Braintree Veterinary Care FAQs
There is no question too big or too small for our veterinary team. Below are some answers to our most common questions.
We proudly serve the pets of Braintree, MA and beyond.
Emergency & Prevention
Important information in the event of an emergency—and to help avoid one.
Where do I take my pet in case of an emergency?
Veterinary Urgent Care Center:
291 Quincy Ave, Quincy MA
Monday-Friday 3 PM-10 PM
Saturday 11 AM-6 PM
Sun 11 AM-7 PM
Do I need an appointment for my pet to see a veterinarian?
Does heartworm prevention need to be given year-round?
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.
Does flea and tick prevention need to be given year-round?
Pet Care Basics
Guidelines to help you plan the best care for your pet.
Which pet food should I feed my dog/cat?
While there are hundreds of available foods to feed your pet, there are several things to consider. The Association of American Feed Control Officials has 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.
Will microchipping hurt my pet?
It won’t hurt any more than a routine vaccination – having a microchip implanted doesn’t even require an anesthetic. The microchip is preloaded in a sterile applicator and injected under the loose skin between the shoulder blades.
Why should I spay or neuter my pet?
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.”
How often do I need to bathe my dog?
Does my pet need dental care?
More About Braintree Veterinary Care
A few additional details to help you plan for your visit.
What types of payments are accepted?
We accept cash, all major credit cards, scratch pay, and care credit.
How do I transfer my pet’s records from a previous clinic?
Please bring any records from your previous vet with you on the day of your appointment. We recommend if medical records are extensive, please email them to email@example.com so our staff can review them before your appointment.
Do you offer a multiple-pet discount?
Do you board pets?
I found an injured wild bird, rabbit, etc. – what should I do?
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