What vaccines are required by law? Do I have to get a pet license? Where do I go to get it? Some vaccinations, such as the Rabies vaccine, are required by law. The City of Las Vegas and North Las Vegas require all dogs, cats, and ferrets over the age of 4 months to have a current rabies vaccination and city license. For more information, please look at their website.
Do you perform ear crops? We do not perform ear crops at this time.
Should I test my pet for heartworm? While heartworm has not been prevalent in the Las Vegas valley, its occurrence is on the rise. The benefit of using a heartworm preventative is that most not only protect your pet against heartworm, but also some of the intestinal parasites. Contact us for more information about heartworm infections and preventative medications.
How often should I have my pet's teeth cleaned? According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, 80% of dogs and 70% of cats show dental disease by the age of 3. It is the most common problem treated in small animal hospitals. Oral disease is known to lead to long term health issues, such as heart and liver disease. Most dogs and cats should have a professional dental cleaning and polishing once to twice yearly depending on the severity of the dental disease. One of our veterinarians can evaluate your pet's teeth and provide you with an accurate treatment plan for proper dental care. Set up your pet's dental evaluation today!
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What is the new spay/neuter law? In order to control the pet population, Clark County has approved a mandatory spay/neuter ordinance. This ordinance states that dogs and cats in Clark County must be spayed or neutered by 4 months of age. There are exceptions for people with breeders, animal handler's or fancier's permit, and for pets that qualify for a temporary medical exception. A violation of this ordinance is considered a misdemeanor. Contact us for more more details.
What is Canine Influenza? Canine Influenza is a relatively new disease. It is highly contagious, and most dogs do not show symptoms while they are shedding the virus. Canine Influenza is spread through direct contact with infected dogs, through the air and via contaminated surfaces. Signs include: lasting cough, low grade fever, nasal discharge, lack of energy, and loss of appetite. More serious symptoms can include: pneumonia, high fever, and death. Most dogs, regardless of breed or age, are at risk for Canine Influenza.
Certain activities can raise your dog’s risk of infection even higher, such as boarding, visiting a groomer, going to dog parks, or travel with you. Protection in the form of an effective vaccine is recommendedfor these pets. Here at Centennial Hills Animal Hospital, we recommend that your dogs be vaccinated against Canine Influenza. The canine influenza vaccine is now required for boarding here at Centennial Hills Animal Hospital.
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