovaries and–in larger animals–the uterus) and is performed on female dogs and cats. Neutering is the surgical removal of male reproductive organs (testes) and is performed on male dogs and cats. Both operations are performed while the dog is under anesthesia. Your veterinarian may want to keep your dog under observation for anywhere from a few hours to several days. The length of the stay is dependent on your dog’s age size, and health. Do not leave your dog overnight at the vet’s office if they do not have techs in attendance. Spaying and neutering can help your pet live a longer, healthier life
One of the best things a pet owner can do to insure the overall health of their pet is to do routine checking of the teeth,