Frequently Asked Questions
There is no question too big or too small for our veterinary team. We have answers to some of our most common questions.
Do you provide dental care?
How often should I bring my pet in?
My cat is an indoor cat, does s/he still need vaccinations?
What brand of food do you recommend?
Here at ELAH we carry and recommend the full lines of prescription pet foods including Hill’s, Purina, and Royal Canin.
Are grain-free diets bad for my pets?
Recently, the FDA launched an investigation into a potential link between diets (mostly grain-free) and Canine Dilated Cardiomyopathy. Click here to read the article in full.
When should I spay/neuter my kitten or puppy?
Dogs: Typically dogs are neutered around six to nine months of age. If you have an adult dog, they can still be neutered. For canines, spay and neuter recommendations vary based on breed and size of the pet. Your vet will provide you with recommendations based on the individual patient during an exam.
Cats: Kittens can be spayed or neutered as young as six months old. It is recommended that you spay or neuter your cat before they are five months old.
How often does my pet need a rabies shot?
What age to vaccinate my kitten or puppy?
Kittens and puppies require vaccinations between 6-8 weeks, then 12 weeks and 16 weeks. After that, your kitten and puppy should receive annual check-ups to receive routine care and vaccinations.
What is euthanasia?
Is euthanasia right for my pet?
What vaccinations should my pet receive?
The following are the common vaccinations your pet will receive from the time they are a puppy or kitten and when they are an adult animal.
- Rabies (Canines and Felines)
- Canine Parvovirus (Canines only)
- Canine Hepatitis (Canines only)
- Feline Calicivirus (Felines only)
- Feline Rhitnotracheitis (Felines only)
Where do I take my pet in an emergency?
In case of an emergency, immediately call the Animal Hospital. If it is after hours and we are not open, please contact the following:
What type of pets do you provide care for?
We provide veterinary services to both cats and dogs.