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Frequently Asked Questions- FAQs

A lot of questions surround our minds about taking the right care of pets, especially when we have got our first baby home. Our veterinarians at Anderson Animal Hospital and Wellness Center have tried to answer some of the commonly asked questions regarding getting a first pet and when you need to take them to the vet. Read on to find out.

  • I Have Got a New Pet. What Should I Do?
    Congratulations on this addition to your family! One of the first things you should do when you bring your new pet home is to introduce him or her to us – your veterinary care team. Puppy and kitten visits offer a unique opportunity to get you and your new pet off on the right foot!
  • What Happens at the First Visit at Anderson Animal Hospital and Wellness Center?
    Your puppy or kitten visit will include a full “nose-to-tail” physical examination. We will look for any signs of illness and make sure that your newest family member is in good health. We are here to answer your questions about nutrition, training, vaccinations, grooming, parasite protection, and overall health. We can offer tips for introducing your new pet to other pets and family members. Even if you are a very experienced pet owner and have had puppies or kittens before, each pet is unique and offers an opportunity to learn something new! We welcome your questions and look forward to addressing any concerns you may have. The more educated you are about your pet, the better able you will be to care for them, we strive to offer you all the support you need.
  • Why Should I Take My Pet for a Wellness Visit?
    Puppy and kitten wellness visits present an opportunity to discuss your new pet’s recommended vaccine schedule and the best plan for parasite testing, treatment, and prevention. Our goal is to give you the best advice for your puppy or kitten. We will work hard to help you understand your pet’s unique health considerations, encourage you to be involved in decisions regarding your puppy or kitten’s health care. These visits are an excellent way to get your new pet started on the road to a long, happy and healthy life. Let’s take these important first steps together!
  • What Is Titre Testing?
    Titre Testing is a means of determining whether your pet has enough antibiotics (immunity) to defend against some serious infectious diseases that they have already been vaccinated for; like distemper, parvovirus, hepatitis and panleukopenia. We feel titres are especially helpful for pet owners that want their pets adequately protected from viral disease but would like to minimize the frequency of vaccinations or for pets that have significant adverse responses to vaccines. A positive titre indicates adequate protection and no vaccination is required. If you have further questions about titre testing, please do not hesitate to call us at 204-237-4555.
  • Should I Consult a Vet for My Pet’s Nutrition Needs?
    From the very first day, you bring a new pet home through to the final days of its life, nutrition plays a critical role in your pet’s overall health and disease prevention. However, many pet owners often find themselves overwhelmed with the choices. Did you know that specially formulated diets can assist in the management of various medical conditions, including kidney disease, diabetes, arthritis, heart disease and obesity? Do you know how many calories your pet should have each day and whether you are over (or under) feeding? Are you comfortable reading and interpreting pet food labels? Would you like more information on grain-free, holistic, natural or raw diets? We offer expert advice to help you negotiate the complicated array of choices. Whether your pet has special dietary needs due to a medical condition or needs to shed (or gain) a few pounds, our nutritional counselling team can help. We offer counselling in dietary selection and feeding practices during various life stages such as growth, pregnancy, nursing, and the “golden years.”
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