Do you use anesthesia?
Yes. The comfort and safety of the animal is of paramount importance. It is not possible to perform spay and neuter surgeries without anesthesia.
Do you use licensed veterinarians?
Yes, all are licensed by the state of California
What are your surgery hours?
Check-in is generally in between 7:30 and 8:30 am and pick-up is generally between 2:30 and 4:00 pm
What is your Address?
3524 KOA Way, Auburn CA 95602
What age do you spay/neuter?
We spay and neuter kittens from 8 weeks old, as long as they are 2 pounds and healthy. Cats over 8 years old may need a wellness exam prior to surgery. We spay and neuter dogs from 8 weeks to 4 years, as long as they are healthy. We do not spay and neuter dogs over 5 years of age. We do recommend to wait until smaller breeds are 5-6 months old if they are very tiny.
What age do we start vaccines?
7 to 8 weeks for dogs and cats
Do you spay and neuter rabbits?
No. We suggest you call Pet Care at 916-791-9599.
What are vaccine clinic hours?
Appointment only, Tues, Weds, Thurs and some Mondays
Do I need a heartworm test at your clinic in order to buy Heartgard Plus?
Yes, for dogs. It is a prescription medication. Cats need a current exam with us, but not a heartworm test.
What flea products do you sell?
See our parasite preventatives page
What is a feral cat?
Feral cats are the wild offspring of domestic cats that have been abandoned.
These cats are not handleable and should be trapped in humane traps to prevent injuries to people.
Do you have traps available?
Yes, we do. Our traps our loaned out to catch cats for spay/neuter at our clinic only. A $60 cash deposit is collected and is returned to borrower when trap comes back undamaged.
What is the difference between a one-year rabies vaccine and a three-year rabies vaccine?
The vaccine, itself, is exactly the same product. The difference is in the timing, only. A first rabies vaccine is only ever effective for one year. Any subsequent rabies vaccine will be effective for three years.
What is the difference between a three-week, a one-year, and a three-year distemper vaccine?
Again, the product, itself, is the same. It’s all about the timing. Puppies and kittens should receive a series of distemper vaccines, with one vaccine given every three to five weeks, until between 16 and 18 weeks of age. An annual booster is given one year later. Subsequent boosters will be effective for three years.
What if my dog or cat misses a vaccine booster?
For puppies and kittens, we start up again with the series, so that the pet receives at least two vaccines, three to five weeks apart, with the last one being given at or after at least 16 weeks of age. For adults, with the exception of the rattlesnake vaccine, as long as the booster is not more than two years overdue, the next booster can be given and the schedule restarts. If the booster is more than two years overdue, the series of at least two vaccines may need to be given again. For the rattlesnake vaccine, missing even one year means the initial series of vaccines must be restarted.