Commonly asked questions about our services
Listed below are some of the common questions asked at Annapolis Veterinary & Wellness. If you have any additional questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us today. If you have any additional questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us today.
How do I choose a veterinarian?
When searching for your veterinarian, be sure to choose an animal doctor that you and your pet feel comfortable and safe with. Your vet needs to be someone you can trust. The veterinary clinic should be supportive, calm, and caring.
Choosing a clinic with additional in-house services can make you and your pet's health care experience more convenient over time.
Annapolis Veterinary & Wellness is dedicated to providing you with the best veterinary services possible. We’ve been constantly striving to exceed your expectations regarding high-quality service for both you and your pet. We're committed to providing consistent, quality health care, along with compassion and respect for all animals.
You can rest assured your pet is in good hands as we work closely with you to provide the best, most professional medical attention you'll find anywhere.
Can my pet catch a cold or the flu?
While your pet can catch strep throat, it can't catch a cold or the flu from you. That doesn't mean they're immune to upper respiratory or intestinal disruptions. Coughing, sneezing, vomiting, and/or diarrhea can all be debilitating to your pet.
We recommend setting up an appointment with us if your pet is experiencing any of these symptoms.
How often does my pet need teeth cleanings, and how can I help at home?
We'll examine your pet's teeth during annual exams and determine the best schedule for teeth cleanings based on their unique needs. Like people, pets develop tartar and oral diseases at different rates.
Large dogs can go for 1 to 3 years without needing a cleaning; however, most smaller breeds require professional cleaning services every 6 to 12 months. By brushing your pet's teeth at home, you can minimize the frequency required for professional cleanings.
What's the best way to prepare for my pet's appointment?
Veterinary exams are standard procedures that we routinely conduct, but you're welcome to watch and keep your own notes about your pet's health and behavior. Our comprehensive, full-body examination of your pet ensures optimal health. Contact us at any time if you notice any issues with your pet, or have any questions.
What's the process for having my pet spayed or neutered?
Spaying or neutering can be done as early as 2 months of age, but we usually recommend the operation at 6 months of age so your pet has had the time to mature optimally. We'll give your pet an exam prior to surgery to ensure it's healthy enough to undergo the procedure.
Up-to-date vaccinations are essential at the time of surgery. We'll work together with you and your pet after the surgery to help manage any pain.