Frequently Asked Questions

  • When should new puppies and kittens come in for their first visit?

    Puppies should have their initial examination around 6-8 weeks and kittens around 9 weeks of age if there are no signs of any problems or concerns. Multiple immunizations at different visits will be required to get your new pet’s immune system ready for exposure to the environment outside your home. Puppies and kittens are highly susceptible to viruses, infections, and/or parasites and proper early care and screening help to give your new baby the best start in life.

  • How safe is my pet's procedure?

    Each individual procedure will vary from pet to pet and condition to condition. As with humans, the older the individual the more precaution needs to be taken. Typically a physical examination, review of the patients' medical history and blood work are recommended with older patients. These precautions will make a procedure as safe as possible with a senior pet.

  • Why does my indoor pet need heartworm preventive?

    Indoor pets need heartworm preventives because heartworms are transmitted by mosquitoes, and mosquitoes can certainly enter our homes. Both dogs and cats should be on heartworm preventives year round.

  • How important is nutrition for my pet?

    Similar to human food intake, a diet that is low in fat and high in protein is essential to the life of your pet. Oakdale Animal Hospital recommends several high-quality pet diets.

  • What if I begin to notice visible parasites for the first time on my pet?

    Flea and tick preventatives have improved greatly in recent years. These preventatives are safe and effective in a wide variety of forms. At Oakdale Animal Hospital, we fit the preventative product to the pet's problem and environment. Parasite control is of great importance to eliminate disease carrying parasites.

  • What should I do to prepare my animal for an emergency?

    Disasters can often strike without warning, so proper preparation is always a must. In addition to making the necessary preparations for you and your family, you must also consider what you will do with your pet(s). Making arrangements for your beloved furry friends ahead of time will save you the hassel of determining how and where to care for them if you must evacuate in an emergency. Before Disaster Strikes

    • - Contact hotels outside of your immediate area to learn about policies concerning animals on the premises. Generate al list of pet-friendly places and keep this information with your emergency supply kit.
    • - Ask friends and relatives living outside of your immediate area to look after your pet if you must evacuate your home.
    • - Compile a list of veterinary care facilities located outside of your immediate area in case your pet needs medical attention.
  • Does my pet truly need a dental procedure?

    The American Veterinary Dental Society recommends a full dental cleaning every six months for your pet, just the same as your dentist recommends for you. Still, imaging what that cleaning would be like for you if you did not brush your teeth at all between dental visits. Dental home care is the single most important aspect of regular dental care. With proper home care, your pet may not need that six month dentistry, this saving you the expense and your pet the extra anesthetic.

Contact Us

Phone: (601) 829-9949
Fax: (601) 829-9919
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Our Hours
Monday 7:30am-5:30pm
Tuesday 7:30am-5:30pm
Wednesday 7:30am-5:30pm
Thursday 7:30am-5:30pm
Friday 7:30am-5:30pm
Saturday 8:00am-12:00pm
Sunday 4:00pm-5:00pm (Boarding Drop-Off & Pick-Up Only)

Please Note: Clinic hours may vary on holidays.

Contact Us

Phone: (601) 829-9949
Fax: (601) 829-9919
E-mail: Click Here

Our Hours

Monday 7:30am - 5:30pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 5:30pm
Thursday 7:30am - 5:30pm
Friday 7:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday 8:00am-12:00pm
Sunday 4:00pm - 5:00pm (Boarding Drop-Off & Pick-Up Only)

For After-Hour Emergencies

Phone: (601)939-8999