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

At Scottsboro Pet Care, we believe that the best way to prolong the relationship you share with your pet is to identify disease processes early and prevent the progression of chronic illness, before it becomes a problem. To keep tabs on your pet’s overall health, it is important to maintain regular exams and blood work. We recommend an examination by your veterinarian every 2 years for healthy pets under the age of 6, and every year for pets 6 years and older. Those pets with chronic disease or mobility issues may require examination on a more frequent basis. We also recommend regular blood work profiles to provide a continuous record for our veterinarians to identify trends and specific areas to focus on in an effort to prolong the duration and quality of life of our patients.

Why does my pet need a dental procedure?

Periodontal disease (disease of the structures around the tooth--the gums, bone, and connective tissue) is one of the most common problems that we deal with on a daily basis at Scottsboro Pet Care. Periodontal infections, tooth fractures, and oral masses can be sources of serious discomfort for your pet and can cause your pet to lose teeth prematurely. Additionally, untreated periodontal infections can cause damage to major organs of the body including the heart, liver, and kidneys. Proper veterinary dental care can help prevent your pet from developing painful dental conditions, avoid loss of teeth, and can extend their life expectancy as well.

What financing options do you offer (ex. Care Credit), or is payment expected at the time of service?

Scottsboro Pet Care strives to offer compassionate, comprehensive veterinary care to Scottsboro, Alabama and the surrounding communities. In order to continue a high quality of service, payment is expected in full at the time of examination or procedure. We accept cash, Visa, Mastercard, and American Express credit card payments.

Sometimes an unexpected emergency occurs with our pets that is not within our immediate budget. If you would like the option of financing unanticipated expenses in order to provide the best care for your pet, we are partnered with Care Credit. For more information and to find out if you qualify, please visit https://www.carecredit.com/