FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How safe is my pets procedure?
Just as in human medicine, the overall safety of any procedure is based on the type of treatment your pet needs. For example, a spay or neuter for a young animal is generally safer than a cancer treatment for a senior animal. Regardless of your pet’s medical needs, the caring veterinarians at the Vet Med Clinic of Ocean Springs takes the greatest possible care of your furry family member! Our hospital has the latest technology including digital x-rays, blood work diagnostics, and anesthesia, as well as monitoring before, during and after your pet’s medical event.
How often should my pet get a check up and blood work completed?
At the Vet Med Clinic of Ocean Springs, our doctor recommends yearly exams and blood work as necessary. Taking proper care of your pet during their younger years can mean fewer medications as they age, and may extend the life of your pet.
What are heartworms, and how can I prevent them?
Heartworms are extremely common on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and can infect both our dogs as well as our cats. Heartworms are transmitted from mosquitoes. Unless your pet is on a heartworm preventative, the young worm can mature into adults which can cause serious damage to the animal’s blood vessels, lungs and heart, and may even cause death. Remember that a monthly preventative not only keeps your dog or cat healthy, but is less expensive than having to treat adult heartworms. Our staff can determine which preventative is right for your pet.