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(Frequently Asked Questions)
My dog has worms that look like grains of rice, what are they?
These are usually the internal parasites called Tapeworms. Your pet gets Tapeworms from the ingestion of a flea. 

How can I prevent Tapeworms?
You can prevent Tapeworms by keeping your pet on a flea preventative;and if your pet is a dog keep them on Heartworm prevention such as Iverhart that controls tapeworms. 

What are Heartworms?
Heartworms are parasites that mature in the chambers of the heart and block major arteries, causing heart failure and death. .

How do animals get Heartworms?
When the mosquito feeds, it can transmit infective larvae to the healthy dog. The larvae penetrates the dog's skin it migrates through the tissues and develops over the next few months, eventually reaching the dog's heart. 

Are Heartworms treatable?
Yes, the doctor will decide what is the best action to take after x-rays are done. 

How do you prevent Heartworms?
There are several medications for Heartworm prevention that you give monthly.  Speak to your Veterinarian and they can suggest the correct preventative for your pet. Also, see our pharmacy page.

How often should a puppy/kitten get their shots?
A puppy/kitten should have their vaccinations at 6 weeks, 9 weeks, 12 weeks and 16 weeks. .

How old does my pet need to be to get a rabies shot?
A puppy/kitten gets their Rabies vaccination on their 4th and last set of puppy/kitten shots at 16 weeks. 

How old does my pet need to be to get "fixed"?
Kittens and puppies should be anywhere from 6 to 9 months old to be neutered or spayed. 


2609 Bemiss Road
Valdosta Ga, 31602
Phone: (229) 244-2244
Fax: (229) 244-2079
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Mon. - Fri. 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Sat. 8:00AM -12:00PM

For after hours emergency care, call 229-244-2244.

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