Q. What is included in an annual exam?
A. Our doctors do a full physical exam on you pet. This includes:

• Skin • Teeth • Circulatory • Muculo Skeletal • Respiratory • Temperature • Digestive System • Discussion on Nutrition • Urogenital • Discussion on Parasites • Eyes • Vaccine Protocol • Ears • Preventive Medicine • Neural • Any other question • Lymphnodes or concerns you may have • Mucous Membranes

Q. Is the pet food sold in veterinary clinics more expensive that pet food sold in grocery stores?
A. Pet food sold in veterinary clinics is actually more competitive to those sold elsewhere when you compare the daily feeding cost. Veterinary diets are made with quality, nutritious ingredients which generally means less feeding and less scooping! Please talk to one of our veterinarians or a receptionist today to find the right diet for you pet. Our receptionists are trained to discuss all your care related questions including nutrition and our doctors have advanced training to advise you on the best nutrition for your pet.

Q. Should I get pet insurance?
A. When the unexpected happens costs can add up quickly. For your own peace of mind, pet insurance is worth it. Consider these "actual claim costs from a pet insurance company":

• Vomiting and Diarrhea – $1700+
• Hit By Car - $9500+
• Ear Infection - $500+
• Surgery to repair Broken leg - $3800+
• Hospitalization and Surgery to remedy Ingesting a foreign body - $7500+

Helpful Information

    Kittens have their first 25 “milk” or deciduous teeth at 2 to 3 weeks of age. Their 30 permanent teeth begin erupting around 3 months of age. Cats have the fewest teeth of any common domestic mammal.

    Puppies develop their deciduous teeth at 2 week’s of age, their 42 permanent teeth start to appear at 3 months.

    Spaying and neutering your pet will reduce the chances of uterine infection or prostrate cancer.

    It is absolutely not necessary for a female to have a litter first. In fact, it increases health risks and contributes to the overpopulation crisis.

    Worldwide, there are about 3,000 different types of fleas, but the cat flea is the most common to be found on dogs and cats.

    Fleas jump the equivalent of a person clearing a 50-story building.

    The record jump for a flea is 33 cm.

    Victoria is one of the flea capitals of the world.