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Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some questions/answers that we are frequently asked. If you have additional questions that aren't covered here, please feel free to give us a call at Sewell Animal Hospital.
Our hospital is open Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm. We are closed for lunch from 12PM-1PM and Thursday after 12PM. The clinic is closed on Saturday and Sunday.
2. Do I need to have an appointment?
Yes, patients are seen by appointment. Walk-ins are welcome and seen after scheduled appointments.
3. What forms of payment do you accept?
Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover.
4. Can I make payments?
Payment is required at the time of service.
5. At what age can I have my pet spayed or neutered?
Spaying or neutering can be done at approximately 6 months of age. Your pet is given an exam prior to surgery to help determine whether your pet is healthy enough to undergo the surgical procedure. Current vaccinations are required at the time of surgery. Also a pre-anesthetic blood screen is recommended prior to undergoing anesthesia and surgery.
6. What is the pre-anesthetic blood screening?
This is a blood test that is run here in the clinic prior to surgery. It tests the organ functions, blood counts and clotting function of your pet. The pre-anesthetic blood screening is done to assure safety during surgery and the ability to heal following surgery.
7. How long do the sutures stay in after my pet's surgery?
Procedures involving sutures require them to be removed in 10-14 days following the surgery.
8. Is it a good idea to let my pet have at least one litter?
No, there is no advantage to letting your pet have one litter. However there are plenty of advantages to having you pet spayed or neutered. These advantages include decreasing the chances of breast tumors later in life, decreasing the chance of cystic ovaries and uterine infections later in life, decreasing the desire to roam the neighborhood, decreasing the incidence of prostate cancer later in life, helping prevent spraying and marking, and also decreases the surplus of unwanted puppies and kittens.
9. Do you board pets?
Yes, we do boarding for our clients. We have boarding space for both dogs and cats. We also can board birds and other small animals, but you will be required to bring your own cage and food for your pet.
10. What are your kennels like?
Our dog kennels are both indoor and indoor-outdoor runs. Animals from the same household can play together outside during the day but sleep in separate kennels at night for their own safety. Dogs are bathed the morning they go home if they stayed longer than one night. The cat boarders are housed in a separate area away from the dogs. Blankets and food are provided for our boarders, but you are always welcome to bring your own.
11. How many vaccinations should my puppy or kitten get and when do they get them?
We recommend 3 booster vaccinations starting at 6-8 weeks old and spaced out every 4 weeks. Your puppy or kitten will also get its rabies vaccination during its last booster visit. We also recommend frequent deworming when your pet is young and this includes during each of the vaccination visits. However, every vaccination protocol is tailored to each individual pet.