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You might have the same questions that we often hear

So we put together a small list of some frequently asked questions from our clients. If you have a question that isn’t answered here. Feel free to contact us at 810.606.1199 or email us.

Are wellness exams important?

We recommend regular wellness exams for the same reason your physician and dentist recommends them – if you can detect a problem in its early stages, it’s more likely to be treated and resolved with less expense, less difficulty and better success.

I know my pet is getting older. How do I keep them healthy?

Older pets can develop many of the same problems seen in older people, such as cancer, heart disease, liver disease, diabetes, weakness, senility and joint or bone disease.

Senior pets require increases attention, including more frequent visits, possible changes in diet. Consult with us the best possible plan for your aging pet.

What are some ways to keep my pet healthy?

We have 7 recommendations for you:

  1. keep your pet at a healthy weight
  2. exercise your pet
  3. feed you them a balanced, nutritious diet
  4. Have Cross Veterinary Clinic examine you pet at least once a year to make sure your pet is healthy
  5. Vaccinate your pet against potentially deadly diseases.
  6. Keep your pet free of parasites, fleas, ticks, heatworm, etc.
  7. Spay/neuter your pet
Do I need pet insurance?

Pet insurance isn’t for everyone, and there’s no magic formula that will tell you if it’s right for you and your pet. If you’re considering pet insurance, talk to us and do some research on your options.

How can I protect my dog in the summer?
  1. Never leave your dog in the car
  2. Make sure your dog has shade when outside and unlimited access to fresh water
  3. Take your walks with the dog in the evening hours when it is usually cooler.
  4. Also, when walking, make sure you try to stay off hot surfaces such as asphalt, because it can burn their paws
  5. Keep your dog free of external parasites (fleas, ticks)
  6. Consider clipping or shaving dogs with long hair coats and even apply sunscreen to dog’s skin if they have a thin coat.
Importance of cat vaccinations

They can help protect your feline from:

  • Rabies (this can be spread to people)
  • Feline panleukopenia (feline distemper)
  • Feline herpesvirus infection
  • Feline calicivirus infection
  • Feline leukemia (FeLV)
  • Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) infection
  • Heartworm disease
  • Intestinal worms (roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, tapeworms, etc., some of which can also infect people)
Importance of dog vaccinations

Your canine can live healthier will preventing these diseases with vaccination and deworming:

  • Rabies (this can be spread to people)
  • Canine parvovirus infection (\”parvo\”)
  • Canine distemper
  • Leptospirosis
  • Canine adenovirus-2
  • Canine parainfluenza
  • Canine coronavirus
  • Canine influenza
  • Lyme disease
  • Bordetellosis (\”kennel cough\”)
  • Heartworm disease
  • Intestinal worms (roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, tapeworms, etc., some of which can also infect people)