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Lakeside Animal Hospital

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some questions/answers that we are frequently asked. If you have additional questions that aren't covered here, please feel free to give us a call at Lakeside Animal Hospital.


What are Lakeside Animal Hospital hours?

   Our hospital is open Sunday, 8 a.m. to noon.; Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Wednesday and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Do I need to have an appointment?

    Yes, patients are seen by appointment. Walk-ins will be treated as time allows.


What forms of payment do you accept?

     Cash, Debit, Mastercard, Visa, Discover and American Express


Can I make payments?

    Payment is required at the time of service.


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

   Spaying or neutering can be done at approximately 6 months of age. Your pet is given an exam prior to surgery to help determine whether your pet is healthy enough to undergo the surgical procedure. Current vaccinations are required at the time of surgery. Also a pre-anesthetic blood screen is required prior to undergoing anesthesia and surgery.


What is the pre-anesthetic blood screening?

   This is a blood test that is run here in the clinic prior to surgery. It tests the organ functions and blood counts.  The pre-anesthetic blood screening is done to assure safety during surgery and the ability to heal following surgery.


How long do the sutures stay in after my pet’s surgery?

   Most procedures involving sutures are dissolvable.


Is it a good idea to let my pet have at least one litter?

    No, there is no advantage to letting your pet have one litter. However there are plenty of advantages to having you pet spayed or neutered. These advantages include decreasing the chances of breast tumors later in life, decreasing the chance of cystic ovaries and uterine infections later in life, decreasing the desire to roam the neighborhood, decreasing the incidence of prostate cancer later in life, helping prevent spraying and marking, and also decreases the surplus of unwanted puppies and kittens.


Do you board pets?

   Yes, we do boarding for our clients. We have boarding space for both dogs and cats. We also can board birds and other small animals, but you will be required to bring your own cage and food for your pet.


What are your kennels like?

   Our dog kennels are all indoor. The dogs are walked 4 times daily while they are boarding. The cat boarders are housed in a separate area away from the dogs. Blankets and food are provided for our boarders and due to possible damage or loss we ask our clients to refrain from bringing in toys or bedding unless necessary.

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