Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some questions/answers that we are frequently asked. If you have additional questions that aren't covered here, please feel free to give us a call at (586)739-6870.
- What are the clinic hours?
The Humane Society of Macomb Animal Clinic is open Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. We are currently closed on Saturday. The clinic is closed on Sunday and major holidays.
- Do I need to have an appointment?
Yes, patients are seen by appointment.
- What forms of payment do you accept?
Cash, Mastercard, Visa, Discover, American Express, and Care Credit. We cannot accept personal check as a form of payment.
- Can I make payments?
Payment is required at the time of service.
- At what age can I have my pet spayed or neutered?
Spaying or neutering can be done at approximately 4 months of age. Your pet is given an exam prior to surgery to help determine whether your pet is healthy enough to undergo the surgical procedure. Current distemper and rabies vaccinations are required at the time of surgery. Dogs are also encouraged to have a Bordetella vaccine to help protect against kennel cough, but this is not required. Dogs older than 6 months of age will also need a heartworm blood test unless they are taking heartworm preventive medication. A pre-anesthetic blood screen may be required depending on your pet's age and health.
- What is the pre-anesthetic blood screening?
This is a blood test that is performed prior to surgery. It tests the organ functions and blood counts of your pet. The pre-anesthetic blood screening is done to assure safety during surgery and the ability to heal following surgery. It is required in all patients 6 years of age and older. At the veterinarian's discretion, it may be required in younger patients if there are known or suspected health problems.
- How long do the sutures stay in after my pet's surgery?
Procedures involving sutures require them to be removed in 10 to 14 days following the surgery. There is no additional fee for this service if the surgery was performed at our clinic.
- Is it a good idea to let my pet have at least one litter?
No, there is no advantage to letting your pet have one litter. However there are plenty of advantages to having you pet spayed or neutered. These advantages include decreasing the chances of breast tumors later in life, decreasing the chance of cystic ovaries and uterine infections later in life, decreasing the desire to roam the neighborhood, decreasing the incidence of prostate and testicular cancer in males, helping prevent spraying and marking, and also decreases the surplus of unwanted puppies and kittens.