Do you see exotics(reptiles, birds, etc)? We do not see exotics at this time. We care for dogs, cats and pocket pets.
Do I need an appointment? Yes, we would like for you to schedule an appointment to see us so that we can minimize your wait time and be ready to care for your animals to the best of our ability. You may call or email to request appointments, we will do our best to accomodate your schedule.
Do you offer payment plans? At this time we do not offer payment plans. Payment is due at time of service. We accept checks, cash, money orders, Visa, Mastercard and Discover. Please visit proboneo.org or call the Willamette Animal Guild for assistance.
Why do you require exams in order to give vaccines? We endeavor to offer the highest quality care for our patients while still working hard to be affordable for you. Requiring examinations by a doctor helps us to ensure that our patients receive the vaccine appropriate for the circumstance, that they are healthy enough to receive the vaccine and helps to maintain our doctor/patient relationships so that we can tell if something with your pet has changed. We will make exceptions to this rule when we have seen the patient within the 2-3 months and the doctor feels that it would be safe to give the vaccine without further examination. This decision is left up to the doctor that last saw the patient.
Why do you require an exam in order to refill my pets medication? The FDA regulates the use of some medications associated with the care of your pets. The law requires a doctor/patient relationship in order for us to dispense certain medications which requires that we have seen the patient within the last year. Some medications require more frequent examinations due to the risks associated with the medication. Feel free to discuss this with any of our doctors at your next visit.
Do you do ear crops, feline declaw or debarking procedures? We are able to perform these procedures. Consultations are required on these procedures.
When should my pet have their vaccines? Puppies and kittens should usually begin receiving vaccines around 8 weeks of age. Puppies will need a "booster" vaccine every 3-4 weeks until they are 16 weeks of age and kittens will need a total of 2 of each kitten vaccine given 3-4weeks apart. Vaccines are chosen based on the "lifestyle" of your pet, you can discuss this at your "new pet" visit. Rabies vaccines are given after 4mos of age. All pets should have annual vaccines to continue their protection against diseases. The frequency of these "annual" vaccines vary by type.
Why should I spay/neuter my pet? Animal shelters, both public and private, are faced with an incredible burden: What to do with the overpopulation of dogs and cats that they cannot find homes for? Approximately 3.7 million animals are euthanized at shelters each year, due to the sheer fact that there are not enough willing adopters. Having your pet spayed or neutered ensures that you will not be adding to this tremendous burden. Through neutering, you can help your dog or cat live a happier, healthier, longer life. Spaying eliminates the constant crying and nervous pacing of a female cat in heat. Spaying a female dog also eliminates the messiness associated with the heat cycle. Neutering of male dogs and cats can prevent certain undesirable sexual behaviors, such as urine marking, humping, male aggression and the urge to roam. If you have more than one pet in your household, all the pets will generally get along better if they are neutered. A long-term benefit of spaying and neutering is improved health for both cats and dogs. Spaying females prior to their first heat cycle nearly eliminates the risk of breast cancer and totally prevents uterine infections and uterine cancer. Neutering males prevents testicular cancer and enlargement of the prostate gland, and greatly reduces their risk for perianal tumors.
I applied flea medication but my pet is still itching. Is it working? We have the utmost confidence in the flea medications that we sell here at Amazon Park Animal Clinic. Unfortunately, though, fleas are difficult to control. Please take a moment to learn a little about the flea life cycle:
There is a stage of the fleas life in which they can't be killed. This stage (the pupae stage) can last anywhere from days to months depending on the conditions. This means that it is important to apply flea medication for at least 3 months in a row to fully rid your pet of fleas. When the fleas progress to the next stage, the flea medication will kill them. A few keys to applying topical flea medication:
Sometimes treating the areas where our pets frequently spend their time(fabric beds, couches, carpets, etc) in order to rid the environment of hatching fleas can be the final step needed. We carry an excellent product called Siphotrol Premise Spray that can safely be used in these areas.
Don't give up, you will succeed and eliminate these nasty pests!
I think my pet has tapeworms. How can I tell? What do I do? The most common cause of tapeworms are fleas. Pets will "chew" on themselves when they have fleas and ingest flea eggs that cause tapeworms. Make sure to use flea control regularly to avoid issues with tapeworms.
If you see small, white, rice-like worms in your pets feces, they are likely tapeworms. For more information on intestinal parasites please see:
If we have seen your pet in the last year, we can dispense a broad spectrum dewormer. If you are unsure if your pet has additional parasites, we would be happy to send a fecal sample to the laboratory to screen for other parasites. Please call us in advance, or send us an email, if you would like to treat your pet or bring in a fecal sample.