Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

We’ve listed the answers to a number of frequently-asked medical questions on this page; we hope these will assist you in determining whether or not you need to bring your pet into the clinic. If however, after reading these, you are in any doubt at all, please feel free to call us during business hours at 505-265-4939.

  • Why do dogs eat grass?
  • When do dogs/cats come into heat?
  • What can I do about my dog eating poop?
  • Can I give my cat Tylenol?
  • I forgot to give my dog his heartworm preventative pill on time; what should I do?
  • It’s going to be extremely cold out tonight, and my dog stays outside. Is there anything special I should do for him?
  • Why is my dog scooting?
  • Why does my dog/cat have bad breath?
  • Do I need to worry about a skin lump?
  • Why does my dog/cat have runny eyes?
  • Why can’t I vaccinate my own dog/cat for rabies?
  • Why is a series of puppy/kitten shots necessary? Will my pet need to have the series every year?
  • What is a dog’s or cat’s normal temperature?
  • How do I remove a tick from my pet?