Frequently Asked Questions

How safe is my pet’s procedure?

Mandeville Animal Hospital takes all necessary precautions when doing any procedure, no matter how major or minor. Our staff will monitor your pet’s vital signs and pain levels from the time they enter our clinic until they head home with you. Rest assured that Drs. Brian take your pet’s safety and health very seriously.

How often should my pet have an exam and blood work?

At the very least, your pet should come into Mandeville Animal Hospital for a check up once a year. Yearly vaccine boosters and routine exams can prevent harmful illness in the future. Of course if you notice that your pet is not acting normal or is in obvious pain please call our clinic for an appointment.

Why does my pet need a dental procedure?

Regular teeth cleaning can prevent harmful bacteria from building up and infecting an animal, but sometimes your pet will show signs of dental disease no matter the preventative measures. Our pets will show signs of decreased appetite and whining while eating when they have an abscessed tooth or decaying gum disease. Mandeville Animal Hospital is well equipped to handle all dental procedures needed.

At what age should I have my pet spayed or neutered?

Mandeville Animal Hospital recommends waiting until your animal is at least 6 months of age before pursuing spay and neuter procedures.

What are heartworms and how can I prevent my pet from getting them?

Heartworms are parasites that are spread to dogs and even some cats through mosquito bites. The best treatment for heartworm disease is preventative disease! Mandeville Animal Hospital carries a wide variety of heartworm preventative including chewy treats and injectable medicines.

What financing options do you offer and is payment expected at the time of service?

Mandeville Animal Hospital aspires to provide the best care possible for your pets. In order to do this we do require payment at the time of service. If financing options are needed we work with Care Credit so that your pet is not denied the best care possible.