FAQs

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FAQs

How safe is my pet’s procedure?

No procedure is 100% safe - infections or reactions and other complications can arise from even seemingly minor procedures – but the staff at Lake City Animal Hospital will take every precaution necessary for the safety and wellbeing of your pet. You are encouraged to discuss any procedure recommended by your Lake City Animal Hospital veterinarian regarding benefits and risks.

How often should my pet have an exam and blood work?

It is recommended that your pet come in for a yearly check-up and blood work. Your Lake City Animal Hospital veterinarian will best be able to determine if more or less frequent testing is necessary for your pet’s breed, age, or any special needs or medical conditions.

Why does my pet need a dental procedure?

Like humans, your pet’s oral health plays an important role when it comes to overall health. If your Lake City Animal Hospital veterinarian recommends a dental procedure, it may be to treat any number of conditions, like an infection or to correct an abnormal bite that could affect jaw movement, causing pain and a decrease in appetite.

How important is nutrition for my pet?

A healthy diet is important for any pet. Lethargy, behavior issues, illness, digestive problems, and skin conditions can be linked to a poor diet. Even with a normal, healthy diet, sometimes pets can have specific dietary needs that need to be addressed, like vitamin deficiencies. Your Lake City Animal Hospital veterinarian will be able to address your dietary concerns.

How long should I wait to bring my pet in if I notice a change in behavior?

Changes in behavior can be a warning sign that something is wrong with your pet. If you notice a significant change, contact your Lake City Animal Hospital veterinarian. Depending on the symptoms they might suggest an appointment for further evaluation.

What should I do if I notice parasites on my pet?

If you notice parasites on your pet or in your pet’s stool, contact the Lake City Animal Hospital. Your veterinarian may want to see your pet to determine what kind of infection your pet may have and what treatments may be needed. You might also be asked to gather a stool sample. Other pets may also have to be treated, whether or not they are exhibiting symptoms.

What if my pet has an after-hours problem?

Lake City Animal Hospital has a veterinarian on call after hours. Call the regular office and an answering service will contact the available Lake City Animal Hospital.

Lake City Animal Hospital
770-974-3536

In cases of a major medical emergency, Lake City Animal Hospital refers our patients to the following facilities:

Cobb Emergency Veterinary Clinic
630 Cobb Parkway North
Marietta, GA 30062
770-424-9157
Fax: 770-424-8064
Email - supportstaff@cobbevc.com
Open 24 Hours / 7 Day a Week
Open on holidays

Cherokee Emergency Veterinary Clinic
7800 Highway 92
Woodstock, GA 30189678-238-0700
678-238-0700
Fax: 770-924-3721
Open 4pm to 9am on weekdays
24 hours on weekends
Open on holidays

Be sure to follow up with your Lake City Animal Hospital veterinarian.

At what age should I have my pet spayed or neutered?

Lake City Animal Hospital Depending on the breed most cats and dogs can be neutered as early as eight weeks, but it should be done before they reach six months. Your Lake City Animal Hospital veterinarian will be able to determine when would be the right time for your particular pet.

What are heartworms, and how can I prevent my pet from getting them?

Heartworms are a parasite that can be potentially fatal to dogs. Heartworms can permanently damage the heart and other organs. There are many preventative treatments available – talk to your Lake City Animal Hospital veterinarian about treatment options.

When is pain management recommended for my pet?

Whether your pet is suffering from illness or injury, pain management plays an integral role in the healing process. Pain management is also critical in end-of-life care to make sure your pet remains calm and comfortable. Your Lake City Animal Hospital veterinarian can best assess your pet’s needs and prescribe the best course of action for your pet.

What financing options do you offer, or is payment expected at the time of service?

Lake City Animal Hospital City Animal Hospital accepts payment via Cash, Check, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, Debit, American Express. In cases of treatment for medical emergencies, Lake City Animal Hospital accepts Care Credit, a healthcare financing credit card.

So that we can continue to provide you high quality service utilizing the best medical technologies, we request that payment be made at the time services are rendered.

We provide estimates for all surgeries and hospitalizations. If you have not received an estimate, you are welcome to request one at any time for your expected charges.