Frequently Asked Questions

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

It is typically recommended that your pet be brought in for a yearly check-up and blood work. Of course, this may depend on your pet’s age, breed, and any chronic conditions or issues that may need to be assessed more frequently. Your O’Neal Lane Pet Hospital veterinarian will best be able to determine if more or less frequent testing is necessary.

Why does my pet need a dental procedure?

If your O’Neal Lane Pet Hospital veterinarian recommends a dental procedure, it may be to treat any number of conditions, like an infection or to correct an abnormal bite that could affect jaw movement, causing pain and a decrease in appetite.

How important is nutrition for my pet?

The staff at O’Neal Lane Pet Hospital will be glad to address any concerns you have about your pet’s diet and provide nutritional counseling. A poor diet, or one that is deficient if your pet has special dietary needs, can affect energy, quality of life, mood, ability to recuperate from illness, injury or surgery, and lead to more serious problems down the road. Like humans, every pet can benefit from a healthy, balanced diet.

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

If you notice a significant change, contact your O’Neal Lane Pet Hospital veterinarian to discuss further evaluation. Changes in behavior can signal pain or discomfort, and are often the early warning signs of illness or other conditions that may need treatment.

At what age should I have my pet spayed or neutered?

Depending on the breed most cats and dogs can be neutered as early as eight weeks, but it should be done before they reach six months. Your O’Neal Lane Pet Hospital veterinarian can discuss spaying and neutering procedures with you, and help you determine when would be the right time for your particular pet.

What financing options do you offer, or is payment expected at the time of service?

O’Neal Lane Pet Hospital, payment is expected when services are rendered. We do not bill, which allows us to focus on our patients, customer service, and to minimize costs. We accept all major credit cards, checks and cash. We also accept Care Credit, a healthcare financing credit card. If you would like more information, please visit their website at www.carecredit.com.