Frequently Asked Questions

How safe is my pet's procedure?

Each individual procedure will vary from pet to pet and condition to condition. As with humans, the older the individual the more precaution needs to be taken. Typically a physical examination, review of the patients' medical history and blood work are recommended with older patients. These precautions will make a procedure as safe as possible with a senior pet.

How often should my pet have an exam and blood work?

Remember that an average ratio between our furry friends and humans is approximately 7 years. This means that if our pet has not been to the veterinarian in the past year, it is the equivalent of a human not having a check up in seven years. The more frequent examination, blood work and dental examination can help extend your pets life by as long was 25%.

Does my pet truly need a dental procedure?

The overwhelming answer is absolutely yes! Tartar is loaded with bacteria that gets into the blood stream transmitting harmful bacteria to your pet's internal organs. This bacterial can limit the lifespan of your pet.

How important is nutrition for my pet?

Similar to human food intake, a diet that is low in fat and high in protein is essential to the life of your pet. Linderman Animal Hospital offers the newest and most efficient food for your pet available today.

How long should I wait to bring my pet to the veterinarian if I notice a change in their behavior?

It is always important to call Linderman Animal Hospital immediately for an appointment when your pet exhibits a change of behavior or sudden weight gain or loss.

What are heartworms, and how can I prevent my pet from getting them?

Heartworms are parasites that are spread by mosquitoes. All dogs in our area are at risk for developing heartworm disease. Heartworms live in the pulmonary artery of the heart and will eventually cause heart failure. Prevention is easy, and one of the most important things you can do your dog. If your dog is diagnosed with heartworms, our doctors can discuss treatment options specifically for your pet. This disease can be treated if the infection is diagnosed early.

What if my pet has an after-hours problem?

For after hours emergency care, please contact our local Animal Emergency Clinic of North Alabama, located just off Govenors Drive and S. Memorial Pkwy. in Huntsville.
Phone: 256-533-7600
Address: 2112 Memorial Parkway SW, Huntsville, AL 35801
Hours: M-Thurs 6p-8a; all weekend Fri 6p until Mon 8a; all major holidays
http://aecnal.com/