Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

 

Do pets have allergies?

 
YES! Not all pets will experience allergies, but a large percentage 
does especially during the summer months. If the allergies are caught 
in the first stage of symptoms, we can usually treat them with different 
medications. Some pets will require allergy injections, special foods, 
or regular medicated baths. We can help you determine the degree 
of your pets allergies by doing a physical exam when you notice
 your pet suffering from the summer itch.

Can my family get sick from the diseases 
or viruses my pet can carry?

On the most part the answer to that question is no. Most viruses are 
host specific. This means a cat virus will be contagious between 
cats and so on with all other species. There are such things like
sarcoptic mange and ringworm that can be contagious 
between humans and their pets. With proper hygiene, 
most can be prevented.

When should I start heartworm preventative
and flea control?

Frankfort Animal Care Cneter recommends year round heartworm preventative. 
This eliminates the need to rush the pet in during the months 
of  March and April to be tested. If you give your pet
Heartguard all year, you are able to test at any point during that year.  

Frankfort Animal Care Center reccomends year round flea/tick control. If you choose to only use flea/tick control on your pets during the warmer times of the year we recommend starting in March and continuing until a good frost which is usually between October/November.

Fleas/tick dont need warm weather in order to be out, a temperature as low as 30 degrees and you will start to see them. Make sure you continue your preventative long enough so your pet is protected. 

How often does my pet need 
to have their vaccines boostered?

 Each pet should have a regular visit to their veterinarian at least 
once a year. With  a 3 year rabies booster your pet should still get a yearly physical exam to make sure there are 
no abnormalities such as  tartar build up on teeth, 
heart murmurs, tumors, ear or eye problems.

What type of food should my pet be eating?

Well this question can be a tough one with so many food 
products in the market place these days, and we obviously 
recommend keeping "human food" down to a minimum. 
There are certain foods, such as most veggies, that can be 
given to your pet as a substitute for those very high calorie 
snacks sold in most grocery stores. This makes a good 
alternative if you like to reward your pets frequently. 
Remember an overweight pet can lead to many health risks 
just their human counterparts. If you need help 
deciding please feel free to contact any of are 
staff members to lend a bit of advice.

Behavioral Questions:

There are so many points to touch with this subject and so many 
different ideas. If you have any questions regarding the 
following subjects please call us personally so we can decide 
the best plan of action that suits your needs.

-Housebreaking

-Introduction of new pets to already 
established, faithful family friend

-Socialization skills

-Aggression problems

-House soiling problems  

 

 

Why can't you prescribe 
medications over the phone?

Without doing a proper physical it is hard to give a diagnosis! 
There can be so many causes to your pets problem that without 
seeing the pet it's hard to decide what the best treatment will be. 
Please understand we are trying to avoid making the 
pets problem worse in any way.