Frequently Asked Questions
How often should my pet have an exam and blood work?
Did you know that often each year for the life of an animal is approximately 7 years for humans? Imagine a 7 year-old dog that doesn’t go to the vet for 3 years. This would be the same as a 49 year-old person not going to the doctor for 21 years! At Farmington Veterinary Clinic, we recommend 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. Call one of our veterinary professionals to set up your pet’s yearly appointment today!
Why does my pet need a dental procedure?
Oral health is one of the cornerstones of a healthy pet. Daily brushing and dental rinse are the gold standard. Cleaning and polishing the teeth while your pet is anesthetized is also needed at times determined by you and the veterinarians here at Farmington Veterinary Clinic. If present, gum disease and abscessed or diseased teeth are a source of pain, infection, and inflammation for your pet.
What are heartworms, and how can I prevent my pet from getting them?
Heartworms are parasites that can affect dogs as well as cats. The heartworm is transmitted when the bite of an infected mosquito transfers larvae into the bloodstream of your pet. The worms then travel to the heart where they live for many years as adults, causing disease in the heart, lungs, liver, and other organ systems of your pet. Preventing heartworms involves regular testing and usually monthly preventatives administered to your pet. Please ask our veterinarians to assist you in choosing the best heartworm preventative for your pet.