Clinic Blog

  • When should I have my pet spayed/neutered?

    Mon Jun 13 10:38:41 EDT 2011 by: Companion Animal Hospital Tag:

    We recommend spaying/neutering your pet at 6 months of age, before the rise of sex hormones. Spaying/neutering at this age not only prevents pregnancy, but many serious medical complications that may develop later in life.
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  • Why does my indoor pet need a rabies vaccine?

    Mon Jun 13 10:38:04 EDT 2011 by: Companion Animal Hospital Tag:

    Rabies vaccination is required by New Hampshire state law for any cat, dog or ferret older than 12 weeks of age. Rabies is one of the few viruses transmitted to humans from animals. Rabies is deadly and needs to be taken seriously as a human health concern (read more)
  • My pets have fleas, how do I treat them?

    Mon Jun 13 10:37:36 EDT 2011 by: Companion Animal Hospital Tag:

    Treatment needs to start with getting the fleas under control. Every animal in the household needs to be treated with at least 2 consecutive months of flea product, if there is a severe infestation 3 months may be necessary. We carry and strongly recommend (read more)
  • What does the distemper vaccine protect my pet against?

    Mon Jun 13 10:37:10 EDT 2011 by: Companion Animal Hospital Tag:

    The distemper vaccine (whether for cats or dogs) protects your pet from various serious upper respiratory viruses and potentially fatal gastrointestinal viruses. Some of these diseases are not necessarily contracted from direct contact with infected animal (read more)
  • Why is a fecal exam important, I don’t see any worms?

    Mon Jun 13 10:36:46 EDT 2011 by: Companion Animal Hospital Tag:

    Many intestinal parasites cannot be seen with the naked eye. The eggs shed by the adult parasites are miniscule and can only be seen under a microscope. These parasites are unhealthy to your pet and can also be passed on to humans. (read more)