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Animal Hospital of Orange Grove



How safe is my pet's procedure?

Just as in human medicine, the overall safety of any procedure is based on the type of treatment your pet needs. For example, a spay or neuter for a young animal is generally safer than a cancer treatment for a senior animal. Regardless of the type of your pet’s medical needs, the caring veterinarians at the Animal Hospital of Orange Grove take the greatest possible care of your furry family member! Our hospital has the latest technology including digital x-rays, blood work diagnostics, and anesthesia, as well as monitoring before, during and after your pet’s medical event. Contact us today to learn more on how we can take care of your pet’s surgical needs.

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 the Animal Hospital of Orange Grove, our doctors 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!

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

Contact the Animal Hospital of Orange Grove right away if you notice visible parasites including fleas, ticks, lice and ear mites on your pet. Our hospital maintains the latest and most effective products for treatment and prevention of parasites that can infect your pet. However, you must remember that you may still need to treat your furry friend’s environment using either a professional pest control agency or an acceptable at-home treatment. Without environmental control, you may continue to see certain parasites until the entire area is treated. Schedule an appointment today for one of our doctors to determine which preventative is right for your pet.

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

Heartworms are extremely common on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and can infect both our dogs AND our cats. Heartworms are transmitted from mosquitoes as juvenile worms known as microfilaria. Unless your pet is on a heartworm preventative, the young worm can mature into adults which can cause serious damage to the animal’s blood vessels, lungs and heart, and may even cause death. Remember that a monthly preventative not only keeps your dog or cat healthy, but is less expensive than having to treat adult heartworms. Our doctors can determine which preventative is right for your pet, based on their needs and circumstances. Schedule an appointment for your dog or cat and get them on a heartworm preventative today!