Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What financing options do we offer?

A: We accept cash, major credit and debit cards including American Express, checks, and Care Credit the medical credit card.

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

A: After your pet's first vaccinations Escatawpa Animal Clinic recommends annual blood work and check-ups.

Q: Does my pet truly need a dental procedure?

A: 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.

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

A:At six months old cats and dogs are mature enough to be spayed or neutered. We recommend that all pets being spayed or neutered to prevent unwanted behaviors and minimize the chance of health issues such as infections or cancer.

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

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

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

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