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Time to Check for Heartworm Disease in your Pets!

It’s March—springtime is around the corner! Worms in your garden…and worms in your pet? Eeew! Hold on, let’s explain…

The worms you find in your garden mulch are not the same worms that cause heartworm disease in pets. Mosquitoes carry heartworms. And all it takes is one mosquito to bite your pet to become infected.

Here’s the good news about heartworm disease. It’s an illness that can be easy and affordable to prevent. The bad news is, if you don’t prevent it the right way, your pet is at high risk of getting sick. Heartworm disease is dangerous to your pet and some signs of the illness are tough to spot. Your pet may be acting fine, but they may have so many heartworms inside their body that it can become life threatening.

You may be thinking, “my pet stays indoors, so there’s no need for heartworm prevention.” But, heartworms are carried by mosquitoes, which get into everyone’s homes! One mosquito bite is all that’s needed to spread the disease to your furry friend.

Schedule your pet’s checkup with us. We’ll do a thorough exam, including a simple heartworm test, to make sure your pet is at his/her optimum health. And we’ll talk about the best way to prevent heartworm disease, so your pet stays healthy, happy and safe!

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Last updated: November 1, 2022.

Dear Pet Parents,

We are happy to announce we are adjusting our urgent care hours. Our general practice hours for routine appointments will remain the same.

We are also implementing a new missed appointment/cancellation policy due to high demand. See more information below.

General Practice Hours:
Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday: CLOSED

Urgent Care Hours:
Monday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday: 12:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Please call ahead if you're seeking urgent care to ensure that we are not at capacity.


New Missed Appointment/Cancellation Policy

We know your time is valuable, and ours is too. Out of respect for our staff and our other clients, we require at least 48 hours’ notice if you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment. If you do not confirm your appointment with at least 48 hours notice it will be cancelled. As appointments are in high demand, this allows us the necessary time to rebook the appointment time for someone on our waiting list.

After two missed appointments or cancellations with insufficient notice, we will require pre-payment for any future appointments. This amount will be non-refundable 24 hours prior to the scheduled appointment.

Thank you in advance for your patience and kindness.

- Your dedicated team at Princess Animal Hospital