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Frequently Asked Questions
Emergency & Prevention
Important information in the event of an emergency—and to help avoid one.
Veterinary Urgent Care Center:
291 Quincy Ave, Quincy MA
Yes, please call ahead to make an appointment with one of our veterinarians.
Based on the recommendations from the American Heartworm Society – Yes! Year-round prevention is recommended. Mosquito species are constantly changing and adapting to cold climates and some species successfully overwinter indoors as well. Year-round prevention is the safest, and is recommended. Remember too that many of these products are de-worming your pet for intestinal parasites that can pose serious health risks for humans.
Yes. Although fleas and ticks pose a threat to pets year-round, they become most active during the warmer months, starting as early as March in some areas of the United States. … The best defense is to keep your pet on a year-round flea and tick preventive medication as recommended by your veterinarian.
Pet Care Basics
Guidelines to help you plan the best care for your pet.
While there are hundreds of available foods to feed your pet, there are several things to consider. The Association of American Feed Control Officials have developed general guidelines for commercial pet foods. Make sure your pet’s food contains an AAFCO feeding statement which means it meets feeding standards. Depending on variables such as age, breed, and activity level, your veterinarian can help recommend the best options available.
It won’t hurt any more than a routine vaccination – having a microchip implanted doesn’t even require anesthetic. … The microchip comes preloaded in a sterile applicator and is injected under the loose skin between the shoulder blades.
Per the Humane Society: “There are a number of potentially fatal health conditions and transmissible diseases that animals can contract or develop as a result of being intact and breeding; for example, pyometra, TVT, and reproductive cancers. These risks are eliminated when the animal is spayed or neutered. On the whole, animals who have been sterilized at an early age tend to live longer, healthier lives, potentially increasing their lifespans by an average of one to three years for dogs, and three to five years for cats.”
Rule of thumb: You can bathe your dog about once a month unless they seem smelly/dirty, or you notice it over-dries their skin. Note: Be sure to avoid over-bathing. Dry skin caused by over-bathing can be very uncomfortable. Dogs need a certain amount of oil to maintain a healthy coat and skin.
Yes. Dental health is a very important part of your pet’s overall health, and dental problems can cause, or be caused by, other health problems. Your pet’s teeth and gums should be checked at least once a year by your veterinarian to check for early signs of a problem and to keep your pet’s mouth healthy.
More About Braintree Veterinary Care
A few additional details to help you plan for your visit.
We accept cash, all major credit cards, scratch pay, and care credit.
Please bring any records from your previous vet with you the day of your appointment. We recommend if medical records are extensive, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org so our staff can review them before your appointment.
If you bring in more than 1 pet, they will be seen individually, get a full exam by your veterinarian, and personalized recommendations based upon exam findings, client concerns, and previous medical history. We do not “add in” pets to the exam because we want each patient to get the full attention of the doctor, hence we do not offer multi pet discounts.
No, we do not board pets at this location.
Please read this article for advice on what to do: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/what-to-do-if-you-find-a-wild-animal-that-might-be-sick-or-injured