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Years ago a family pet received minimal pet care at best. In recent years Veterinary Medicine has benefited from advances in diagnostic and treatment options. At Amarpets Medical Center we firmly believe in preventive care for your pet. This includes annual wellness visits, surgery, proper life stage nutrition and vaccinations

Pets with special medical needs can be referred to Veterinarians who specialize in almost every area that human medicine does, such as Cardiology, Orthopedics, Oncology, Dermatology and Neurology.


WELLNESS EXAMS - We recommend an annual physical exam for pets under 8 years of age and twice yearly for pets that have reached their golden years. Keep in mind that pets age much more rapidly than their people and some age related diseases caught in the early stages can often be controlled through medications and even simple dietary changes.


VACCINATIONS - We recommend an appropriate wellness care schedule for your pet based on it's age and lifestyle. Please visit our Pet Care pages for more information.


WELLNESS - We are well equipped to perform all routine surgeries for your pet. Which covers a wide range of non-routine type surgeries, in special cases we provide referral to an appropriate specialist on need basis. In order ensure safty for your pet we will : Perform pre-anesthetic blood tests for all pets over the age of 7 Give pre-op sedation to minimize anxiety. Give post-op pain medication as needed.


GROOMING - We have a team of three experienced groomers who offer such services on pre-scheduled appointment from Monday through Friday.


NUTRITIONAL COUNSELING - Your pet's nutritional requirements will change during the various stages of growth - adulthood to senior years. A healthy adult dog does not require the same protein content in it's food as a puppy does. A cat with early signs of kidney disease should not be fed the same food as a healthy older cat. We can help you make the right choices for your pet's nutritional needs based upon its age, activity levels, and overall health.


TRIVIA

  • Most domestic dogs are capable of reaching speeds of 32 kms per hour when running flat out but the members of the greyhound family may reach speeds up to 70 kms per hour.
  • It is a common belief that cats are color blind. However, recent research has shown that cats can see blue and green, and possibly red.
  • The canine nose works one million times more efficiently than the human nose!
  • Cats spend 18 hours out of every 24 sleeping
  • The average dog has 42 permanent teeth.
  • The oldest cat ever recorded was a tabby named "puss" in Devon England who lived to be 36 years of age.
  • The eight heaviest breeds of dog are: St. Bernard ~ English Mastiff ~ Great Dane ~ Irish Wolfhound ~ Tibetan Mastiff ~ Newfoundland ~ Neapolitan Mastiff ~ Anatolian Karabash
  • A cat preening its back or the back of its ear is said to be a sign of rain.
  • The first dog show held in Australia was at Mr. Moore's Horse Bazaar in Liverpool Street, Hobart, Tasmania on November 12, 1862,that the largest litter of puppies on record is 23? The record is shared by three bitches of different breeds - an American Foxhound, St. Bernard and a Great Dane. Each whelped 23 puppies in one litter.
  • Most domestic dogs are capable of reaching speeds of 32 kms per hour when running flat out but the members of the greyhound family may reach speeds up to 70 kms per hour.
  • That Dalmatian puppies are born pure white - without their distinctive spots? It's only when they start to grow that their black or brown spots begin to appear.
  • That during the 19th century mummified cats in Egypt were excavated and used as manure? In one consignment alone, there were 19 tons of mummified cats. Unfortunately, all that was saved from that consignment was one skull, which was given to the British Museum.
  • That an Old English Mastiff holds the record for being the heaviest dog? In 1989, "Zorba", a mastiff in London, weighed 155.58 kg (343 lbs).
  • That China reports that some Goldfish there live well over 50 years? The average life span of Goldfish is about 17 years.
  • That cats have up to 26 more vertebrae than the human backbone? The cat's additional vertebrae give it greater flexibility.
  • That in France dog ownership is a constitutional right for all citizens.

FAQ

Q: What kind of food should I feed my puppy?
A: You should look for a puppy food that will provide 100% of the nutrients needed for a complete and balanced diet. His food should include; protein for strong muscles; calcium for strong bones and teeth; iron for healthy blood: and enough calories for all the energy a puppy burns. Choosing a pet food that has a balanced nutritional formula for the various life stages (puppy, adult, senior) will help ease the transition from puppy to adult food for your dog.


Q: How often and how much should I feed my puppy?
A: Young puppies should be fed three times a day. Once he is four or five months old, he can be fed twice a day. After he is eight to nine months old, the feeding schedule can be reduced to once a day. If he is a larger breed, you may continue feeding him twice a day throughout his life. Proper feeding amounts should be listed on the pet food package. You should also consult your vet to determine a feeding schedule.


Q: How can I stop my puppy from jumping up on everyone who visits?
A: A puppy's jumping is his way of welcoming people. The first step in solving this behavior problem is to teach your dog the "sit" and "stay" commands. To correct your puppy in the act, grab his front paws and hold them tightly for a few seconds and give the command "sit." After paw grabbing has been used several times, you, a family member or a guest should try to intercept the approaching dog before it jumps. Give the "sit" command and praise your puppy if he obeys. Following this procedure consistently should eventually communicate to your puppy that he does not need to jump to receive affection from you or anyone else.