FAQ

When can my puppy/kitten get vaccinated?

Our doctors recommend your puppy/kitten begin it’s first round of vaccines at six weeks of age. Followed by at least 3 booster vaccines. Pets should be vaccinated by twelve weeks of age and is required by law. Puppy and kitten packages are offered, call for more details!

When should I have my dog/cat spayed or neutered?

Our doctors recommend you have your pets spayed/neutered at six months. If females can be spayed before their first heat this can prevent most cancers associated with the reproductive organs.

What foods should I not feed my pets?

There are many foods that are safe for humans that may be toxic or deadly to your pets. Here is a link to a list of foods that are toxic to your pets.

Can certain plants be toxic to my pets?

Certain plants that look great in your garden may be extremely toxic to your pets. Here is a link to some plants to avoid.

My pet has consumed something toxic, what should I do?

First, find out what was consumed if possible. Second, contact Animal Poison Control. They will advise you on what to do next depending on what your pet has consumed.

Are fleas and ticks able to transmit diseases to my pets?

Fleas and ticks are carriers of many diseases. Some of the diseases are “zoonotic”, which means they are transferable to humans. Fleas carry, typhus, plague, and cat scratch disease. Ticks carry, lyme disease, ehrlichia, and anaplasmosis. Be sure to ask our staff about the latest flea and tick prevention products that we carry.

What are heartworms? Are my pets at risk?

Heartworms are parasites that are spread to dogs and cats when a mosquito carrying microfilaria “baby heartworms”, bites them. Once inside a host microfilaria migrate to the heart where they grow into adult worms and begin to reproduce. Here is a link to more information on Heartworms. We carry the latest in heartworm prevention, be sure to ask our staff about our products.

What are the requirements so that my pet is able to board or get groomed there?

Both cats and dogs must be up to date on all their vaccines. For a dog this includes DHPP, Rabies vaccine, and Bordetella vaccine. Cats need to be current on their Rabies vaccine, RCP vaccine, and Feline leukemia vaccine. Medical records with proof of vaccination may be brought in or emailed to customer.service@borderanimalhospital.com.

Part of the Valley Pet Care Group

Border Animal Hospital

15000 square feet of the best medical care in the Lone Star State.

Offering: Ultrasonography, Endoscopy, Orthopedic Surgery, Exotic Medicine

617 S International Blvd
Weslaco, TX 78596
(956) 968-3858

https://www.borderanimalhospital.com/

Boca Chica Animal Hospital

Moving soon to our 10,000 square foot facility, newly remodeled, and ready to give your pet the pinnacle in attentive, full-service care.

Offering: State-of-the-art facilities with total pet care: veterinary, grooming, boarding, and doggy day care.

1733 Boca Chica Blvd
Brownsville, TX 78520
(956) 404-0869

www.bocachicaanimalhospital.com

Port Isabel Animal Clinic

Beautiful facilities in the equally beautiful Port Isabel.

Offering: Cutting edge medicine and state of the art veterinary care.

421 E Railroad Ave
Port Isabel, TX 78578
(956) 943-6022

https://www.portisabelanimalclinic.com

Critter Fixer Animal Hospital

Full-service veterinary hospital with pet salon and total pet-care coming soon!

Offering: All-inclusive veterinary care including in-house lab and dental care.

5703 Louetta Rd
Spring, TX 77379
(281) 370-3262

http://critterfixer.com/

Emergency Pet Hospital of Redlands

A pet hospital offering emergency services to the Redlands and the surrounding Inland Empire area.

Offering: Advanced and modern emergency medicine and medical equipment.

2072 W Redlands Blvd
Redlands, CA 92373
(909) 793-5999

https://www.redlandsemergencyvet.com/