Frequently Asked Questions

  • How safe is my pet's procedure?

    Each individual procedure will vary from pet to pet and condition to condition. As with humans, the older the individual the more precaution needs to be taken. Typically a physical examination, review of the patients' medical history and blood work are recommended with older patients. These precautions will make a procedure as safe as possible with a senior pet.

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

    Remember that an average ratio between our furry friends and humans is approximately 7 years. This means that if our pet has not been to the veterinarian in the past year, it is the equivalent of a human not having a check up in seven years. The more frequent examination, blood work and dental examination can help extend your pets life by as long was 25%.

  • Does my pet truly need a dental procedure?

    The overwhelming answer is absolutely yes! Tartar is loaded with bacteria that gets into the blood stream transmitting harmful bacteria to your pet's internal organs. This bacterial can limit the lifespan of your pet.

  • How important is nutrition for my pet?

    Similar to human food intake, a diet that is low in fat and high in protein is essential to the life of your pet. Handsboro Animal Hospital offers the newest and most efficient food for your pet available today.

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

    It is always important to call Handsboro Animal Hospital immediately for an appointment when your pet exhibits a change of behavior or sudden weight gain or loss.

  • What if I begin to notice visible parasites for the first time on my pet?

    The flea and tick preventatives have improved greatly in recent years. These preventatives are safe and effective in a wide variety of forms. At Handsboro Animal Hospital we fit the preventative product to the pet's problem and environment. Parasite control is of great importance to eliminate disease carrying parasites.

  • Why does my indoor pet need heartworm preventive?

    Indoor pets need heartworm preventives because heartworms are transmitted by mosquitoes, and mosquitoes can certainly enter our homes. Both dogs and cats should be on heartworm preventives.

  • Can I charge to pay for my bill?

    We will accept payment via cash, credit cards, check, and Care Credit.