How safe is my pet’s procedure?

Cascade Veterinary Hospital takes every precaution in making sure your pet is safe throughout its time in our hospital. Before surgeries and treatments we follow numerous safety protocols including, but not limited to, full physical exams, diagnostic testing, and pre-operative blood work.

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

For all pets - young, old and in-between - we recommend yearly visits for necessary vaccination boosters, routine blood work to detect parasites and cancer, and physical exams to monitor for any abnormality. Puppies and kittens require more frequent visits to ensure vaccinations and vaccine boosters are given at proper intervals. Older pets often require more frequent visits to monitor and treat various age-related conditions.

Why does my pet need a dental procedure?

Dental health is very important for any animal’s overall health. Having clean and healthy teeth, gums and tongue will keep harmful bacteria at bay and protect your pet from sepsis or infection

How important is nutrition to my pet?

Making sure your pet eats the right kind of food in the right portions is essential to its longevity and quality of life. Proper nutrition combined with sufficient exercise will give you a healthy and happy pet for many years to come.

How long should I wait to bring my pet in if I notice a change in their behavior?

Pets who exhibit withdrawal from family members, loss of appetite or aggressiveness should be brought to Cascade Veterinary Hospital as soon as possible. These behaviors are signs of pain, illness, or distress.

What should I do if I notice visible parasites on my pet?

A pet with a parasite infestation should be isolated from other animals and young children to stem the spread of infection. Most parasites can be treated with simple medicines and/or medical baths. Just call us and we will set up an appointment for you.

What if my pet has a problem after-hours?

Cascade Veterinary Hospital knows that not all emergencies happen during normal business hours. We urge our clients to call after hours at 931-703-1537. Leave a detailed message and a doctor or technician will return your call as soon as possible. Our veterinarian will advise you on proper care and, if needed, will examine and treat your patient at our hospital.

At what age should I have my pet spayed or neutered?

Cascade Veterinary Hospital recommends pets be sterilized no earlier than 6 months of age. This allows for proper maturation of the reproductive organs and allows your pet to heal at a faster rate than if the procedure was done earlier in life.

What are heartworms, and how can I prevent my pet from getting them?

Heartworms are parasites that are spread when mosquitoes bite your pet. The worms become imbedded in the heart and large arteries of the cardiovascular system and, without treatment, lead to certain death. They are easily and economically prevented by a variety of medicines including pills and tasty treats.

When is pain management recommended for my pet?

Cascade Veterinary Hospital recommends pain management when your pet’s day-to-day life is affected by pain. Our goal is to enable your pet to comfortably enjoy a full life with its family!

What financing options do you offer, and is payment required at time of service?

Cascade Veterinary Hospital strives to provide state of the art care for their patients and, in order to achieve this, requires all services be paid in full at or before the time of service. You may pay with cash, check or credit card.