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Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some questions/answers that we are frequently asked. If you have additional questions that aren't covered here, please feel free to give us a call at Larue County Animal Clinic.
Our hospital is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 7:30am to 5:00pm. Wednesday the office is open from 8:00am to 12:00 noon, but the doctor is not in the office. On Saturdays we are open from 9:30am until 1:30pm. The clinic is closed on Sunday.
2. Do I need to have an appointment?
We prefer appointments, but do take walk-ins.
3. What forms of payment do you accept?
Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard , Visa, and Care Credit
4. Can I make payments?
Payment is required at the time of service.
5. At what age can I have my pet spayed or neutered?
Spaying or neutering can be done at approximately 4 months of age ( on large breed male dogs we prefer to wait until they are fully developed ). Your pet is given an exam prior to surgery to help determine whether your pet is healthy enough to undergo the surgical procedure. Current vaccinations are required at the time of surgery. Also a pre-anesthetic blood screen is recommended prior to undergoing anesthesia and surgery.
6. What is the pre-anesthetic blood screening?
This is a blood test that is run prior to surgery. It tests the organ functions, blood counts and clotting function of your pet. The pre-anesthetic blood screening is done to assure safety during surgery and the ability to heal following surgery.
7. How long do the sutures stay in after my pet's surgery?
Procedures involving sutures require them to be removed in 7-10 days following the surgery.
8. Is it a good idea to let my pet have at least one litter?
No, there is no advantage to letting your pet have one litter. However there are plenty of advantages to having you pet spayed or neutered. These advantages include decreasing the chances of breast tumors later in life, decreasing the chance of cystic ovaries and uterine infections later in life, decreasing the desire to roam the neighborhood, decreasing the incidence of prostate cancer later in life, helping prevent spraying and marking, and also decreases the surplus of unwanted puppies and kittens.
9. Do you board pets?
Yes, we do boarding for our clients. We have seperate boarding kennels for dogs and cats.
10. What are your kennels like?
Our dog kennels are all indoor. The dogs are let out into our indoor exercise facility twice daily while they are boarding. The cat boarders are housed in a separate area away from the dogs. Blankets and food are provided for our boarders, but you are always welcome to bring your own.