You've got questions. We've got answers. At Platt Springs Road Animal Clinic, we take pride in catering to Columbia, SC pet owners with a versatile form of veterinary service. Our animal hospital staffs knowledgeable professionals that are always available to answer your vet-based questions. All you have to do is ask. You can rely on our team for compassionate care and real results.
How often should I plan to visit the veterinary clinic?
Most pets age faster than humans, so it's important that you schedule, at minimum, a single visit each year. Depending on the age and condition of your furry friend, more checkups may be recommended.
How should I prepare for my pet's first visit to the animal hospital?
Once you arrive for your first appointment, our animal doctor will take some time to get to know your pet. We love meeting new visitors! One of our staff members will also take your pet’s history and gather some important information. In order to streamline future visits at the clinic, you may be asked to complete a new client form.
When will my pet be considered a senior?
Senior status depends on the breed, size, and health status of your pet. That being said, most pets are considered to be seniors around the age of 7. Your animal may require additional care once it approaches these golden years, so we recommend that you schedule regular visits to ensure the prolonged well being of your buddy.
What is the significance of pest preventives?
It's imperative that you protect your pet from pests. In order to ensure ongoing health, we recommend that you address health risks before they spiral out of control. You may not know it, but our pets come into contact with all sorts of dangerous pests each day. Keeping this in mind, our team will help you to protect your pet with the very latest in pest preventives.
Should I really care about dental care for my pet?
Dental care is of the utmost importance! A healthy mouth can really go a long way. If you neglect the dental health of your pet, you may face all sorts of health risks down the line. We recommend that you work with a certified professional to check your pet’s oral cavity to determine whether they're currently in need of treatment.