Frequently Asked Questions

Why is it important that my pet has an examination or blood tests done yearly?

Each year your pet can age as much as a human does in seven years! This means that if your pet has not been to the veterinarian in the past year, it is the equivalent of a human not having a check up in seven years. It is very important to schedule yearly exams for your pet, especially after they reach the age of five.

What age should I have my puppy or kitten spayed or neutered?

Typically, your new puppy or kitten may be spayed or neutered at six months of age. Also, your pet can still have the procedure performed after reaching adulthood. Call Buck Lake Animal Hospital today to schedule your pet’s spay or neuter procedure!

How important is nutrition for my pet?

Similar to human food intake, a diet that is low in fat and high in protein is essential to the life of your pet. Buck Lake Animal Hospital offers the newest and most efficient food for you pet available today. We can custom fit a diet to your specific pet's needs.

How safe is my pet’s procedure?

Each individual procedure will vary from pet to pet and condition to condition. Typically a physical examination, review of the patients' medical history and blood work are recommended for each pet that may have to be subjected to sedation or anesthesia. As with humans, the older the individual the more precautions need to be taken.

What if I begin to notice visible parasites such as fleas or ticks for the first time on my pet?

Parasite preventatives have advanced greatly over the past ten years. Buck Lake Animal Hospital keeps pace with these changes by researching and determining the products that are best for your pets. Our pharmacy is fully stocked and ready to eliminate possible pests today!

What if my pet has an after-hours problem?

If you pet is having an after-hours emergency please contact: (850) 222-0123 (Allied) or (850) 385-7387 (Pets Emergency)