At what age do I vaccinate my puppy or kitten?
Puppies and kittens should get their first vaccination around six weeks of age. They need a series of vaccinations at three week intervals. We will provide you with a booklet containing a detailed schedule of your new pet’s vaccinations.
What vaccinations are recommended for my dog or cat?
We recommend the following vaccinations for dogs:
- Distemper Adeno II and Parvo are combined in one vaccine, recommended for puppies starting at 6 weeks of age and then four subsequent boosters every three weeks. Adult dogs require a yearly booster.
- Rabies vaccine should be given at 14 weeks of age and boosted one year later. Adults dogs are able to receive a three year rabies vaccine.
- Bordetella/Parainfluenza is recommended due to the high incidence of respiratory disease in Oklahoma. Dogs that go to groomers, dog parks or other places with a high traffic of other dogs should be protected with this vaccine.
- Leptospirosis is recommended for animals that come in contact with wildlife which can transmit the disease.
- We also recommend an annual wellness examination, fecal examination and heartworm test for dogs. We have a variety of flea, tick and heartworm prevention to inquire about, our staff can help you make an informed choice for your pet.
We recommend the following vaccinations for cats:
- FVRCP (rhinotracheitis, calici and panleukopenia vaccine) given at 7 weeks of age and boosted annually.
- Annual Rabies
- Feline leukemia- if your cat goes outside this vaccine is recommended.
We use non-adjuvented vaccines in cats to reduce the risk of vaccine-associated fibrosarcomas. We also recommend an annual wellness and fecal examination for your cat.
Why should I spay or neuter my pet?
Please read our seasonal topic on pet overpopulation or speak with our staff about the overpopulation problem in Oklahoma.
How long is my dog or cat in heat?
Dogs have a three week heat cycle. During the first week, a straw colored discharge is noticed. A blood discharge is noticed during the second week. Finally, during the third week, a straw colored discharge is noticed again.
Cats remain in heat until spayed or bred.
How long will my dog or cat be pregnant?
Pregnancy in the dog and cat usually lasts between 63 and 65 days. Two hours of hard labor or unhealthy/stillborn pups warrants visiting a veterinarian!
Do you provide boarding services?
We do provide boarding services. We have cozy, indoor runs with cots to lay on for our large dogs. We have safe, roomy cages for small dogs. The dogs are walked outside three times daily on our large grassy area.
For cats, we have roomy cages in a quiet, dog free, area of the hospital.
We require that all pets be current on vaccinations and be free of fleas and ticks. Call to schedule your boarding today!
Do you have a payment program?
Payment is required at the times of services. We accept cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.
Do I need an appointment? Do you accept walk-ins?
We prefer that you make an appointment because our surgeries and other procedures are performed based on our appointment schedule. Walk-ins are worked in if time is available, and we do our best to accommodate you. However, we cannot guarantee that your pet can be seen without a scheduled appointment.
Do you allow drop off’s at your clinic?
Is it too difficult to get away from work during the day? We allow drop-off appointments for established clients. We require that patients being dropped off be current on vaccinations and free of fleas and ticks. Please contact us for a drop-off appointment if it is more convenient for you.
I have an emergency, where should I take my pet?
You can bring your emergency to see us during regular office hours. If emergency services are needed outside of our normal business hours, please refer to the following emergency animal hospital, highly recommended by Dr Calhoun.
Do you have grooming services?
We do not have a groomer on staff, but we can provide bathing services. Your pet will receive a bath, nail trim, and anal gland expression.