Q: How often should my pet have an exam and blood work?
A: It is recommended that your pet come in for a yearly check-up and blood work. Depending on your pet’s breed and age, and any existing health issues, Dr. Adams may suggest more frequent check-ups, blood work, and other tests - common with older pets or when following up a post-surgical procedure.
Q: Why does my pet need a dental procedure?
A: Did you know that oral disease in pets can begin as early as one year of age? Without regular cleaning, bacteria begin to collect and harden on the teeth, forming tartar. These hardened bacteria will not only cause disease of the teeth, mouth, and gums, but can ultimately cause permanent damage to the heart, liver, and kidneys.
Dr. Adams has successfully performed countless veterinary dental procedures, and he will bring this same level of care to your pet. Regardless of the age or condition of your pet’s teeth, Sand Mountain Small Animal/Equine Hospital can help them live a longer, healthier life through regular dental care.
Q: At what age should I have my pet spayed or neutered?
A: At Sand Mountain Small Animal/Equine Hospital, Dr. Adams recommends sterilization for all pets not used for breeding purposes between 6 to 9 months of age. Spaying and neutering help with animal population control and prevents unwanted pets. Just as importantly, sterilization can also improve the overall health of the pet, and avoid certain reproductive diseases, including some types of cancer. If your furry friend has not been spayed or neutered, call the caring professionals at Sand Mountain Small Animal/Equine Hospital today!
Q: When is pain management recommended for my pet?
A: It is important to remember that our animal companions feel pain in much the same way as people and that if it hurts us as people, it will hurt our pets as well. For this reason, Dr. Adams has made pain prevention medication mandatory for all surgical procedures. Other issues that can cause our pets pain include trauma, osteoarthritis, joint issues, back, and hip problems, as well as many disease states. One of the primary goals at Sand Mountain Animal Hospital is to keep your pet as comfortable as possible. If your pet is facing a surgical procedure, or if you suspect they may be suffering from a painful condition, please call us at Sand Mountain Small Animal/Equine Hospital.
Q: Are financing options are offered or will payment be expected at the time of service?
A: Payment is expected at the time of service at Sand Mountain Animal Hospital. We accept cash and all major credit cards. Care Credit is also accepted, in the event your pet has an unforeseen need.
Q: How do I make an appointment for me pet?
A: Appointments cannot be made through Sand Mountain's website or Facebook page. To make an appointment, please call (256) 593-1980.