FAQ | Dog Surgery Services | Dog Clinic | Honolulu, HI

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Kokua Pet Clinic - Veterinarian | Honolulu, HI




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Q.Do you require an appointment?

A.No, except for ultrasound and surgeries procedures.


Q.When is payment due?

A.At the time services are rendered.


Q.When is the best time to spay or neuter my pet?

A.We recommend that you spay or neuter your pet at 6 months or older. Please call to schedule an appointment for this procedure.


Q.How often does my pet need a Rabies vx?

A.The first Rabies vaccination your pet receives is good for one year, and each vaccination thereafter is good for 3 years. Hawaii is Rabies-free, so this vaccination is not required.


Q.How long does my pet need to be on heartworm prevention?

A.Heartworms are transmitted by infected mosquitoes. If left untreated, heartworm disease can be fatal. We recommend all dogs be given year-round heartworm prevention, which is administered once each month.


Q.My pet does not go outdoors, so does he need heartworm prevention?

A.Yes. Heartworm disease is transmitted through the bite of a mosquito, and all mosquitos can get into a home.


Q.What type of instructions do you have for a dog or cat prior to surgery?

A.No food or water after 12 midnight, the night before surgery. NO food or water the morning of surgery. Plan to arrive at the office between 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.


Q.When do I pick up my dog or cat post-surgery?

A.You may pick up your dog or cat between 3:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. the same day of surgery unless otherwise notified.


Q.Why does my pet need to wear an E-collar post-surgery?

A.Your pet may not enjoy the E-collar but your pet will enjoy less recheck visit to repair an incision that has been chewed open or treating surgical sites (ear crop, tail docking).


Q.There seems to be some fluid forming under the skin around my pet’s surgical area. What is this?

A.Healing surgical area may accumulate or form a fluid pocket. Fluid is not unusual. If it occurs call our office.